David Mahfood

Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Frederick D. Aquino

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Jeff W. Childers


What are the proper aims, or desiderata, for theological theorizing, and what are the implications of these desiderata for the epistemic evaluation of soteriological theories? Are soteriological theories properly aimed at providing justification of beliefs, or - as I will argue - at understanding of salvation (if, indeed, their aim is epistemic at all)? What characteristics must a theological theory have in order to meet the proper aim? Can soteriological theorizing as exemplified in the Christian tradition be understood as a coherent, epistemic practice of the church?

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