Philosophy of Religion

Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 19829

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Other pre-requisites 60 credits of philosophy

Module description

Philosophy of religion is the rigorous philosophical study of religious beliefs, doctrines and arguments. The questions we will discuss in this module include, but are not limited to, the following: Was the universe created by God? Can we prove the existence of God? Can we disprove the existence of God? Is God's foreknowledge compatible with human freedom? Is there a fundamental conflict between religion and science? If God is omnipotent and morally perfect, why are there so many evils in this world? Is there life after death? Is it rational to believe in God without evidence?