PHIL - 293
Catalog Year: 2017
This course is a study of the varieties of religious experience that individuals and groups use to transform their lives from a problematic state of existence to an existence that is shaped by values based in religious belief. Specific topics include multi-religious views of the absolute, arguments for the existence of god, the nature of evil and human suffering, religion and its relation to moral conduct, the relation of faith and reason, and the relation of religion and science. The world's major religious beliefs permeate the course, i.e. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.