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Faith, Philosophy, Scripture is a collection of ten path-breaking essays informed by Professor James E. Faulconer’s work as a philosopher and his abiding faith as a Latter-day Saint.

“The confidence of my faith, a confidence that came by revelation,” Faulconer writes,” has allowed me to hear the questions of philosophy without fear, and philosophy has never asked me to give up my faith, though it has asked questions about it.” Faith is the starting point, scripture offers the data, and philosophy more supplement than competitor. Faith, philosophy, and scripture help make sense of each other.

These essays ask what it means to remember; how faith and reason are related to each other; what the place of theology is in revealed religion; and how we can read scripture with fresh eyes. Taken together, Faulconer’s collection can show you how faith can center philosophy and scripture in a way that enriches a whole life.



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Faith, Philosophy, Scripture