Is faith an epistemology? Is faith a way people come to know things? I was thinking about religion and god and also the book written by a modern philosopher Peter Bogohsian (a manual for creating atheists). Personally it seems that people say that they have "faith" in their religion or their God and from then on they don't question it anymore. Thus, this type of behavior would make me suspect that people are using faith as a way to know things though, I am also not at all an expert in philosophy or epistemology so I wanted to ask the experts to give me the best answer they could (hopefully with justifications). I guess also the reason I care about this is because if its not a epistemology, wouldn't Peter's book be based on a false premise? Also, I don't want to think people are being misrepresented because of something false, so I'd like to clear that up in my head. Though, it seems rather convincing to me that because people have "faith" then they have no doubts (which could be a sense of "knowing").
So essentially in my head it is way to know things because it removes all doubts in one's mind (which to me seems a sensible way of knowing things. Sure one can know things partially, but if you know it 100% then its unambiguously a piece of knowledge [at least for you]...or am I wrong?).
Is faith an epistemology?