Introduction To Religious Thought: Philosophy and Politics
||Spirituality, Productivity, and Mindfulness||Philosophy, Politics, Religion||
19 students enrolled
Take a deep dive into the philosophy of religion, looking into Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Taoism.
What you’ll learn:
- How to think critically about religious definitions of faith
- Have a fresh historical view on religion
- Know when a situation is set up to be in the dynamic of spirituality vs. faith vs. politics, so that you do fall into manipulation
- Know the stance of almost every significant philosopher when it comes to religion for the past 2,500 years
- Be more worldly in your interpretation of religion and how it’s integrate into modern thought and society
The benefits you get:
- 1h of on-demand video materials
- Fulltime access
- Certificate upon the completion of the course.
You must be fluent in English and have the desire to understand more about religion and its concepts.
How the course is structured:
The leading views on religion from the most prominent thinkers of the last 2000 years will be discussed in-depth throughout this course. Starting with Socrates and landing in contemporary existential and nihilistic views on philosophy, we cover all philosophers and religious thought from ancient times to modern day practices.
The course presents its audience with both evidence of God’s existence, as well as explanations for why not believing in God is also justified for the skeptics out there. Moreover, it also points out when politics tends to take over, and how to differentiate between political practices and religion.
The course is aimed to be absolutely objective and does not single out any religious or spiritual belief. The instructor rarely presents his views, but when he does he strives to give both sides of the philosophers’ arguments on all issues presented.
- Course welcome, overview, and instructor introduction.
- The true essence of spirituality.
- The theory of epistemology.
- The philosophy of religion.
- Evidence of God’s existence and his non-existence.
- Politics and Religion.