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A Level Religious Studies (OCR)

A Level Religious Studies

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
  • Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
  • Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April

Boards

OCR H573

Length of Course

8 hour seminars

Times

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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