AQA Religious Studies B: Religious Philosophy and Ultimate Questions (ASBR)
By: Lesley Parry (author)Paperback
Combines engaging content and activities with effective exam preparation for AQA GCSE Religious Studies B: Unit 4, and has been written by experienced examiners and teachers. Including coverage of the six main world religions, Religious Philosophy and Ultimate Questions: - is written in a direct and student-friendly style with clear explanations and a touch of humour - helps students gain an understanding of the content, explore their own beliefs and respond to religious ideas with a range of different activity types - improves students' exam performance with examination advice, including sample answers and tips on how to revise.
Lesley Parry is a senior manager in a large comprehensive school in Manchester. She is a Senior GCSE Examiner. She is the Chair of the new syllabus committee for Oldham SACRE. She has written many GCSE Religious Studies resources. Jan Hayes is a Head of RE in a Lancashire school. She is a Senior GCSE Examiner for AQA. She has worked with a number of teachers and schools in Lancashire and Manchester to help them improve their RE delivery, specifically at GCSE level. Kim Hands is an experienced teacher and examiner.
Introduction Topic One The Existence of God The First Cause argument The argument from design (teleological argument) Miracles - God be praised! Seeing is believing - the argument from religious experience It's about what's right and wrong! The weight of the arguments Nope, I still don't believe that God exists! Agnostic...atheist...theist This topic in the exam Revising this topic Topic Two Revelation Special revelation General revelation: knowing God...through nature Knowing God...through worship Knowing God...through holy books and religious writing Knowing God...through conscience and behaviour So, what does revelation tell us about God? Reality or illusion? Bringing things together This topic in the exam Topic Three The Problem of Evil and Suffering We've got problems About moral evil About natural evil Theodicies - defending God Problems with solutions Responding to evil Responding to the suffering of others This topic in the exam Revision tips that are not just hot air! Topic Four Immortality Mind, body and soul What might count as life after death? ...Reincarnation ...Memories ...Rebirth ...Resurrection ...A legacy Why do people want to be immortal? 'Proving' life after death Life after death - there's no such thing! What religions believe about life after death Exam tips Topic Five Miracles What do we mean by miracles? Some miracles...in holy books ...in history ...from experience So, who performs miracles? Miraculous evidence Learning about God David Hume on miracles Exam tips - improving exam performance Topic Six Science and Religion Scientific truth versus religious truth The origins of the universe The Genesis creation story Science or religion, or both? The cosmological revolution The voices of change Key points of the next cosmological revolution The next big clash...evolution Science versus religion Created or evolved - waht difference does it make? Exam tips - building your technique Appendix I Revision outline Appendix II Sample paper Glossary Index
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