An examination of the nature of religion and the logic of religious belief. Some of the traditional and recent arguments for and against belief in God will be critically evaluated. The differences between rational and non-rational approaches to religion will be considered, especially as these illustrate the differences between Western and Eastern philosophies and religions. Special emphasis will be given to concepts of "God" and the problems posed by religious language. Cross-listed with Religious Studies (cf. Religious Studies 3620) Lectures: Three hours a week. 05-09-2018-28-11-2018 Lecture Monday, Wednesday 01:30PM - 02:45PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 211