AQA GCSE Religious Studies B (9-1): Catholic Christianity with Islam and Judaism Revision Guide
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AQA GCSE Religious Studies B (9-1): Catholic Christianity with Islam and Judaism Revision Guide

By Harriet Power, David Worden
US$ 12.75
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Book Description

Building on the Oxford AQA GCSE Religious Studies Student Book, this Revision Guide offers a structured approach to revising for the new 9-1 exams.

1. RECAP: key content from the Student Book is condensed and re-presented in simple visual styles to make content memorable and help retention.

2. APPLY: students actively apply the content they have just revised to build the knowledge and evaluative skills needed for the exams.

3. REVIEW: regular opportunities to practice exam questions and review answers direct students to pinpoint any areas of weakness in knowledge or exam skills, identifying where they'll need to concentrate their efforts for further revision.

This Revision Guide covers Catholic Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Thematic Studies. With all the essential content condensed and made memorable, and plenty of exam practice, tips and annotated sample answers, students can confidently prepare for their new exams.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Catholic Christianity
    • Chapter 1:Catholic Christianity
      • 1.1 Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam
      • 1.2 Other Christian art that depicts creation
      • 1.3 Creation and the nature of God in Genesis 1
      • 1.4 Creation and the nature of humans in Genesis 2
      • 1.5 The significance of the creation stories for Catholics
      • 1.6 The origins and structure of the Bible
      • 1.7 Inspiration and the Bible as the word of God
      • 1.8 Interpreting the Genesis creation stories
      • 1.9 Natural law and Catholic attitudes towards science
      • 1.10 Caring for the environment
      • 1.11 The meaning of stewardship
      • 1.12 CAFOD and sustainability
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 2: Incarnation
      • 2.1 Jesus as God incarnate
      • 2.2 God’s message to Joseph
      • 2.3 Jesus, the Word of God
      • 2.4 Jesus as both fully human and fully God
      • 2.5 Christian symbols
      • 2.6 How the incarnation affects Catholic attitudes towards religious art
      • 2.7 Interpreting statues of Jesus
      • 2.8 The moral teachings of Jesus
      • 2.9 Tradition and St Irenaeus’ writings about Jesus
      • 2.10 Different understandings of the incarnation
      • 2.11 Grace and the sacramental nature of reality
      • 2.12 The seven sacraments
      • 2.13 Imago dei and abortion
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 3: The Triune God
      • 3.1 The use of music in worship
      • 3.2 Music in the liturgy
      • 3.3 Acclamations used in the Mass
      • 3.4 The Triune God explained in the Bible
      • 3.5 The Trinity in the Nicene Creed and Genesis 1
      • 3.6 The influence of the Trinity on Christians today
      • 3.7 The Trinity in the Bible
      • 3.8 The Trinity and God’s love
      • 3.9 The authority of the Magisterium and its views on the Trinity
      • 3.10 Baptism
      • 3.11 Traditional and spontaneous prayer
      • 3.12 Prayer and posture
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 4: Redemption
      • 4.1 How church architecture reflects Catholic beliefs
      • 4.2 The main parts of a Catholic church
      • 4.3 Contrasting features and artefacts used by Catholics
      • 4.4 The role of Jesus in restoration through sacrifice
      • 4.5 The significance of Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and ascension
      • 4.6 Salvation (past, present and future)
      • 4.7 Redemption in the Bible
      • 4.8 St Irenaeus’ and St Anselm’s thoughts on salvation
      • 4.9 The importance of conscience for Christians
      • 4.10 Redemption and the Mass
      • 4.11 Different Christian understandings of the Eucharist
      • 4.12 Prayers in the Mass and adoration
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 5: Church and the Kingdom of God
      • 5.1 Pilgrimage and the Stations of the Cross
      • 5.2 Pilgrimage to sacred places
      • 5.3 Mission and evangelism in drama
      • 5.4 The Kingdom of God and the Lord’s Prayer
      • 5.5 Signs of the Kingdom: justice, peace and reconciliation
      • 5.6 The hierarchy of the Catholic Church and the Second Vatican Council
      • 5.7 The importance of Mary and the Magnifcat
      • 5.8 The four marks of the Church and apostolic succession
      • 5.9 The conciliar and pontifical nature of the Church
      • 5.10 The Church as the Body of Christ: the importance of charity for Catholics
      • 5.11 Kingdom values in Christian vocations
      • 5.12 Kingdom values in the life of a Catholic
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 6: Eschatology
      • 6.1 The Paschal Candle
      • 6.2 Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement
      • 6.3 Memorials for the dead
      • 6.4 Eschatology and life after death
      • 6.5 The four last things
      • 6.6 Purgatory and judgement
      • 6.7 The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
      • 6.8 Cosmic reconciliation
      • 6.9 The Church’s teachings on the end of time
      • 6.10 The last rites
      • 6.11 The funeral rite
      • 6.12 The care of the dying and euthanasia
      • Exam practice
  • Part Two: World Religions
    • Chapter 7: Islam: beliefs and teachings
      • 7.1 The Oneness of God and the supremacy of God’s will
      • 7.2 Key beliefs of Sunni Islam and Shi’a Islam
      • 7.3 The nature of God
      • 7.4 Angels
      • 7.5 Predestination
      • 7.6 Life after death
      • 7.7 Prophethood and Adam
      • 7.8 Ibrahim
      • 7.9 Muhammad and the Imamate
      • 7.10 The holy books in Islam
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 8: Islam: practices
      • 8.1 The Five Pillars, the Ten Obligatory Acts and the Shahadah
      • 8.2 Salah: the daily prayers (1)
      • 8.3 Salah: the daily prayers (2)
      • 8.4 Sawm: fasting during Ramadan
      • 8.5 Zakah: almsgiving
      • 8.6 Hajj: pilgrimage – origins and significance
      • 8.7 Hajj: pilgrimage – how Hajj is performed
      • 8.8 Jihad
      • 8.9 The festivals of Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha
      • 8.10 The festival of Ashura
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 9: Judaism: beliefs and teachings
      • 9.1 The nature of God: God as One
      • 9.2 The nature of God: God as creator
      • 9.3 The nature of God: God as lawgiver and judge; the divine presence
      • 9.4 Life after death, judgement and resurrection
      • 9.5 The nature and role of the Messiah
      • 9.6 The Promised Land and the covenant with Abraham
      • 9.7 The covenant at Sinai and the Ten Commandments
      • 9.8 Key moral principles in Judaism
      • 9.9 Sanctity of life
      • 9.10 Free will and mitzvot
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 10: Judaism: practices
      • 10.1 The importance of the synagogue
      • 10.2 Interior features of a synagogue
      • 10.3 Worship in Orthodox and Reform synagogues
      • 10.4 Daily services and prayer
      • 10.5 Shabbat in the synagogue
      • 10.6 Shabbat in the home
      • 10.7 Worship in the home; the written and oral law
      • 10.8 Ceremonies associated with birth
      • 10.9 Bar and Bat Mitzvah
      • 10.10 Marriage
      • 10.11 Mourning for the dead
      • 10.12 Dietary laws
      • 10.13 Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
      • 10.14 Pesach
      • Exam practice
  • Part Three: Themes
    • Chapter 11: Theme A: religion, relationships and families
      • 11.1 Human beings as sexual, male and female
      • 11.2 Pope John Paul II’s ‘Theology of the Body’
      • 11.3 Human sexuality and its expression
      • 11.4 A valid marriage in the Catholic Church
      • 11.5 The nature of marriage, marriage promises and cohabitation
      • 11.6 Annulment, divorce and remarriage
      • 11.7 Family planning and contraception
      • 11.8 The nature and purpose of the family
      • 11.9 Roles and responsibilities within the family
      • 11.10 Gender equality in the Bible
      • 11.11 Catholic teaching on the equality of women and men
      • 11.12 Gender prejudice and discrimination
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 12: Theme B: religion, peace and conflict
      • 12.1 Biblical perspectives on violence and bullying
      • 12.2 Forgiveness and reconciliation
      • 12.3 Justice
      • 12.4 The just war theory
      • 12.5 Nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction
      • 12.6 The consequences of modern warfare
      • 12.7 Religion as a reason for violence and war
      • 12.8 Pacifism
      • 12.9 The role of religion in conflicts of the twenty-first century
      • 12.10 Terrorism
      • 12.11 Torture, radicalisation and martyrdom
      • 12.12 Conflict resolution and peacemaking
      • Exam practice
    • Chapter 13: Theme C: religion, human rights and social justice
      • 13.1 Human dignity and religious freedom
      • 13.2 Human rights
      • 13.3 Rights and responsibilities
      • 13.4 Responsibilities of wealth
      • 13.5 Wealth creation and exploitation
      • 13.6 Greed, materialism and the sacrifice of wealth
      • 13.7 Catholic teachings about poverty
      • 13.8 Contrasting views on fighting poverty
      • 13.9 The work of CAFOD and Christian Aid
      • 13.10 Racial prejudice and discrimination
      • 13.11 Equality
      • 13.12 Justice, racial equality and racial prejudice
      • Exam practice
      • Answers
  • Back Cover
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