Course Code
PHIL 0120
Course Type
Subject Credit
Course Availability

This course explores some of the key philosophical issues surrounding belief in God and religious faith. Some topics focus on debates about the nature of God, in particular the claims that God is omnipotent, omniscient and morally perfect. Arguments for the existence and non-existence of God will also be considered. Further topics include the nature of religious faith, the evidential force of miracles, and philosophical issues arising from the fact of religious diversity.  

Sample reading:

David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

J.L. Mackie, The Miracle of Theism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982)

Alvin Plantinga, God, Freedom and Evil (George Allen & Unwin, 1975)

Richard Swinburne, The Coherence of Theism 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

William Wainwright, ed., The Oxford Handbook to Philosophy of Religion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Edward Wierenga, The Nature of God (Cornell University Press, 1991)