PH0192 Philosophy of Religion

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Helena Pavlincová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to teach students philosophy of religion as a philosophical discipline dealing with religion as historical and cultural phenomenon, the fundaments of religion, its ethical and psychological aspects, the creation, the development, and the effect of religion on the character of civilization. Students will get an overview of the beginings, development and current state of the philosophy of religion. The students will learn comparatively about historical and contemporary religious systems, work with their traditions, teachings, rituals and founding figures. This will enrich their view of the history of mankind and widen their perspective in the world of contemporary religious and political relations. The primary focus of the course is the practical skills in meeting traditional and nonconformist religions. The students are supposed to learn mature and politically and humanistically correct behavior, tolerance and respect of the equality of different worldviews.
  • Glossary, the religion of ancient civilizations, Hinduism.
  • Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism.
  • Confucianism, Taoism.
  • Judaism, Islam.
  • Christianity (Catholicism, Orthodox, Protestantism).
  • New religious movements.
    recommended literature
  • Bible : český ekumenický překlad - Bible kralická : česká synoptická Bible (v rozsahu celého vydání Bible kralické z roku 1613). Edited by Jiří Brodský - Jan Amos Dus. 1. vyd. Praha: Česká biblická společnost, 2008. xv, 1808. ISBN 9788085810868. info
  • ŠTAMPACH, Odilo Ivan. Přehled religionistiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2008. 237 s. ISBN 9788073673840. info
  • PAVLINCOVÁ, Helena, Břetislav HORYNA, Miloš MENDEL and Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. Judaismus, křesťanství, islám (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). 2. přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2003. 664 pp. ---. ISBN 80-7182-165-9. info
  • LUŽNÝ, Dušan. Náboženství a moderní společnost :sociologické teorie, modernizace a sekularizace. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999. 183 s. ISBN 80-210-2224-8. info
  • KROPÁČEK, Luboš. Duchovní cesty islámu. Vyd. 2. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1998. 292 s. ISBN 807021287X. info
  • MARTIN, Luther H. Helénistická náboženství. Translated by Iva Doležalová - Dalibor Papoušek. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. xx, 161. ISBN 8021017023. info
  • LUŽNÝ, Dušan. Nová náboženská hnutí (New Religious Movements.). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1997. 181 pp. sv. 3. ISBN 80-210-1645-0. info
  • CONZE, Edward. Stručné dějiny buddhismu. Vyd. 1. Brno: Jota, 1997. 239 s. ISBN 8072170023. info
  • FRANZEN, August. Malé církevní dějiny. Translated by Bedřich Smékal. 2. opr. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Zvon, 1995. 358 s. ISBN 80-7113-119-9. info
  • KONFUCIUS. Rozpravy : hovory a komentáře. Edited by Augustin Palát, Translated by Vincenc Lesný - Jaroslav Průšek. Vyd. tohoto překl. 2., kome. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1995. 180 s. ISBN 8020402950. info
  • PAVLINCOVÁ, Helena. Judaismus - křesťanství - islám (Judaism - Christianity - Islam). Praha: Mladá fronta, 1994. 470 pp. ISBN 80-204-0440-6. info
  • ZBAVITEL, Dušan. Starověká Indie. 1. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1985. 292 s. info
  • KRAMER, Samuel Noah. Mytologie starověku : Mythologies of the ancient world (Orig.). Translated by Dana Heroldová. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1977. 446 s., fo. info
Teaching methods
E-learning. This course will be in the form of e-learning (the course will be available at the beginning of the term here: Every two weeks a new theme will be published with recomended literature and a set of practice questions. The first topic will be accessible automatically, further materials will only be available once the student completes the previous set of questions.
Assessment methods
Mid-term test and final test. Written tests consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions, minimum pass level 70 % in each test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Note related to how often the course is taught: e-learning.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: e-learning.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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