Units of Study

RLST2613 - Philosophy of Religion: East and West

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jay Johnston


This unit examines a number of topics that are traditionally taken to demarcate the philosophy of religion. Primary among these are questions concerning the existence of an Ultimate Source or God and the nature of Self. Topics considered include ontology and radical difference, ethics, concepts of life after death and the soul. The implications of religious pluralism for religious faith will also be discussed.


1x1000wd short essay (30%), 1x2500wd long essay (45%), 1x5-7min class presentation (500wds equivalent) (15%), tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week



Assumed Knowledge

12 Junior credit points of Religion Studies, or their equivalent to be assessed by the Department

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