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Title: Transformaties van geloof
Author(s): VAN HERCK, Walter
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 74    Issue: 1   Date: 2012   
Pages: 45-64
DOI: 10.2143/TVF.74.1.2152712

Abstract :
In an approach which is sympathetic to Wilfred Cantwell Smith’s monographs on belief and faith, a description in three phases is offered of the conceptual transformations of belief. Starting from belief as faith the notion evolves to belief as opinion and belief as presupposition. Exemplifications of this are found in Thomas Aquinas, Hume and Kant. The major consequence of this transformation is the view that an opinion about God’s existence is foundational for a richer form of belief. The author argues to the contrary.

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