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The Nature & Existence of God – GI 23 206 (Face to Face)

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30 May 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST

Tutor: Karim Esmail BA, MPhil, MPhil, PhD

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Date: 30 May 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Length of Course:
7 Thursdays
Reference Code:
GI 23 206
Location:
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

Overview

The principal claim of several of the world’s great religions is that God exists. This course considers some of the principal (and Traditional) properties of God: being all-powerful, being all-knowing, and being perfectly good. It also considers some of the principal arguments for and against His existence:  an ontological argument, some cosmological arguments, some design arguments, and the problem of evil.

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About the Speaker

Karim Esmail

Dr. Karim Esmail was educated at London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. He was awarded a British Academy Studentship and the Gregg Bury Prize at Cambridge. He was formerly, a Research Fellow at Oxford and Burney Student at Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard and he lectures at both Cambridge and Oxford. Alongside international articles, he is the author of three volumes of an original philosophical work on the nature and existence of God. Classes with Karim consist of clearly structured lectures and an encouragement to ask questions and to make comments.  Students are assisted in their understanding of the subject and in their critical engagement with it.

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