It is impossible to avoid religion and ethics in our ever changing world. Religion impacts on everyday life and ethics, our everyday decisions. Both universities and employers are aware that students of Religious Education have developed and are able to utilise skills that can be applied to different situations. They know that you:
In this unit you will be discussing how sources of wisdom and authority are used and interpreted to underpin beliefs and teachings. You will debate the influence of these beliefs and teachings on individuals, communities and societies. Evaluating, analysing and breaking down arguments will be key. You will assess the causes and significance of similarities and difference in understanding of beliefs and teachings in Christianity. Key ideas will be the Ontological Argument and the Teleological Argument, Ancient Greek influences and Philosophical issues such as the Problem of Evil and Religious Experience.
Assessment will be 1 hour and 15 minutes
In this unit you will focus on normative ethical theories and the application of natural moral law, situation ethics and utilitarianism. You will have the opportunity to discuss and be assessed on your understanding of religious and non-religious ideas about the application of these theories to euthanasia and business ethics.
In this unit you will focus on the Development and influence of Christian theology. You will have the opportunity to discuss the influence of Augustine on Church doctrine, the person of Christ, implications of a belief in life after death and links to real life examples like Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
You will study a range of topics at A Level. You will evaluate ideas about the Nature of God and religious language. You will then discuss the nature and role of religion in society today. Further to this, you will explain meta-ethical theories and how this links to conscience and sexual ethics. There will also be a section on the dialogue between philosophy and religion and how religion is influenced by philosophy of religion, in relation to the issues studied.
Assessment will be 3 exams of 2 hours each. (Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Religion and Developments in Christian Thought).
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