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Quiz Answers: 1) F 2) F 3) F 4) F 5) T Notes 4/25/07 I) Role of the Roman Catholic Church after Vatican II a. Kung – believed that Bart’s theology should be accepted in the catholic church. i. “Global Ethic” – looking for commonalities between all the different religions. Common ethical stances, beliefs about the universe… b. John Paul II i. Pointed out that communism wasn’t the answer, but neither was capitalism. This was important to pointing out that God was not on one side or choosing one country. 1. capitalism – radically individualistic and spiritually empty c. Benedict the 16 th (2005 became pope) i. Before becoming pope, he led some group that made sure the teachings that came out of the church were orthodox. ii. Will be interesting to see what he does while in the papacy. He and Kung have opposite ideas. d. Extremely influential in the last 30 years
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Unformatted text preview: i. Helped bring communism to an end ii. Opened the doors for women more, allowing them to minister and preach, but not be priests. iii. Opened their doors to other Christians more. II) Geographical Movement of Christianity a. Europe and North America aren’t the geographical centers of Christianity anymore, Africa and Asia are growing the most in the world. b. The Pentecostalism and Charismatic movements are exploding on other continents. III) Future a. Christians are going to have to find a place for women in ministry. b. The church is going to have to come to grips with issues of sexuality (gays, sex changes). c. We’re going to see the end of white man Christianity because the centers of Christianity are moving away from north America and Europe and away from men....
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