The Nature and Existence of God

Ref: C3747072

Many human beings have held the belief that God exists. But, what is the nature of God? Does he exist? Well, this course is an introduction to the (philosophical) discussion of some of God's traditional properties: eg, being all-powerful, being all-knowing, being morally perfect, being eternal, and being incorporeal. It is also an introduction to some of the principal arguments for and against his existence: an ontological argument; some cosmological arguments; some design arguments; an argument from religious experience; and the problem of evil.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the (philosophical) discussion of some of God's traditional properties and to the principal arguments for and against God's existence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No prior specialist knowledge is required to attend this course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify some of the traditional properties of God and some of the principal arguments for and against God's existence.
  • Discuss these traditional properties.
  • Discuss these arguments for God's existence.
  • Discuss the principal argument against God's existence.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It is not necessary to do any reading for the course. But a reading list will be provided. The books on it may be referred to for the course or they may be referred to in the future.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Nature and Existence of God

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