Course Name: 
Philosophy of Religion

Does God exist? Is it rational to believe in God? Does reason, experience, or science show that God does not exist. Or is it the opposite? Is there a compelling practical reason to believe in God? These are the questions that we will consider in this class. We will take a philosophical approach to questions concerning God and religion.We will mainly focus on various arguments for and against the existence of God, and arguments for and against the view that it can be rational to believe in God. We will also consider some other issues, such as whether there are purely practical reasons to believe in God and how belief in God interacts with other philosophical issues. The goal of this course is to deepen one’s understanding of the various complex issues in the philosophy of religion.

Semester/Year Offered: 
Summer 2014