Midterm Review - REL 140 Midterm Review Group Three...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
REL 140 – Midterm Review Group Three: Christianity 1) What is ethics? How we are to believe in certain situations. 2) What are the three main divisions of Christianity? How are they similar to or different from each other? Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy Differences: (Structure) Catholicism is organized in a centralized way, at the top of the hierarchy being the Pope. Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism are less centralized with the Bible being the ultimate authority in Protestantism. Similarities: They all believe in baptism and holy communion of some sort; Jesus is the center of their faith. 3) What is the doctrine of original sin and why is it significant? “For Paul, the first human, Adam, is the model of disobedience and Jesus Christ is the model of obedience who reverses Adam’s sin and therefore restores creation —making it a new creation” (F&D, 208). 4) What is the significance of the Sermon on the Mount? “It is the core of spirituality that underlies much of Christian ethics—the practice of humility and obedience; a dying to self in order to live for others” (F&D, 209). 5) What are the similarities and differences between Christianity and Buddhism? Similarities: Self-denial; priesthood and the monastery; both have prophets; both have a sense of spiritual kenosis; both have written scriptures; have sects within them. Differences: Christianity is political, Buddhism is not; Christianity has a God, Buddhism does not; Christianity’s concept of time is linear, while Buddhism’s is circular. 6) What are the teachings of Paul and how are they significant to Christianity? Paul sees Christianity no longer as a fulfillment of Judaism’s prophesies, but rather as a whole new religion, not exclusively for Jews but also Gentiles; Paul is the founder of the Christian church. 1
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
7) What is “self-emptying” and how is it significant to Christianity? “The ethical life consists in learning to die in one’s self as a selfish being in order to be born again as a person capable of a love as all-embracing as that of God” (R&D, 199). 8) What is the importance of Jesus to the Christian story? He is the son of God, and the central figure to Christianity, who fulfills Jewish prophecies. 9) How did Martin Luther King, Jr. use a Christian ethic in his work toward social justice? Non-violent protest and civil disobedience; pray for those who persecute you; was a Reverend, often cited the Bible for justification. 10) How was King influenced by leaders of other religious faiths? Ghandi’s practice of non-violence was deeply inspiring to him. Group One: Buddhism 1) What is ethics?
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern