Religious and Non Religious Groups in Scotland

Our S2 class have been looking at different religious groups in Scotland according to the census. They have been given a task to complete some research on a religious group from the 2011 Census.¬†¬† Use this guide to help you with your research. You should describe the groups main beliefs, practices, if they have a … Continue reading Religious and Non Religious Groups in Scotland

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Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam

Previously we have covered the different types of Revelation and how that can impact on an individuals morality. This lesson we will be looking at how tradition and practices in a religion can impact on an individual. Christian Tradition - History Practices in the earlier church have over time established themselves as tradition. Sometimes a … Continue reading Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam

Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

We have already covered that God can communicate with Christians in many ways, both through General and Special Revelation.¬†Similarly, Muslims believe that Allah has communicated with them in different ways about how he wants Muslims to act. Some of these ways include : Directly (special revelation) - this could be a voice, vision or it … Continue reading Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

General and Special Revelation – Types of Revelation, Strengths and Weaknesses.

What is Revelation? The word revelation comes from the Latin 'revelere' which means to unveil. Basically, it is the communication of things which are unknown by reason alone to mankind. This means we cannot know fully about things that are beyond our human understanding - such as things like the afterlife, the soul or God's … Continue reading General and Special Revelation – Types of Revelation, Strengths and Weaknesses.

The First Precept – To Abstain from Harming Living Things

The Five Precepts are a guide from Buddhists to live ethically and morally. It is up to the individual Buddhist to decide how to follow them and apply them to their lives. If they live in a Monastic Community they may have to follow the Five Precepts more strictly. You can read more about the … Continue reading The First Precept – To Abstain from Harming Living Things

Introduction to the Five Precepts and Three Jewels

Background Living a life in accordance with the Noble Eightfold Path is itself a form of worship. There is no God in Buddhism and Buddhists do not worship Buddha himself as a divine being. The Buddhist community is called the Sangha. The Sangha can refer to a monastic community (Monks living together) or to the … Continue reading Introduction to the Five Precepts and Three Jewels

What is the Purpose of Revelation?

The Origins course will look at many different ideas about where the Universe comes from and who made it. We are going to explore this in this unit and look at different answers to the question: What are the Origins of the Universe? To begin with, we are going to focus on Christianity and how … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Revelation?

Recommended Watching – Songs of Praise – Christianity and Cancer

A recommended viewing for those looking at Christianity, suffering, faith, belief in God etc.

Islam Revision Guide – Five Pillars, Life of Mohammed, Judgement Day, The Qur’an, Nature of Allah

S1 Classes will shortly be completing an assessment on the Islam unit they have been working through. You should have been given a copy of the following mind map of the main topics you need to study. This is a guide to give further information on the different topics you have studied to help you … Continue reading Islam Revision Guide – Five Pillars, Life of Mohammed, Judgement Day, The Qur’an, Nature of Allah

S2 Buddhism Course – Revision Guide

The time is nearing for the S2 Assessment consolidating all your learning for Buddhism this term. You should have a copy of the below mind map to help you with what you should be revising. This guide is to provide a refresher for any bits you need extra help on. You will be able to … Continue reading S2 Buddhism Course – Revision Guide