Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The Great Courses Plus

Philosophy of Religion

via The Great Courses Plus

Overview

Join an esteemed professor of philosophy in exploring the question of divine existence by using the tools of epistemology.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: What is Philosophy?
  • 2: What is Religion?
  • 3: What is Philosophy of Religion?
  • 4: How is the Word "God" Generally Used?
  • 5: How Do Various Theists Use the Word "God"?
  • 6: What is Knowledge?
  • 7: What Kinds of Evidence Count?
  • 8: What Constitutes Good Evidence?
  • 9: Why Argue for the Existence of God?
  • 10: How Ontological Argument Works
  • 11: Why Ontological Argument is Said to Fail
  • 12: How Cosmological Argument Works
  • 13: Why Cosmological Argument is Said to Fail
  • 14: How Teleological Argument Works
  • 15: How Teleological Argument Works (continued)
  • 16: Why Teleological Argument is Said to Fail
  • 17: Divine Encounters Make Argument Unnecessary
  • 18: Divine Encounters Require Interpretation
  • 19: Why is Evil a Problem?
  • 20: Taking Evil Seriously
  • 21: Non-Justificatory Theodicies
  • 22: Justifying Evil
  • 23: Justifying Natural Evil
  • 24: Justifying Human Evil
  • 25: Evidence is Irrelevant to Faith
  • 26: Groundless Faith is Irrelevant to Life
  • 27: God is Beyond Human Grasp, But That's O.K.
  • 28: Transcendental Talk is "Sound and Fury"
  • 29: Discourse in an Intentionalist Paradigm
  • 30: Evaluating Paradigms
  • 31: Choosing and Changing Paradigms
  • 32: Language Games and Theistic Discourse
  • 33: Fabulation—Theism as Story
  • 34: Theistic Stories, Morality, and Culture
  • 35: Stories, Moral Progress, and Culture Reform
  • 36: Conclusions and Signposts

Taught by

James Hall, Ph.D.

Related Courses

Reviews

Start your review of Philosophy of Religion

Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free