Philosophy & Religious Studies


Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Cosmological Argument

In this course, Professor John Cottingham (University of Reading) explores the cosmological argument. In the first module, we introduce the a posteriori and inductive methods involved in cosmological arguments for God’s existence, and outline...

5 lectures

0:55:38

Prof. John Cottingham

Reading University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Gender and Theology

In this course, Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft (University of Cambridge) explores gender and theology. In the first module we introduce the relationship between gender, feminism, and theology. In the second module, we consider feminist theology in...

6 lectures

1:09:12

Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Religious Language – Negative, Analogical and Symbolic

In this course, Professor Simon Oliver (University of Durham) explores negative, positive, analogical and symbolic religious language. In the first module, we consider the problem of talking about an infinite God as finite creatures. In the...

6 lectures

0:56:53

Professor Simon Oliver

Durham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Verificationism

In this course, Dr Arif Ahmed (University of Cambridge) explores the empirical verification principle. In the first module, we introduce the philosophical context in which verificationism arose. In the second module, we review the impact of...

5 lectures

0:40:43

Dr Arif Ahmed

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

God, Eternity and Free Will – 21st-Century Perspectives

In this course, Dr Nikk Effingham (University of Birmingham) explores 21st century perspectives on God, eternity, and free will from Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne. In the first module, we look broadly at Alvin Plantinga’s philosophy of...

6 lectures

0:38:33

Dr Nikk Effingham

Birmingham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Christian Moral Action – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In this course Dr Stephen Plant (University of Cambridge) explores the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In the first module, we look at the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the historical context in which his theology emerged. In the second...

6 lectures

0:55:31

Dr Stephen Plant

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Divine Action

In this course, Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie (University of Edinburgh) explores knowledge of God and divine action. In the first module, we critically examine traditional sources of knowledge of God in light of modern science and sociology. In the...

6 lectures

1:05:08

Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie

Edinburgh University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Kant's Critiques

In this course Dr Sacha Golob (King’s College London) explores Kant’s profound influence on western philosophy through his three Critiques. In the first module, we introduce Kant’s philosophical worldview and the nature of Critique. In the second...

6 lectures

1:00:01

Dr Sacha Golob

King's College London

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Religion and Science

In this course Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie (University of Edinburgh) explores the relationship between science and religion, and looks at some specific areas of debate in these fields. In the first module, we examine different views on the relationship...

6 lectures

1:08:33

Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie

Edinburgh University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Limits of Knowledge (Scepticism)

In this course, Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett (University of Birmingham) explores the limits of knowledge (scepticism). In the first module, we contrast normal incredulity to philosophical scepticism, and examine various ways to remove grounds for...

7 lectures

1:10:24

Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett

Birmingham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Wittgenstein's Language Games

In this course Dr Rupert Read (University of East Anglia) explores Wittgenstein’s language games, with special reference to religious language and belief. In the first module, we introduce language games in the context of Wittgenstein’s...

6 lectures

0:49:42

Dr Rupert Read

University of East Anglia

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Miracles – Philosophical Perspectives

In this course Dr Arif Ahmed (University of Cambridge) explores philosophical perspectives on miracles, with special reference to David Hume. In the first module we look at different ideas about the nature of a miracle, and introduce Hume’s...

7 lectures

1:08:42

Dr Arif Ahmed

Cambridge University

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