Structured directly around the specification of the OCR, this is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses. The updated third edition covers all the necessary topics for Philosophy of Religion in an enjoyable student-friendly fashion. Each chapter includes:
- a list of key issues
- OCR specification checklist
- explanations of key terminology
- overviews of key scholars and theories
- self-test review and exam practice questions.
To maximise students’ chances of success, the book contains a section dedicated to answering examination questions. It comes complete with diagrams and tables, lively illustrations, a comprehensive glossary and full bibliography. Additional resources are available via the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/mayled.
Table of Contents
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 Glossary Index
Matthew Taylor is an experienced examiner and Deputy Headmaster of King's College, the British School of Madrid.
Jill Oliphant was formerly Head of Religious Studies at Angley School in Kent. She is also an experienced examiner.
Jon Mayled is a chief examiner. He is author and editor of many popular books for the GCSE and GCE specifications.
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