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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 122 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
17 videos
Summary of Course Topics16m
Tips on How to Use Course Materials4m
Episode 1: The Problem: Science & Religion Warfare9m
Episode 2: Common Understanding of "Religion" & "Creation"6m
Episode 3: Lamoureaux's Position. New Science-Religion Dialogue (Scientific Community)9m
Episode 4: New Science-Religion Dialogue (Religious Community), Dawkins Criticism of Dialogue7m
Episode 5: Provisional Science-Religion Relationships & Conclusion5m
Episode 6: Key Thoughts6m
Episode 7: Theology: General Categories4m
Episode 8: Christianity: General Categories6m
Episode 9: Categories of Divine Revelation7m
Episode 10: The Two Divine Books & Categories of Divine Action9m
Episode 11: Philosophy: General Categories6m
Episode 12: Philosophy: General Categories (Continued) The Metaphysics-Physics Principle5m
Episode 13: The Metaphysics-Physics Principle (Continued)5m
Greek Alphabet5m
1 reading
Week 1 Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction & Categories I30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Categories & Principles II & III

2 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
16 videos
Episode 15: Philosophy: Epistemological Categories (Continued)6m
Episode 16: Philosophy: Epistemological Categories (Continued)6m
Episode 17: Hermeneutical Categories5m
Episode 18: Eisegesis, Exegesis & Hermeneutical Horizons8m
Episode 19: Hermeneutical Gaps & Biblical Inerrancy5m
Episode 20: Categories of Biblical Statements7m
Episode 21: Categories of Poetic Language & Phenomenological Perspective4m
Episode 22: Categories of Biblical Concordism & Correspondence6m
Episode 23: The Message-Incident Principle & Origins Debate: General Categories6m
Episode 24: Origins Debate: General Categories (Continued)6m
Episode 25: Origins Debate: Specific Categories5m
Episode 26: Practical Considerations5m
Episode 27: Conclusion: Categories & Principles 1-35m
Episode 28: Conclusion: Categories & Principles 1-3 (Continued)3m
Hebrew Alphabet8m
1 reading
Week 2 Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Categories II & III30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

What Is Religion?

2 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 100 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
20 videos
Episode 30: Statistics on Religious Belief (Continued)4m
Episode 31: Religious Studies Definition of Religion5m
Episode 32: Religious Studies Definition of Religion (Continued)4m
Episode 33: Conclusion: Religious Studies Definition of Religion4m
Episode 34: Psychological Definition of Religion I4m
Episode 35: Psychological Definition of Religion II5m
Episode 36: Conclusion: Psychological Definitions of Religion I & II5m
Episode 37: Philosophical Definition of Religion I3m
Episode 38: Excursus: Criticisms of Philosophical Approaches to Religion4m
Episode 39: Philosophical Definition of Religion II4m
Episode 40: Types of Religions4m
Episode 41: Excursus: Doctrine of Creation5m
Episode 42: Conclusion: What is Religion?4m
Episode 43: Conclusion: What is Religion? (Continued)4m
Episode 44: Toward a Working Definition of Religion (Lamoureux)6m
Hermeneutics 1: Literalism5m
Hermeneutics 2: Literary Genre3m
Hermeneutics 3: Accommodation8m
Hermeneutics 4: Textual Criticism4m
1 reading
Week 3 Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Religion30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

What Is Science?

3 hours to complete
25 videos (Total 123 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
25 videos
Episode 46: Conceptions of Science: Ancient Space4m
Episode 47: Prehistoric Science & Oral Tradition4m
Episode 48: The Account of Origins in Oral Traditions: Is It Science?4m
Episode 49: The Account of Origins in Oral Traditions: Is It Science? (Continued)4m
Episode 50: The Account of Origins in Oral Traditions: Is It Science? (Conclusion)4m
Episode 51: Oral Tradition & Genesis 1-114m
Episode 52: Oral Tradition & Genesis I-II (Continued)5m
Episode 53: Oral Tradition & Message-Incident Principle4m
Episode 54: Egyptian & Mesopotamian Science5m
Episode 55: Egyptian & Mesopotamian Science (Continued)8m
Episode 56: Greek Science5m
Episode 57: Conclusion: Ancient Science. Modern Science4m
Episode 58: The Peak of Scientism5m
Episode 59: The Peak of Scientism (Continued)4m
Episode 60: The Peak of Scientism (Conclusion). Post-Modernity & Anti-Realism4m
Episode 61: Early 20th Century Scientific Discoveries. Categories of Anti-Realism4m
Episode 62: Critical Realism: Between Scientism & Anti-Realism4m
Episode 63: Theory Laden Character of Science: Social & Personal Factors5m
Episode 64: Excursus: Critical Realism - A New Philosophy of Science5m
Episode 65: Conclusion: John Polkinghorne & Critical Realism5m
Episode 66: Conclusion: What is Science? Toward a Working Definition of Science (Lamoureux)6m
Hermeneutics 5: Dynamic Equivalent Translation4m
Hermeneutics 6: Sufficiency & Proficiency2m
Hermeneutics 7: Implicit Scientific Concepts6m
1 reading
Week 4 Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Science30m

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