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Philosophy of Religion (PH368)

Religious beliefs, or lack thereof, play a huge role in the lives of many individuals and have a powerful influence on society. In this module we will critically investigate a range of beliefs that are shared by Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

One the main things we’ll discuss is the key reasons that thoughtful people have advanced for believing that God exists or that he does not exist. For instance, how could the world be so orderly and beautiful, if it were not the work of an intelligent, divine creator? If there is a God who wants us to believe in him, why is it so easy not to recognize this fact? Assuming there is no evidence of God’s existence, are the benefits of believing in God so great that we ought to believe it anyway?


Module Director

Dr Barney Walker and Dr David Woods


This module will run in the Autumn term.