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Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY 40475-3102)
Michael Warren Austin (Project Director: November 2008 to October 2011)

Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants
Education Programs

$24,096 (approved)
$24,096 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 6/30/2011

Do we need God for the good life?

The development of an undergraduate course that addresses issues relating to the good life, including God's existence or non-existence, human nature, human fulfillment, and moral growth.

The enduring question to be addressed in this course is "Do we need God for the good life?" By examining this question from a variety of perspectives, students in this course will not only appreciate the pluralism that exists with respect to the possible answers to this question, but they will also see how a variety of disciplines relate to it. The readings and discussion in class will draw from texts in philosophy, religion, biology, history, and literature.