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Unformatted text preview: Religious Studies 309 Second Exam The Second Exam consists of two essays of equal value. You must write an essay in response to Question A. Question A: What are the central differences between Protestantism and either Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy, and what do they share in common that makes it possible to consider them both forms of Christianity? Essays must address the Protestant and Catholic or Eastern Orthodox perspectives on the following issues: Path to Salvation "Scripture and Tradition" "Authority" "Worship and Ritual" "Material Culture" Essays must incorporate specific information from the textbook with respect to the categories in quotation marks. You must answer either Question B or Question C. Question B: According to scholars, the religion of Christianity began as a small messianic movement within Judaism ("Jesus Movement") and eventually parted ways with it between 70 CE and 135 CE. Trace in detail the birth and development of the Jesus Movement and the historical reasons for the “Parting of the Ways.” Essays must include a discussion of the following points: How Jesus fit into the context of Judaism in the First Century CE Jewish messianism and apocalypticsm in the First Century CE The “J ewishness” of the early Jesus Movement Problems converting Jews and Gentiles The Significance of 70 CE The Significance of the Bar Kochba Revolt (129-135 CE) Essays must incorporate specific information from the film, From Jesus to Christ, and make specific reference to at least two primary sources from the Primary Source Reader. ...
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