1. Philosophy of Religion
The Department offers courses to senior undergraduate level students during their third and fourth years. In their first and second years, students take courses on basic Islamic studies (e.g., Qur’anic Exegesis, Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, and Kalam) and on philosophical studies (e.g., Logic, History of Philosophy, and Islamic Philosophy). Then, during their study of philosophy of religion, they concentrate on philosophical-theological topics from interdisciplinary and comprehensive perspectives. The Department introduces central themes, both historical as well as contemporary, in the philosophy of religion. Topics include the relation between reason and revelation, arguments for and against the existence of God, the divine attributes, the relation between God, man, and the world, the problem of evil, miracles, morality, the relation between religion and science, and life and death. Hilmi Ziya Ülken, Hamdi Ragıp Atademir, Mehmet Karasan, Necati Öner, Mehmet S. Aydın, and Süleyman Hayri Bolay are among the prestigious professors who have contributed to the scholarly development of the Department.
2. Current Academic Staff