Month: August 2020

Exemplar answer for Edexcel Paper 1 (Philosophy of Religion)

From the Paper 1 syllabus: 5.1 Context to critiques of religious belief and points for discussion   a) Respective strengths and weaknesses of religious beliefs. b) Alternative explanations, issues of probability and postmodern interpretations of religion. NOTE 1: the following answer does NOT include discussions of probability or postmodern interpretations of religion. NOTE 2 : …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on War and Peace

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR THE ETHICS OF WAR AND PEACE THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE, HERE, HERE AND HERE.  THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) SHOULD ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THEY ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. FOR …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on Situation Ethics

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR SITUATION ETHICS THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE AND HERE. COMMENTS ON THE ANTHOLOGY EXTRACT FROM WILLIAM BARCLAY’S ETHICS IN A PERMISSIVE SOCIETY CAN BE FOUND HERE. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) SHOULD ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED …

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Anthology Extract Commentary : Edexcel Paper 2 Extract 1: Ethics in a Permissive Society, by William Barclay (Collins 1971) Chapter 4, Situation Ethics, pp.69–91.

NOTE: Copyright issues may come into play at this point. So what you will find below are brief quotations from the extract followed by comments on them The full extract can be found HERE. See also HERE and HERE for course notes on Situation Ethics. This is another example of a curious and questionable choice of …

Anthology Extract Commentary : Edexcel Paper 2 Extract 1: Ethics in a Permissive Society, by William Barclay (Collins 1971) Chapter 4, Situation Ethics, pp.69–91. Read More »