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Ep. 3: Belief, Knowledge, and Truth

This sermon, “Belief, Knowledge, and Truth,” was originally delivered to the congregation of Harmony, a Unitarian Universalist Community, on February 5, 2017. It is published here with permission from the writer, with all rights reserved.

By Mike Markey

This talk is about epistemology, which is the study of how we know things. Better put, it is “the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.”

So the idea for this sermon came about from group discussions here after other sermons. I had made the comment that “knowledge is a subset of belief,” and was asked to explain that in more depth. This is my answer to that request, and some thoughts on epistemology in general.