RS - Short Course Revision Notes


Relationships - Sex before marriage, Abstinence, Contraception, Adultery, Marriage, Marriage ceremonies, Civil Partnerships, Divorce

Equality - Racism, Sexism, Other religions

War Peace and Justice - The Just War Theory, Pacifism, Treatment of Criminals, Punishment, Social Injustice

Medical Ethics - Abortion, Fertility Treatment, Euthanasia, and Animal Testing

Includes Bible quotes to support points, different Christian Attitudes and facts that you could use in your exam :)

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Sex in relationships
Roman Catholic ­ No sex before Marriage
Couple should be committed and exclusive to each other
Every sexual experience should have the potential to create new life,
and the proper place for children is in marriage

Church of England ­ marriage is…

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Church of England is based on changing times
Some only accept contraception that prevents conception e.g. Pill and
condom, however some like Morning after pill allow conception but
cease development, and are unacceptable ­ depends on view of when
life begins ­ early abortions

The joining of two people…

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Allows separation and to live apart but not to remarry or have other
relationships ­ to engage in sexual activity would be considered
Allows annulment in the situation of alcohol influence, not
consummated and forced marriage
"No human being must separate what god has joined together"

Church of England…

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Jesus chose only male disciples
"Woman should remain silent in churches, they are not permitted to
Church of England ­ debateable
Do allow woman priests but not bishops
Moves with society
After being resurrected, Jesus appeared firstly to women.
"There is neither...Male nor Female for you are all one…

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The Just War Theory
Created by Thomas Aquirus to limit war damage after the Crusades
No more force than necessary and civilians should not be targets
Reasonable chance of success
Everything done to ensure safety good instead of evil comes from the war
Started by a sovereign authority ­ i.e.…

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Amnesty International ­ campaign for human rights, protecting people who are denied
Catholic Church - believes Prisoners should learn to become valued members of society
and should have the right to vote
Church of England ­ believes offenders should be prepared to be integrated back
Into society
Supports victims…

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created and said it was good"
Roman Catholic: Never acceptable
Believe that life begins at conception, only God can give and take
away life
`Thou shall not kill',
`Before I formed you I knew you, before you were born I set you

Church of England: Generally opposed, but sometimes…

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AID ­ by donor ­ brings another person into the marriage and is seen
as adultery. Also that masturbation is wrong.

Church of England ­ acceptable ­ God gave us the ability to develop science, if he didn't
want it he wouldn't have allowed it
Jesus healed people ­ heal…


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