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Philosophy of religion

Level 5 - DT2145

The Level 4 module Religion, meaning and value includes a brief introduction to the philosophy of religion. This Level 5 module provides an opportunity to study the philosophy of religion in greater depth, focusing on what we can reasonably say about the nature of the divine and whether there are sound arguments for the existence, or non-existence, of the divine.

Topics covered

  • The nature of divine power
  • The nature of divine wisdom
  • Divine action: miracles and petitionary prayer
  • Cosmological arguments for the existence of the divine
  • Design arguments for the existence of the divine
  • Ontological arguments for the existence of the divine
  • The problem of evil
  • The problem of religious diversity
  • Life, death and hope.

Assessment

A two thousand word essay (40%) and a 1.5-hour seen written examination (60%).