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Instructor: Z Quanbeck. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.

This course examines classic questions in the philosophy of western religion. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Philosophical conceptions of God and religion
  • Arguments for and against the existence of God
  • The problem of evil (whether/how evil and suffering are compatible with the existence of an all-good, all-powerful God)
  • The nature and rationality of religious faith
  • The relationship between religion, ethics, and politics
  • The philosophical significance of religious liturgies and practices

This will be a synchronous, primarily discussion-based course. Completing daily readings and actively participating in class discussion is expected.