Philosophy of religion is "the philosophical examination of the central themes and concepts involved in religious traditions". The field is related to many other branches of philosophy, including metaphysics , epistemology , and ethics. The philosophy of religion differs from religious philosophy in that it seeks to discuss questions regarding the nature of religion as a whole, rather than examining the problems brought forth by a particular belief-system. It can be carried out dispassionately by those who identify as believers or non-believers. Philosopher William L. Rowe characterized the philosophy of religion as: "the critical examination of basic religious beliefs and concepts.
The Faith and Reason of Father George Lemaître
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Having been reared in a distinctively religious environment, he remained concerned about the place of religious belief in human thought and action. As he moved towards the development of his own original philosophical system in his pre-critical period through the years in which he was writing each Critique and subsequent works all the way to the incomplete, fragmentary Opus Postumum of his old age, his attention to religious faith was an enduring theme. His discussions of God and religion represent a measure of the evolution of his philosophical worldview. This began with his pre-critical advocacy of the rationalism in which he was educated.
William Lane Craig
Joseph R. Laracy profiles Fr. The Big Bang hypothesis is widely known in popular thought as the best explanation for how the universe came to be. However, very few people know that a Catholic priest formulated this theory in the late s. In the course of carrying out his research, he confronted illogical thinking that pitted faith against reason, and science against the Church.
He and his wife Jan have two grown children. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College B. From he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr.