Faith seeking understanding: a reply to Radenovic’s ‘Philosophy of my Faith’

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Ljiljana Radenovic’s “Philosophy of my Faith” (2021) makes the valuable point that for a philosophical account of religious belief to be satisfactory it must adequately address what it is like to have religious belief. The challenge, Radenovic notes, is that contemporary philosophical debates about religion are at times different to, or have no serious interest in, discussions about what it is like to believe. This division needs to be bridged, but I think that the way how Radenovic goes about doing so is unsuccessful. It is therefore only fitting, due to my support of the method but disagreement with the conclusion, to write a reply which follows suit—let us conduct our own meditation on religious belief and then compare our conclusions with Radenovic’s .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalSocial Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Wittgenstein
  • Religious language
  • philosophy of language
  • philosophy of religion
  • belief-in
  • belief-that
  • D Z Phillips
  • David Hume


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