Christianity Study Guide.docx - Christianity Study Guide Early Christianity Eschaton the end Apocalypticism the unveiling end of the world Soteriology

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Christianity Study Guide: Early Christianity Eschaton- “the end” Apocalypticism- the “unveiling”, end of the world Soteriology- logos of the solter, dies for people’s sins Messianism- messiah-ism, like Jewish word “Meshiah” Jesus of Nazareth- miracles, wanders around preaching Gospel of Mark- Q source, some of this info carries over into the other gospels, Jesus more peaceful dying Gospel of Luke- Gospel of John- Gospel of Matthew- “why have you forsaken me?” Synoptic Gospels- Mark, Matthew, and Luke Immaculate Conception- Angel Gabriel comes to Mary and tells her she will carry the son of God, Holy Spirit impregnates Mary Pauline Letters (Disputed and undisputed)- Paul of Tarsus, Jew that converted to Christianity, some letters were written by Paul and some letters were written by his followers Pauline Doctrine on food, women, etc.- women should cover their heads, men do not cover heads Didache- outlines different practices Baptism (must baptize in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit), 1 st - 3 rd century AD House Churches- people gather for worship in the homes (useful when Christians being persecuted by the Romans because they could practice in private), women had more power because not in the public eye Dura Europos Church- an early house church, 3 rd century structure discovered in Syria, layout- courtyard…not allowed in house unless baptized so people that just wanted to learn stood in the courtyard Baptism- draw from Mikvah idea in Judaism, makes you a member of the Christian community, can only be baptized once Sacramental Meal- like the Last Supper, wine=blood, bread=body, people eating wine and bread together, people thought Christians were cannibals Kinship Language- refer to eachother as brothers and sisters, people think they are committing incest Jesus as good shepherd- sarcarfulae , more emperor like later during Constantine…gets a crown and is associated with wealth, Jesus was a good shepherd in earlier Christianity and associated with nature Early Christian Symbols- Emperor cult- when people leave food and wine for an emperor that passes away and they think the dead emperor will protect them… people are upset when people don’t leave offerings because they don’t care about the Roman Empire and leads to Roman persecution of Christians Roman persecution of Christians- Nero was very bad to Christians…starts a fire in a neighborhood in Rome because wanted to put his palace garden there and blamed the
Christians who were a scapegoat and calls Christianity a susperstition not a religion… Jesus is a crucified criminal, Tacitus said you shouldn’t seek out Christians you should

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