Syllabus Outline:
Within this topic, candidates should show understanding of how Christian views on justice, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace influence attitudes to war and peace, and to crime and punishment.
War and Peace
  • causes of war;
  • the Just War theory;
  • pacifism;
  • terrorism;
  • nuclear warfare and proliferation.
Crime and Punishment
  • the causes of crime;
  • aims of punishment, including deterrence, protection, reformation and retribution;
  • punishment and its impact on society and the individual, including fines, imprisonment, community service, and the death penalty (capital punishment).


Capital Punishment

The issue of forgiveness

Revision Activity


Review Sheet

Interactive activity