Saturday, December 29, 2018

Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Philosophy of Religion)' November-2015

Course: 504
(Philosophy of Religion)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Find out the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. According to Hegel, the foundation of religious belief is reason/revelation.
  2. The term ‘mysticism’ is derived from the Greek/Latin word ‘MUO’.
  3. According to Plato/Socrates soul is a spiritual substance.
  4. “The idea of God is the keystone of a perverted civilization.” It is said by Auguste Comte/Karl Marx.
  5. ‘Religion is nothing but wish fulfillment’ is the view of Lenin/Freud.
  6. There are two/three sects of Hinduism.
  7. Islam believes/does not believe in fatalism.
  8. According to Christianity, God has created the world out of matter/nothing.
2. Write briefly on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Religious consciousness.
  2. Monotheism.
  3. Saivism as a sect of Hinduism.
  4. Divine determinism.
  5. Value of comparative religion.
3. Explain the nature of philosophy of religion. How does it relate to morality? 4+7=11
What do you mean by the foundation of religious belief? Explain the role of reason as a foundation of religious belief. 4+7=11
4. Critically explain anthropological theory of regarding the origin of religion. 11
Is soul immortal? Give reasons in support of the immortality of the soul with special emphasis on religious argument. 2+9=11
5. Critically explain positivism as antitheistic trend. Can there be religion without God? 9+2=11
“Man creates religion, religion does not create man.” Who said this? Critically explain his antitheistic view. 2+9
6. Mention the principal sects of Christianity. Explain the basic features of Christianity as a religion.      2+10=12
Explain new-Vaishnavism of Madhabadeva. 12
7. What is the necessity of the study of comparative religion? Is it possible? Give your opinion.        6+5=11
“The source of conflict is not the diversity of religions but the lack of tolerance.” Do you agree? Is universal religion possible? 6+5=11


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