Religion 120 Midterm Study Guide (Question 2)

Religion 120 Midterm Study Guide (Question 2) - Question #2...

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Question #2 Kuschel Reading Outline -Judaism -Abraham as how originally percieved -Abraham commitment of faith -proclamation, not historiography -religious truth, not historical -originally, Abraham was both a theological and political figure (pg 5) -after Babylonian Exile, no longer political figure -Abraham helped Israelites cope with Exile (pg 9) -faithfulness of God -covenant with Abraham for land gave hope to Jews -Penteuch (pg 11) -5 books of Moses -assembled by end of Persian rule -direct lineage, historical connection from Moses to Abraham -Abraham NOT considered Israelite at first (pg 14) -God was same, but didn’t know or follow the Torah (pg 14) -Loss of Identity during the exile (pg 21) -couldn’t be a blessing to people, were ruled over -Abraham’s faith is COMPLEX at first (pg 26) -not blind, questions -tested by long experiences -pragmatic God constantly revealing himself (pg 27) -faith defined as fluid trust -not morally perfect -has strengths and weaknesses (pg 29) -considered a “friend of God” -Changes -Joshua and Psalms (pg 30-31) -Abraham was now servant of God -loses his doubt -now has unconditional trust -new idea of exclusivity through descendant -King Antiochus IV Epiphanes (pg. 31) -Hellenistic tension with Judaism -Ben Sira (pg 32) -Jewish scribe -Abraham now pure, perfect, and wise (pg 33) -“morally immaculate” -this was because he fulfilled the Torah -notes later transition in Judaism where the Abrahamic faith is the same as the obedience to the Torah -Book of Jubilees (pg 35)
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