Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Language

English

Abstract

The general idea of strong foundationalism is that knowledge is founded on well warranted beliefs that do not derive any warrant from other beliefs and that all our other beliefs depend on these foundational ones for their warrant. Although inerrancy posits Scripture as a solid foundation for theology, the idea that the doctrine of biblical inerrancy involves a strong foundationalist epistemology is deeply problematic. In fact, inerrancy does not require any particular view of the structure of knowledge, and notable sources on inerrancy tout it in ways inconsistent with most forms of strong foundationalism.

Publication Date

12-2019

Source Publication Title

Themelios

Volume

44

Issue

3

Start Page

530

End Page

547

Publisher

The Gospel Coalition

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/article/inerrancy-is-not-a-strong-or-classical-foundationalism/

ISSN (print)

03078388

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