David Hume (1711–1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian well known for his arguments against traditional Christian theism that had a great impact on the Enlightenment.
An important part to Locke’s project concerned epistemology, a branch of philosophy that defines knowledge. Epistemology deals with questions such as “What is knowledge, and how do we know when we have it?”
Scholars who study Aquinas are divided about whether he believed that some propositions about God, for example, statements about his existence, can be adjudicated through reason alone, or whether they also require faith.
Augustine was instrumental in promoting the “faith seeking understanding” conception of knowledge.
A “layered” reflection on Shusako Endo’s Silence by a Japanese-American artist that explores the Christian experience of persecution in Japan, and the connections between silence, suffering, and beauty, that may draw contemporary Japanese to faith.