So the exam is tomorrow. Remember there will be 4 questions and you answer 3. They will be marked out of 40, 16 marks for AO1 and 24 for AO2, which means you must be evaluative and have an answer which is driven by answering the question rather than reciting a list of views. The questions could be from year 1:
Plato and Aristotle
Mind, Body and Soul
Arguments for God from experience
Arguments for God from reason
Problem of Evil
or from Year 2:
Religious Language – traditional approaches
Religious language – 20th Century approaches
Nature of God
As this is the first year of this exam I have nothing to go on for a prediction as no areas have come up yet. However, I think it would be odd if they didn’t have at least 2 questions from the second year, perhaps even three. In that case there is likely to be a question on God’s nature, and one on religious language. So here we go, here are my four guesses – no idea if anything like this will come up, but it’s always good to have a focus, and as I say, there should be something in at least a few of these areas.
“The conflicts between the divine attributes make belief in the classical view of God impossible” Discuss.
Critically assess non-cognitive approaches to religious language.
“Tillich’s view of Symbol is incoherent” Discuss.
To what extent can teleological arguments be defended from the challenge of chance?
Update: The questions were:
Boethius on eternity and free will
Hume on arguments from observation
The Cataphatic Way