CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

WAEC SYLLABUS ON CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

(May not be taken with Islamic Religious Studies and /or West African Traditional Religion)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the three year course of study, the candidate will be expected to;

1. have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the religious, cultural,historical and social background of the biblical materials prescribed to be studied;measures;

2. understand the nature of biblical moral lessons in the selected passages/themesfrom the Bible and the extent of their relevance and possible application topresent day social, political, religious and cultural life and existence;

3. identify difficulties involved in the application of healthy attitudes, concepts andskills acquired from the Bible in ensuring peaceful co-existence and nationaldevelopment;

4. demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education through critical thinkingand independent work.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION


There will be two papers, Papers 1and 2, both of which will be a composite paper to betaken at one sitting.


PAPER 1:

Will consist of fifty multiple choice objective questions all of which must beanswered within 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:

Will consist of nine essay-type questions. Candidates will be required toanswer four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.

The questions will be arranged in sections as follows:

Section A:

Themes from the Old Testament - four questions.

Section B:

Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostle - three questions.

Section C:

Themes from selected Epistles - two questions.



Candidates will be required to answer four questions in all, choosing at leastone question from each section and the fourth question from either SectionA or Section B.

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible will be used in setting of questions.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

SECTION A

Themes from the Old Testament
TOPICCONTENTSNOTES

1. The Sovereignty of God

(a) God, the Creator

(b) God, the Controller of the universe
Gen. 1; 2

2. Leadership roles

(a) JosephGen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 1-15
(b) MosesExodus 1;2;3;4:1-17;5: 1-5, 22-23; 6: 28-30, 7; 1-7; 14;32: 1-14Numbers 13:1-33; 14: 1-19
(c) JoshuaNumbers 27: 15-23Joshua 1: 1-9
(d) DeborahJudges 4

3. Parental Responsibility

Eli and Samuel1 Sam 2: 11-36; 3:1-18; 4: 10-22; 8: 1-5

4. Consequences of Saul’s disobedience

Consequences of Saul’s disobedience1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23;31: 1-13

5. Submission to the will of God

(a) David’s submission to the will of God

(b) David’s sin, repentance and forgiveness
1 Sam 26; 2 Sam 12: 15-25

6. Making Decisions

(a) Solomon’s wisdom1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 1-12; 8
(b) The unwise decision of Solomon andRehoboam1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13;12:1-20

7. Supremacy of God

(a) Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18:1-19
(b) Elijah at Mount Carmel1 Kings 18: 17-46

8. Greed and its effects

(a) Ahab1 Kings 21: 1-29
(b) Gehazi2 Kings 5

9. Religious reforms

The reign of King Josiah2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30

10. Concern for one’s Nation

(a) The condition of the nation2 Kings 24; 25;1-17
(b) Response to the state of the nationNehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4Ezra 1; 4; 5: 1-2; 6: 13-22; 7: 1-10

11. Faith in God

(a) Faith and courageDaniel 3
(b) Faith and powerDaniel 6

12. Nature of God

(a) True religion and social justice – AmosAmos 2: 6-8; 4; 5: 1-24; 7: 10-17; 8
(b) God’s divine love – HoseaHosea 1; 2; 3; 6

SECTION B

Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts Of The Apostles
TOPICCONTENTSNOTES

1. Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

(a) The BaptismMatthew 3:13-17Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3: 21-22
(b) The TemptationMatthew 4: 1-11;Mark 1: 12-13; Luke 4:1-13

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2. The Call and Demands of Discipleship

The Call and Demands of DiscipleshipMatthew 4: 18-25; 8: 18-22;9:9-13 ;Mark 1: 16-20; 2: 13-17;Luke 5: 1-11; 9: 57-63; 14:25-33

3. Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness

Jesus’ Teaching on forgivenessMatthew 6: 12,14-15;18:21-35

4. The Trials of Jesus

(a) Jesus at GethsemaneMatthew 26:36-56; Mk 14:32-52;
(b) Peter’s DenialsMatthew 26: 69-75;Mark 14: 66-72; Luke 22:54-62
(c) Condemnation of JesusMatthew 26:47-75Mark 14: 53-72; Luke 22:66-71; 23: 1-12

5. The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection ofJesus

(a) Crucifixion and burialMatthew 27: 32-66Mark 15: 16-47;Luke 23: 26-56
(b) The ResurrectionMatthew 28:1-10Mark 16: 1-14; Luke 24: 1-35

6. Fellowship in the Early Church

Fellowship in the Early ChurchActs 1:15-26; 2:41-47;4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6

7. TheHoly Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles

(a) The Holy Spirit at PentecostActs 2
Opposition to the Gospel MessageActs 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9;7:1-10; 12:1-24

SECTION C

Themes from selected Epistles
TOPICCONTENTSNOTES

1. The Epistles of James

(a) Faith and WorksJames 1: 2-27; 2:14-26
(b) ImpartialityJames 2:1-13
(c) Effective PrayersJames 1: 2-8; 5:13-18

2. The Epistle of 1 Peter

(a) Good Citizenship1 Peter 2:13-17
(b) Christians Living among non-Christians1 Peter 2:1-25
(c) Interpersonal Relationship among Christians1 Peter 5:1-11

SUGGESTED READING LIST/REFERENCES

1. GENERAL

(i) The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version)
(ii) New Clarendon Bible Series
(iii) Bright, John: History and Religion of Israel
(iv) Anderson, B. W.: The Living World of the Old Testament
(v) Kee. H. C. & Young: The Living World of the New Testament
(vi) Cambell, D. B. J.: The Synoptic Gospels
(vii) New Bible Commentary – Cambridge.


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2. (a) OLD TESTAMENT

Quarcoopome, T. N. O. :
History and Religion of Israel AUP, Ibadan, 1986.
Dickson, Kwesi
i. History and Religion of IsraelDarton L & T 1968
ii. From the Institution of the Monarchy to thefall of the Northern Kingdom


(b) NEW TESTAMENT

Guy, H. A.
1 The Life of Christ.
2. The Acts of the Apostles
Pobee, John S
Matthew and Mark for Schools
Dickson K .A
The Gospel According to Luke (Accra,Asempa Publishers)
Awolabi Joshua
Simple Approach to Christian ReligiousKnowledge Elis Association ,Lagos 2011


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