47 Religious Studies

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion introduces students to some of the major traditional arguments for and against the existence of God. It also includes discussions of some less well-known, but thought-provoking arguments for the existence of God, and one of the most important new challenges to religious belief from the Cognitive Science of Religion. An introductory chapter traces the deep interconnections between philosophy and religion throughout Western history, and a final chapter considers what place there is for non-Western and non-monotheistic religions within contemporary philosophy of religion.

Includes: In-chapter questions to consider.

May suit: SCAR 1B03.

Six Ways of Being Religious

Six Ways of Being Religion introduces students to a framework for comparative studies of religion.

Includes: Chapter summaries and study questions.

May suit: SCAR 2CH3/2K03/2Q03.

Theological Questions

This textbook is designed to give a broad historical overview of theological questions from the perspective of the Catholic tradition. It seeks to represent fairly a variety of questions and answers within and beyond the Catholic tradition.

May suit: SCAR 2HB3/2NT3.

The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today. Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Socio-Political Philosophy, and finally, Aesthetics.

May suit: SCAR 2LL3.

Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings 

Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings is a university-level, textbook introduction to the study of the Bible, its literary forms, and historical and cultural contexts. This textbook is a companion to the Bible courses taught in the English Department at Kansas State University. This textbook examines the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and the early Christian writings of the New Testament. It is an introduction to the analysis of biblical texts, their histories, and their interpretations. The emphasis throughout this textbook is on the literary qualities of these biblical texts as well as their cultural and historical contexts.

May suit: SCAR 2AB3/2VV3.

Religious Studies and Mythologies 

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on religious studies and mythologies.


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