Philosophy of Religion - The Debate Continues

Ref: C2224522

How can we use ordinary language to speak of God? What is the relationship between God and Science? What do we understand by the idea of 'life after death'? How might God be revealed to humanity?

Course aim

To consider several different arguments for - and against - the existence of God.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand, evaluate and discuss the key arguments of each topic.
  • Use key terminology, some or all of which you may be familiar with.
  • Cite key scholars to back up your arguments.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • I will provide a range of books, articles and videos, both factual and academic and fictional. You will also be give a book list and may choose to buy your own copies of some of the texts.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Detailed teaching notes from the Power Points will be provided but you may wish to bring notebook and pens along too.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Philosophy of Religion - The Debate Continues Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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