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GED2202/PHI2202 Philosophy of Religion: Home

Course Description

This course introduces philosophy of religion with a global perspective and a comparative approach. It will explore the reasons and rationalities embedded in a variety of religious traditions including Buddhism, Chinese religions (Confucianism and Daoism), Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. The main topics will fall into three areas: the human condition, ultimate realities, and religious truth.

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Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto

Schilbrack argues that the traditional view of the philosophy of religion, which is the rationality of traditional theism, should evolve to become a fully global form of critical reflection on religions in all their variety and dimensions, in conversation with other branches of philosophy and other disciplines in the academic study of religions. Each of all 7 chapters addresses a distinct issue-the full task of philosophy of religion, the philosophical aspect of religious practices, the place of religious beliefs among religious people, the existence of religion, the definition of religion, the relationship between religion and reality, and the academic study of religions.

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