God and atheism

lreli1278  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

God and atheism
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2017-2018 !

Main themes
The course covers the following: the main lines of a rational elaboration of the affirmation of God; the Christian idea of the incomprehensible and ineffable God; the Protestant criticism of "natural theology"; the different forms of the negation of God in modern atheism and the different ways in which theology discusses them.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of this course, the student should be able: to enter into the theological questions of existence and the nature of God; to elucidate the relationship between natural knowledge of God and the Christian belief in God; to counter the criticisms that modem atheism addresses to the belief in God.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
These lessons examine the various types of modern atheism and the different ways of affirming the existence of God by reason.
Se procurer l'ouvrage suivant : Bernard Sève, /La question philosophique de l'existence de Dieu/, Paris, PUF, 1994
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme

Minor in Christian Theology

Additionnal module in Religious Studies