This course is concerned with critically examining fundamental questions
pertaining to religious belief. Topics to include the existence of God, religious
experience, life after death, the problem of evil, and science and religion.
Through a variety of readings of classical and contemporary authors, the course
will examine the meaning, coherence, and justification of religious belief as it
manifests itself in the major world religions. The course will also examine the
challenges posed to religious belief by atheism and agnosticism. The course
thereby provides an opportunity to reflect critically on the nature of religious
belief and unbelief and their significance for human life. Prerequisite: Eligibility
for ENG 101.