4th Gospel Revision Notes

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Ethics
EITHER
3 (a) (i) Examine the key ideas of one critique of the link between religion and morality.(18) (ii) To what extent does this critique effectively undermine the link between religion and morality?(12) (Total for Question 3(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) Analyse the important features of either Deontology or Natural Moral Law.(18) (ii) To what extent is the selected theory persuasive?(12)
(Total for Question 3(b) = 30 marks)
EITHER
4 (a) (i) Examine the important concepts relating to justice and law and punishment.(18) (ii) Consider critically the extent to which subjectivism poses problems for these concepts.(12) (Total for Question 4(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) Analyse the contribution made by emotivism to debates about ethical language.(18) (ii) To what extent do the problems of ethical language remain unsolved?(12) (Total for Question 4(b) = 30 marks)

New Testament
EITHER
17 (a) (i) Examine the religious significance of either the teachings of Jesus concerning the Kingdom of God (Luke’s Gospel) or the teaching of the Prologue (Fourth Gospel).(18) (ii) To what extent are these teachings important for an understanding of the gospel?(12) (Total for Question 17(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) ‘The gospel was written to reveal the nature of Jesus as the Christ.’ Examine this claim regarding the purpose of either Luke’s Gospel or the Fourth Gospel.(18) (ii) To what extent may other purposes for the gospel be equally important?(12) (Total for Question 17(b) = 30 marks)

EITHER
18 (a) (i) With reference to either Luke’s Gospel or the Fourth Gospel, examine the reasons why the religious and political authorities put Jesus to death.(18) (ii) To what extent was Pilate responsible for the death of Jesus?(12) (Total for Question 18(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) Examine the significance of the religious symbolism contained within the crucifixion narrative of either Luke’s Gospel or the Fourth Gospel.(18) (ii) To what extent does the resurrection narrative add to an understanding of the rest of the gospel?(12) (Total for Question 18(b) = 30 marks)

Ethics
EITHER
3 (a) (i) Analyse the important features of either Deontology or Virtue Ethics.(18) (ii) Consider critically how effective the selected theory may be as a guideline for moral living.(12) (Total for Question 3(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) Examine the key ideas of Natural Moral Law.(18)
(ii) To what extent do critiques of the link between religion and morality undermine the value of Natural Moral Law?(12) (Total for Question 3(b) = 30 marks)
EITHER
4 (a) (i) Examine key ideas associated with either justice or law and punishment.(18) (ii) Evaluate the view that objectivity and relativism pose problems for the concept selected in part (i).(12) (Total for Question 4(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) Examine the problems which scholars have identified regarding the use and meaning of ethical language.(18) (ii) To what extent may these problems be solved?(12)
(Total for Question 4(b) = 30 marks)

New Testament
EITHER
17 (a) (i) Either examine the important features of Luke’s presentation of Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom of God or examine the key ideas of the Prologue (Fourth Gospel).(18) (ii) Evaluate the claim that this teaching/these ideas are crucial to the meaning of the gospel.(12) (Total for Question 17(a) = 30 marks)

OR
(b) (i) ‘A careful reading of the gospel reveals the purpose the author had for writing it.’ Examine this claim with reference to either Luke’s Gospel or the Fourth Gospel.(18) (ii) Evaluate the view that knowing the purpose of the gospel does not add to our understanding of its meaning.(12) (Total for Question 17(b) = 30 marks)

EITHER
18 (a) (i) ‘It was the religious officials who were responsible for Jesus’ death; the political authorities had nothing to do with it.’ Examine this claim with reference to either Luke’s Gospel or the Fourth Gospel.(18) (ii) Evaluate the view that conflict was crucial to the ministry of Jesus.(12) (Total...
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