When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Philip Flanders
  • Course Code W22HMSB03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Does God exist? Does life have a meaning or purpose? Is faith a route to knowledge or a lazy retreat from rationality, which tries to replace evidence with blind belief? In this course we will consider the ideas and arguments different philosophers have put forward related to such questions.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain and assess the ideas and arguments put forward by a number of philosophers of religion.
  • Respectfully challenge ideas and arguments which seem weak to you, using precise language and logical thinking.
  • Use the arguments of major philosophers as a springboard for developing your own ideas.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The format of classes is interactive. Classes will consist of presentations by the tutor and discussion in pairs and small groups. The aim is to address important questions in the philosophy of religion that still occupy thinking people today. Be prepared to discuss, think, and question. Expect even ideas that some hold sacred to be respectfully challenged.

    Entry requirements

    There are no Entry Requirements for this course. Whether or not you are new to philosophy you are welcome.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course is delivered online using Microsoft Teams.

    What you need

    You will need access to a computer or tablet with internet access to help make notes, undertake any research for your course, and complete any work and studies outside class times.

    What you can do next

    If the course has sparked your interest in the philosophy of religion, Morley College offers a range of related courses throughout the academic year.