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Unformatted text preview: Department of Theology & Religious Studies St. John’s University 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439 Theology 1000: Perspectives in Christianity: A Catholic Approach Final Examination December 11 th (1:25pm-3:25pm) December 13 th (11:15am-1:15pm | 2:30pm-4:30pm) Directions: All answers should be recorded in pencil on the accompanying supplied answer sheet. While you may write anything anywhere (i.e., notes) on the question sheet, please avoid making any extraneous marks on the answer sheet. Any distracting marks or answers that are illegible will be presumed incorrect and thus recorded in like fashion. Both the question sheet and the answer form need to be returned to the instructor when the student is done with the examination. As for the answer sheet, it is only necessary that you record your name and record your answers. Once the exam is completed, this question sheet will be destroyed. A copy of the results of your exam (the Scantron form) will be made available by mail to those who supplied stamped self-addressed envelopes. As per St. John’s University’s policy, original final exams will be held for one semester by the instructor should students wish to review them after completion. The examination can be accessed at: http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~flanagap/1000/Exams/Final_Fall_2006.pdf after 5:00 pm on Wednesday 13 December 2006. I. Christianity and Other Religions . Christian religion can transform human culture into a new and greater thing. Christian view of non-Christian culture may be categorized as a theology of fulfillment . Pius XII believed that when human customs and beliefs do not explicitly contradict Christ, these customs and beliefs might be brought to a greater level of perfection through Christ. In this way, Christ fulfills non-Christian culture. Several theologians have articulated this dynamic relationship between Christianity and non-Christian cultures. In the following exercise, match the theologian on the left with that which best describes him on the right. 1. Hans Urs von Balthasar 2. Karl Barth 3. Robert Bellarmine 4. Jean Daniélou 5. Karl Rahner Theology 1000C/1050H: Perspectives in Christianity: A Catholic Approach | Final Examination(Fall 2006) | Page 2 of 13 a. (1904-1984) – A Roman Catholic theologian and Jesuit priest, he authored numerous books and articles on topics of systematic theology. Although he believed that the fullness of grace was available only within Christianity, he argued that the Holy Spirit carries grace to all people in every time, including those in non-Christian religions. He is perhaps best known for his use of the term in non-Christian religions....
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