Religion & Philosophy
The Religion and Philosophy Major
What does it mean to be human? What sort of society is just? How do we justify our values? Because they deal with such fundamental questions as these, the fields of religion and philosophy have always been central to liberal education. The Religion and Philosophy major at Lyon College involves students in the rich tradition of philosophical and theological thought. Because it combines rigor and clarity of thought and expression with concern for all aspects of the human condition, the study of religion and philosophy also provides a strong foundation for a range of professions.
Religion and philosophy play a central role in a good liberal arts education, providing students the occasion to raise questions and reflect upon the most basic issues they confront in their lives, in other disciplines, and in the society in which they live. In keeping with our Christian heritage of reasoned faith the Religion and Philosophy program encourages students to understand positions different from their own sympathetically, to evaluate them critically, to express their understanding clearly and cogently, and to formulate their own point of view thoughtfully.
The Religion and Philosophy Minor
The Religion and Philosophy minor is a body of courses designed as a second field for students who wish to develop their skills of thought and expression and their understanding of the human experience through an exploration of philosophical and theological thought.