"Religious Belief, Meaning, and Argument"

What I wish to do here is provide an analysis of religious belief that reflects both the practice of believers and the account of religious truth given in that earlier paper, and show how such an analysis is compatible with the kinds of beliefs that religious believers would say they hold to be true. This will explain something about the character of religious truth, but also suggest why it may be difficult to agree about the truth of particular religious beliefs. It will also explain why it is that religious truth is not something that is determined purely within religious practices or discourses and what the role of argument or proof is in determining the truth of religious beliefs. Thus, we are justified in speaking of utterances of religious belief as being 'true' in a sense broader than that allowed by such recent critics as Richard Rorty and Hendrik Hart.