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Edexcel Religious Studies Short
Course GCSE
2007-2009




Religion and Life
Based on the study of Christianity, with Islam

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Information for Students
The following key terms will form the basis for your studies
throughout this modular GCSE short course.
You have already been introduced to them last week; this week
you will be given back your work and you can assess yourself,
as you watch the presentation, as to…

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Matters of Life & Death

Abortion




The removal of the foetus from the womb
before it can survive
without life saving equipment

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All modules Agnosticism
Not too sure if God is just an idea
or really does exist,
still looking for God...

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Matters of Life & Death

Assisted suicide
When a terminally ill patient
asks a medical practitioner for
the means by which
to end his or her life,
painlessly,
so they may die with dignity

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All modules
Atheism
The rejection of
the concept of God.
The absence of
belief in God.

The two faces of Atheism
It is the philosopher It is the activist that
that brings us to the walks away from the
conclusion that there is mind numbing ideas of
no God. religion!…

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Sex, Marriage & Family Life
Bastard
Term used to belittle
someone born out of wedlock
My Ancestor Was a Bastard
A family historian's guide to
sources for illegitimacy in
England and Wales, this book
provides an introduction to the
world of the unmarried mother
and her child and discusses
how…

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All modules
Benevolent
The belief that God is
all good and kind




God will catch you!

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Believing in God
Causation
(The First Cause Argument)
The idea that everything
has a beginning,
so `something' must have
started it all off
and that `something' is God.

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Sex, Marriage & Family Life
Co-Habitation
Living together as
husband and wife,
but not legally married
in the `eyes' of the Law or God.
In the U.S.A. the State of Virginia,
and 6 others,
still classify cohabitation as illegal

Couples living together outside marriage
can be cited for "lewd, and…

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