Developments in Christian Thought for OCR: The Complete Resource for Component 03 of the New AS and A Level Specification

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Wiley, Jun 2, 2020 - Religion - 220 pages
Developments in Christian Thought for OCR 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

Developments in Christian Thought for OCR 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, Developments in Christian Thought for OCR 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 Religion and Ethics for OCR by Mark Coffey and Dennis Brown, which covers component 02, and Philosophy of Religion for OCR by Dennis Brown and Ann Greggs, which covers component 01.

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About the author (2020)

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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