Philosophy of Religion syllabus

I have posted the syllabus for my Philosophy of Religion course on Scribd. This is the last course I’ll be designing for Kalamazoo College, and it is also (somewhat strangely) my first time actually teaching philosophy.

Certain commenters will probably be gratified to see that I’m finally teaching Mary Daly, albeit not in the Feminist Theologies course — she does say, after all, that Beyond God the Father is an attempt at feminist philosophy.

9 thoughts on “Philosophy of Religion syllabus

  1. I’m wondering what it would be like to add Freud’s Future of an Illusion in the Nietzsche section. I imagine it’d be pretty easy to weave together and Nietzsche and Freud’s thoughts on religion. I’m also excited to hear how your students respond to the works of feminist philosophers.

  2. Also, I’m not sure why I didn’t mention this before, but I’m really glad you are using Philosophical Fragments for Kierkegaard, and not Fear and Trembling, which is a bad book for philosophy of religion, first-timers to Kierkegaard, and generally in relation to the rest of SK’s authorship.

  3. I’m teaching Beyond God the Father right now in two classes this semester, which is the second time I have used the book. As much as I love it and think it is important that students read it today, I find it a difficult book to get students to take seriously. I would love to hear how this goes and what approach you take.

    That said, I have taught parts of Gyn/Ecology many times, and often teach it in a philosophy course (the other courses are religious studies) and I believe that those discussions are the highlight of the class.

  4. You’re probably right about the amount of pages. I’ve just always found Freud to be very reasonable. I’m still unsure about Future of an Illusion, perhaps Civilizations and Its Discontents would be a better choice.

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