Unformatted text preview: rationale for this position, namely, that there were aspects of Christian theology that were, and are, hard to believe on ordinary grounds. The gospels tell us that JesusÆ disciple Thomas doubted JesusÆ resurrection until he saw the master in the flesh, and that Jesus rebuked Thomas for his lack of faith. Faith might be understood as a form of belief which is insensitive to normal standards of evidence. All the evidence was against JesusÆ resurrection, yet Thomas was wrong in failing to believe that it occurred. The general question for the philosophers was to delineate the relation between reason and faith....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 102 taught by Professor Markelwin during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.
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