M.Phil 525 Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion will start with an overview of the distinction between philosophy and religion, knowledge and belief. There will be analyses on the attributes of God, such as eternity, omniscience and omnipotence. This course will also discuss the philosophical problem of evil in terms of its being a major challenge to belief in God.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Make the distinction between ‘religion’ and ‘philosophy of religion.
  • Analyze concepts such as doubt, opinion, knowledge and belief as key terms analyzed by philosophers of religion.
  • Identify and analyze the ‘attributes’ applied to God in the Western philosophical tradition in order to assess the coherence of theism.