Waec 2023 Christian Religious Studies (CRS) Areas of Concentration

Below are the CRS area of concentration/syllabus for Waec 2023

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;

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

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

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

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

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

PAPER 1: Will consist of fifty multiple choice objective questions all of which must be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2: Will consist of nine essay-type questions. Candidates will be required to answer 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 least one question from each section and the fourth question from either Section A 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

The Sovereignty of God (a) God, the Creator (b) God, the Controller of the universe

Gen. 1; 2

Leadership roles (a) Joseph

(b) Moses

(c) Joshua

(d) Deborah

Gen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 115

Exodus 1;2;3;4:1-17;5: 1-5, 2223; 6: 28-30, 7; 1-7; 14;32: 114 Numbers 13:1-33; 14: 1-19

Numbers 27: 15-23 Joshua 1: 1-9

Judges 4

Parental Responsibility Eli and Samuel

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

Consequences of Saul’s disobedience

1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23; 31: 1-13

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

Making Decisions (a) Solomon’s wisdom

(b) The unwise decision of Solomon and Rehoboam

1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 112; 8

1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13; 12:1-20

Supremacy of God (a) Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign

(b) Elijah at Mount Carmel

1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18: 1-19 1 Kings 18: 17-46

Greed and its effects (a) Ahab (b) Gehazi

1 Kings 21: 1-29 2 Kings 5

Religious reforms The reign of King Josiah

2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30

Concern for one’s Nation (a) The condition of the nation

(b) Response to the state of the nation

2 Kings 24; 25;1-17

Nehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4 Ezra 1; 4; 5: 1-2; 6: 13-22; 7: 110

Faith in God (a) Faith and courage

(b) Faith and power

Daniel 3

Daniel 6

Nature of God (a) True religion and social justice – Amos

(b) God’s divine love – Hosea

Amos 2: 6-8; 4; 5: 1-24; 7: 1017; 8 Hosea 1; 2; 3; 6

SECTION B

Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts Of The Apostles

Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

(a) The Baptism

(b) The Temptation

Matthew 3:13-17 Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3: 2122 Matthew 4: 1-11; Mark 1: 12-13; Luke 4:1-13

The Call and Demands of Discipleship

Matthew 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

Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness

Matthew 6: 12,14-15; 18:21-35

The Trials of Jesus (a) Jesus at Gethsemane

(b) Peter’s Denials

(c) Condemnation of Jesus

Matthew 26:36-56; Mk 14: 32-52; Matthew 26: 69-75; Mark 14: 66-72; Luke 22: 54-62 Matthew 26:47-75 Mark 14: 53-72; Luke 22: 66-71; 23: 1-12

The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus (a) Crucifixion and burial

(b) The Resurrection

Matthew 27: 32-66 Mark 15: 16-47; Luke 23: 26-56

Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16: 1-14; Luke 24: 135

Fellowship in the Early Church

Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6

The Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles (a) The Holy Spirit at Pentecost (b) Mission to the Gentiles

Acts 2 Acts 9; 11:1-18

Opposition to the Gospel Message

Acts 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9; 7:1-10; 12:1-24

SECTION C

Themes from selected Epistles

The Epistles of JAMES

(a) Faith and Works (b) Impartiality (c) Effective Prayers

James 1: 2-27; 2:14-26 James 2:1-13 James 1: 2-8; 5:13-18

The Epistle of 1 Peter (a) Good Citizenship (b) Christians Living among non-Christians (c) Interpersonal Relationship among Christians

1 Peter 2:13-17 1 Peter 2:1–25 1 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.

2. (a) OLD TESTAMENT

Quarcoopome, T. N. O. : History and Religion of Israel AUP, Ibadan, 1986.

Dickson, Kwesi i. History and Religion of Israel Darton L & T 1968 ii. From the Institution of the Monarchy to the fall 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 Religious Knowledge Elis Association ,Lagos 2011

Above is the WAEC Syllabus For CRS (Christian Religious Studies) 2021/2023.

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