Christianity Study Guide
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Brooke Kaufman on Wednesday March 30, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Rel 1000 at a university taught by Professor Riggs in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views.
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Date Created: 03/30/16
Christianity Study Guide 1. History: a. What did Messiah mean in Hebrew versus what it means in Latin/Christianity today? i. Hebrew: Enlightened One, Latin: Christ b. Jesus’ birth i. Born between 4 BCE and 1 CE ii. Said in Bible he was born in Bethlehem but it is believed historically he was born in Galilee c. What does AD represent? i. After Death (after Jesus’ death) d. Three major events that shaped Jesus’ life? i. Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension e. What is an apostle and who are they? Was Paul considered an apostle? i. There are twelve of them listed, including Paul. They are missionaries who serve the will of God 2. Gospels: a. What are synoptic gospels? i. Gospels that can be seen together because they are similar (example: Matthew, Mark, and Luke) b. The gospel of John was written when? st i. End of 1 Century CE 3. Reformation: a. What did Martin Luther believe necessary for Salvation? i. Salvation comes from sin which comes from faith which comes from God b. What 2 sacraments did he accept and why? i. Baptism and the Eucharist because they commemorated God’s sacrifice for our life 4. Christian Theologies: a. Major theologies i. Monotheism ii. Hebrew Bible iii. Incarnation/the God-man iv. The Holy Trinity 1. All Christians don’t accept it 2. Jehovah witnesses don’t 3. Mormons don’t 5. Cosmology: a. If God is eternal and the One, what did he make the world from? i. Three theories: Himself (most Christians believe this), Other Eternal Stuff, or Nothing b. What do Christian groups think of cosmology? i. Dualistic (creation from nothing) 6. Anthropologies: a. Original sin? Salvation according to Paul? i. Satan/Demons and Adam/Eve ii. We all have sinned by living our lives as humans b. Purpose of baptism? i. Redemption for God’s love
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