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 …
Exemplar answers to various Paper 2 questions
Edexcel Religious Studies Exemplar Answers
SPOILER ALERT: before getting down to business, if you are reading this and haven’t seen one or both of the two Blade Runner movies, this discussion may not be for you right now, as it is simply inevitable that major plot details that you might not care to know about in advance are going to …
New movements in theology The context and key themes of Liberation theology, Feminist theology and Black theology. The development of these ideas and their impact on the lives of believers and communities in Christianity today.
Situation Ethics is a controversial and liberal ethical theory that was most fully developed in the writing of an American Christian priest called Joseph Fletcher in the 1960’s in his book Situation Ethics – The New Morality.
Biographical details are almost always going to be irrelevant to your examination answers. So don’t mention any of this, but I thought that the following details were quite amusing.
Edexcel-friendly course notes on Utilitarianism (may also be useful for OCR and AQA).