Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Philosophy of Religion) ' November - 2013

[BA 5th Sem Question Papers, Dibrugarh University, 2013, Philosophy, Major, Philosophy of Religion]

2013 (Nov)
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. Herald Hoffding/E.B. Tylor is the author of the book, Primitive Culture.
  2. Ghost-worship is supported by Herbert Spencer/Max Muller.
  3. According to Spinoza/Leibnitz, problem of evil is real.
  4. Positivism of Auguste Comte believes/does not believe in supernatural Gold.
  5. Reason is/is not necessary for religious belief.
  6. The term ‘totem’ means spirit/symbol/God.
  7. Philosophical basis of Vaisnavism of Madhabdeva is mainly depicted in his book, Namghosal/Bhaktiratnavali.
  8. There are two/three elements of religious consciousness.
2. Write briefly (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Role of revelation in religious belief.
  2. Necessity of studying philosophy of religion.
  3. Vaisnavism in the context of Assam.
  4. Divine determinism.
  5. Conception of God in Freudian psycho-analysis of religion.
3. Explain the nature and scope of philosophy of religion. 11
What is the difference between religious belief and scientific belief? Explain the role of reason as a foundation of religious belief. 2+9=11
4. Critically explain animistic theory of E. B. Tylor regarding origin of religion. 11
Explain metaphysical arguments forwarded by Plato in favour of immortality of the self. Do you support immortality of soul on the basis of scientific law of conservation of energy? 9+2=11
5. What is problem of evil? Briefly state the solution of it from the perspective of theism. 3+9=12
Evaluate Positivism and Marxism as anti-theistic theory. 6+6=12
6. Is Christianity a monotheistic religion? Explain the basic features of Christianity. 2+9=11
What is Hinduism is known as ‘Sanatana Dharma’? Explain briefly Saivism and Saktism as the sect of Hinduism. 2+9=11
7. What does the term ‘secularism’ mean? Explain the objective and value of comparative study of religion.      3+8=11
What is universal religion? Explain the possibility of universal religion. Give your own comment on the possibility of universal religion. 3+6+2=11


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