Michael Buckley once argued that theology’s friends caused it damage, and contributed to the emergence of modern atheism. This unit charts a course through a variety of modern forms of atheism in order to understand not only the variety of atheisms and atheistic arguments, but to appreciate the contribution of theologies to forms of agnostic and atheistic denial. The unit functions to provide two things: first, it introduces students to modern philosophies insofar as they pertain to the question of God; and, second, it serves as a course in the doctrine of God and the Christian traditions of negative theology.
Unit code: AP3809A
Unit status: Archived (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Philosophy
Proposing College: St Athanasius CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate understanding of the development of modern atheism in the West
Critically evaluate the relationship between a variety of forms of atheistic philosophy and Christian belief
Outline the approaches undertaken by key atheist philosophical figures
Outline key elements of the history of modern forms of atheistic philosophy
Identify and analyse theological assumptions embedded within non-theological text
Demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
Mixed mode (lecture, seminar, discussion fora, blended learning, flipped classroom
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 27 Mar, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2022-04-05 15:10:59 +1000