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PHI 452 Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to equip students to engage critically with central issues in the philosophy of religion, including the existence of God, religious pluralism, the problem of evil, the relationship between religion and science, and the philosophical tenability of several Christian doctrines.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Gain understanding of the central issues in contemporary philosophy of religion
• Develop proficiency in reading, analyzing, and communicating philosophical texts
• Improve writing skills by presenting ideas and arguments with clarity and precision
• Integrate the discipline of philosophical inquiry into the ongoing development of a Christian worldview

Textbooks

Learning Documentation

This course consists of readings and videos, 8 reaction papers, 2 reflection papers, 2 theology papers, and a final thesis paper.

Learning Evaluation

The readings and video assignments are worth 40 points, the reaction papers are worth 160 points, the reflection papers are worth 40 points, the theology papers are worth 240 points, and the final thesis paper is worth 320 points, for a total of 800 points in the class.

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