Notes from BPU Sri Lanka - Third Year

RSG. 301 – Religion and Contemporary Issues 


  This course unit is intended to provide knowledge of modern religious thoughts developed in contemporary society and subsequently to train students to understand contemporary issues in related to major religions.

Course Contents
  Religions and sectarianism, religious fundamentalism, agnosticism and modern society, scientific discovery and its impact on religion, post modernist approach to religion, industrialization, globalization and religion, religion and politics, religion and modern contemporary issues.

Recommended Reading:
 1. Divine Knowledge and Human Language Alston William P., Cornell University Press
 2. The Buddhist Critique of the Christian Concept of God 1974 Dharmasiri Gunapala, Lake House Publishers, Colombo,
 3. Theism Dore Clement, R. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, 1984
 4. Precept and Practice Gombrich Richard, Clarendon Press, London, 1971
 5. Experience and Explanation of Faith Hear Anthony O', Routeledge & Kegan Paul, 1984
 6. An Interpretation of Religion Hick John, Yale University Press, 1989

Examination Questions