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Philosophy of Religion

Phil 144

Dr. Marie Zermatt Scutt

Certain fundamental questions that occur to us as reflective beings are the following: What is the nature of the world around us? How did the world come to be? How are we to understand ourselves and our place in the world? Is there a divine being? Many religions present their adherents with a way of conceiving of the answers to such questions. As such these religious faiths make claims about reality, about the divine and about the relation of the human being to the divine. In considering the explanations provided by various religious faiths, one may begin to reflect critically about the different worldviews that they advocate. In this course, we will particularly be concerned with a central tenet in many religious faiths—the claim that there exists a divine being and that we have knowledge of the nature of this being. We will examine carefully the arguments for and against the conclusion that a divine being exists.


African American Philosophy
Afro-Caribbean Philosophy
Ancient Egyptian Philosophy
Ancient Egyptian Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Classical Ethics
Comparative Philosophy: Philosophical Explanations of Evil Across Cultures
Current Topics: Philosophy and Ethics of Appropriate Technology and Development
Current Topics: Africana Philosophy and Film
Environmental Ethics
Ethics and Public Policy
Ethics of Medical Care
Ethics of Medical Care
History of Africana Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Social Science
Principles of Reasoning
Representative Thinkers
Seminar on Aristotle 
Symbolic Logic


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