Philosophy of Religion

The Philosophy of Religion emerges where religious belief and common sense meet, and can be defined as philosophical reflection on religious questions.

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It can appear in many different academic contexts, but is in our country associated first and foremost with Theology. There, it belongs to Systematic Theology, together with dogmatics and ethics.

The relation between faith and reason has often been a tense one. This has also marked the philosophy of religion as a theological discipline. The tension can be said to concern the relation between the particular and the general in Christianity.