A study of religious traditions: Eastern and Western, ancient and modern. Special emphasis on such topics as the nature of God, religious experience, immortality and human freedom.
The successful completion of this course will not make you an expert on any religions, however, you will be able to:
A. Explain the similarities and differences among the major world religions;
B. Explain the evolution of religion;
C. Ask relevant questions regarding religion;.
D. Define “religion” clearly;
E. Think critically and analytically, as demonstrated in written and oral arguments.Because this is a philosophy class, significant emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, clarity, and argumentation. You might consider the possibility God provided you the means to seek His essence and understand your relationship with that essence through a never-ending quest of questioning
The approximate cost of all required books for this course is $30.
Spring 2017 Syllabus - Thursday evenings (PHIL 1304.P70)