Degree: Theology and Religion (Bachelors) - Oxford, Worcester College University
A bit about me...
I'm Sam and I study Theology and Religion at Worcester College and the University of Oxford. I'm friendly and outgoing with a love for learning and sharing knowledge, as well as experience in running revision sessions and tutoring my younger brother - tutoring you would be my pleasure!
In particular I am passionate about religious studies, philosophy of religion and ethics, as well as ancient languages (I study biblical Hebrew at degree level, and have also studied Latin and ancient Greek), history and textual studies. I would love to help you through your study of these subjects and share my extra-curricular insights too.
Having gone through the Oxford admissions process as well as applying to other universities, I would love to share my knowledge and experience regarding interview technique, admissions work and personal statements. In my A-level year I also completed an Extended Project on religion and ethics in ancient Egypt - please get in touch if you are embarking upon an EPQ and would like help and advice completing your project or log!
What can you expect?
I'm here to help you - your confidence is my priority!
Flexible sessions - you choose what we cover in each session and how fast.
I can guide you through the syllabus, practise past exam questions with you, plan essay answers or share some of my additional reading.
Having run revision sessions before I am confident in using all kinds of techniques to help you understand your subject.
Most of all I would love to share how interesting and enjoyable subjects like philosophy of religion can be!
If any of this interests you, please get in touch and I look forward to hearing from you!
|Philosophy||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Religious Studies||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Religious Studies||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics/Religious Studies||A-Level||A|
|Extended Project Qualification||A-Level||A*|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
Please get in touch for more detailed availability
The Euthyphro Dilemma, which asks whether what God commands is good because God commands it or because the things God wills are necessarily good and God is adhering to this standard, might raise some issues for a Christian philosopher of religion. It seems to suggest that morality is either arbitrary to God, and he can will things on a whim, or superior to God. Although some scholars have adopted one half of the dilemma or the other by modifying or clarifying their position, it is often agreed that the dilemma is a false dilemma and that both 'solutions' offered are flawed. Instead of believing God invents or is compliant to a moral standard, the classical tradition holds that his nature is the standard for moral judgement. Of course this raises certain questions - for example, what does it actually mean to say God's nature is good? Perhaps we must conclude that 'good' is a human concept, and that we are inadequately describing a part of God. Thomas Aquinas' doctrine of Divine Simplicity - that God is not made up of lots of parts and attributes but is instead just 'God' (which includes goodness, power etc.) - might be helpful here.see more