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PHIL 220 - Philosophy of Religion


PREREQUISITES: ENGL 111 - English Composition  
PROGRAM: Humanities
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2018

Analyzes issues basic to understanding religion, including the problem of evil, free will and divine foreknowledge, arguments for the existence of God, relationship of faith and reason, and arguments for personal immortality.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the positions and arguments relating to religious issues.
  2. Analyze religious questions using classical and contemporary sources.
  3. Identify various scholarly, cultural, and scientific approaches to the study of religion.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of philosophy and its relationship to the academic study of religion.
  5. Describe differences in religious and nonreligious views of reality.
  6. Demonstrate an appreciation of religious diversity.
  7. Discuss rational reflection on religious concepts and claims.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Good and evil
  • Fideism
  • Natural theology
  • Cosmological argument
  • Design argument
  • Epistemological argument
  • Sin
  • Teleological argument
  • Ontological argument
  • Disembodied existence
  • Contemporary religion
  • Reincarnation
  • Historical religion
  • Resurrection
  • Symbolism
  • Mythology
  • Scripture
  • Faith
  • Origin of religion

 
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