Theology II Midterm

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  1. Define the Incarnation and explain the purposes of the Incarnation.
    • Incarnation - the Word became flesh, God became man in the person of Jesus Christ
    • Purpose of the Incarnation:
    • The Word became flesh to save us by reconciling us w/ God - Jesus' great sacrifice of love heals our human nature, overcomes sin, and has won us for everlasting life
    • As God's Son, Jesus reveals God's love for us
    • As God-made man, Jesus serves as the perfect model of holiness - though we will never amount to his perfection, we must still try
    • By becoming man, the World of God makes it possible for us to share in God's nature - we must be kind like him
  2. What writers drew on to compose their works
    Biblical scholarship is ongoing
    Source criticism
  3. What the evangelist really wanted to say when they wrote a particular text
    it is also called the "literal sense"
    Historical criticism
  4. How Evangelists shaped their sources & presented their Gospels
    traditions were gathered by Gospel writers
    put into coherent story  to respond to the needs of a particular audience at a particular time
    Redaction criticism
  5. Compares the changes & mistakes in various ancient Biblical manuscripts that predate the invention of the Printing Press
    Textual criticism
  6. Focuses on literary differences
    how these different literary units took on their particular shape during the period of oral tradition
    Form criticism
  7. Birth --> 3 yrs.
    Basic task?
    Because of original sin...
    • survival; needs must be met
    • critical in terms of self-esteem, self image, feeling loved
    • 1st introduction to faith of family - Roman Catholicism - baptism - takes away "stain" of original sin, welcomes child into faith
  8. 4 --> 10 yrs.
    basic task? includes what skills?
    known as what? what happens?
    what happens at age 7?
    experiences what for 1st time in church?
    • gaining control of environment; motor & language skills
    • self-asteem continues to grow as they gain skills
    • known as Experienced Faith; child imitating actions
    • reached age of reason
    • 1st Penance (confessions) & 1st Eucharist
  9. 10 --> 13 yrs.
    Basic task?
    spiritually...known as? what happens?
    2 things
    • begin to ask, "who am I?"
    • self esteem can decrease
    • known as Affiliative faith; belonging to a group - "this is what we do & believe. This is our church"
    • bargaining w/ God
    • simple lack interest
  10. 14 --> 18 yrs.
    basic task?
    spiritually...known as? what happens?
    asking the question...can lead to 2 directions
    • continue to ask, "who am " & to put off childhood
    • can be a period of upheaval
    • known as searching faith; adds the "head" to the "heart"
    • "is this what I believe?" - become unbeliever - drop out/regress & live in immature faith OR move on to final stage
    • young people may join a cult
  11. 18 yrs.
    basic task?
    spiritually...known as?
    • answer, "who am I", & ask "what is my purpose?"
    • love is about commitment & sacrifice; have sense of justice
    • known as Owned Faith - only through Searching stage; answer w/ "this is what I believe"
    • strong personal faith which one lives by, witnesses to & may be willing to die for
    • becomes who we are, not just rituals
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Theology II Midterm
2015-01-23 02:10:56

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