I’m thinking of putting together a volume of new and recent work in religious epistemology. I’m not super-happy with much of what I’ve found. What do you think is the best recent stuff? It will come as no surprise to readers to find that I’m most interested in critiques of Reformed Epistemology. Well, that’s not quite true, I always also love critiques of evidentialism–properly understood–because they make good examples of how evidentialism is “misunderestimated.” 🙂 I also had a friend ask for suggestions on this topic, and I don’t want to miss anything in my suggestions.
UPDATE: I’ve pasted below the fold a preliminary list I’ve made for my friend. The formatting is jacked up because I had links to all the books and I had him-specific comments on the items. It’s left it a bit rough looking and all the links were removed by Movabletype.
1. Epistemology As Theology: An Evaluation of Alvin Plantinga’s Religious Epistemology, James Beilby, 2005.
2. The Wisdom to Doubt: A Justification of Religious Skepticism, John Schellenberg, 2007.
3. Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief, John Bishop, 2007.
4. The Clarity of God’s Existence: The Ethics of Belief After the Enlightenment, Owen Anderson, 2008.
5. The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious EpistemologyThe Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology, Paul Moser, 2008.
6. God and the Ethics of Belief: New Essays in Philosophy of Religion, (eds), 2005.
7. Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, (Geivett and Sweetman), 1992.
8. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, (Moreland and Craig), 2003.
9. The Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction, Zagzebski, 2007.
10. Faith And Philosophical Analysis: The Impact of Analytical Philosophy on the Philosophy of Religion (eds.), 2005.
Here are some articles
1. “Plantinga’s Reformed Epistemology: What’s the Question?” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2005.
2. “Reformed epistemology and Christian apologetics,” Sudduth, Religous Studies, 2003.
3, 4, 5.. Papers by Christian Miller and Duncan Pritchard in Basic Belief and Basic Knowledge, (Renee Woudenberg, ed). 2005.
These papers are well worth looking at (you probably know Renee, he’s a great guy). There’s also a paper by Christian Weidemann called “Why theistic belief is probably not warranted even if it’s true.”
Duncan’s is called “Reforming reformed epistemology” and is one that I’m wanting him to develop for my anthology.
Here are some minor references: Wolterstorff “The Reformed Tradition” in Blackwell Companion to Philosophy of Religion, 1999. Quinn, “Epistemology in Philosophy of Religion,” Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, 2002.
And here’s a dissertation at St. Andrews comparing your work to that of Karl Barth.
Some others: I don’t think all the essays in Linda’s edited volume get all the attention they deserve, though it’s out of print, certainly hers is still worth reading. Richard has recently revised his _Faith and Reason_, that book is truly worth a second look, and people would love to hear you comment on his work. Indeed, it’s a full “second edition” in 1995. There’s more discussion of RE in it. In fact, he says in the Preface that half the reason for the new edition is the need to respond to RE. Man, that would be great to see you go through that! LINK TO SECOND ED