Relgious and Human Experience Key Terms and Definitions

These are all the key terms you need to know from each chapter for the WJEC B GCSE Religious Studies unit 2 exam.(Green book)

These keyterms are used to answer the "a" exam style questions in the paper.

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  • Religion and Human Experience
    • Religion and Medicine
      • Free will - the belief that nothing is determined.
      • Quality of life - the extent to which life is meaningful and pleasurable.
      • Sanctity of  life -  life is precious and utterly priceless.
      • Conscience - an innate moral sense that guides actions and responses.
      • Medical Ethics - the moral principles that affect medical issues and practice.
      • Hippocratic Oath - a special promise made by those working in medicine to do their best to preserve life.
    • Religion and State
      • Human rights - something a person is entitled to because they are human.
      • Justice - where everyone has equal provisions and opportunities.
      • Personal Conviction - something a person strongly feels or believes in
      • Duty - something you do because it is the accepted pattern of behaviour.
      • Punishment - A penalty given to someone for a crime or wrong they have done.
      • Authority - right or power over others.
    • Religion and Conflict
      • Pacifism - The belief that all forms of violence or war is unacceptable.
      • Non-violent Protest - showing disapproval without damaging property or causing any threat
      • Conflict - Clashes and breakdowns of relationships.
      • Just war - A war undertaken to protect the innocent and those being violated.
      • Interfaith Dialogue - Exploring common grounds between different faith groups.
      • Reconciliation - bringing harmony to a situation of disagreement and discord
    • Religious Expression
      • Faith - to have trust or confidence.
      • Community - a group of people who are joined together because they share something in common
      • Pilgrimage - a form of spiritual adventure.
      • Sacred - somethinng to be revered or respected above other things.
      • Evangelism - Spreading a faith or religion to others.
      • Identity - the sense of who you are in terms of attitude, character and personality.


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