A Level Religious Studies
- Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
- Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
- Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April
Length of Course
8 hour seminars
9am to 6pm daily
1. Philosophy of religion
- Ancient philosophical influences.
- The nature of the soul, mind and body.
- Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God.
- The nature and impact of religious experience.
- The challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil.
- Ideas about the nature of God.
- Issues in religious language.
2. Religion and ethics
- Normative ethical theories
- The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance: euthanasian and business ethics.
- Ethical language and thought.
- Debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience.
- Sexual ethics and the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs.
3. Developments in religious thought (Christianity)
- Religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world.
- Sources of religious wisdom and authority.
- Practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within Christianity.
- Significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought.
- Key themes related to the relationship between religion and society.
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