In this tour de force, the University of Oxford’s Dr. Tim Mawson turns a thoughtful eye to the questions about existence you have undoubtedly asked yourself. An expert on the philosophy of religion, Dr. Mawson combines wit with masterful scholarship to explain deep philosophical topics in an easy-to-understand yet erudite manner.
In 12 captivating lectures, you will look at how philosophers throughout history have debated the meaning of life and God’s role in it, exploring historical approaches to finding meaning before turning to contemporary perspectives and the schools of thought that underlie them. As you grapple with monumental topics, you will consider contrasting beliefs about meaning, purpose, and the existence of a higher power. You will also scrutinize philosophers’ prevailing views on the subject. Some of their views may resonate with you; others you may reject straight out. In either case, Dr. Mawson will have spurred you to rethink your own values and methods of creating meaning. After listening to God and the Meaning of Life, you will walk away with innovative ways to think about God and the afterlife.