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Written for students taking A level examination in Religious Studies, Religion and Science gives an overview of the issuesthat arise in the overlap between these two aspects of life, unpicks the key arguments and sets them in an historical context.
While the wonders of the universe are being explored by science, religion seeks ways in which that sense of wonder can be expressed and responded to.
Issues of debate betwen religion and science can easily become polarised between a narrow scientism and a literalist and supernaturalist view of religion; hopefully, this book will present you with an attempt at careful, rational balance.
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Formerly published by Hodder in their Teach Yourself series,101 Key ideas: Buddhism is now available as an e-book. It offers easy and flexible access to Buddhist idea.
'I was having trouble getting my head round many aspects of my Buddhism A-Level but as soon as I read this book it all became clear. It is a match between a dictionary and a text book, it only tells you the things you really need to know. I could not reccommend it enough to anyone who is either studying the subject or thinking of becoming a Buddhist.' (from a review on Amazon)
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The Philosopher's Beach Book
It may not be exactly holiday weather at the moment, but The Philosopher's Beach Book offers you a light but thought-provoking read any time you want to grab a few moments out of your routine and do a bit of non-routine thinking.
Thirty five questions about life and its meaning, introducing a range of philosophical ideas and thinkers.
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Published by Hodder Education.
The following books, published in Hodder's 'Teach Yourself' series, offer an accessible introduction to each area of philosophy.
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I have two books in the Access to Religion and Philosophy series (published by Hodder Education), for those studying for AS and A2 level Religious Studies papers in the UK - An Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics and Ethical Theory. The third book shown below - Religion and Science - is now available free on this website.
Although words are my stock-in-trade, I find that some of my best thinking is done when walking, particularly when I get an opportunity to get out into inspiring countryside, or along a coastal path, as here at near Durdle Door in Dorset. Hence this website has a section on Visual Philosophy and also galleries showing some of my favourite places. There are some things that can be seen but never fully expressed.
The world is not what we think about, but what we live in!