Religion and Ethics for OCR: The Complete Resource for Component 02 of the New AS and A Level Specifications
Religion and Ethics for OCR: The Complete Resource for Component 02 of the New AS and A Level Specifications

Religion and Ethics for OCR is an ideal guide for students taking the Religion and Ethics option of either the new AS Level or A Level specifications offered by OCR, starting in September 2016. Drawing on insights gained over years of teaching and following the OCR course outlines closely, Mark Coffey and Dennis Brown’s landmark book includes:

·up-to-date discussions of key debates in religion and ethics
·ethical theories set in their historical context
·discussion of contemporary developments in science, technology and society
·helpful guidance on writing exam answers
·guidance on how best to meet OCR’s assessment criteria
·profiles of leading ethical, philosophical and religious thinkers, a glossary and helpful chapter summaries
·discussion questions, activity boxes and thought points

Religion and Ethics for OCR provides a rigorous and accessible introduction to both historical and contemporary debates in religion and ethics, including chapters on euthanasia and on sex and sexuality. Written with clarity and attention to detail, the book’s user-friendly style will assist all students to achieve their best.

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  • October 2016
  • 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 mm / 7 x 10 in
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  • 9781509510153
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Table of Contents

How to use this book
Ethical thinker's timeline
Introduction: The OCR Specification and exam technique

Section One - Normative Ethical Theories: Religious Approaches 
1- Natural Law
2- Situation Ethics
Section Two - Normative Ethical Theories: Secular Approaches 
3- Utilitarianism
4- Kantian Ethics
Section Three - Applied Ethics
5- Euthanasia
6- Business Ethics
Section Four - Ethical Language & Significant Ideas
7- Metaethics
8- Conscience: Aquinas and Freud
Section Five - Developments in Ethical Thought
9- Sexual Ethics
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About the Author
Mark Coffey is a teacher of Religion and Philosophy at The Manchester Grammar School with more than two decades of experience in guiding students to A Level success. An Oxford theology graduate, he did a Master’s degree by research on Hauerwas at Leeds University under Nigel Biggar. He has written an introduction to the theological ethics of Stanley Hauerwas and is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4.

Dennis Brown is head of one of the largest departments of Religion & Philosophy in Britain, at Manchester Grammar School. He studied Theology and Philosophy at Edinburgh, New York and Oxford universities. In addition to writing books and articles on early Church History, he has authored A Level and GCSE textbooks on Religious Studies and has wide experience of examining, question-paper setting and syllabus development.
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