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Week7 christianity - A connection with the divine is achieved by first repenting which would then grant humankind access to a new life in the

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Week 7 Discussion Questions 1. 6 Ways of being religious evident in Novak reading: Ritual performance Deeds of devotion Moral behavior – calls upon humankind to show accept the love of the gracious God and to reflect that love in their actions towards others. This is done namely by being humble, patient, forgiving, and doing unto others as you would other unto you. Shamanic mediation Divine-human unification – unifying with God was achieved through believing in and expressing loyalty to Jesus for although he was the messenger of God, he was also the message itself. Intellectual inquiry - 2. Ultimate Reality and divine human being as conceived by Christians Ultimate reality for Christians is conceived as an all-loving, gracious and personal God who loves humankind so much that he gave up his only son as a sacrifice to absolve all of sin.
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Unformatted text preview: A connection with the divine is achieved by first repenting which would then grant humankind access to a new life in the “kingdom of God”. This new life is focused on devotion to God, their Father, because Jesus taught his disciples to depend on God like a child would a parent. This familial connection with God is further solidified by believing in Jesus and following his teachings. The divine human being is conceived as being aware of God’s overwhelming love for humanity and channeling that love towards others through their actions. This is achieved by abiding by the Golden Rule, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you;” (Novak, 242). Furthermore, the divine human being should be patient, humble, compassionate, loving, and forgiving....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST 4 taught by Professor Bartchy during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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