Well here we are again, with just over a week until the exam, what is likely to come up this year? I have compiled a list with various questions that it might be worth practising, and some of them I provide links to exemplars for those questions. I do this most years, always with the caveat that it is never a good idea to base your revision on just these predictions, but it can’t do any harm to have a good look at them.
1.Miracles questions. Both myself and Peter Baron think the Miracles topic has been under-represented in past years; I think there could be a question on Hume’s understanding of miracles, which there has never been, and at Peped (Peter Baron’s site) they think there could be one on coincidence miracles. My question is:
Assess the claim that miracles are simply coincidences given religious significance. (35)
There has apparently never been a question on Holland and coincidence miracles.
2.Religious language. Specifically verification. It hasn’t come up before. Therefore:
or what amounts to something similar:
‘God-talk is meaningless’. Discuss. (35)
3. Religious experience came up twice last year (yes revelation falls under religious experience), but Peter Baron’s site has a great question on this which as he says, has never come up:
‘Voices are not proof of God but evidence of psychological neurosis.’ Discuss. (35)
4. A few from the nature of God/life after death (just for s**ts and giggles):
God’s foreknowledge is incompatible with human free will. Discuss. (35)
Critically assess the belief that God is omnibenevolent. (35). (from Peped)
‘Resurrection is more coherent than reincarnation’. Discuss. (35)