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Rel121FinalGuide Fall05 - REL 121g R F Hock Fall 2005 Final...

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REL 121g R. F. Hock Fall 2005 Final Examination Guide Unselfconsciously Jewish- The earliest Christians were Jewish. The focus of the “Unselfconsciously” was around the resurrection of Jesus which was on many aspects taken for granted… Earliest Christian Creed- It is the earliest Christian material in possession and formulated soon after Christianity originated in 30AD. It is the earliest preserved traditional creed performed by early Christians. It states clearly, concisely and carefully the earliest Christian fundamental beliefs. Lines1-3: Lines are Beliefs. Lines 2-4: The Lines’ basis-evidence of beliefs-“because it is the will of God.” Paul received this creed either in Damascus or Jerusalem. Humiliation/exaltation pattern- As suggested in “A Hymn to Christ” it shows humiliation v.7-8 then exaltation v. 9-11. Notice: (1) Jesus takes on a slavish form of existence (humiliation) and then death; where he is exalted afterwards. (2) Abercrombes is humiliated by death at the lowest point, and then exalted highly by Apsyrtus. (3) Daphnis and Chloe born aristocrats and then live as slaves after being exposed. Then they’re exalted when they find their aristocratic family i.e. Dionysophanes. Refers to the pattern of the Philippians hymn in which Christ's crucifixion is expressed in terms of humiliation and his resurrection in terms of exaltation. The humiliation/exaltation pattern was a typical story line, appearing in the novels and even Menander's Old Cantankerous. Paul's dual citizenships- He comes from the city of Tarsus in Silicia. He’s a citizen of an important city. Paul’s Roman citizen also suggests that he is an aristocrat. He was born in Tarsus, so he has that citizenship. But he also claims Roman citizenship (remember -- we read about how his Roman citizenship saves him from punishment). The Roman citizenship is most likely due to his aristocratic status. Saul/Paul- Born a Jew and part of the tribe of Benjamin. Saul is Paul’s Jewish name. Saul is introduced in Acts 13 (pg159). He also wrote the 7 letters: Romans, 1-2 Cor., Gal., Phil., 1 Thes., Phlan, Paulines. His writing style is temporal thinker, with short sentences. Paul was born a Jew and thus had a Jewish name (Saul). Within the Jewish community he would be known by that name. However, in the wider world, after his conversion to Christianity, he was known by the non-Jewish name Paul. Paul's Damascus Road Experience- Paul is on his way to Damascus by orders of God. Paul suffers for Jesus’ sake. His vision is to see Ananias of Damascus . En route to Damascus from Jerusalem Paul had a vision in which he lost his sight and felt compelled to turn from persecuting Christians to becoming one of their advocates (see Acts 9) First Missionary Journey- Introduced in Ch. 13 and Ch. 14. Paul leaves Jerusalem to go to Antioch. He spends a year there. Paul and Barnabus travel to preach the word of God to Gentiles and because of this, many become believers. The journey that Paul and Barnabas took to convert people to Christianity that is narrated in
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course REL 121g taught by Professor Hock during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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