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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Philosophy of Religion) ' November-2014

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. From the philosophical point of view, evils have instrumental value/intrinsic value.
  2. According to Auguste Comte, conception of powerful God is derived from power of supernatural/power of society.
  3. Buddhism is regarded as theistic/humanistic religion.
  4. The word ‘religion’ is derived from Greek/Latin word ‘religio’.
  5. Karl Marx’s method is known as dialectic materialism/evolutionary materialism.
  6. In Vaishnavism, Siva/Vishnu/Brahma is taken as the supreme deity.
  7. Jalaluddin Rumi was a mystic/empiricist.
  8. Neo-Vaishnavism of Sankaradeva is influenced by Shridhar Swami/Nimbarka.
2. Write briefly (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Scope of philosophy of religion.
  2. Saktism as a sect of Hinduism.
  3. The mystic experience.
  4. Marxism as anti-theistic trend.
  5. Totemism.
3. “The problem of God is central for philosophy of religion”. Do you agree? Explain the relation of philosophy of religion to theology. 3+8=11
Distinguish between general belief and religious belief. Explain the role of revelation as a foundation of religious belief. 3+8=11
4. Critically explain psychological theory regarding the origin of religion. 11
Critically explain metaphysical argument regarding the immortality of the Soul.
5. Critically explain the philosophical solution to the problem of evil. 11
Critically evaluate Freudian psychoanalysis as anti-theistic trend.
6. Is Islam a monotheistic religion? Explain critically the basic features of Islam. 2+10=12
Explain Vaishnavism of Sankaradeva. 12
7. Explain the role of secularism and religious understanding for social integrity of the society. 11
Explain different alternatives to build universal religion. Is it possible to build universal religion? Give your opinion.      6+5=11


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