Philosophy 217 Philosophy of Religion

The philosophy of religion course is guided the theme of the rationality of religious belief. If there were no conclusive arguments proving the existence of God or denying the existence of God, under what circumstances would it be rational to hold religious beliefs? Using an analytical approach centered on argument and the virtues of intellectual honesty, the course will engage such topics as arguments for and against the existence of God, puzzles surrounding traditional religious claims like the Incarnation, the Trinity, the promise of bodily resurrection, the nature of miracles, creationism, and more. There are NO perquisites for the course and it is suitable for any individual interested in reflective thinking about theology and religious belief.