Philosophy of Religion for OCRThe Complete Resource for Component 01 of the New AS and A Level Specifications
Philosophy of Religion for OCR
The Complete Resource for Component 01 of the New AS and A Level Specifications

<i>Philosophy of Religion for OCR</i> is an ideal guide for students taking the Philosophy of Religion component of the OCR Religious Studies AS and A Level course. Drawing on insights gained from many years of teaching experience, Dennis Brown and Ann Greggs’ landmark book follows the OCR specification closely and includes:

·clear and comprehensive discussion of each topic in the specification

·discussion of both historical and cutting-edge philosophical approaches

·use of excerpts from primary sources to engage students in philosophical debate

·profiles of important philosophical and religious thinkers, a glossary and helpful chapter summaries

·discussion questions, activity boxes, thought points and suggestions for further reading

·practical ideas on study skills, essay-writing and assessment objectives

<i>Philosophy of Religion for OCR</i> provides a clear, accessible and comprehensive introduction to each of the topics on the course, including ancient philosophy, mind, body and soul, arguments for and against God’s existence, religious experience, and religious language. Written by two experienced teachers and textbook authors, <i>Philosophy of Religion for OCR</i> will assist students of every ability to achieve their best.

This book, which covers component 01 of the OCR H173 and H573 specifications, should be paired with <i>Religion and Ethics for OCR</i> by Mark Coffey and Dennis Brown, which covers component 02, and <i>Developments in Christian Thought for OCR</i> by Dennis Brown and Ann Greggs, which covers component 03.

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  • June 2018
  • 240 pages
  • 170 x 244 mm / 7 x 10 in
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Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
Philosophers’ Timeline
1. Ancient Philosophical Influences: Plato
2. Ancient Philosophical Influences: Aristotle and Causation
3. Soul, Mind and Body
4. Design and Cosmological Arguments
5. The Ontological Argument
6. Religious Experience
7. The Problem of Evil
8. God’s Attributes
9. God-Talk: Negative, Analogical, Symbolic
10. Challenges to Religious Language
Study Skills and Assessment
Glossary of Key Terms
Illustration Credits
About the Author

Dennis Brown is head of one of the largest departments of Religion and 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 textbooks on Religious Studies and has wide experience of examining, question-paper setting and syllabus development.

Ann Greggs is a teacher in the Religion and Philosophy department at Manchester Grammar School. She is a graduate of York and Chester universities.

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‘A reassuring textbook from authors who are teachers and know how to challenge students to enable them to access the highest grades. It will be invaluable to any teacher of the OCR course, and those who teach similar material for other Boards. Placing thinkers in the History of Ideas enables links between them and a clearer understanding in the broader cultural context; a welcome addition for a text of this kind.’
Keith Noakes, Latymer Upper School

'The initial unnerve at the vastness of the new A Level OCR Specification is effectively placated by Dennis Brown and Ann Greggs in their book Philosophy of Religion for OCR. It is a comprehensive, systematic, and yet accessible unpacking of the Specification that has plenty in it to satisfy both the diligent student and the demanding teacher, especially with its focused questions and practical examination advice. A very welcome resource for anyone studying the philosophy of religion at A Level.'
Richard Gray, author and Senior Examiner

Philosophy of Religion for OCR is that rare thing: a textbook that challenges students to actively and critically engage with the philosophy of religion, while also supporting and guiding them towards examination success. A Level learning is contextualised in a manner that extends students' thinking and provides a clear and thorough grounding in the specification content.’
Emily Bellieu, Forest School

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