God, Humanity and the Cosmos: An Introduction to the Debate between Science and Religion (THE1077)

15 credits

You will explore the relationship between science and religion using case-studies, including the relation of the design argument to evolutionary thinking and anthropic arguments, and an examination of the issue of providence and miracle in the context of the problem of evil. This treatment will include reference to the instructor’s published research on theodicy, new atheism and ecological hermeneutics.

Important transferable skills will include understanding the nature of interdisciplinary conversation, textual interpretation and paradigm shift.

Important skills with relevance to employment include the capacity to present and argue for positions in a seminar context, and respond generously to challenges to those positions.