Be Prepared Questions- Introduction to Theo 101
Be Prepared Questions- Introduction to Theo 101 101/41603
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Honors Theo 101 Notes Introduction to Theo 101 pages 119 Text The Christian Theological Tradition Week of 99911 Definition of Religion A comprehensive worldview that accounts for questions of human existence and allows for believing in something beyond the ordinary in God gods unseen powers something beyond human existence 4 Modes of Belief 1 Monotheism Belief in 1 God Judaism Christianity Islam 2 Polytheism Belief in many gods Shintoism Hinduism greek 3 Agnostics unsure about the existence of Godgods Buddhism 4 Atheism denying that God or gods exist at all Differences between religious studies and theology Theology focuses on God and spiritual realities as its subjects of matter whereas religious studies focuses on humanity and human s experiences of the divine The goal of religious studies is the scientific study of humanity 3 Types of Revelation 1 General Revelation given to all human beings found in the Bible 2 Special Revelation given to particular groups 3 Personal Revelation private revelation given to a single person to fulfill a specific need 4 Subdivisions of Theology 1 Biblical studies written documents in the Bible 2 Historical theology investigates how Christian faith developed 3 Systematic theology studies the basic formulations of belief 4 Moral theology focuses on values arising from the Bible Theological Anthropology Pertains to the study of human beings in relation to God and God s creation Soteriology Pertains to the study of salvation 5 Key Themes 1 God 2 Creation 3 Revelation 4 Jesus 5 Church Tradition The accumulated wisdom of the believing community the church which is refined over time in its doctrines and celebrated in its worship for the good of its people and all of God s creations Faith A response to revelation begins with belief in God and Jesus Foursenses 1 Belief or acceptance of truths 2 Trust 3 Actions or practice 4 Personal insight or experience of the divine Revelation The deliberate selfdisclosure of God to humanity Seven Dimensions of Religion Experiential emotional Social institutional Narrative mythic Doctrinal philosophical Practical ritual Ethical legal Material artistic NFDF erDN In Class LectureDiscussion Notes Spiritual vs Religious spiritual find meaning in something else ex music nature volunteering family believe in God or gods not involvedaffiliated in religious organization Agnosticgnosisknowledge Theology theo God logy study of faith seeking understanding St Anslem theology from within religious studies outside looking in
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