Lowell Friesen

I am interested in questions that arise at the intersection of faith and philosophy.  My current research concerns the concept of faith itself.  The prevailing view is that faith is a certain kind of belief.  However, some biblical scholars and theologians have argued that faith is more properly thought of as trust and/or commitment than belief.  The conception of faith as trust has the potential to alter the dynamics of current debates over whether faith violates epistemic norms.  It is, thus, worth exploring this concept of faith, and that is the focus of my current research.