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The second vatican council
Name the two most important documents with their subject matter
- 1. Lumen Gentium , the dogmatic Constitution on the church, is one of the principal documents of the second vatican council.
- lumen Gentium is latin for light of the nation
- one of the key portions of lumen gentium is its 2nd chapter with its declaration that the church is the people of god.
- 2.gaudium et spes
- which is latin for joy and hope
- the pastoral constitution on the church in the modern world
- it is a overview of the catholics church teaching about humanity relationship to society
the second vatican council
Name the people who called the council and the who closed it
why was there VCII
the second vatican council was convoked by Pope John XXIII and was presided by Pope John XXIII and then Pope Paul VI
the reason there was a vatican two was to bring the church up to date in relation to the modern world ,renewal,liturgy, social justice,
the second vatican council
why is the council so important to the christian tradition?
It is important because it will cover new things and it will grow with technology . it will have clearer and more relatable to this generation.It will renew the faith and spirituality in people by ressourcement, returning to the sources of scripture, tradition and liturgy in order to renew our deep personal and communal relationship with Christ. It is important for us to remind ourselves today that the Council brought about more changes in the Church than had taken place in the previous four hundred years!
faith in exile
what does Kelley mean by ur being in exile
Exile is the experience of displacement. People who are exiled have been removed from their rightful place, from home, from country, from where they belong or long to be. There are different kinds of exile that result from political or social forces. or one can suffer personal exile because of broken relationships and violations of trust. there is also religious exile when a person has been displaced from his or her religious background or upbringing. One may have left or been forced out of the faith community that has been one's religious home, ones religious place.
faith in exile
how does the book describe the return to spirituality?
- a return to spirituality is personal whereas a return to religion is public
- it involve a return to one more authentic self, to one's interior life to the pilgrimage within
- a return to spirituality can be difficult and confusing because of the changes in oneself during spiritual exile
- ex the story of the man with two sons who asks foe his inheritance and spends it all
- the return to spirituality requires attentiveness to newness and readiness, we can not presume that our relationship with god will be the same because we change
- the return consist of the restore of a past relationship wth god
how does the book describe the return to religion, chpt 3
the return to religion is described as The return to the religion of childhood is somewhat like the return of a refugee. the return requires rebuilding making a new life or a new faith. both the person returning and the religion itself have changed during the separation. the returning believer is confronted with the challenges and demands of mature faith.It may take time for the person to realize how much they have changed, or how much the religion itself has changed. friends and family members who have stayed with the religion may have different views of it. what mattered in the past may no longer be concerns now.aging involves a shift in priorities
joining a new religion involves expectations that things will be different, many new converts still hold hopes that the new faith will satisfy childhood acceptance and love that the previous religion never satisfied
how does Kelley "loving care for others chpt5
- kelly explains it as exile is a crisis in love because when a relationship ends and we are left alone we feel that we have failed at love.
- when we suffer social exile shut out and shunned we are thrown into a crisis of love and intimacy . how can we go on loving when we have been devalued. this can be a reflection on affection, we should see intimacy from a new angle and scrutinize love in a different way from a different point of view ove for yourself can help you with love to others
what are the different types of conversion? chapt 9
- intellectual conversion : the move to a new way of understanding things, a new philosophy that we use to make sense of the world and of our experience in it
- moral conversion:involves significant, and radical shift in the way we prioritize our values
- spiritual conversion:when a person has a powerful experience of coming up against a power or presence that he or she knows is totally above and beyond anything human
- conversion and hope: hope is a conviction that enables us to turn toward the future with some measure of assurance and confidence, hope is willingness to move forward because our experiences has taught us that things can improve significantly
what are the different types of commitment chapt 9
- commitment in personal relationships: bag of needs that you bring in true commitment does not require that we purge ourselves of all needs
- commitment does require some degree of agape and willing to love freely without reservation or expectation
- commitment is never without risk their is no guarantee
- commitment to causes and communities: involves commitment to the community that surrounds and embraces it
- commitment to faith: what we cumstomarily call religious faith is commitment to both a cause and community. the cause is what the religion teaches about the interpretation and meaning of life and creation and what it advices and expects about ethical behavior and right choices.
- spirituality and faith commitment:
- commitment and hope:: commitment to one another in society of spiritual life.
faith in exile
what idea about hope and spirituality do you take from this book?
why do humans thirst god?
they are natural basic human desire like the need for food and water we have a need for agape
Famous line from St.Augustine and know what it means
you stir us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you have made us to yourself, and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you"
what is manicheanism
- taught the harsh but strangely comforting doctrine that sex was synonymous with darkness and bore the marks of the evil creator
- according to mani the world was in a struggle between the substance of light and the substance of darkness
- the human soul was part of light trapped in the area of darkness christ was seen as the savior who could liberate the trapped light particles and let them escape to the religion of eternal light
- two thus gods on god created good and the other created evil
- no human being could be held totally accountable for his or her sins
- believed that god was not omnipotent and struggled against opposing substances of evil
- believed the human soul was the same substance of god
what is neo-platonism
- all things including the soul had an infinite timeless and unchangeable god as the cause of their existence
- holds that everything existed only to the extent to which it participated in god
- a person must turn inward to find god, who is identical with the inner reality of the soul
- the soul as the core is divine
- evil has no actual existance
- she is the mother of st augustine, bore 3 children she was a catholic who converted her husband on his deathbed she prayed for augustine
- she had a dream to be patient that augustine would come around
- she died after augustine baptism and the age of 56
- was a catholic bishop of milan
- one of the people responsible for augustines conversion
- ambrose baptized augustine
- ambrose showed augustine how to appreciate the bible spiritual terms and how to understand and interpret them in a more abstract way which made augustine understand them better
highly respectable manichee he impresses augustine with is modesty but disappoints by failing to answer augustines questions about manicheism cosmotolgy
identify the way
when augustine made his conversion too
when and why did augustine write the confessions?
it was written in latin between ad 397-400 he wrote it to explain the grace of god through his journey he wanted people to know about the powerul act of god leading him to conversion
because he was rodained a priest and many questioned his conversion so he wrote the confessions to talk about his conversion and the grace of god
what was the importance of the story of victorinus?
was a well known successful rhetorician and converted from pagan to christianity it is important because someone was brave enough to make the switch
what was the attraction to augustine of the life of antony of egypt?
- antony was one of the reasons augustine converted to christianity . augustine learned about antony and his followers
- augustines friend had read the life of antony and was immediately drawn to holiness like augustine
- augustine wanted to be like anthony but he could not give up his sexual desires
what was St augustine's garden exsperience
went on… weeping in the intense bitterness of my broken heart. Suddenly I heard a voice from a house nearby–perhaps a voice of some boy or girl, I do not know–singing over and over again, “Pick it up and read, pick it up and read.” … I stemmed the flood of tears and rose to my feet, believing that this could be nothing other than a divine command to open the Book and read the first passage I chanced upon… Stung into action, I returned to the place where Alypius was sitting, for on leaving it I had put down there the book of the apostle’s letters. I snatched it up, opened it and read in silence the passage on which my eyes first lighted: Not in dissipation and drunkenness, nor in debauchery and lewdness, nor in arguing and jealousy; but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh or the gratification of your desires (Rom 13:13-14). I had no wish to read further, nor was there need. No sooner had I reached the end of the verse than the light of certainty flooded my heart and all dark shades of doubt fled away.
explain the importance for him of saint paul's letter to the romans " Not in dissipation and drunkenness, nor in debauchery and lewdness, nor in arguing and jealousy; but put on the lord jesus christ, and make no provision for the flesh or the gratification of your desires.
augustine took this to mean to put his problem of masterbation on jesus he felt that this line spoke to him about the major problem that he faced
how can augustines story serve as a model for christian religious quest
what was the reformation?
who was its leader and what was his main theological issue?
which council was called to deal with this development
the mystery of faith
what are the types of love discussed in the new testament? chap1
the mystery of faith
how can we embrace salvation? chapt 4
the mystery of faith
how does he explain why we need church?
why is the church about inclusion? chapt5