Developments in Christian Thought for OCRThe Complete Resource for Component 03 of the New AS and A Level Specification
Developments in Christian Thought for OCR
The Complete Resource for Component 03 of the New AS and A Level Specification
<i>Developments in Christian Thought for OCR</i> is an ideal guide for students taking the Developments in Religious Thought component of the OCR Religious Studies AS and A Level course. Drawing on insights gained from many years of teaching experience, Ann Greggs’ and Dennis Brown’s 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 theological approaches
·use of excerpts from primary sources to engage students in theological debate
·profiles of important philosophers, theologians and non-religious thinkers
·discussion questions, activity boxes, thought points and suggestions for further reading
·practical ideas on study skills, essay-writing and assessment objectives

<i>Developments in Christian Thought for OCR</i> provides a clear, accessible and comprehensive introduction to each of the topics on the course, including Augustine on human nature, death and the afterlife, knowledge of God’s existence, the person of Jesus Christ, Christian moral principles, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, religious pluralism and theology, religious pluralism and society, gender and society, gender and theology, the challenge of secularism, liberation theology and Marx.

Written by two experienced teachers and textbook authors, <i>Developments in Christian Thought for OCR</i> will assist students of every ability to achieve their best.  

This book, which covers component 03 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>Philosophy of Religion for OCR</i> by Dennis Brown and Ann Greggs, which covers component 01.
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  • June 2020
  • 220 pages
  • 170 x 244 mm / 7 x 10 in
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Table of Contents
Foreword: What is Theology?
Timeline of Scholars

Chapter 1: Augustine’s Teaching on Human Nature
Chapter 2: Death and the Afterlife
Chapter 3: Knowledge of God’s Existence
Chapter 4: The Person of Jesus Christ
Chapter 5: Christian Moral Principles
Chapter 6: Christian Moral Action
Chapter 7: Religious Pluralism and Theology
Chapter 8: Religious Pluralism and Society
Chapter 9: Gender and Society
Chapter 10: Gender and Theology
Chapter 11: The Challenge of Secularism
Chapter 12: Liberation Theology and Marx

Study Skills and Assessment
Glossary of Key Terms
Illustration Credits
About the Author
Dennis Brown is the former 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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"This comprehensive book will be much welcomed by students and teachers of the Christian Thought section of the OCR course. Content is explained clearly, has academic rigour, and will help students to achieve high grades whilst also provoking stimulating classroom discussion."
Celia Brace, Bolton School

"It is not surprising that Brown and Greggs' latest addition to their A Level textbook range is of the same excellent quality. A wealth of clear detail, exercises and case studies."
Charles Haydn-Slater, Head of Department, St Mary's School

"Like Polity's other A Level Religious Studies books, Developments in Christian Thought maintains a greater sense of academic rigour than the other textbooks on the market."
Nicholas Heap, Eton College

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