theo102_ - CTT 4-10 and 13-16 1 Theology is defined as an...

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CTT, 4-10 and 13-16 1. Theology is defined as an intellectual discipline that explores reality from a particular perspective, namely God as ultimate ground and goal of all reality. 2. General revelation is given to all human beings. The media that are used are nature and conscience. Nature reveals God in a general sense because, although it points beyond itself to a creator, this revelation is partial and imperfect: cant tell from nature that creator is a personal being or that creator cares for us as individuals. Revelation through conscience is also partial and imperfect: it can be severely distorted by social pressures in cultures where theft or killing is honored or human sacrifice is practiced. Special revelation is given to particular groups of human beings. The media that are used are prophecy, mystical experience and history. Prophecy refers to God’s communicating through a chosen spokesperson, a prophet. Mystical experience refers to the direct and individual contact that a human might have with a transcendent power. Can be expressed in visions (things seen), locutions (things heard) and dreams, etc. History
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course THEO 101 taught by Professor Mccurry during the Fall '08 term at St. Thomas.

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