Key Stage 5

The course is the Edexcel Religious Studies.

Paper 1 Philosophy and Religion

  • The design argument
  • The cosmological argument
  • The ontological argument
  • the nature of religious experiences
  • The problem of evil and suffering
  • religious language.
  • works of philosophers Dawkins Westphal, Russell and Copleston 
  • Religious experiences
  •   Life after death
  • religion and science ref. to Dawkins and Darwin

Paper 2 Religion and  Ethics

  • Environmental issues equality
  • utilitarianism
  • Situation ethics
  • natural Moral law
  • war and peace
  • sexual ethics
  • ethical language
  • deontology
  • medical ethics: beginning and end of life issues.

Paper 3 a Study of Christianity

  • beliefs and values
  • wisdom and authority
  • religious identity
  • social and historical developments
  • works of scholars
  • religion and society.

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