Faith and Reason

This course considers some of the main philosophical questions that relate to religious belief. What does the term ‘God’ mean, at least in the theological traditions with which most of us are most familiar? Are there good arguments in support of the claim that God exists? Why would God allow for so much suffering and evil? Does religious belief need to be grounded on evidence? What are we to make of the fact that there are so many religions? Does that mean that all but one (at most) of those religions must be false, or might it somehow be that many are true?