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Philosophy and Ehtics A Level (OCR) at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

Course description

AS Units
Unit G571: AS Philosophy of Religion
• Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion;
• Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion;
• Traditional arguments for the existence of God;
• Challenges to religious belief.
Unit G572: AS Religious Ethics
• Ethical theories;
• Applied ethics topics.
Unit G573: AS Jewish Scriptures
• Time line of scriptures;
• Form criticism;
• Topics.
Unit G574: AS New Testament
• First century Gospel setting;
• Themes and texts of Mark’s passion narrative;
• The resurrection in the Synoptic Gospels.
G575: AS Developments in Christian Theology
• Foundations of Christian theology;
• Liberation theology.
Unit G576: AS Buddhism
• Origins of Buddhism;
• Core concepts;
• Key teachings, attitudes and practices.
Unit G577: AS Hinduism
• Origins of Hinduism;
• Core concepts;
• Key teachings, attitudes and practices.
Unit G578: AS Islam
• Background and origins of Islam;
• Beliefs;
• Practices.
G579: AS Judaism
• Sacred writings;
• Beliefs;
• Practices.

A2 Units
Unit G581: A2 Philosophy of Religion
• Religious language;
• Experience and religion;
• Nature of God;
• Life and death;
• Miracle.
Unit G582: A2 Religious Ethics
• Meta-ethics;
• Free will and determinism;
• Conscience;
• Virtue ethics;
• Applied ethics topics.
Unit G583: A2 Jewish Scriptures
• Reward and punishment;
• Amos and Hosea;
• Messianic hope and the ethical kingdom;
• Ruth;
• Wisdom literature and religious experience.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Hunt Community Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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