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PHIL 205
Philosophy of Religion


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examines the notions of God through topics which include the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, issues in religious ethics, and the relationship between faith and reason, including the question of miracles. Recommended: READ 088 or higher and ENGL 097.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Summarize and articulate the major ideas of the philosophy of religion.
  • Employ the vocabulary used in philosophy of religion.
  • Identify and analyze cosmological arguments for the existence of God.
  • Identify and appraise ontological arguments for the existence of God.
  • Explain the notion of miracles and their role in philosophy of religion.
  • Recognize and examine the concepts of and interaction between natural science and intelligent design.
  • Recognize and comprehend the attributes of a theistic God: omniscience, omnipotent, and all loving.
  • Explain and discuss the problem of evil and its challenge to the notion of a traditional theistic God.
  • Recognize and examine the contributions of several eminent philosopher and thinkers in the area of philosophy of religion, including Anselm, Aquinas, Pascal, Hume, Hick, Russell, and Dawkins.

  • Course Topics
  • Existence and nature of God
  • Problem of evil
  • Issues in religious ethics
  • Relationship between faith and reason, including the question of miracles

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL 205
    Fall 2014
    6009
    James Bower
    PHIL 205
    Spring 2013
    8060
    Phil Muthersbaugh
    PHIL 205
    Winter 2013
    8005
    Phil Muthersbaugh
    PHIL 205
    Fall 2012
    6009
    James Bower
    PHIL 205
    Spring 2010
    6826
    James Bower


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
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    Winter
    Spring
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.