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This online course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying philosophy, theology, classics, history, or related subjects at university.Online CourseInstant Start!4-6 hours studyAges 16+
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Science and religion are two domains that have laid the foundations for almost all societies across the world since the very start of civilisation. Both have developed as civilisation has progressed, with the developments in one domain often related to the developments in the other. Yet this development has not always coexisted peacefully, with many viewing the teachings of each discipline as conflicting with the other, which has often resulted in conflicts that have not always been resolved by words. Yet how do these disciplines relate today? Has science now overtaken religion as our best explanation of the world around us, or is there still room for religious belief? Can we view their relationship as being anything other than one of conflict?
This course does not seek to answer questions of life, the universe, and everything from either one or other perspective: rather, it looks inwardly at the debate itself, outlining and analysing the many different answers that have been proposed by great thinkers over the centuries, as well as at how the debate is developing today with the exciting discoveries of our chaotic and quantum world. It does so with a particular focus on Christianity, though also related to the other major monotheistic religions as well as religious faith more generally.
|Course Pre-requisites||Advanced level of English|
An interest in religion and philosophy
An interest in debating and discussion
|Course Level||For students applying to university to study philosophy, religious studies, or related subjects|
|Prior Knowledge||No prior knowledge is required to take this course, just enthusiasm for the subject.|
|Workload||4-6 hours (further independent study is encouraged)|
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