PHL301 Philosophy of Religion (8)

Drawing from the best in both classical and contemporary discussions, this subject explores perennial issues in the philosophy of religion, including the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, miracles, religious experience, life after death, religious diversity, the relationship between science and religion, religious language, religious ethics, and philosophical approaches to theological doctrine.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Not for students who have completed REL301 Faith and Reason

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Understand the central problems and issues in the philosophy of religion
  • Be able to apply the techniques of philosophical analysis to particular religious beliefs
  • Be familiar with the work of major classical and contemporary philosophers of religion


This subject will cover the following topics:

Philosophy of Religion: History and Methodology Religious Experience The Relation between Faith and Reason The Divine Attributes The Case for God's Existence The Case against God's Existence (The Problem of Evil) Knowing God without Arguments (Reformed Epistemology) Religious Language Miracles Life after Death Religion and Science Religious Diversity Religious Ethics Philosophy and Theological Doctrine


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.