Module 4 Essay Assignment

Essay Overview:

Each module will require that you write and submit a thoughtful essay, of 1500 to 2000 words, in response to ANY ONE of the several essay question choices provided within that module.

The assigned essay question is drawn directly from its module’s assigned textbook readings. Your essay should provide a relevant, thorough, and detailed response to the essay question assigned. Draw directly upon our assigned reading in order to carefully craft your response.

Essay Instructions:

  1. Write and      submit a thoughtful, thorough, substantial essay, of at least 1500 words,      in direct response to ONE (your choice) of the Module 4 essay questions      below.
  2. Draw      directly upon our assigned textbook readings for this module in carefully      crafting your detailed response.
  3. Please      double-space your essay, include your name at the top of its first page,      and be sure to cite all sources quoted or paraphrased from (even if it’s      only our textbooks).
  4. Don’t      forget to include a bibliography or “works cited” page at the end!
  5. This essay      is DUE by the end of Module 4. Submit it to the Module 4 Essay Assignment      dropbox no later than the last day of this module.

Module 4 Essay Questions:
(Choose just ONE to answer — either 1, 2, or 3):

  1. In what      specific ways does Michael Martin argue that certain divine properties      attributed to God logically conflict with one another? Is he correct that      such conflicts or inconsistencies render God’s existence logically      impossible? Why or why not?
  2. What is H.      H. Price’s argument in favor of the intelligibility of the survival      hypothesis? How would a materialist respond? Are materialist responses to      Price’s account of its intelligibility justified?
  3. According      to Linda Badham, what are the most difficult philosophical problems faced      by the traditional teaching of theism that there is such a thing as life      after death? How plausible are those problems? (You may also wish to draw      upon John Hick’s article in support of your position.)

Notes

  • See the Grading Rubric attached to      this assignment for grading information.
  • Each essay must be written and      submitted to its Assignment Dropbox before the end of its module. (See the      Course Schedule for module      start/end dates and due dates.)
  • For additional guidance and      helpful pointers to further assist you in successfully completing your      essays, see Writing Philosophy Essays, Writing      Thesis Statements, and Sample Essay  in the      Start Here module.

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