COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Indian Philosophy of Religion
Course Code: 
17PHL535
Year Taught: 
2019
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Indian Philosophy of Religion' is an elective course offered for M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Unit I

Nature of Religion: Religious Pluralism, Science, Religion and Pluralism.

Unit II

Theories of the Origin of Religion

Origin of the Idea of God: The Idea of God and Gods, Concept of Iswara in Indian Philosophy.

Unit III

Religious Experience and Religious Consciousness

Arguments: For the Existence of God and Against the Existence of God.

Unit IV

Concepts: Evidentialism, Foundationalism and Rational Belief.

Transcendence and Immanence: God and the Absolute, Deism, Theism, Pantheism and Panentheism.

Unit V

Concepts of Secularism

REFERENCES

  1. N. Smart. The Religious Experience of Mankind. London: Prentice Hall, 1996. English.
  2. R C Zaehner. The Concise Encyclopaedia of Living Faiths. Boston: Beacon Press, 1959. English.
  3. S Radhakrishnan. The Idealist View of Life. Virginia: Allen & Unwin, 1957. English.
  4. N K Brahma. Philosophy of Hindu Sadhana. London:1932. English.
  5. Swami Vivekananda. Complete Works. Calcutta: AdvaitaAshrama, 1951. English.
  6. M MShankhadher. Secularism.English.