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Religion: Contexts and Expressions - Study of Religion for QLD


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Developed for the new Queensland syllabus, Religion: Contexts and Expressions is a complete resource package providing assessment preparation, engaging digital content, and vital teacher support to lead students to success.

Religion: Contexts and Expressions has been written by the principal author of Investigating Religion, Peta Goldburg, with activities and solutions developed by practising religious studies teachers.

  • Students are well prepared for both their internal and external assessments with exam preparation questions in every chapter and diverse activities that allow them to develop their writing skills and gain a deeper understanding of the content. 
  • The Interactive Textbook brings the study of religion to life with video content from a wide range of religious traditions giving students real insight beyond the religious texts.
  • The Teacher Resource Package is a valuable source of planning, classroom and assessment material, including additional activities with suggested responses that explore the topics in greater depth.

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Full PDF Textbook

  • Complete textbook [PDF 54.4Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.2Mb]

  • Chapter 1 - World religions [PDF 12.9Mb]

  • Chapter 2 - Sacred texts [PDF 7.4Mb]

  • Chapter 3 - Abrahamic traditions [PDF 4.6Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Lifecycle rituals [PDF 4.2Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - Calendrical rituals [PDF 7.6Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Social ethics [PDF 6.0Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Ethical relationships [PD 2.3Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - Religion and the nation-state [PDF 5.1Mb]

  • Chapter 9 - Religion and human rights [PDF 5.9Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 0.3Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    Australian Bureau of Meterology
    Unity college, Caloundra West
    Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Hindu Council of Australia
    The Buddhist Wheel of Life and Death
    Torres Strait Islander dancers at Laura Festival
    Ministry of Hajj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Chapter 2

    National Gallery of Australia
    Learn How to Pray (Salah) the Right Way
    How to Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum'ah)
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Judaism
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Christianity
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Islam
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Hinduism
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Buddhism

    Chapter 3

    Recitation of Surah 37:102-107

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Princeton University Virtual Hajj page
    Shema: How to say this Jewish prayer
    Pope Francis washes feet of 12 prisoners in jail

    Chapter 6

    BBC Ethics Guide Just War Introduction

    Chapter 7

    What is Islam's view on euthanasia?
    Religious views on organ donation

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

    Rabbi for Human Rights
    China's clampdown on religious freedom
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    United Nations Alliance of Civilisations
    UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


    Peta Goldburg