The Philosophy of Religion

REL910
Fall 2017
MW 11:30am-12:25pm
Area: 
Area V
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

An introduction to the philosophy of religion. Topics include classical and contemporary arguments for the existence of God, debates concerning the nature of God, the problem of evil, the significance of religious experience, the relationship between faith and reason, possible tensions between science and religion, whether God is important to morality, and the possibility of life after death.

Background Expected: 

None

Course Requirements: 

Approx. 60 pages reading per week, 2 papers (one is 5 pages, the other is 10 pages), four in-class quizzes, section participation, final exam.

Basis of Evaluation: 

Section participation 10%; quizzes 15%; two papers 25% each; final exam 25%.