The Philosophy of Religion
The course introduces the main principles of traditional European philosophy and their application to the justification of religious beliefs about God within monotheism. The first module covers basic logic, arguments for design in the universe, cosmological arguments for the necessity of God’s existence, and the problem of evil. Further modules will be made available on demand, including ethics, science and religion, and philosophy of language. Reference will be made throughout to Islamic texts and sources as well as a range of European philosophers.
The first in a series of modules leading to an AS level in Religious Studies (if required). The study of European philosophy is recommended for those wishing to understand the relation of Islam in Europe in the 21st century.
This course is designed to build up over 4 years to a comprehensive understanding of the full range of philosophical issues relating to Islam today.
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