Philosophy of Religion for OCR is an ideal guide for students taking the Philosophy of Religion component of the OCR Religious Studies AS and A Level course. Drawing on insights gained from many years of teaching experience, Dennis Brown and Ann Greggs' landmark book follows the OCR specification closely and includes:
*clear and comprehensive discussion of each topic in the specification
*discussion of both historical and cutting-edge philosophical approaches
*use of excerpts from primary sources to engage students in philosophical debate
*profiles of important philosophical and religious thinkers, a glossary and helpful chapter summaries
*discussion questions, activity boxes, thought points and suggestions for further reading
*practical ideas on study skills, essay-writing and assessment objectives
Philosophy of Religion for OCR provides a clear, accessible and comprehensive introduction to each of the topics on the course, including ancient philosophy, mind, body and soul, arguments for and against God's existence, religious experience and religious language. Written by two experienced teachers and textbook authors,
Philosophy of Religion for OCR will assist students of every ability to achieve their best. This book, which covers component 01 of the OCR H173 and H573 specifications, should be paired with
Religion and Ethics for OCR, by Dennis Brown and Mark Coffey, which covers component 02.
Dennis Brown is head of one of the largest departments of Religion and Philosophy in Britain, at Manchester Grammar School. He studied Theology and Philosophy at Edinburgh, New York and Oxford universities. In addition to writing books and articles on early Church History, he has authored A Level textbooks on Religious Studies and has wide experience of examining, question-paper setting and syllabus development. Ann Greggs is a teacher in the Religion and Philosophy department at Manchester Grammar School. She is a graduate of York and Chester universities.
Acknowledgements Foreword How to Use This Book Philosophers' Timeline Introduction SECTION I: PHILOSOPHICAL LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT 1. Ancient Philosophical Influences: Plato 2. Ancient Philosophical Influences: Aristotle and Causation 3. Soul, Mind and Body SECTION II: THE EXISTENCE OF GOD 4. Design and Cosmological Arguments 5. The Ontological Argument SECTION III: GOD AND THE WORLD 6. Religious Experience 7. The Problem of Evil 8. God's Attributes SECTION IV: RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE 9. God-Talk: Negative, Analogical, Symbolic 10. Challenges to Religious Language Study Skills and Assessment Glossary of Key Terms Illustration Credits Index