PHIL 302 The Bible and Philosophy

This course will be devoted to a reading of the Bible with a view to the philosophic questions it raises that have been central to the tradition of Western thought. Selections from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament will be juxtaposed with philosophic reflections on the biblical texts or on issues at stake in those texts, drawn from thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Maimonides, Rousseau, Kant, and Kierkegaard.