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Access to Religion and Philosophy: Christian Theology

By | Copyright Year:2012 | ISBN-13: 9780340957738

This brand new title in the ATRP series is written specifcally for the Christian Theology unit in the OCR specification.

The title has been designed to address the issues in depth in a way which is accessible to all students in order that they can develop their understanding of the topic. Features include:
- Key questions throughout the chapters to help students focus on the key issues
- Key terms defined and explained throughout the chapters
- Profiles of key individuals - their contribution and significance
- Summary diagrams throughout to aid revision
- Revision checklists at the end of chapters
- New exam-style questions and tips at the end of each chapter.


1. What is theology?
a. Theology and philosophy
b. Theology and religion
c. Doctrines
d. Heresies
e. Schisms and traditions
f. Aquinas, Barth, Ford

2. God and creation
a. God as creator
b. God’s relationship with the world
c. God as Trinity
d. Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, Rahner and Cone

3. Knowledge of God
a. Natural and revealed theology
b. As redeemer and creator
c. Creeds
d. Anselm, Aquinas, Calvin, Kierkegaard, Barth, Hartshorne

4. The human condition
a. Pre- post-Fall
b. Men and women
c. Nature of sin
d. Atonement, judgement and eternal life
e. Augustine, Luther, Neibuhr, Macquarrie

5. The person of Christ
a. Jesus of history; the Christ of faith
b. Incarnation
c. As saviour
d. Anselm, Bultmann, Cone, Moltmann, Pannenburg

6. Bible and authority
a. Hermeneutics
b. Inspiration and interpretation
c. Canon and communities
d. Hermeneutical circle
e. Schleiermacher, Bultmann, Ricoeur

7. Liberation theology
a. Situation
b. Process of liberation
c. Marx and hermeneutics
d. Jesus the liberator
e. Influence and impact
d. Gutierrez, Sobrino, Segundo, Cone

8. Feminist theology
a. Responses to patriarchy
b. Liberal feminist theology
c. Reconstruction feminist theology
d. Radical and post-Christian feminist theology
e. Ethics and ministry
d. Ruether, Fiorenza, Pagels, Daly, Hampson

9. Theology of religions
a. Defining religion
b. Secularism and postmodernism
c. Exclusivism
d. Inclusivism
e. Pluralism
f. Cupitt, Barth, Rahner, Hick, Kung

10. Sacramental theology
a. What is sacrament?
b. Baptism
c. Eucharist
d. Ministry
e. Church
f. Cyprian, Luther, Barmen Declaration, Bonhoeffer


Michael Wilcockson is an experienced author, examiner and teacher.


Redesigned to allow greater accessibility to a wide range of post-16 students

New features such as definitions, summaries and exam tips to aid students' understanding, revision and essay writing techniques

Written by a senior examiner of the course

In-depth coverage of specific issues to help students access higher grades.