Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

PY 204 - Philosophy of Religion

Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of the problems of religious language with respect to belief in God’s existence. The course will cover such issues as faith and reason, language about God, the idea of God, the symbolic nature of religious statements, scientific vs. religious language, and the logic of religious statements. General topics will also include the nature of evil, immortality and worship.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – Humanities.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • deefine and distinguish the major religious viewpoints: Monotheism (Deistic and Theistic), Polytheism, Henotheism, Dualism, Pantheism, Agnosticism, and Atheism;
  • explain and discuss critically the historically most significant proofs of the existence of God; and
  • state and evaluate competing solutions to the problem of evil.

F/S (C, N, S)