David E. Smith is an Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Taylor University. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University and has published numerous things on the Western Religions.
Why do religious people believe? In this work, Smith describes and interprets the results of interviews conducted with Mormons and Evangelicals about their reasons for faith. In the end, he recommends a particular approach to faith that integrates the sociological, spiritual, and rational elements of religion.
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