Assignment 2: Theology and Philosophy
This assignment is designed to encourage you to understand the difference between philosophy and religion and to reflect upon the nature of God from a philosophical rather than religious perspective. After completing this week’s readings, write a 3-4 page essay explaining a philosophical account of the nature and existence of God. Finally, compare this philosophical theory to your own religious belief. What are the similarities and differences between your personal beliefs about God and the philosophical accounts of God we have studied this week? For instance, what is the role of faith? Of rational reflection?
Submit your assignment in the W2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Explained the difference between philosophy and religion with supporting citations to the textbook and online lectures. 15
Explained at least one philosophical account of God from the course readings. Cited support from the course textbook and online lectures. 20
Compared the student’s own religious belief to the two philosophical approach chosen. 5
Used correct spelling, grammar, and concise language. 5
Conformed to correct APA citation format and page length (3-4 pages). 5