Philosophy of Western Religion (PHIL 134.001)
Instructor: Ryan Preston-Roedder. This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. in Peabody 216.
This course will explore some of the main topics in philosophy of religion by drawing on works in philosophy, literature, and film. The questions we will consider include: Does God exist? What is faith, and is it rational? Do we survive our bodily deaths, and if not, should we fear death? We will also explore the implications of answers to these questions for the meaning and value of our lives. The course will include readings by Dostoevsky, Viktor Frankl, William James, C.S. Lewis, Rousseau, and Tolstoy.
Ryan Preston-Roedder’s webpage