Exam 1 Study Guide.docx - REL 250 Exam 1 Den Boer Terms Define significance(avoid broad this influences\u2026(Ologies \u2013 tell what it studies attempt an

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REL 250 Exam 1 Den Boer Terms Define, significance (avoid broad, this influences…) (Ologies – tell what it studies, attempt an example: Athanasius established his Christology from his soteriology, if Jesus is not divine, then we cannot be saved) Theology Science: the study of God Love-letter: a love letter to God Life plan: how to make our life better with God The study of the nature of God and religious belief Christology The study of Christ Pneumatology The study of the Holy Spirit Hamartiology The study of sin Ecclesiology The study of the church Doxology Praise to God Eschatology The study of end times Soteriology The study of salvation Angelology The study of angels Epistemology How we know what we know Ontology
The study of being (what things are) Anthropology The study of man Connects to soteriology Historical Theology The study of socio-historical and cultural mechanisms that give rise to theological ideas, statements, and systems The practice of doing theology in close conversation (influence) with the historical church (and its theologians) Move chronologically through the ages of the church to better understand different theologies and ideas Constantinian shif Paradigm shif The political and theological aspects of the 4 th -century process of Constantine’s integration of the imperial government with the church Constantine brought about a complete change in the situation of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire Constantine declared himself to be a Christian afer defeating Maxentius, (Milvian Bridge) Gradually, Rome became Christianized o Constantine decreed that Sundays should become public holidays o Christian symbols began to appear on Roman coins Before Constantine, Christianity was on the outside and power was on the inside of the circle. Afer Constantine, Christianity began to move inward it changes the way faith is viewed Immanent Trinity Trinity In Se: inner Trinity The interior life and nature of the Triune God without reference to creation The mysterious existence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in their eternal life The Trinity you can’t see Mystery Economic Trinity Trinity Ad Extra: (external – outer) outer Trinity Focuses on who God is, what God does All the works by which God reveals himself and communicates his life Father, Son, Spirit The Trinity you can (metaphorically) see (the one that is revealed to us) – Father, Son, Spirit House law/order – the order of salvation Filoque
And from the Son Was inserted in the Western version of the Nicene Creed to assert the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Ghost from the Son as well as from the Father, which is not admitted by the Eastern church Cappadocians Augustine o Father = lover o Son = beloved o Spirit = connecting love Sensus Pluralem Multiple senses (of scripture) Origen 1. Literal 2. Allegorical 3. Anagogical We focus a lot on the literal, but by focusing on all three, it opens up a whole new view/understanding of the Bible ( significance )

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