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Religion 372 Week 6 Notes

by: Cassandra Tomkin

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This covers what was discussed on the sixth week of the semester.
Formation/Christian Tradition
Dr. Jason Bruner
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Date Created: 02/20/16
Week 6 Notes Religion 372 **16.Feb.2016 (Tuesday) - Week 6  Council of Nicaea (325) Fully God o Bishops from modern day Spain all the way to modern day Iran come to this council meeting. Constantine creates this meeting strictly from productive, trading, and economic purposes o Arius - There was a time when the "son" did not exist, Alexander tries to banish him, people are writing other people, and things get really nasty really fast o The council was needed because Arius and Alexander disagreed on whether God and Jesus Christ was the same. According to Arius the son of God was not eternal with God and according to Alexander God is the only eternal and his son is also of the eternal o Arius puts Christ with creation because God feels not pain, He does not die. Christ died and went through suffering and pain  God is separate from creation - and that means that He is different from all demons, angels, and other spiritual beings. God is unchangeable and perfect. Creation is categorically different from God in everything o Is Christ the stuff of creation or the stuff of God?  Homo(i)ousios - Does the iota belong there? o Homoousios  Arius is kicked out because he cannot agree with the meaning of this word  He believes that the iota should be there  Constantinople (381) Fully Human o The word "homoousios" was so controversial that it was later taken out of the Nicaean Constantinoplian Creed  Ephesus (431) o Can he be both? o How can you articulate to make it fit?  Apparently… There is two. o When talking about suffering = The Human Nature of Jesus o Healing/Miracles = The Divine Nature of Jesus o 1 person and 2 natures  Hypostasis or Hypostasis Union o Above or beyond the stasis there is something divine that it equates to ----- {1+1=1}  Chalcedon (451) o In 2 natures o Monophysitism **18.Feb.2016 (Thursday) - Week 6 Early Christian Worship 1 Music 2 Architecture  Baptists and other denominations tried to get rid of the art, architecture, flowery language, and everything that came with Christianity early on. The same thing can be said about Protestants, and Quakers (if you consider them Christians) o This was done because people go to Church to hear the Word of God expounded and proclaimed o With stripping down the art and architecture, stained glass, etc… people can focus on what the preachers say, then leading to the transformation of the soul  A lot of people could not read  It was written in ALLCAPSANDNOSPACES  Until the 2nd Vatican Council in the 1960s, the altar would be vey very far in front of the church, and the "father" would say everything in Latin, to the altar  Architecture, space, and position has an impact on how people conduct themselves in different environments  *Jerusalem (mid-1st century) o The locusts for worship, for the disciples would be the synagogue (if you were away) and the temple.  *House churches (ca. mid-2nd century, Dura-Europos) o House of early-Christian convert who gave it to Christians for religious purposes  What did Early Christians do when they got together? o Leadership was very fluid o Procedures were not planned from the welcoming and departing o The Eucharist was simply a part of a larger meal  Different kind of socialization taking place Catacombs  Christians are very consciously using images and ideology that are not specifically Christian but can be a symbol for Christianity o The Good Shepherd o The fish o A ship Roman Basilica  *Santa Sabina, mid-5th century, Rome  A few basilicas have been built throughout the empire before Constantine o Shut down or burned when persecutions were on-going  With Constantine's conversion (and budget) many more basilicas and churches were being built for Christians o Euseubius - The way that the churches were built provided an education through they eyes rather than an education through the ears. With almost everyone in the congregation unable to read,  being able to look at the imagery in the church allowed people to know scripture through pictures o The kinds of images seen was very important  There was a mirror image for a verse  Example: if on the left side there was a passage from the New Testament, on the right side there was a picture that showed exactly what that image was about. San Vitale *6th century, Ravenna, Italy   Has 8 sides. Why? o One source of eight is that in the Book of Genesis and Noah's Ark - there were 8 people save from the waters of destruction in the ark. If you enter the church then it is like entering the ark: the #8. Saved from the deadly waters is representative of baptism. In baptism you are dying of yourself in the water and becoming new again in Christ when coming out of the water. Hagia Sophia  Mid-6h century, Constantinople  Built in the 500s, was the largest church in the entire world at the time  The dome floats above the heavenly light o With the windows underneath the dome, there is light form the outside that flows in creating an incredible sight to be seen form the inside Early Christian Music  Syrian Christian Chant  Oxyrhynchus Hymn  Lumen ad Revelationem  The gospel of Luke begins with several different hymns  In the 3rd century Caelsius writes about Christians having beautiful songs  The reason why it took a distinct form is because of how some songs were synonymous with "loose living"  "Call and Response" - used in Christian hymns for quite some time  What to make of early Christianity and early Christians? o Into the 8th, 9th, 10th centuries there is an evolution of the songs and hymns


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