Monday, 27 June 2011

Past Questions from old spec

Past Questions from old spec, adapted, for questions from the new spec please see link below.


1. Discuss the view that the concept of a miracle is inconsistent with a belief in a benevolent God. [2002]
2. Assess Hume's reasons for rejecting miracles [2004]
3. By definition, a miracle can never happen. Discuss [2005]

Religious Language

1. Critically examine the Via Negativa as an approach to understanding the nature of God. [2002]
2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the use of analogy as a means of expressing human understanding of God. [2003]
3. Assess the view that the different forms of religious experience are nothing more than fantasy [2006]
4. How far is the claim that moral language is meaningful, even if religious language is not [2004]

Religious Experience

1. Discuss the suggestion that it is pointless to analyse religious experience. [2003]

Nature of God

1. If our ethical behaviour is determined, there can be no possible answers to the problem of evil [2002]
2. God creates us and knows in advance all the choices we will make; therefore we cannot be held responsible when we do wrong [2003]

Life after Death

1. Eternal life in heaven does not explain or compensate for the unfairness of this world; only reincarnation can do that [2003]
2. The only point to behaving morally is to be rewarded after death, discuss [2005]

For a predictions grid, up-to-date questions and sample answers please see this website:

Also this pdf continues lots of practice questions for OCR A2 Phil of Religion paper: 

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