Trust…and the Religious Believer

How does the issue of trust figure into religious belief? Who shows greater trust—religious believers, or nonbelievers?In their article, “Trust in a “Fallen World”: The Case of Protestant Theological Conservatism,” researchers Hempel, Matthews and Bartkowski[1] shed light on this issue that helps us reason it through. Following their argument to its natural endpoint, and adding spiritual development theory into the mix brings us to a most counter-intuitive and paradoxical conclusion. But then … [Read more...]


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