Philosophy of Religion is a photocopiable resource pack for teachers of AS and A2 religious studies with materials for use in the presentation of the philosophy of religion elements of the religious studies specifications. The topics included in this pack represent the core topics in philosophy of religion and can be used across a wide range of examination boards, papers and modules. The pack comprises a set of flexible lesson plans, divided into distinct topic areas. The lesson plans for each topic have the following features: Teacher's Notes, which offer offering guidance and advice on the presentation of the material, best examination practice, and the structure that the class may take. Information Sheets, which provide students with material on each topic. Worksheets which contain activities and questions for students, to be used as the basis of classroom discussion or as homework tasks The lesson plans are the result of extensive teaching experience, and the learning outcomes for each of the lessons are made explicit. However, the order in which the lessons are taught is by no means prescriptive and should be tailored according to the specification you are following.
Sarah K. Tyler is a Principal Examiner for Religious Studies and Head of Religious Studies at Mander Portman Woodward in London. Gordon Reid is a Principal Examiner for Religious Studies and formerly Head of Religious Studies at Alleyn's School in London.
The nature of God, faith and proof Topic 1 Influences and philosophical principles Topic 2 The concept of God: definitions, attributes and problems Topic 3 The nature of proof, faith and reason Theistic and atheistic arguments Topic 4 The cosmological and design (teleological) arguments Topic 5 The ontological argument Topic 6 The argument from religious experience and the moral argument Topic 7 Atheistic arguments The philosophy of religion Topic 8 The problem of evil Topic 9 Miracles Topic 10 Life after death Topic 11 Religious language