Course: Philosophy of Religion

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Course title Philosophy of Religion
Course code KFI/FNF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Funda Otakar, Prof. ThDr. et ThDr.
Course content
Specification and stages of a philosophy of religion development; its relation to religious studies and theology; God's nature and attributes: independence, goodness, power, eternity, knowledge, providence; Trinity and Incarnation; ontology and its criticism; faith and reason; theism, deism; criticism of religion from antiquity to present days; religion and science; relation between morals, ethics and religion; analytical philosophy of religion; confessional philosophy of religion; position of religion in philosophy and science; idea of religious tolerance and multiculturalism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Lecture
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 32 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to recognise and formulate basic issues in philosophy of religion and connect them with contemporary world events. Students asses and evaluate influence of religion on the philosophy (and vice versa). They compare methods and aims of philosophy, religious studies and theology and realize their differences and uniqueness. Students will identify relicts of religious contents in apparently secular philosophical texts. They will evaluate significance of philosophy of religion for modern culture and contemporary philosophy.
teaching methods
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Demjančuková, Dagmar. Teorie a dějiny náboženství. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda u Pelhřimova : Aleš Čeněk, 2003. ISBN 80-86473-43-0.
  • Funda, Otakar A. Víra bez náboženství. Praha : Prvokruh, 1994. ISBN 80-901470-1-8.
  • Gilson, Étienne. Bůh a filosofie. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-65-X.
  • Gilson, Étienne. Bytí a někteří filosofové. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-46-1.
  • Horyna, Břetislav; Pavlincová, Helena. Dějiny religionistiky : antologie. Olomouc : Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2001. ISBN 80-7182-123-3.
  • Horyna, Břetislav. Úvod do religionistiky. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-64-1.
  • H.Pavlincová, B.Horyna. Filosofie náboženství. Brno, 1999.
  • Joy, Morny. Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion. Dordrecht : Springer, 2011.
  • Murray, Michael; Rea, Michael. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter