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Religious Studies              Year 10                 Half Term Homework

Given: October 19, 2016

Due: November 1, 2016

Instructions: Use the worksheet you completed on our recent trip to the London Central Mosque, the work done on samlearning, and your own research to answer the following questions.


Underline the correct response.

  1. Research the Irenaean theodicy and the Augustinian theodicy. Answer the questions below.
  2. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues if God gives people the freedom to choose between right and wrong, sometimes they will choose evil – but they will learn from it and choose the better path in the future.
  3. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) proposed that God made a perfect creation.
  4. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) believed that God would not interfere with human decisions because this would affect free will.
  5. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues that evil is the absence of goodness.
  6. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues that evil is when something good becomes corrupted and lacks its intended perfection.
  7. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues that God allows evil and suffering to exist.
  8. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues that the world was deliberately created with both and evil in order that human beings would be able to choose and learn what is right and good.
  9. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues that God allows suffering because He wants our souls to develop.
  10. (Irenaeus/Saint Augustine) argues that is through suffering that we learn and develop spiritually.

Islam                     True or False

  1. The Six Articles of Faith in the Sunni tradition of Islam are the key beliefs in the Sunni tradition of Islam. _____________
  2. There are no significant differences between Sunni and Shi’a traditions of Islam when it comes to beliefs about imamate (leadership and justice. ______________
  3. In Sunni tradition, the belief in the Six Articles of Faith is called Iman. ____________
  4. Tawhid (oneness) is the most important of all Islamic beliefs and is shared by both Sunni and Shi’a Muslims.
  5. Which of the following words would Muslims use to describe the nature of Allah? omnipotent, merciful, transcendent, immanent, just, omniscient, benevolent
  6. Use the words from the list above to complete the following:
  7. Muslims believe that Allah is ___________________ and _____________. He helps humans be sending messengers in the form of the prophets to help people understand how to live a life following his will.
  8. Muslims belief that Allah is _________________________. He is much greater than humans and beyond human understanding. They also believe that he is _________________________ because he is close to them and involved in their lives.
  9. Muslims believe that Allah is ____________________ and _______________________ because he created the whole universe, controls everything in it and will one day bring the world to an end. He sees all creation.

Write short responses to the following.

  1. Which theodicy is known as ‘the soul-making theodicy? _____________________
  2. Describe the difference between natural and moral evil. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Essay Question

  1. ‘The existence of evil and suffering proves there is no God.’

Discuss this statement. In your answer you should:

  • Analyse and evaluate common and divergent views within Christianity.
  • Refer to sources of wisdom and authority. (15 marks)


Religious Studies              10X Given 3 October      Due 4 October

  1. What does incarnation mean?
  2. What does crucifixion mean?
  3. What does resurrection mean?
  4. What does ascension mean?
  5. Explain why the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension are important to Christians.


Religious Studies              Homework         Given: 30 September 2016           Due: 5 October 2016

Does Prayer work?

Answer this question. You should include different, supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. (12 marks)


Religious Studies  Given: 27 September 2016          Due: 4 October 2016

  1. Follow the link below.

Problems With Petitionary Prayer

  1. Do your research.
  2. Answer the question below:

Prayer does not work.

Discuss this statement. In your answer you should:

  • analyse and evaluate the importance of points of view of common and divergent views within Christianity
  • Refer to sources of wisdom and authority (15 marks)


  • Analyse and evaluate common views within Christianity
  • Analyse and evaluate divergent views within Christianity
  • Refer to sources of wisdom and authority
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of prayer
  • Show that there are different Christian responses to this statement
  • Make sure you offer a judgement on this issue
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