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3rd Edition

OCR Philosophy of Religion for AS and A2

ISBN 9780415528696
Published August 7, 2015 by Routledge
530 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.