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Describe Christian teachings about the relationship between humanity and the rest of creation(700 words, 24 marks)

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Religion and Science Religious Studies Coursework By Sarah Swinton 11DFm Question 1: Describe Christian teachings about the relationship between humanity and the rest of creation (700 words, 24 marks) Question 2: Explain how Christians might put these teachings into practice in order to help preserve the environment. (500 words, 21 marks) Question 3: "God made the earth, so he should look after it." Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer from different points of view. (300 words, 15 marks). Question 1: Describe Christian teachings about the relationship between humanity and the rest of creation "God created the world in 7 days" is what Christians believe, where as others believe that God does exist but took longer to create the world, and others believe there is no God and the world was created through evolution- which is the development of atoms through long periods of time. But all of these people agree on one thing- the world was created a long time ago and we as a world-wide community need to respect and look after the world. In Genesis chapter 1 verses 27-28 God sets people apart from the rest of creation, gives them dominion, control over the world. ...read more.


He lived for ever in the hearts of all men. St. Francis collected many followers and founded the Order of Mendicant Friars or Franciscans. The members of this Order have to take a vow of poverty, chastity, love and obedience. St. Francis gave up his mortal coil in 1228. The followers of St. Francis built a beautiful church round him on the hill of Assisi, the hill he so dearly loved. The influence of St. Francis and the sweet aroma of the life he lived will last for ever. Glory to St. Francis, the little poor man of Assisi, but an illustrious saint! The Prayer of Saint Francis "O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is discord, harmony; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light, and Where there is sorrow, joy. Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life." ...read more.


and treat it for how we would like to be treated. On the other hand others' think differently they believe god didn't create the world so it is our responsibility to look after it, they believe that there was a 'Big Bang' millions of years ago so we have to look after the world because there is no one else to. Others' also believe that it is the humans who are doing the most damage to the world we live on today and if we carry on the way we are at the moment; destroying the rainforest and the unknown species that live there, burning fossil fuels so other parts of the world get the side effects and many more problems. These people think God should help us look after it by sending a sign to the humans telling them what 'he' thinks they should be doing to protect the earth and the creatures that live there; we aren't just destroying the world but the creatures on it. So to conclude many people believe in different ways the world should be look after; from God, humans or any living thing but every one believes the world should be looked after before it is too late and there is no 'world' for us to live on! By Sarah Swinton 11DFm ...read more.

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