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What are the 6 dimensions of religion?
- mythical --> stories;
- ritual --> dramatized myths;
- ethical --> values, rights or wrongs-- prophets, provasive-ness of the dimension;
- experiential --> experiences (like Moses)
- doctrinal --> beliefs over time get turned into a legal system
- social --> institutions; carry out the message [methodist or baptist church;]
What does the Hebrew Bible Canon consist of?
- does not mean the law; it means 'instruction'
- completed ca.536 BCE
- consists of 'the prophets'
- subdivision --> former prophets and latter prophets;
- completed: ca.200 BCE
- known as: 'writings'
- completed: uncertain?
Hebrew Biblical Canon was...
- manuscripts --> Dead Sea Scrolls (150 BCE)
- ..some may be biblical texts;
- language: koine (Greek)
- contained: OT and Apocryphal books
- scriptures of the early church
Early Christian Canon consist of...
A difference in order (Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, Catholic epistles & the Apocalypse)
Process of Canonization: Historical context (Tense relations between Jews)
Stage 1 was...
Sources // oral && written sources
Stage 2 was...
everyone accepted by the end of the 2nd century
- Documents // language : koine (Greek)
- letters of Paul: 49-67 CE
- 4 Gospels: 60-90 CE
Stage 3 was...
- Canon // Marcion's canon: surfaced in mid 2nd century
- First to create (people didn't like it)
- No trace of NT and Apocryphal
Who was Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria?
- 367 CE
- listed texts, which became our NT
What was the "vulgate canon?"
- "common" canon
- St.Jerome: 383 CE
- language: latin
- contents: OT, NT, and select Apocryphal books
What does the "deuterocanon" consist of?
..the additional texts that were removed.
"in illo tempore"
..myths help us to connect with
"Cosmogony" is . . .
beliefs concerning the origin of the universe
"Cosmology" . . .
doesn't have to deal with origin, but rather how a culture believes it was constructed.
The enuma elish was...
- the Babylonian Creation Myth
- Marduk - hero (if wins, he was chief)
- Ti'amut - evil
- chaos kampf was present (battle)
What is "chaos kampf"?
battle or struggle
What represents chaos in creation myths?
Genesis 1 and 2 consists of...
- the Israelite Creation Myth
- no chaos kampf
What were some differences between Gen.1&2 and Enuma Elish?
e.g. (the blood of the traitor was used to create)
- Marduk had help in creation || God was monotheistic
- the creation of humankind was not of importance to the Gods in Enuma Elish (slaves)
What happened in 586?
Babylon destroyed Judah
What is "theogony"?
Origin of the God;
In Gen.1&2, there was no political/national goal, however...
in Enuma Elish, authority was given to Babylon.
What are the functions Gen.1&2 serve to the reader?