OPEN APR 30, 2021 – JUL 04, 2021 1,050 $
Faith and Reason
Some theologians consider reason to be the natural ally of faith, while others think that reason is a tool of the devil. The reality is that humans are equipped with reason in the human tendency is to employ that reason. Thus, many people in the history of the Church have attempted to describe the relationship between faith and reason. This has been done to undergird such diverse tasks as developing proofs for the existence of God, on the one hand, or finding a way to force a complete separation of faith and reason, on the other hand. This course facilitates an inquiry into various avenues for describing and defining the challenging relationship between faith and reason.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULSYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS4
TOTAL TIME80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

Interaction of Faith and Reason in Christian Theology
Some theologians consider reason to be the natural ally of faith, while others think that reason is a tool of the devil. The reality is that humans are equipped with reason in the human tendency is to employ that reason. Thus, many people in the history of the Church have attempted to describe the relationship between faith and reason. This has been done to undergird such diverse tasks as developing proofs for the existence of God, on the one hand, or finding a way to force a complete separation of faith and reason, on the other hand. This course facilitates an inquiry into various avenues for describing and defining the challenging relationship between faith and reason.

Course Goals

  • The student articulates the foundations and methods of modern scientific/systematic inquiry.
  • The student describes key objections and attacks on Christian faith from science/rationalism/modernity.
  • The student demonstrates the ability to interact with significant critical challenges to faith and religion.

Acquired Skills

  • Placing Christian faith on a rationally defensible foundation.
  • Interacting with, and offering answers to, scientific/rational attacks upon Christian faith.
  • Demonstrating the ability to offer arguments and answers at different levels of human thought and awareness.
OPEN APR 30, 2021 – JUL 04, 2021
1,050 $

Contents of the course in detail

Interaction of Faith and Reason in Christian Theology
  • Traditional proofs for God
  • The problem of theodicy
  • Science and religion
  • The Bible and historical research
  • Natural theology

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Mid-term essay examination (30%).
Term paper (40%).
Final essay examination (30%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

required reading (40 hours)

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.