TS 114 Philosophy of Religion and Secular Belief Systems

Module Level




Module Aims

This module takes as its starting point the philosophical debate concerning the existence and nature of God. It will also consider the interplay between reason, science and religion. The most common arguments for the existence of God, namely, the cosmological, ontological and teleological arguments will be identified and outlined with a view to assessing their validity.


  • Brian Davies, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford: OUP).
  • Martin Henry, On Not Understanding God (Dublin: Columba Press, 1997).