ATS3870 - Philosophy of religion - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Professor Graham Oppy


Professor Graham Oppy

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2018 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Flexible)





This unit treats 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.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus: no timetabled contact hours

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