PHL 206: Philosophy of Religion

3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Course rationale

Religion is an extremely important aspect of the human experience. For as long as human beings have existed, they made claims about the purpose of life using metaphysical agency. Philosophy of religion is a critical examination of these claims using logic and aims to ascertain if they hold rational merit. Philosophy of religion is an important exercise as human civilization, morality, and the purpose of life largely depend on the truth value of these religious claims and the existence of metaphysical Agency and/or the lack thereof.

Course content

Logic, Cosmological Argument, Pascal’s Wager, Teleological Argument, Problem of Evil, Science and Religion, Ontological Argument.

Course objectives

  1.  Develop Critical Thinking
  2. Familiarize and develop understanding of various contemporary texts and ideas on philosophy of religion.
  3. Able to defend and argue the various issues within the domain of religious philosophy.


  1.  William L. Rowe – Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction
  2. T. J. Mawson – Belief in God_ An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion-Oxford University Press, USA