Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies is the study of the nature and context of human experience, perception and interpretation of reality, and human spirituality and beliefs.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of theology, metaphysics, ethics and spirituality, the perception of truth, being and reality, and the responsibilities and practices associated with ministering from within a church.
Courses in Philosophy and Religious Studies develop skills in:
- analysing, constructing and deconstructing arguments using the methods of critical reasoning
- applying theories of logic to rational argument
- authenticating, studying and interpreting religious writings and texts
- evaluating belief systems, ethics and morals
- ministering and counselling individuals and groups
- preparing and conducting services of public worship
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Religious Studies
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