Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Graham Oppy


Previously coded PHL3670


This unit treates three topics in philosophy of religion. First, it consider the epistemology of religious belief, focussing on different views concerning the proper relationship of evidence to religious belief (as in the views of Clifford, James, Plantinga, and others). Second, it looks at the divine attributes, and the philosophical accounts that can be given of, for example, omnipotence, omniscience, simplicity, and eternity. Third, it examines religious pluralism, and the range of responses that can be made to diverse views about the achievement of salvation.


Written work (2500 words): 60%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Graham Oppy

Contact hours

Two hours (one 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Religion and theology