Key Themes in the Philosophy of Religion

Overview

Which are the essential properties of God? Is there a compelling argument for, or against, the existence of God? What role do spiritual practices play in connection to religious claims? What is the impact of gender and race on religious beliefs?

This one-day course offers an introduction to these topical issues in the philosophy of religion. It examines some key issues in the Western Philosophy of Religion and, more specifically, philosophical issues concerning the God of classical theism (in which Jews, Christians and Muslims believe).

Programme details

10.30am
Registration

10.45am
God’s properties

11.45am
Tea/coffee break

12.15pm
Arguments for, and against, God’s existence

1.15pm
Lunch break

2.30pm
Spiritual practices and religious beliefs

3.30pm
Tea/coffee break

3.45pm
Gender, race and religion

4.45pm
Course disperses

Fees

Description Costs
Tuition fee (includes tea/coffee) £85.00
Baguette £6.10
Hot lunch (three courses) £16.50

Funding

If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses

Tutor

Dr Roxana Baiasu

Tutor

In addition to being a Philosophy tutor of the Department for Continuing Education, Roxana is an Associate Member of the Philosophy Faculty, Oxford University, and Tutorial Fellow at Stanford University Centre in Oxford.  Prior to this she was a lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Leeds, and a Leverhulme Fellow at Sussex University. She is writing in the areas of Post-Kantian metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy. She edited (with G. Bird and A.W. Moore) Contemporary Kantian Metaphysics Today: New Essays on Time and Space (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and published in, among others, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, IJPSResearch in Phenomenology and Sophia.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk for details of availability and discounted prices.