Year 11 General Unit 2, Mod 2 - Beliefs and Teachings

Religious Beliefs and Teachings


Religious beliefs and teachings give expression to the way of life promoted by each religion. Through the study of a particular religion’s beliefs or teachings people gain not only an understanding of these beliefs and teachings but also what religion is about and what it means to be religious. 

Key Terms


  1. an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof 
  2. trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something).

Catholic Social Teaching is the Catholic doctrines on matters of human dignity and common good in society.

Focus Questions

  • What are the key features of a particular religious belief and/or teaching? 

  • What has happened to a particular religious belief and/or teaching over a period of time? 

  • What are some of the major moments in the history of this belief and/or teaching; for instance, does it have an identifiable beginning, key moments, and its expression today? 

Focus Areas

  • The key features of a religious belief and / or teaching 

  • An overview of the history of a religious belief and / or teaching