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

2015
(November)
PHILOSOPHY
(Major)
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
Or
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
Or
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
Or
“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
Or
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
Or
“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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