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PHIL 267 - Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

5 CR

Studies philosophical issues affecting the understanding of religion. Students assess the rationality of religious beliefs, miracles, and the existence of God.

Course Outcomes
  • Formulate, clarify, and evaluate arguments.
  • Recognize and use basic philosophic vocabulary (e.g., “omniscience,” “Natural Law Theory,” “agnosticism”).
  • Explain and evaluate classic arguments for and against the existence of God.
  • Analyze relevant philosophic concepts such as immortality, Nirvana, or Brahman.
  • Identify, distinguish, and explain the different schools of thought in Philosophy of Religion (e.g., natural theology, natural atheology, agnosticism, pragmatism).
  • Explain how the philosophers studied in class affect and are affected by their historical era and culture.

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