Units of Study

RLST2614 - Philosophy of Religion: Reason & Belief

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jay Johnston


Since the late 19th century, discussion within the philosophy of religion has shifted from the traditional arguments for God's existence to a broader set of themes concerning the relations of reason and faith. In this course, we will critically examine a range of philosophical approaches that are responsible for this shift, analysing how philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein have understood these two concepts and the relations between them. We will ask: what is reason and what is its status? Is it sovereign or is faith autonomous from reason? Can they coexist or do they pose a threat to each other?


2x2000wd word essays (80%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion




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