Content

Is postmodernist suspicion an ally of religious faith, or its deadly enemy? How can anyone doubt the value of foundations and still speak meaningfully of God, or religious faith? Alternatively, does the notion of God as foundation amount to limitation of the divine, or even idolatry? This unit looks at how postmodern thinking bids to rework some traditional connections between faith and philosophy.

Unit Code: AP3759P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Philosophy

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain the philosophical meaning(s) of the term postmodern, as it informs interrelated postmodern claims for the death of God, death of the self, end of history, and ‘closure of the book’

2.

Explain and evaluate Taylor’s postmodern advocacy of an a/theological faith, with its relationship to anonymous subjectivity and an erring Word

3.

Describe and assess alternatives to Taylor's approach: Jean Luc Marion’s God without Being, and also the Radical Orthodoxy school, who are themselves cognizant of postmodernism

4.

Demonstrate awareness of the significant philosophical commitments expressed in the divergent approaches above

Unit sequence

15 points in Philosophy at Level 2

Pedagogy

Lectures and Tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Essay (1800 words)

40.0

Online Participation

20.0

Essay (1800 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Aug, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-09 11:07:17 +1000