theo 1 - Perspectives on Christianity THE 1000C Course...

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Perspectives on Christianity THE 1000C Course Description This course seeks to introduce student to the core theological beliefs of Christianity (with emphasis on its Western Latin expression). Such beliefs will be situated in their historical origin and context. Contemporary implications and insights from the historical development of Christianity as an evolved and evolving systematic theological worldview will be highlighted. To achieve this aim some attention will be paid to the nature, method(s) and mode of discourse inherent in theology.
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Required Textbook Cory, Catherine, and Landry, David, editors. The Christian Theological Tradition . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. Other references will be made available as required.
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Theisms devotion to a single " God " while accepting the existence of other gods . Polytheism- belief in and worship of multiple gods or deities Pantheism- Universe is part of God material part Panentheism -God interpenetrat es every part of nature, and timelessly
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1.Experiential/Emotional-people have exp which come to rise of religion 2.Social/Institutional- people with same exp create groups for support 3.Narrative/Mythic- to share and understand exp in story 4.Doctrinal/Philsophical- and reasoned discourse 5.Practical/Ritual- then they live out those understanding in sacred acts 6.Ethical/Legal- everyday behavior or laws to abide by 7.Material/Artistic- material faculty they use Seven Dimensions of religion
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SOME DEFINITIONS OF RELIGION http://www.coloradocollege.edu/dept/RE/people/weddle/IntroRel01/Defi nlist.htm Religion is (subjectively regarded) the recognition of all duties as divine commands . . . The one true religion comprises nothing but laws, that is, those practical principles of whose unconditioned necessity we can become aware, and which we therefore recognize as revealed through pure reason (not empirically). I take the following proposition to be a principle requiring no proof: Whatever, over and above good life-conduct, man fancies that he can do to become well-pleasing to God is mere religious illusion and pseudo-service of God. (Immanuel Kant,
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