The Christian Tradition Notes- 1 part of quarter

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The Christian Tradition Notes 1 Part of Quarter - Spirituality o One can be spiritual without being religious o Wiseman focuses on “the life of the spirit” The root of spirit comes from the word for “breathing, breath” Go directly to Paul and his language choices Matter and spirit are interpenetrating (can exist without each other) They are diaphanous (see thorough) o One sees through it (“the Bible”) to see the very existence and glory of God What we experiences depends on what you bring to the experience Spirituality is the reflection of spirit Wiseman uses 3 authors who support this o Sandra Schneider Fundamental dimensions of the human being The lived experiences Academic discipline o Walter Principe 3 levels in which to relate to spirituality The way in which someone understood and lived a particular ideal The formulation of a teaching about this lived reality The scholarly examination of the first and second level o Peter Van Ness
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In the cosmic context (a sense of connectedness with all reality) Bernard Lonergan- what is the process of knowing One has to grown in order to learn to associate things o You move from experience to moving to understanding the experience Then one moves to the judgment level when it becomes more complicated Then the decision must be shown or acted upon Method of studying spirituality o Research o Interpretation o History o Dialect o Spirituality vs. Mysticism Difference between genus and species Spirituality is more broad and mysticism is a specific kind of spirituality Mysticism is God is beyond all knowing and expression Inexhaustible intelligibility—one can never stop learning about it (there’s always a new level)—there is more to know than it is humanly possible to understand o Orthodoxies and Orthopraxis - Conflict Over the New Testaments (28 vs. 36) o Catholics don’t use all the Testaments
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Only used the Hebrew originals (not the Greek) in the Catholic Bible because they couldn’t prove their authenticity The Jews and Protestants used them all Dead Sea scrolls (2000 BC to AD), the oldest copy of the Book of Isaiah in 1947 (by a sheep-herder) were found in Quarum (near the Dead Sea) o Septuagint —the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible in 2000 BC - Super sectionalism - Christianity has superseded Judaism (believe that Christianity is the only correct religion)—considered by the Catholic Church as an “error” o If it’s old it is bad, and if it’s new its good - Around 120 CE, Marcian decided that he didn’t like the Jewish Bible (he decided that the “God of the Jews”, is not the same of the “God of Jesus”) o Claiming that the 1 st Testament is not inspired by God (because the Jewish God is lesser) Only 1 gospel (out of 4 commonly used gospels) was true—resulting in a shortened version of the 1 st Testament and the New Testament In reaction the Church began to write lists—around 150 CE the first
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course TESP 4 taught by Professor Reitessj,james during the Fall '07 term at Santa Clara.

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