REL 1350 Study Guide spring 08

REL 1350 Study Guide spring 08 - REL 1350 Study Guide...

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REL 1350 Study Guide Materials Apostolic Fathers Definition Connection to apostles Definition of martyrdom Ignatius of Antioch Use of the word catholic Monarchical episcopate View of Eucharist View of martyrdom Apostolic Father Perpetua Summarize story Martyrdom Role of father; role of the infant; brothers; the pitcher From where…. Didache Some characteristics of the “way of life and way of death” Instructions on baptism, fasting and Lord’s Prayer Means of testing a false prophet The author’s words on following the whole yoke of the Lord Its other title Gnosticism Basic definitions, leaders boundaries defined Syncretism Docetism Dualism of… Gnosis Salvation by… Role and Concept of Jesus Pleroma Demiurge Creator Scriptures
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Marcion Handout Material Celsus – Pagan Christian Debate His criticisms of Christianity and the Church’s basic responses Apologies were addressed to whom Apologists – Justin Martyr, attitude toward Greek philosophy, his use of Logos, manner of his death, why worship on Sunday, “inclusivism” Tertullian – view toward Greek philosophy, What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?, What Does the Academy have to do with the Church?, The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church, Why do heresies arise? Development of the Christian Canon Marcion (his closed canon and his Christology and use of Paul) Role of Gnostics Diatessaron Criteria for inclusion in the Canon Date for the New Testament in the form we have it/Athanasius Didache Apocrypha Montanists Irenaeus of Lyons 3 safeguards to the faith: canon, creed, clergy (how did these function) Apostolic Succession (and how did Irenaeus personally fit into this scheme) Battled the Gnostics, docetism/ Against Heresies Recapitulation – definition; idea of headship and Adam; without the incarnation, why humanity could not have reversed the fall of Adam Progressive Revelation Apostles Creed its use in relation to Gnosticism Trinitarian and Christological Controversies Adoptionism Modalism/Sabellianism/Patripassionism Dates for all the major councils Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus, Chalcedon Homoousios, homoioousios, heteroousios Arius
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Athanasius
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