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Philosophical and Theological Approaches to God

This module commences by reflecting on the key theological and philosophical terminology in which the question of God’s essence and existence has traditionally been debated. It examines the case for and against natural theology, drawing on the classical arguments for the existence of God (ontological, cosmological, teleological), before considering how the God question may be interpreted under the contested conditions of modernity. The course concludes with a discussion of the notion of revelation and of God’s action in history, as well as the debate on key attributes of God, such as freedom, love, wisdom, justice and mercy.

Name of lecturer

Professor Maureen Junker-Kenny

How to apply

Applications can be made in person on Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Department of Religions and Theology, Room 5010, Level 5 of the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2 or by post before 23rd September 2016.


EUR 150 for the course. For security reasons payment should be by cheque/draft/postal money order only, made payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account. A concession rate is available to second and third level students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension.


Teaching in Semester 1 (Michaelmas Term) commences during the week beginning 26th September 2016. Please note this is a day-time course.


The module runs for a total of twelve weeks, with no lectures in week 7.

Further Information

Contact: Jane Welch, Executive Officer, Department of Religions and Theology, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 1297, email: