Program :

Baccalaureate in Philosophy

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Teacher :

Dr Madathisseril John Anoop


The purpose of this course is to have a critical or rational analysis of religion. After clarifying the nature, scope and methodology of the philosophy of religion, the concepts of reason, faith, revelation and religion are analyzed. We discuss the different theories of the origin of religion which is followed by a brief historical survey of the different world religions. We also concentrate on issues like religious belief, idea of God, religious experience, plurality of religions etc.


  1. Charlesworth, M. J., Philosophy of religion: The Historical Approaches, London, 1972.
  2. Craig, W. L. (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide, New Jersey, 2002.
  3. Hick, J., Philosophy of Religion, New Jersey, 1963.
  4. Jordan, A. et. al., Philosophy of Religion: For A Level, Cheltenham, 1999.
  5. Mohapatra, A. R., Philosophy of Religion: An Approach to World Religions, New Delhi, 1985.