Culture and Belief 31: Saints, Heretics and Atheists: An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, Harvard University




This regularly offered course offers an introduction to the history of intellectual reflection on religion and belief in the western tradition.  We’ll read roughly a half dozen perennial works drawn from authors ranging from Augustine of Hippo to William James.  Along the way, we’ll think, discuss, and write about such topics as the nature of sin, the origin of evil, the fall of the devil, the attributes of God, the argument from design, and the relationship between religion and morality. Syllabus below. 
Syllabus: Saints, Heretics and Atheists - A Historical Introduction to Philosophy of Religion177 KB