Assignment 2: Theology and Philosophy
For Week 2, address the following in a 3-4 page paper:
This assignment is designed to encourage you to understand the difference between theology and philosophy and to reflect upon the nature of God from a philosophical rather than religious perspective. After completing this week’s readings, write a 3-4 page essay comparing and contrasting at least two philosophical theories on the nature and existence of God. Finally, compare these philosophical beliefs to your own religious belief. What are the similarities and differences between your personal beliefs about God and the philosophical accounts of God we have studied this week? For instance, what is the role of faith? Of rational reflection?
Submit your assignment in the W2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Explained the difference between philosophy and theology with supporting citations to the textbook and online lectures. 5
Explained at least one two philosophical accounts of God from the course readings. Cited support from the course textbook and online lectures. 15
Compared/contrasted the selected philosophical accounts. 15
Compared the student’s own religious beliefs to the two philosophical approaches chosen. 5
Used correct spelling, grammar, and concise language. 5
UConformed to correct APA citation format and page length (3-4 pages). 5
Total: 50