Television Show Partners with Philosophers to Explore Philosophy of Religion


The Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the University of Birmingham has partnered with the public television show Closer To Truth to produce 10 episodes of the show and multiple short videos on topics in philosophy of religion.

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project is directed by Professor Yujin Nagasawa. He has worked with the Closer To Truth before and says, “I look forward to working with them again to explore fascinating topics in the philosophy of religion from global, multi-religious perspectives. This opportunity will allow us to present our research to a very large audience beyond academia.”

The partnership is made possible by an additional £400,000 (approximately $550,000) grant from the John Templeton Foundation, which had already been supporting the Global Philosophy of Religion Project. The Foundation also provides funding for Closer To Truth.


Related: Closer to Truth & PhilosophersNagasawa Wins £2.15 Million Grant to “Globalize” Philosophy of Religion.


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dmf
dmf
2 months ago

isn’t “philosophy” of religion just theology?Report

Dnf
Dnf
Reply to  dmf
2 months ago

Theology is only done by those who believe in the religion. Philosophy postulates about what religion is.Report

JDRox
JDRox
2 months ago

No. Once you grow up and take into classes in those disciplines the contrast becomes apparent pretty quick. But when I was a kid I couldn’t really see the difference either!Report

M
M
2 months ago

@ dmf : No. As someone who has degrees in theology as well as philosophy of religion (and a PhD in philosophy), I can assure you, they are not the same. For starters, philosophers of religion take seriously arguments for and against the existence of God; whereas theology (in the monotheistic traditions at least) largely presupposes the existence of God.Report