GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Buddhism
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GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Buddhism

By Cynthia Bartlett, Kevin James, Nagapriya
US$ 28.04
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Book Description

This textbook offers a tried and trusted approach to cover the study of Buddhism, and thematic studies from the perspective of Buddhism, for the new AQA GCSE Religious Studies specification A. It provides a range of activity types, study tips and assessment guidance.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1:The study of religions
    • 1 Beliefs and teachings
      • 1.1 The birth of the Buddha and his life of luxury
      • 1.2 The four sights
      • 1.3 The Buddha’s ascetic life
      • 1.4 The Buddha’s enlightenment
      • 1.5 The Dhamma
      • 1.6 The concept of dependent arising
      • 1.7 The three marks of existence: dukkha
      • 1.8 The three marks of existence: anicca
      • 1.9 The three marks of existence: anatta
      • 1.10 An introduction to the Four Noble Truths
      • 1.11 The first noble truth: the existence of suffering
      • 1.12 The second noble truth: the causes of suffering
      • 1.13 The third noble truth: the end of suffering
      • 1.14 The fourth noble truth: the cure for suffering
      • 1.15 Theravada Buddhism
      • 1.16 Mahayana Buddhism
      • 1.17 The Arhat and the Bodhisattva
      • 1.18 Pure Land Buddhism
      • 1 Assssment guidance
    • 2 Practices
      • 2.1 Places of worship
      • 2.2 How Buddhists worship
      • 2.3 Meditation
      • 2.4 Samatha meditation
      • 2.5 Vipassana meditation
      • 2.6 The visualisation of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
      • 2.7 Ceremonies and rituals associated with death and mourning
      • 2.8 Wesak and Parinirvana Day
      • 2.9 Kamma (karma) and rebirth
      • 2.10 Compassion (karuna)
      • 2.11 Loving-kindness (metta)
      • 2.12 The five moral precepts
      • 2.13 The six perfections
      • 2 Assessment guidance
  • Part 2:Thematic studies
    • 3 Relationships and families
      • 3.1 Human sexuality
      • 3.2 Marriage
      • 3.3 Contraception and family planning
      • 3.4 Divorce
      • 3.5 The nature and purpose of families
      • 3.6 Gender equality
      • 3 Assessment guidance
    • 4 Religion and life
      • 4.1 The origins of the universe
      • 4.2 The origins and value of human life
      • 4.3 The value of the world
      • 4.4 The use and abuse of the environment
      • 4.5 The use and abuse of animals
      • 4.6 Abortion
      • 4.7 Euthanasia
      • 4.8 Death and the afterlife
      • 4 Assessment guidance
    • 5 The existence of God and revelation
      • 5.1 The Design and First Cause arguments
      • 5.2 Further arguments against the existence of God
      • 5.3 The argument from miracles
      • 5.4 General revelation
      • 5.5 Special revelation and visions
      • 5.6 Enlightenment and the nature of God
      • 5 Assessment guidance
    • 6 Religion, peace and conflict
      • 6.1 Peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation
      • 6.2 Violence, violent protest and terrorism
      • 6.3 Reasons for war
      • 6.4 Religion and belief as causes of war
      • 6.5 Nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction
      • 6.6 Pacifism and peacemaking
      • 6.7 Religious responses to victims of war
      • 6 Assessment guidance
    • 7 Religion, crime and punishment
      • 7.1 Crime and punishment
      • 7.2 Reasons for crime
      • 7.3 Different types of crime
      • 7.4 The aims of punishment
      • 7.5 The treatment of criminals
      • 7.6 Forgiveness
      • 7 Assessment guidance
    • 8 Religion, human rights and social justice
      • 8.1 Social justice
      • 8.2 Human rights and responsibilities
      • 8.3 Religious freedom
      • 8.4 Prejudice and discrimination
      • 8.5 Buddhist teachings about wealth
      • 8.6 Exploitation of the poor
      • 8.7 Poverty and giving to the poor
      • 8 Assessment guidance
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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