|COURSE NUMBER:||PHIL 391|
|COURSE TITLE:||Philosophy of Religion|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Henry Schuurman|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||An inquiry into selected philosophical issues concerning
religion such as the presuppositions underlying various
accounts of the origin of religion, the relationships among
faith, reason and revelation, the possibility of giving a
rational defense of religious belief, and such topics as the
problem of evil, immorality and the supernatural.|
Same as THEO 391.
Prerequisites: PHIL 230
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
I. The book of Job and the problem of evil: Jan.5-24.|
II. Theodicy and the problem of evil: Jan.26-Feb.7.
III. Brothers Karamazov: Narrative and the problem of evil: Feb.14-Apr.12.
A. Part 1(Bks.1-3, pp.2-146): Feb.14-Mar.1.
Reading Review on Bk.2 due Feb.28.
Reading Review on Bk.3 due Mar.1.
B. Part 2(Bks. 4-6, pp.148-303): Mar.6-20.
Reading Review on Bk.4 due Mar.6.
C. Part 3(Bks.7-9), pp.306-483): Mar.22-27.
Reading Review on Bk.9 due Mar.27.
D. Part 4(Bks.10-12; Epilogue, pp.486-735): Mar.29-Apr.12.
Reading Review on Bk.11 due Apr.3.
Reading Review on Epilogue due Apr.12.
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary
from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult
the course instructor for up to date details.
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