Paper 4B Christianity

Course notes for students of the Edexcel syllabus on Equality

From the Paper 2 syllabus on Religion and Ethics: 1.2 Equality a)  Ethical and religious concepts of equality, including the issues of gender or race or disability and the work of one significant figure in campaigns for equality in the chosen area, significant events in the progress of equality in these areas, perspectives on equality …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on Black Theology (4B Christianity)

THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR LIBERATION THEOLOGY THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE AND INCLUDE A SECTION ON BLACK THEOLOGY. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) MAY ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE TESTS ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on The New Atheism (of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others)/Alister McGrath’s response to Dawkins, and Secularization.

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR THIS TOPIC THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE, HERE, HERE AND HERE. UNUSUALLY, THIS PARTICULAR TEST WILL ALSO INTRODUCE QUITE A LOT OF NEW INFORMATION THAT IT MAY BE USEFUL TO REFER TO IN AN EXAMINATION ANSWER, ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE 30 MARK ‘EVALUATE’ QUESTIONS …

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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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Anthology Extract Commentary : Edexcel Extract 2: Alister McGrath, ‘Deluded about God? (2007) Taken from: The Dawkins Delusion by A. McGrath (London: SPCK, 2007), Chapter 1, Deluded About God? pp.1-13.

NOTE 1: THIS ANTHOLOGY EXTRACT RELATES TO YOUR 4B CHRISTIANITY PAPER. THIS MEANS THAT YOU COULD BE ASKED TO COMMENT ON A SECTION FROM IT IN YOUR CHRISTIANITY EXAMINATION. HOWEVER, THE CONTENT ALSO RELATES TO SECTION 5.1 OF YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION SYLLABUS (‘CRITIQUES OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF’), ESPECIALLY THE DISCUSSION ABOUT ‘THE EXTREME IMPROBABILITY OF …

Anthology Extract Commentary : Edexcel Extract 2: Alister McGrath, ‘Deluded about God? (2007) Taken from: The Dawkins Delusion by A. McGrath (London: SPCK, 2007), Chapter 1, Deluded About God? pp.1-13. Read More »

Secularization Part 2 : The debate/Christianity and Secularization

What your Christianity syllabus says… 4.2 Secularisation (2) Religion in today’s society, declining numbers, the role of the Church in formal worship and in modern life and the strengths, weaknesses and impact of the teachings of popular atheists. The rise of New Religious Movements and definitions of ‘spiritual’ and ‘religious’. Disillusionment with some aspects of …

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Secularization Part 1: The New Atheism

Possible examination question: Explore the arguments of modern atheists, including Richard Dawkins and evaluate the impact of these views and the responses to them. These notes can be used for section 4.2 of your Christianity syllabus (on secularization) and 5.1(b) of your Philosophy syllabus (alternative explanations for religious beliefs). Introduction The term ‘secularization’ refers to …

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