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; 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 handouts will be distributed. 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.
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.