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PHIL 210 Philosophy of Western Religion (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
An introduction to the central concepts, basic problems and classical arguments of ethical monotheism (Christianity, Judaism and Islam). Explores such issues as God, faith, reason, the problem of evil and the possibility of immorality and miracles.

Student Outcomes
1. Explain the difficulty in making claims about the attributes of God and, the empirical verification or falsification of such claims.
2. Analyze the problem of evil and evaluate the problem of evil as the basis for disbelief.
3. Contrast faith and reason and appraise the use of these terms in making claims about God.
4. Analyze and evaluate the traditional arguments for the existence of God.
5. Evaluate and construct arguments for and against the possibility of immortality and resurrection.
6. Evaluate and construct arguments for and against the possibility of miracles.



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