Tyler W. Hildebrand
Study of selected topics and problems in the philosophy of religion, such as: arguments for the existence of God; the problem of evil; atheism; faith; religious experience and revelation; the attributes of God; miracles; immortality; and the relation between religion and morality. Readings from historical and contemporary authors.
This course covers some major issues in philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion. We’ll begin with a study of the following five issues: ontological arguments, cosmological argument, teleological arguments, the problem of evil, and science and religion. During the last week, we'll explore some of the following issues: the problem of religion diversity and religion pluralism, morality and religion, religious experience, hell and salvation, Pascal’s wager, faith and reason, philosophical naturalism, and miracles.
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