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Department of Philosophy and Religion                       Office Hours & Contact Information

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater Virginia             Current Courses’ Syllabi

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·       Dr. William Abshire is the Anna B. Mow Endowed Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Chair of the Department. He holds a master's degree in theology from Bethany Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in philosophical, systematic, and historical theology, and the philosophy of religion from the University of Virginia. He also has general interests in theology and culture, ethics, comparative religion, and in Christian education. He has participated in seminars on foreign exchange education, specifically in Strasbourg, France.  He has spent time in China exploring Buddhism's cross influences with native Chinese religions. He and his family live in Mount Sidney, Virginia, are active in the Church of the Brethren, and in district and regional committees and leadership roles within that denomination.

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(Fall 2014)

PHILOSOPHY 320-01E: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

PHILOSOPHY 320-02E: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

RELIGION 332W:  REFORMATION THOUGHT

PAST ACADEMIC YEAR

(Spring 2014)

PHILOSOPHY 320-01: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

RELIGION 220-02: INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

RELIGION 220-04: INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

(Interterm 2014)

RELIGION 335: CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON VIOLENCE AND PEACE (SYLLABUS)

(Fall 2013)

PHILOSOPHY 320-01: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

PHILOSOPHY 320-02: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

RELIGION 220-01: INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

PHILOSOPHY 430 / RELIGION 430: SENIOR SEMINAR IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

A VARIETY OF COURSES FROM PAST SEMESTERS:

 PDP 200 / 300

PHILOSOPHY 335: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

PHILOSOPHY 420:  POSTMODERNISM

RELIGION 340-01: RELIGIONS OF THE NEAR EAST

RELIGION 350-01: RELIGIONS OF THE FAR EAST

RELIGION 420: CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ETHICS

 

 

REFERENCE RESOURCES FOR COURSES

 

"Style Sheet" for Research Papers in Philosophy and Religion

 

Alexander Mack Memorial Library

 

Writing Center

 

Student Academic Support Center (including tutoring services)

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LINKS TO SITES IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

                   PHILOSOPHY:

Philosophy Now (Journal with many free articles)

 Philosophy (Videos on YouTube)

Philosophy Talk (Audio/Podcasts)

Virtual Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Religion

EpistemeLinks (Links to Philosophy Resources on the Internet)

 

              RELIGION:

Review of Religion and Media

Various Influential Thinkers

Religions and Religious Movements

The Christian Theology Page

Religion On-Line

--Site maintained by Wm. Abshire (wabshire@bridgewater.edu)

last modified:  02 October 2014