PHIL 262 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course covers central issues in the philosophy of religion from the perspective of the Western Abrahamic religious traditions, namely, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, on the one hand, and Eastern religious traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism, on the other. These issues include the proper characterization of ultimate sacred reality, the role and limits of reason in defending religious belief, the nature and validity of religious experience, the possibility that the justification of religious belief does not require evidence, the religious problem of evil, the problem of conflicting religious claims, and the nature of and prospects for human salvation.

Intended Audience:

Open to all students

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures in addition to 1-hour discussion section weekly


PHIL 262 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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