01:730:370 Contemporary Philosophy of Religion
- Instructor: Leftow, Brian
01 (Leftow) This course deals with philosophical issues that arise if one believes in God. They fall under the broad heading, “If God does exist, what then?” They include: what is God’s relationship to morality? How can we understand the concept of sin, and what is its relationship to morality? Can religious accounts of human origins (e.g. the early chapters of the Bible) be compatible with contemporary science? Is there such a thing as “original sin”? Is it possible for human beings to survive death? Is there a morally defensible understanding of hell? How can we understand the religious concept of atonement?
- Credits: 3
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