PL 267 - Philosophy of Religion
(3 cr.) Religious language, religious experience and religious institutions make up a significant part of life in both traditional and modern cultures. This course analyzes the concepts and terms that are used in religious discourse, including God, holiness, redemption, idolatry, creation, eternal life and sacrifice, among others. Such analysis leads to questions regarding religious statements such as God exists, The cow is holy, and If you fast, you will be redeemed and their relationship with ordinary, everyday experience, as well as with science and with morality. Most important is the fundamental philosophical question what is religion?; answering it means moving beyond philosophy to anthropology, sociology, and of course psychology. Prerequisite: PL 101, FYS 101 or QU 101; Every Other Year, Spring

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