Religious Studies comprises three disciplines of Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Religious Thought. It is a subject which is designed to make you think. Different aspects of the course may appeal to you. There is a wealth of resources in school, so speak to the department teachers if you would like to borrow anything.
Recommended reading - not obligatory - to be explored according to your interest. Some pre-reading will be very beneficial to you when you begin your course.
Sophie’s World (particularly chapter 1) by Jostein Gaarder
The Sage Train by Nicky Hansel
Human Traces by Sebastian Foulkes - ( a novel exploring the interface between early developments in Psychology and Philosophy - Mrs Lane recommends!)
by Julian Baggini | 25 May 2021
Section 1 Philosophy of Religion
Use this website to explore Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Metaphysics - Focus on knowing the allegory of the cave, the theory of Forms and Aristotle's theory of causes.
Section 2 Moral Philosophy - Ethics
The Puzzle of Ethics by Peter Vardy and Paul Grosch - we have many copies!
Ethics Matters by Peter Vardy and Charlotte Vardy - we have many copies
All are available on Amazon but do come and speak to a
member of the Department for any advice. We have a number of copies of some of these books which you are welcome to borrow. Some are available online