Reading List

Reading List

AS Reading List

A2 Reading List

 

AS:

Religion and Contemporary Issues

Arthur, Chris (ed.) (1993), Religion and the Media: An Introductory Reader (University of Wales Press) 978-0708312216

Bowie, R. (2004), Ethical Studies [chapters 18 and 23] 2nd edition (Nelson Thornes) 0-7487-8079-3

Fore, William F. (1990), Mythmakers: Gospel, Culture and Media (Friendship Press) 978-0377002074

Gittin, Todd (1986), Watching Television (New York: Pantheon Books)

Haralambos, M., Heald, R.M. and Holborn, M. (2004), Sociology: Themes and Perspectives [chapter 7] 6th rev. edition (Collins Educational) 978-0007154470

Hoover, Stewart M. (2006), Religion in the Media Age (Routledge) 978-0415314237

Horsfield, Peter (1984), Religious Television: The American Experience (New York: Longman Press) 978-0582284326

Jonsen, A.R. (2004), Bioethics (Oneworld) 1-85168-347-X

Momen, M. (1999), The Phenomenon of Religion: A Thematic Approach (Oneworld) 1-85168-161-2

Pinsky, Mark I. (2001), The Gospel According to the Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family (Westminster John Knox Press) 978-0664224196

Postman, Neil (2005), Amusing Ourselves to Death (Penguin) 978-0143036531

Thompson, I. (1986), Religion (Longman) 0-582-35497-8

Vardy, P. and Grosch, P. (1999), The Puzzle of Ethics 2nd rev. edition [chapters 13 and 16] (Fount) 978-0006281443

Walker, J. (2000), Environmental Ethics [chapter 3] (Hodder Murray) 978-0340757701

Wilcockson, M. (1999), Issues of Life and Death [chapters 1 and 4] (Hodder Murray) 978-0340724889

Wyatt, J. (1998), Matters of Life and Death (IVP) 978-08511158887 

 

Eastern Religions

Dossett, Wendy (2003), Buddhism for AS students (UWIC) 978-1902724584

Cush, Denise (1994), Buddhism (Hodder Murray) 978-0340546918

Side, Dominique (2005), Buddhism (Philip Allan) 978-1844892198

Keown, D (2000) Buddhism: a very short introduction (OUP) 978-0192853868

Strong, J.S. (2001), The Buddha: a short biography (Oneworld) 978-1851682560 

 

A2:

Religion And Contemporary Issues

Alsford, Mike (2000), What If? Religious Themes in Science Fiction (Darton, Longman andTodd) 978-0232523478

Alsford, Mike (2007), Heroes and Villains (Baylor University Press) 978-1932792928

Arthur, Chris (ed.) (1993), Religion and the Media: An Introductory Reader (University ofWales Press) 978-0708312216

Cawkwell, Tim (2004), The Filmgoer's Guide to God (DLT) 978-0232524666

Fore, William F. (1990), Mythmakers: Gospel, Culture and Media (Friendship Press) 978-0377002074

Haralambos, M., Heald, R.M. and Holborn, M. (2004), Sociology: Themes and Perspectives [chapter 7] 6th rev. edition (Collins Educational) 978-0007154470

Hoover, Stewart M. (2006), Religion in the Media Age (Routledge) 978-0415314237

Momen, M. (1999), The Phenomenon of Religion: A Thematic Approach (Oneworld) 1-85168-161-2

Plate, S. Brent (ed.) (2004), Representing Religion in World Cinema: Filmmaking, Mythmaking, Culture Making (Palgrave Macmillan) 978-1403960511

Pinsky, Mark I. (2004), The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust (Westminster/John Knox Press) 978-0664225919

Thompson, I. (1986), Religion (Longman) 0-582-35497-8

Yeffeth, Glenn (ed.) (2003), Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in 'The Matrix' (Summersdale) 978-1840243772
Bruce, S. (1995), Religion in Modern Britain (OUP) 978-0198780915

Cohn Sherbok. D. (2001), Interfaith Theology: A Reader (Oneworld)

Cohn-Sherbok D. & El-Alami, D. (2002), The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide (Oneworld)

Connolly P. (1998), Approaches to the Study of Religion, chapters 5 & 6 (Continuum) 978-0826459602

Davie, G. (1994), Religion in Britain since 1945 (Blackwell) 978-0631184447

Donovan, Peter (1998), Interpreting Religious Experience (Religious Experience Research Centre) 978-0906165232

Hardy, Alister (1991), The Spiritual Nature of Man (Religious Experience Research Centre) 978-0906165065

Hay, David (1987), Exploring Inner Space (Continuum) 978-0264671208

Hay, David (1990), Religious Experience Today (Continuum) 978-0264670720

James, William (1902), The Varieties of Religious Experience (Barnes & Noble) 978-1593080723

Martin, Thomas M. (1995), Images and the Imageless: A Study in Religious Consciousness and Film 2nd edition (Bucknell University Press) 978-0838752128

Miles, Margaret R. (1997), Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies (Beacon Press) 978-0807010310

Rankin, Marianne (2005), An Introduction to Religious Experience, Occasional Paper 2 (3rd Series) (Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales, Lampeter)

Scott, Bernard Brandon (1994), Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories (Augsburg Fortress Press) 978-0800627539

Sharpe, E. (1987), Understanding Religion, chapters 3 & 6 (Duckworth) 978-0715617359

Singer, P. (2000), Marx: A Very Short Introduction (OUP) 978-0192854056

Smart, N. (1992), The World's Religions (CUP) 978-0521429061

Weller, P. (ed) (2001), Religions in the UK: A Multifaith Directory 3rd edition (University of Derby) 978-0901437969

Wilcockson, M. (2001), Sex and Relationships, chapters 4,5,6 (Hodder) 978-0340724897 

Religious Authority

Coward, H. (2000), Scripture in the World Religions: A Short Introduction (OneworldPublications) 1-85168-244-9

Jenkins, J. (2003), Ethics and Religion, 2nd ed. [Chapter 3] (Heinemann) 0-435-30367-8

Momen, M. (1999),The Phenomenon of Religion. A Thematic Approach [chapters 12, 14 and 19] (Oneworld)1-85168-161-2

Owen, R.J. (2006), Religious Authority (UWIC) 978-1905617111

Peterson, M. et al (1998), Reason and Religious Belief [chapters 2,3, 12 and 13] (OUP) 0-19-511347-0

Runzo, J. (2001), Global Philosophy of Religion [chapters 2 and 9] (Oneworld) 1-85168-235-X

Thrower, J. (1999), Religion. The Classical Theories [Chapter 2] (EUP) 0-7486-1010-3

Discussion about the authority of individual sacred writings (e.g. different concepts of theinspiration and nature of such writings held by literalists, fundamentalists, conservatives and liberals) and the effects of different interpretations and/or modern scholarship on religious believers may be found in many general introductions to specific sacred writings.
Articles on the authority of religious founders, religious leaders and religious councils, as well as individual conscience and reason, appear in many introductions to individual world religions and encyclopedias of religion.
Different concepts of revelation (propositional and non-propositional) are in most introductions to philosophy of religion.


Religious Experience

Clarke, P.J. (2001), Questions About God: a guide for A/AS Level students, 2nd ed. [Chapter 3, sections I and II] (Nelson Thornes) 0-7487-6554-9

Cole, P. (1999), Philosophy of Religion [Chapter 6] (Hodder & Stoughton) 0-340-72491-9

Davies, B. (1993),An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion [Chapter 7] (OUP) 0-19-289235-5

Davis, C.F. (1999), The Evidential Force of Religious Experience (Clarendon Press) 0-19-825001-0

Dossett, W. (2006), Religious Experience (UWIC) 978-1905617128

Evans, C.S. (1985), Philosophy of Religion: Thinking about Faith [Chapter 4] (IVP) 0-85110-742-7

James, W. (2002), The Varieties of Religious Experience. Centenary Edition (Routledge) 0-415-27809-0

Johnston, P.S. (2002), Shades of Sheol (Death and afterlife in the Old Testament) (Apollos) 0-8511-1266-8

Jordan, A., Lockyer, N., & Tate, E. (2001), Philosophy of Religion for A Level, 2nd ed. [Chapter 3] (Nelson Thornes) 0-7487-6760-6

Momen, M. (1999), The Phenomenon of Religion. A Thematic Approach [Chapters 4-7] (Oneworld Publications) 1-85168-161-2

Peterson, M. et al (1997), Reason and Religious Belief [Chapter 2] (OUP) 0-19-511347-0

Thompson, M. (1997), Teach Yourself Philosophy of Religion [Chapter 1] (Hodder & Stoughton) 0-340-68837-8

Thrower, J. (1999), Religion. The Classical Theories [Chapter 3] (EUP) 0-7486-1010-3

Webber, J. (1995), Revelation and Religious Experience (Abacus) 1-898653-11-9

Yandell, K.E. (1994), The Epistemology of Religious Experience [Chapters 4 and 11] (CUP) 0-521-47741-7

Examples of different religious experiences may be found in most books on individual religions.
Relevant information is also available from the Religious Experience Resource Centre, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredegion SA48 7ED.


Life, Death and Life After Death

Badham, P. and L. (1984), Immortality or Extinction? (SPCK) 0-281-04095-8

Cole, P. (1999), Philosophy of Religion [Chapter 10] (Hodder & Stoughton) 0-340-72491-9

Cooper, J.W. (2001), Body, Soul and Life Everlasting (Apollos) 0-85111-474-1

Davies, B. (1993), An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion [Chapter 11] (OUP) 0-19-289235-5

Fontana, D. (2005), Is there an Afterlife? A Comprehensive Overview of the Evidence (O Books) 1-9038-1690-4

Fox, M. (2002), Religion, Spirituality and the Near-Death Experience (Routledge) 0-415-28831-2

Hick, J.H. (1989), Philosophy of Religion [Chapters 10-11] (Prentice-Hall International) 0-13-662511-8

Jordan, A., Lockyer, N., & Tate, E. (2001), Philosophy of Religion for A Level, 2nd ed. [Chapter 13] (Nelson Thornes) 0-7487-6760-6

Lawson, K. (2006), Life, Death and Life after Death (UWIC) 978-1905617135

Moody, R. (2005), The Light Beyond (UWIC) 978-1844135802

Peterson, M. et al (1997), Reason and Religious Belief [Chapter 10] (OUP) 0-19-511347-0

Richards, H.J. (2000), Philosophy of Religion, 2nd ed. [Chapter 8] (Heinemann) 0-435-30259-0

Runzo, J. (2001), Global Philosophy of Religion [Chapter 8] (Oneworld Publications) 1-85168-235-X

Runzo, J. and Martin, N.M. (eds.) (1999), The Meaning of Life in the World Religions (Oneworld Publications) 1-85168-200-7

Twelftree, G.H. (2002), Life after Death (Monarch) 1-85424-525-2

Webber, J. (1996), Life After Death (Abacus) 1-898653-13-5

Religious beliefs about life, death and life after death may be found in most books on individual religions.