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Philosophy of Religion for AS Level [Paperback]

Michael B. Wilkinson , Hugh N. Campbell
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21 Feb 2009
This comprehensive and easy to use textbook is endorsed by OCR for use with the Philosophy of Religion unit of the OCR AS Religious Studies specification. Co-authored by experienced examiners * "Stretch and Challenge" material for advanced students * Timeline of philosophers * Appendix on revision notes * Each chapter includes essential new vocabulary with definitions extracts from primary texts examination tips discussion topics and practice exam questions suggestions for further reading Fundamental concepts covered include arguments for the existence of God, including the Ontological, Cosmological, Moral and Teleological Arguments, as well as challenges to faith from the Problem of Evil and other sources. Background material from Ancient Philosophy and the Judaeo-Christian tradition is explained, and there are specially developed sections on Boethius and the Divine Attributes and Modern Science, both new to the specification. A particular feature of this book is substantial "Stretch and Challenge" material throughout which allows students to develop further.

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  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum; 2 edition (21 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847065406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847065407
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Michael B. Wilkinson lectures at Sussex Downs college and has over 30 years experience of teaching philosophical topics at university, seminary and college level. He is a senior examiner for a major awarding body and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Brighton, UK. Hugh N. Campbell is a principal examiner for a major awarding body and has been teaching philosophy of religion for 20 years.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Probably best out there 11 April 2014
By mai
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Out of all the text books for the OCR course this is the most well written. It uses primary sources well and goes into sufficient depth, on the whole, to allow AS students to do very well in the exam.

It is not five stars because there is very little evaluation of the subject matter. It also skims across some areas of the course - the chapter on God as the Good Creator is very light and they could have done a better job with Hume's criticisms by looking closer at his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

When compared with the other text books however this is concise, accurate and best supports the AS course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good primary textbook 1 Feb 2014
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This is a good book that we use with an able group. It is well written and pitched at a level that is appropriate for a good to middling 16 year old. We supplement with handouts and extracts from other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful reference book for students 18 Nov 2013
By Erica C
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As an OCR RS student I definitely recommend this. Simple language and clear introduction to all topics. Ideal for revision. My teacher uses it as part of his teaching too.
Delivered promptly and well-protected in a box.
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4.0 out of 5 stars As philosophy book 16 Dec 2012
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I ordered this book as suggested by my teacher and because it is another means of revision. I would suggest that any as philosophy student buy this :)
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