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Philosophy of Religion for OCR: The Complete Resource for Component 01 of the New AS and A Level Specifications

Philosophy of Religion for OCR: The Complete Resource for Component 01 of the New AS and A Level Specifications

Dennis Brown, Ann Greggs

ISBN: 978-1-509-51797-8

Jun 2018, Polity

240 pages

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$74.95

Description

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.
  • 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
‘A reassuring textbook from authors who are teachers and know how to challenge students to enable them to access the highest grades. It will be invaluable to any teacher of the OCR course, and those who teach similar material for other boards.’
Keith Noakes, Latymer Upper School

'This is a comprehensive, systematic, and yet accessible unpacking of the specification that has plenty in it to satisfy both the diligent student and the demanding teacher.'
Richard Gray, author and Senior Examiner

Philosophy of Religion for OCR is that rare thing: a textbook that challenges students to actively and critically engage with the philosophy of religion, while also supporting and guiding them towards examination success.’
Emily Bellieu, Forest School