Students meet famous Philosophy of Religion lecturers
How is it possible to believe in an omnipotent, omnibenevolent god when there is so much evil in the world? Is there life after death and if so, what form does it take? These were just some of the thorny issues under discussion at the Philosophy of Religion Conference. The conference on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at The Guild Hall in Cambridge was attended by all the AS and A2 Religious Studies students.
The students had the opportunity to listen to lectures by Dr. Peter Vardy, his wife Charlotte Vardy and Jules Evans of Queen Mary’s University, London. They were invited to join in the question and answer session run by Jules Evans, who described his own personal religious experiences and his mis-spent youth. They also gained a fresh insight into The Ontological Argument for the existence of God from Charlotte Vardy. The conference ended on a high with a debate on the problem of evil. Students experienced first-hand what it will be like to sit in a lecture theatre and to learn from specialists about the latest developments in Philosophy of Religion.