OCR Philosophy of Religion for AS and A2
Edited by Jon Mayled
Routledge – 2015 – 508 pages
OCR Philosophy of Religion for AS and A2 is a textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses, endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR GCE Religious Studies specification. The book covers all the topics of the Philosophy of Religion component of the A-level specification in an enjoyable and student-friendly fashion. This new edition has been revised to reflect the updated specification, and to take account of the changing needs of students and teachers. It includes:
To maximise students' chances of exam success, the book includes a chapter dedicated to answering examination questions. The book comes complete with lively colour illustrations, a comprehensive glossary and full bibliography.
How to Use this Book Answering Examination Questions Timeline PART 1: THE GOD OF PHILOSOPHY 1. Plato and Philosophy of Religion 2. Aristotle and Philosophy of Religion PART 2: THE GOD OF FAITH 3. God the Creator 4. The Goodness of God Summary Parts 1 and 2: The Gods of Faith and Philosophy Compared PART 3: THE EXISTENCE OF GOD 5. The Ontological Argument 6. The Cosmological Argument 7. The Teleological Argument 8. The Moral Argument PART 4: CHALLENGES TO THE BELIEF IN GOD 9. The Problem of Evil 10. Science and Religion PART 5: THE NATURE OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF 11. Life after Death 12. Revelation and Holy Scripture 13. Religious Experience 14. Miracles 15. Religious Language 16. Nature of God 17. Psychology and Sociology of Religion. Glossary Index
Matthew Taylor is International Baccalaureate Director at Brentwood School, Essex.
Jill Oliphant teaches Religious Studies at Angley School in Kent. She is also an experienced examiner.
Jon Mayled has been a Chief Examiner for Religious Studies. He is a freelance writer and editor.