In this group we will seek to understand and discuss some central issues in the philosophy of religion. Topics will include the distinction and relation between spirituality and religion; conceptions of God; central arguments for theism and atheism; feminist and other approaches to theology; the problem of evil; and conceptions of soul and immortality. We will also consider different views about the relation between science and religion. Notes will be provided as a basis for discussion.
Jim Bannard is a retired psychologist who has a longstanding interest in both the philosophy and the psychology of religion. He has co-facilitated several ‘Exploring Philosophy of Religion’ groups previously.
Trudy Govier retired from the philosophy department at the University of Lethbridge and has subsequently been active in Calgary with CALL and other groups. She is the author of many articles and books including Forgiveness and Revenge and A Practical Study of Argument.