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I am currently studying Theology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Exeter.

I am currently studying Theology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Exeter.
GCSE Religious Studies Exam with answers; grade 9.
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GCSE Religious Studies Exam with answers; grade 9.

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This is a grade 9 religious studies exam with answers: Buddhism. AQA examination. The exam includes the following questions: Which of these is not one of the Three Marks of Existence? Give two of the Four Sights. Explain two ways in which belief in the three marks of existence influences Buddhists today. Explain two Buddhist teachings of the dependant arising; referring to scripture "The stories of the Buddha’s birth have no relevance for Buddhists today” - 12 marker
Kantian ethics is a helpful method for moral decision making [40 marks]
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Kantian ethics is a helpful method for moral decision making [40 marks]

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This essay argues that Kantian ethics are not a helpful method for moral decision making, suggesting a more successful alternative approach ; virtue ethics. This essay includes: The issues with deontology Macintyre with his successful approach Ross’ prima facie duties, to improve Kant’s deontology Useful approaches of deontology comparing with Utilitarianism Nagel’s understanding of successful deontology This would achieve between an A-A*
How convincing are the teleological arguments for the existence of God?
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How convincing are the teleological arguments for the existence of God?

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This essay argues that the telelogical arguments for the existence of God are unconvincing. Scholars include *Aquinas’ fifth way *Hume, criticisms of design argument *Kant, "we see design and a designer because we want to see design and a designer”. *John Stuart Mill, God would not invent evil *FR Tennant, anthropic principle *Paley, watch analogy *Plato, world of the forms *Epicurus, order can come from chaos This would achieve between an A-A*
Churchill Revision
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Churchill Revision

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This document answers: *Churchill was excluded from the National Government in 1931 because of his views on India. *Churchill’s actions during the abdication crisis were the main cause of his political isolation in the 1930s. *Churchill’s campaign for rearmament was the main reason he was excluded from government in the 1930. *Churchill held extreme views during the 1930s *Churchill was proposing unrealistic policies with regards to gaining international support against Hitler in the 1930s. *Churchill became PM because he was best man for the job. *Churchill only became PM because of doubts about Chamberlains leadership *Churchill maintained his stance of unquestioned defiance throughout 1940 *Churchill’s speeches had a positive effect on morale in Britain *Churchill was an effective military leader *Churchill worked well with his generals *Churchill was a great war time leader *Churchill showed good judgement ordering the bombing of Germany *Churchill’s influence in the Big Three had diminished by 1944 *Churchill could still act independently in his direction of the war by 1944. Churchill’s mistakes were to blame for Labour’s election victory in 1945. Churchill skilfully handled his relationship with Stalin. Churchill maintained a special relationship with Roosevelt throughout the war Churchill’s lack of understanding for De Gaulle let to conflict between the two. Churchill’s main concern for post-war Europe was to prevent the spread of Communism. With arguments for and against, a perfect way to revise the content for source comparative essay at A-LEVEL.
The Problem of Evil: Revision
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The Problem of Evil: Revision

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This is a document revising the problem of evil. It includes: *Irenaeus’ Theodicy *Strengths and Weaknesses’ of Irenaeus’ Theodicy *Augustine’s Theodicy *Strengths and Weaknesses’ of Augustine’s Theodicy *Hick’s Theodicy *Strengths and Weaknesses’ of Hick’s Theodicy *Process Theodicy *Strengths and Weaknesses’ of Process Theodicy *Free Will Defence *Strengths and Weaknesses’ of Free Will Defence
‘The primary precepts provide a useful guide for moral decision making’ Discuss [40]
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‘The primary precepts provide a useful guide for moral decision making’ Discuss [40]

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This essay explores Aquinas’ natural moral law, examining the primary precepts and concluding that the primary precepts are not useful for moral decision making. This essay holds the line of argument that the primary precepts alone are not useful as they oppress the minorities, and that they are only successful alongside the use of secondary precepts. This would achieve between an A-A*.
'There must be a reason to account for the existence of the universe.' Discuss. [40]
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'There must be a reason to account for the existence of the universe.' Discuss. [40]

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This is an A-Level essay looking at the cosmological argument, arguing that there is a reason to account for the universe, achieving A-A* Including discussions from: Leibiniz and his principal of sufficient reason Russel, arguing that the universe does have reason for existence. Aquinas’ first and second way Swinburne argues that the universe does not have to be perfect to be caused by God. Hume arguing that the universe is hardly perfect, if the universe is perfect then it may be logical to assume that it has a perfect creator. Craig and “its existence requires a cause”.
Critically compare Plato’s reliance on reason with Aristotle’s empirical method [40 marks]
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Critically compare Plato’s reliance on reason with Aristotle’s empirical method [40 marks]

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This essay argues that Aristotle’s empirical method is more plausible, over Plato’s reliance on reason. The essay looks at Plato’s allegory of the cave, and explains the failures within his argument, particularly the idea that the world of the forms is unrealistic, due to the interpretations with innatism. Contrasting the essay looks at how Aristotle’s argument offers a useful way of thinking about the chain of causes and effects that lie behind the existence of something. Drawing on examples from Dawkins and Russel to support this! Achieving A-A*.
To what extent does Plato’s allegory of the cave present convincing ideas?
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To what extent does Plato’s allegory of the cave present convincing ideas?

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This is an A-Level essay, discussing Plato’s cave allegory, arguing that his ideals were unrealistic. This essay looks at the various interpretations of the allegory, and how they link with Plato’s theories, including the Form of the Good, World of the Forms, and how the analogy also demonstrates the injustices of Socrates’ death. This achieves between an A-A* level.
GCSE Religious Studies Exam with answers; grade 9.
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GCSE Religious Studies Exam with answers; grade 9.

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This is a grade 9 religious studies exam with answers: Christianity. AQA examination. The exam includes the following questions: Which of the following is a festival that remembers the resurrection of Jesus? Give two Christians forms of worship. Explain two contrasting ways in which prayer is carried out in Christianity. Explain two in which Christians practice baptism; referring to scripture ‘Pilgrimage is nothing more than a holiday’- 12 marker
GCSE Religious Studies Exam with answers; grade 9.
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GCSE Religious Studies Exam with answers; grade 9.

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This is a grade 9 religious studies exam with answers. AQA examination. The exam includes the following questions: Which if these is not a member of the trinity? Give two characteristics of God. Explain two ways belief in the incarnation of Jesus influences Christians today. Explain two Christian teachings about salvation. ‘All Christians should believe the Genesis creation story as the truth’ - 12 marker