January 17th A2 Philosophy of Religion OCR exam questions

For those taking the January module for Philosophy of Religion OCR A2 I have been asked if I can predict what will come up! The answer to that is no! Anything could come up! All I can point to is what hasn’t come up for a little while.

In June 2012 Eternity, Dawkins and Aristotle, Language Games (Wittgenstein) and Conversion experiences came up. I predicted three of those amongst some others.

The other topics that I noticed hadn’t occured for a while were: disembodied existence, definition of miracles (perhaps linked to Hume), main aims and conclusions of William James (not the 4 characteristics of mystical exp.), numinous experience (Rudolf Otto), and the via negativa. We haven’t had questions on revelation and sacred scripture for a little while either.

Good luck and remember, there is no guarantee that any of these will come up!

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