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2018 Exploring Philosophy of Religion


We will explore and discuss a number of problems and issues in the philosophy of religion. These include varying conceptions of the divine; proposed proofs and disproofs of God’s existence; the problem of evil; the question of miracles; and feminist critiques of mainstream theology. Also included will be issues of atheism and agnosticism; struggles over religiously motivated terrorism; and conceptions of soul and immortality. Our discussions will be of interest to religious believers and non-believers alike. As a basis for our explorations of these themes, Internet sources will be recommended. Readings are many and diverse – but short.    Past participants have appreciated the calm and respectful atmosphere in which various beliefs and commitments have been discussed. 

When: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Dates: January 11, 18 and 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22

Room 310 cSpace 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

Facilitators: Jim Bannard and Trudy Govier
Register: govier@shaw.ca
Min/Max 6/14

Jim Bannard is a retired psychologist whose serious interest in philosophy of religion has persisted through his adult life.

Trudy Govier retired as a professor of philosophy (University of Lethbridge) in 2012 and has facilitated a number of groups for CALL.  She is the author of several books, including Socrates’ Children, God the Devil and the Perfect Pizza, and Forgiveness and Revenge.

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