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Cumulative terms (from the first three celebrations)For each of the following terms, please provide the defining context, its definition/meaning, and its significance (why it is important).Theological contexts- the Church, the Academy, and The Society are the theological context; they form how you decide on reliable ideas are; they give three different tasks; they give different sourcestheological sources- the building blocks used to construct theological ideas and arguments. The Church uses the Bible; the Academy uses experience; The Society uses creativitytheological criteria- the standards by which theology is judged. Is it good/ bad theology? It functions by deciding what is valuable and what should be thrown out. The three ways are intelligibility, faithfulness to tradition, and inclusivenessobjective and subjective aspects of theology-(OBJ) it attempts to conform to an object; it critically evaluates the world; it is forced to deal with real objects and events; no knowledge apart from assumptions. (SUBJ) God cannot be experimented on; there is no neutral groundobjective and subjective dimensions of revelation- history is both b/c uses history, but interpreted; doctrine is mostly obj. but also subj.; inner experience is subj; dialectical presence is subj. b/c disprovable and obj. b/c not just your experience; new awareness is subj. b/c your experience and obj. b/c based on obj. realitygeneral revelation- self-disclosure of God to all people through history, nature, and human life in general.ontological, cosmological, teleological arguments for the existence of God: ONT (Anselm; that than which none greater can be thought); COSMO (Aquinas; unmoved mover; uncaused cause); TELE (Pailley; argument from end, goal)special revelation- unique self-revelation of God through God’s word and action in the history of Israel and above all in Jesus Christ, through the Bible, which tells us of the God who came to us in this way, and through the Christian Church, which preserves and interprets the biblical witnesssource criticism- who were the authors; when was it written; Matthew and Luke took from Mark and source Qform criticism- finds cultural forms to which the Bible adapts; form of miracle stories (describe and validate sickness, healing and proof of healing)redaction criticism- the gospel writers were editors; each had their own end in mind; Matthew (Judeo-Christians); Luke (Holy Spirit and poor); John (Gentiles); Mark (Messianic Secret)functional authority- myth- Bultmann introduces idea of scripture as myth; not untrue, but narrative expression of ideahermeneutics- the context from which we all derive our understandings of the world; forms the hermeneutical circle
Christology- The study of the person and work of Christ. The work of Christ began at Atonement and started the study of salvation, soteriology. Soteriology brings three theories of atonement into view. First there is the Christus Victor, which viewed Christ as the warrior who defeated Satan in death.