Philosophy of religion
What then should be done? We should directly look to humans who reject the meaning of religion ― that is to say, humans themselves, human existence. We then should join them in order to seek the ways to overcome the problems in their lives. It may be seen as a roundabout path, albeit authentic and straightforward. Humankind has long sought such a way which we call humanities, a self-reflective exploration of humans.
The study specialized in philosophy of religion at Yonsei University Graduate School and the United Graduate School of Theology undertakes theology’s responsibility for addressing social issues through humanistic examination of Christianity and theology. Our work links theology to the scholastic system of a collegiate university, thereby employing literary imagination, historical interpretation and philosophical critique in theological studies. In so doing we attempt to seek the direction in which theology and the church would be able to overcome their frequent exclusive attitude and go out into the secular world. We therefore naturally define < the philosophy of religion in Yonsei University> as < the theological philosophy of religion>. We also hope to explore practical implications which would contribute to the quality improvement of religious practices at the pastoral coalface including sermons. In conclusion, our study in the field of the philosophy of religion denounces violent and oppressive systems of religion which has maintained the claim to be true. We advocate the ultimate idea of ‘justice’ which would realize ‘the kingdom of God’, in which humans lead their existence in ‘freedom.’ Our work, according to this conception of justice, aims to reconstruct the significance of ‘the Words’ for our age.