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Religion and Society

By | Copyright Year:2009 | ISBN-13: 9780340975510

Published:27/02/2009
Written by experienced examiners and endorsed by Edexcel, this third edition of the bestselling Religion and Society textbook has been fully revised to meet the structure, content and assessment requirements of the new Edexcel GCSE in Religious Studies Specification A, Unit 8.

This new edition integrates the requirements of the new GCSE into the familiar and proven format of the previous edition of Religion and Society with:
* exam-specific advice, questions and model answers
* a clear, accessible structure to guide students through the course
* student-focused features to aid learning such as key terms and summary boxes
* up-to-date photos and examples.

This third edition is accompanied by new editions of the Religion and Society Foundation Edition, Teacher's Resource Pack and Revision Guide.
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CONTENTS

Section 1 – RELIGION: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Introduction
1.1 Why some Christians use only the Bible for making moral decisions
1.2 The authority of the Church for Christians
1.3 Why some Christians believe conscience is the most important guide
1.4 Why some Christians use only Situation Ethics for making moral decisions
1.5 Why some Christians use a variety of authorities in making moral decisions
1.6 Human rights in the UK
1.7 Why human rights are important for Christians
1.8 Why it is important to take part in democratic and electoral processes
1.9 Christian teachings on moral duties and responsibilities
1.10 The nature of genetic engineering, including cloning
1.11 Different attitudes to genetic engineering and cloning in Christianity

Section 2 – RELIGION: ENVIRONMENTAL AND MEDICAL ISSUES
Introduction
2.1 Global warming – its causes and possible solutions
2.2 Forms of pollution and their possible solutions
2.3 Issues connected with the scarcity of natural resources
2.4 Christian teachings on stewardship
2.5 The teachings of ONE religion other than Christianity on stewardship
2.6 The nature and importance of medical treatments for infertility
2.7 Different attitudes to infertility treatments among Christians
2.8 Attitudes to infertility treatments in one religion other than Christianity
2.9 The nature and importance of transplant surgery
2.10 Different attitudes to transplant surgery in Christianity
2.11 Different attitudes to transplant surgery in one religion other than Christianity

Section 3 – RELIGION: PEACE AND CONFLICT
Introduction
3.1 The United Nations and world peace including ONE example of their work
3.2 How religious organisations try to promote world peace
3.3 Why wars occur, using examples from current conflicts
3.4 The nature and importance of the theory of just war
3.5 Differences among Christians in their attitudes to war
3.6 The attitudes to war of ONE religion other than Christianity
3.7 Christian attitudes to bullying
3.8 The attitudes to bullying in one religion other than Christianity
3.9 Religious conflicts within families
3.10 Christian teachings on forgiveness and reconciliation.
3.11 The teachings on forgiveness and reconciliation of one religion other than Christianity

Section 4 - RELIGION: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Introduction
4.1 The need for law and justice
4.2 Theories of punishment and the arguments for and against them
4.3 Why justice is important for Christians
4.4 Why justice is important for the followers of one religion other than Christianity
4.5 The nature of capital punishment and non-religious arguments about capital punishment
4.6 Different attitudes to capital punishment among Christians
4.7 Different attitudes to capital punishment in one religion other than Christianity
4.8 Laws on drugs and alcohol and the reasons for them
4.9 Social and health problems caused by drugs and alcohol
4.10 Different attitudes to drugs and alcohol in Christianity and the reasons for them
4.11 Attitudes to drugs and alcohol in one religion other than Christianity

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Victor Watton is a experienced author and examiner of GCSE Religious Studies

FEATURES

Revised to meet the structure, content and assessment requirements of the 2009 Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies specification

Covers Citizenship KS4 Programme of Study

Written by Victor Watton and Robert Stone - experienced authors and examiners

Includes exam-style questions and advice about how to get high grades.

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