Religion and Society

Religion and Society

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By (author) Victor W. Watton, By (author) Robert M. Stone

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 132 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 276mm x 7mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340975512
  • ISBN 13: 9780340975510
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour photos
  • Sales rank: 201,522

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Support your students with the most reliable textbook for Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies specification A, Unit 8. Written by experts and endorsed by Edexcel, this book fully supports requirements of a current Edexcel GCSE in Religious Studies specification A, Unit 8. - Fully addresses the requirements of the specification in an easy way for your students to understand - Makes difficult topics accessible to your students using clear explanations, illustrations and statistics - Supports students exam preparation with exam-specific advice, questions and model answers - Aids learning with student-focused features, such as key terms and summary boxes Contents: Section 1 - Religion: Rights and responsibilities Section 2 - Religion: Environmental and medical Issues Section 3 - Religion: Peace and conflict Section 4 - Religion: Crime and punishment

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Victor Watton is a best-selling author. Robert Stone is an experienced author.

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Myself and the department find this new edition excellent! We find the book both concise and user friendly in the process of helping create a more academic approach to this complex subject matter which can be broken down into sections which are easy for the students to digest. Frank Meehan, Mount Carmel RC High School, Lancashire It gives pupils a much broader knowledge base and supports what they already think they know! Sarah Rhodes, Kingstone School, Barnsley The pupils like this book and the pictures help them to know what the topic is trying to say to them. Mrs C Furniss, Silverdale School, Sheffield Very useful with some sound advice for students sitting the exam. Amazon reviewer

Table of 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