The 2016 seminar, “Toward an Undergraduate Textbook in Global-Critical
Philosophy of Religion: Learning Objectives, Content, Structure,” gathered to discuss visions for an undergraduate textbook in globally inclusive and critically informed philosophy of religion. The session aimed to address the following questions:
• What are the goals and learning objectives of an upper-level undergraduate course in globally inclusive and critically informed philosophy of religion?
• How do these goals and objectives inform decisions regarding the content, structure, and voice of such a textbook?
• And how would such a textbook effectively integrate non-theistic religious philosophies and critically engage the methodological and theoretical issues of religious studies?
David Kratz Mathies (Missouri Western State University) provided the basis for discussion with the essay, “Analogues, Embeddedness, and Comparative Soteriologies: An Outline
for a Global-Critical Philosophy of Religion Textbook.”