RLG101H1: Reason and Religion in the Modern Age

Hours

24L

An introduction to critical thinking about religion as it took shape in modern European thought. We examine major thinkers such as Baruch Spinoza, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hannah Arendt, and others. Issues covered include freedom of thought, the relationship between religion and politics, belief and truth, rational ethics in relation to religious ethics. We explore how issues addressed by these classical authors remain relevant in today's world.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Mode of Delivery
In Class