Unformatted text preview: Augustine attempted to legitimize the role of faith by pointing out that the apparently lower standard of evidence involved in religious belief is not much different from standards of evidence relied upon in ordinary matters. We claim to know things about the past, but we must rely on memory, testimony, or records. We cannot, however, check the past directly because it is gone. In a similar vein, we have signs of religious truth that cannot be verified directly, but which nonetheless we are entitled to make a basis of religious belief....
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- Winter '10
- Philosophy, Faith, Belief, Reason