Religious Quest with Cornille Final Review Notes

Religious Quest with Cornille Final Review Notes - Final...

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Final Review Notes for Theology Final Mediators of Salvation Jesus of Nazareth: o in some religions, the mediator of salvation isn’t a person (ex – the Torah and the Q’uran in Judaism and Islam) o importance of the historical Jesus for Christian faith his historicity call followers to live according to his example o sources for the evidence of the historical person of Jesus Flavius Josephus and Tacitus – first century historians who studied the followers of a man who was crucified by Pontius Pilate during the rule of Tiberius was born and raised a Jew o Jewish context of Jesus: different groups a the time Pharisees strict followers of Moses’ law Sadducees strict interpreters of the Torah Zealots aggressive opposers to Roman occupation Essenes renunciates, radical observers of Jewish Law early Hasidic According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus’ healing miracles drew people to him came into conflict with the Pharisees over their laws of purity and with the Sadducees over the idea of life after death was most likely affiliated with the zealots; was from Galilei, but preached nonviolence and never seemed to care about Rome can also be considered an Essene…the Dead Sea Scrolls described an essenic community that can provide the historical context for Jesus’ life o Charismatic Judaism o Five Roles of Jesus Jesus as prophet and teacher (term used by Jesus) Jesus as lord Jesus as the Messiah never admitted to being the Messiah throughout his teachings, 3 gospels give different answers when Pilate asks Jesus if he is the Messiah
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Jesus as the Son of God Jesus as the Son of Man Jesus, the Christ o experiences of the resurrection the 4 gospels = accounts of Jesus’ appearances to the apostles Luke – skepticism among the disciples that Jesus had been raised from the dead; women were the messengers of the resurrection; timing was important…first day of a new week, a new beginning signaling of the start of a new life, a resurrection as opposed to a resuscitation, a complete physical transformation occurs, Christ is unrecognizeable to the disciples, but his presence is still maintained John – portrays Jesus as a more divine and transcendant figure; stoic, Christ hold the universe together; use of the phrase “became flesh”, an incarnation of the transcendant in Christ’s body; not one of the synoptic gospels, more Gnostic view (contrast between flesh and spirit, how could Christ then be completely divine or completely human?) o Early Christologies: Arius vs. Athanasius Arius mixture of adoptionism and logos; Christ came into being through the will of God…was therefore not eternal and was of different essence from the Father
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course TH 161 taught by Professor Cornille during the Spring '08 term at BC.

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