St Peter’s Saltley Trust is delighted to be part of a three year partnership with the St Mary’s and St Giles’ Centre to support the publication of Challenging Religious Issues – a free, open access online journal designed to support teachers and students engaged in A-Level Religious Studies. Challenging Religious Issues is designed to bring recent and relevant scholarship and research from the University into the A-level classroom. Three issues are published each year, in English and Welsh, and each issue contains four original articles.
Articles cover curriculum topics within A-Level RS/Philosophy and Ethics and are written in an accessible style by specialists in their field – including academics and RE teachers. Each article contains a link to syllabus specifications, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, references for further reading and questions for discussion. Issues from late 2017 appear below (English and Welsh versions available). Both current and previous issues of Challenging Religious Issues are available from the St Mary’s Centre website, here.
Challenging Religious Issues – Issue 16 – Spring 2020
- John Holdsworth on Ecclesiology and 1 Peter
- Bridget Nichols on the Nativity and Crucifixion in Christian Art
- Mark Graves on Mind, Brain and the Unifying Soul
- Francis Stewart on Implicit Religion: A New Approach to Studying Religion?
- Jeff Astley on the Ineffable Mystery of God
- Jessie Fubara-Manuel and Elijah Obinna on Made in the Image of God: Experiences of a Woman with Disability in Nigeria
Challenging Religious Issues – Issue 15 – Autumn 2019 – Special Issue on Science and Theology
- Adam Willows on Technology and Human Nature
- Jeff Astley on Evolution and the Argument from (or to) Design
- Andrew Village on Stewardship of Creation
- David Wilkinson on Thinking about the Human in a Universe of Aliens
- Timothy Wall on Is Creation Complete? A Critique of Continuing Creation
Challenging Religious Issues – Issue 14 – Autumn 2018
- Jeff Astley on the Atonement
- Clive Marsh on Religious and Popular Culture
- Hayley Matthews on Feminist Theology
- Jeff Astley on Richard Swinburne and the Soul