Religious Studies | Speaking of God
R280 | 4602 | Hart

This is an introduction to the philosophy of religion.  We will read a
general text in which the major themes, e.g., the nature and existence
of God, the problem of evil, and the nature of religion will be
explored.  We will then read a Christian philosopher's statement
(Robert Sokolowski, The God of Faith and Reason) of the
philosophical-theological meaning of Christianity in terms of "The
Christian Distinction."  Here God, as determined by Christian Faith,
is thought of in a unique, if puzzling, juxtaposition to the world.
How this juxtaposition and distinction is thought of enables an
account of the distinctive center of most religions.