Category: philosophy of religion

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Asking Dr Peter Vardy: Why study philosophy/religious studies?

I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days travelling around the UK with Candle Conferences, where I have been talking about the Problem of Evil, and Dr Peter Vardy has talked about arguments for God, religious experience,…

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Atheism Reclaimed? Interviewing Dr Patrick O'Connor

While on some recent travels, I managed to grab a few words with Dr Patrick O’Connor about his book Atheism Reclaimed. In the short interview, I ask Patrick who, or what, he hopes to reclaim atheism from, and…

Are the arguments for God's existence of any value? Dr Peter Vardy responds..

While on tour with Candle Conferences, I asked Dr Peter Vardy whether he thought the arguments for the existence of God,as often studied on the A-level syllabi, were worth bothering with:

The Theological Problem of Evil: part four…

In this episode, we look at Justice, Salvation, some analysis/evaluation, other possible approaches, and conclude our conversations with a return to the problem as presented by David Hume.. Staff from the University of Gloucestershire, considering the theological problem…

The Theological Problem of Evil: part three…

In this section from our 2006 DVD, University of Gloucestershire staff clarify the Problem of Evil, and look at the Free-Will Defence. We also start to think about the approach of St. Irenaeus..

The Theological Problem of Evil: part two…

In this section from our 2006 DVD, University of Gloucestershire staff discuss what types of Evil exist (moral, natural), the idea of an omnipotent God, and Dave Webster looks at St Augustine’s attempt to show us that evil…

The Theological Problem of Evil: Part one..

In an excerpt from a 2006 DVD we made, staff from the University of Gloucestershire consider the nature of evil, and the place of sin, in the Christian understanding of it. This is only an introduction, but may…

Dr Peter Vardy: Does the Problem of Evil matter?

While on tour with Candle Conferences, I asked Dr Peter Vardy about the importance of the Problem of Evil: Interview by Dr David Webster.

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Mysticism: Dialogue, Action & Abjection – an interview with Catherine Tomas

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire asks Catherine Tomas, a DPhil student in Theology, at Christ Church, Oxford, about her work. The conversation focuses on her ideas around a…

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In Buddhism, is the desire for Nirvana contradictory?

Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at Gloucestershire, in conversation about whether the desire to achieve Nirvana, in a Buddhist context, is contradictory – given the apparent aspiration to attain ‘desirelessness’ in Buddhism: Discover the RPE course : http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-rpe-course.html