• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
  24. 24
  25. 25
  26. 26
  27. 27
  28. 28
  29. 29
  30. 30
  31. 31
  32. 32
  33. 33
  34. 34
  35. 35
  36. 36
  37. 37
  38. 38

Religion and human relationships Religion and medical ethics - views of Christians and Moslems.

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Religious Studies Religion and human relationships Religion and medical ethics Religion, peace and justice Religion and equality Nature of God Death and the Afterlife Religion and Science Good and Evil ________________ Religion and human relationships (Christianity) A family is: 1. A husbands and wife with their children 2. The group that someone grows up in. 3. Basic social unit. 4. Biologically related group. 5. The group in which most humans spend a lot of time 6. Base for care for its dependants. There are two types of family ? the nuclear family and the extended family. The nuclear family is the on most often shown in media today. This is where a husband and wife live alone with their children, without any close relatives living in their household. In the extended family, there are several generations of the family living together. This is not so prevalent in Britain but is still common in other countries and societies. Every family is different but most do the same things. They provide certain economic rights and responsibilities; teaches us an acceptable way to behave, and the customs and traditions of our society; family also allows wealth and property to be passed on to a new generation. Christianity believes that there is a need for mutual respect and tolerance in the family and that there are 3 main elements necessary and essential for bringing up a family: love, freedom and discipline. Family is still the foundation of society. Families and their homes are still the platform for life, as we know it. Family defines individuals, who will in turn shape their world. However, I doubt that here, in Britain, family is as important as it used to be. Christianity teaches that children should be brought up in a family unit with both parents, a father and a mother. It is one of the purposes of Christian marriage, to form a family to bring the children up in a loving Christian environment. ...read more.


Nature of God Characteristics of God Some people see God as transcendent. They find it difficult to describe God as He is outside time and space. Others believe that he is immanent- He is with us all the time. People try and mould God into a human form- anthropomorphising. Eternal - lasting for all time without beginning or end Infinite - without any finite or measurable limits Invisible- not able to be seen Mystery- an unknown, secret, or hidden person or thing, beyond human understanding Benevolent-showing kindness or goodwill Omnipresent - continuously and simultaneously present throughout the whole of creation Sustains- to make something continue to exist Creator ? maker and originator Father, Son & Holy Spirit ? the Trinity Incarnate - having a bodily form, especially a human form Redeemer- saviour of humanity through his death on the Cross, saviour, liberator Judge Son of God Omnipotent- possessing complete, unlimited, or universal power and authority Omniscient ? all knowing. Why do Christians believe in God? Some Christians might not be able to explain why believe in God. They will reply it is a matter of faith. Others have been brought up to believe in God. Others may have had some experiences of God- He may have spoken to them. Some believers may have read or seen something which started their belief in God. Some children will be brought up with a belief in God, Their parents will lead by example and most people around them will believe in God. It will appear normal to them that God must be real. They may be confirmed, baptised go to Sunday School and celebrate Christian festivals. Some people have tried to prove that God exists. They have tried to set out a logical argument which shows beyond doubt that God exists. However, some people believe it is wrong to try and prove God exists. They say people should just accept his existence through faith. ...read more.


This rite may be celebrated at the grace. It is composed of Scripture, a prayer, intercessions and ends with more prayers. A sign of leave taking (often the sprinkling if holy water) concludes the rite. This time of final pray is important and gives people the chance to say a final goodbye to the bodily presence of their loved one. Describe Christian beliefs about what happens to evil people after death. [8] Candidates might describe different Christian views about life after death for evil people; they might include traditional views of hell as a place of suffering at the hands of the devil, or other views in which the good are united with God but the evil are left behind. Roman Catholic views about purgatory might be included. There could be a discussion of whether descriptions of hell as an eternal fire are symbolic or literal. Explain how a Christian funeral service might comfort someone whose close friend has died. [7] Understanding of the main elements of a Christian funeral service might be demonstrated, with the emphasis on the promise of resurrection and comforting images of the dead at rest and in the hands of God; death as something which takes a person forward into eternal life. This might be seen as comforting where death is not the end and the separation from loved ones is temporary. ?It cannot be true that there is life after death, because there is no evidence for it.? Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. [5] Answers might include the view that for Christians, there is evidence for life after death in the resurrection of Christ. Arguments might also include the idea that there are plenty of things which can be true in the absence of hard evidence; or that there is no evidence against life after death either. Contrasting views might agree with the statement and suggest that belief in life after death is wishful thinking. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Family, Marriage and Divorce section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Family, Marriage and Divorce essays

  1. Problems facing muslims living in britian today

    The prayers are quite long and could interrupt something important you may be doing. A Muslim has to be much organised so they are prepared for prayer. Finding a decent bathroom to wash in. if I cannot find a source of water.

  2. Christian and Muslim attitudes to Divorce Explain the attitudes towards divorce and remarriage ...

    Christians that belong to the Church of England do not in principle accept divorce. Some vicars that belong to the Church of England allow divorced couples to remarry in church while others will bless a remarried couple after a civil ceremony.

  1. The roles of men and women within the Christian family.

    very similar, yet one has a ball under its paw (symbolising the earth), the other has a cub under its paw. The lion with the earth is the male, and the one with the baby is the female. It is now commonly accepted throughout the world that it is ok

  2. Divorce and Its Effects on Children and Society

    Most couples keep separate calendars, which unintentionally exclude each other from their activities. In these hectic times, doing things individually are commonplace. This warns of a possible breakdown of communications ahead between both parties. People nowadays put careers, children, hobbies, volunteer work etc ahead of their relationships, hence putting their marriage at stake.

  1. 'So Long a Letter' - Compare and contrast the lives of Ramatoulaye and Aissatou ...

    The women are portrayed as the oppressed and the men as the oppressors. All the women we are introduced to in the first sixteen chapters (with the possible exception of Mawdo's mother) are good. Even Binetou is described as beautiful, lively, kindhearted and intelligent.'14 It appears that the women in

  2. Is Divorce Right or Wrong?

    If men are at fault the woman can now initiate the divorce, until 1923 only the man could start it now both parties can. The final reason is the acceptance of divorce in modern society.

  1. QC - 'Divorce and re-marriage are unacceptable'.

    After divorce, most people would want to get remarried, as they are now single again and would probably want to start another relationship. The Catholic Church again does not see couples as divorced so they see remarriage as permanent adultery.

  2. Outline and explain Christian beliefs about marriage.

    Occasionally an annulment is allowed. The Church of England does not in principle, support divorce either. Their main policy is not to remarry divorcees in a church ceremony. Many Free Churches accept divorce and allow remarriage to take place during a church ceremony.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work