CHRI 2333 - CHRI 2333 Christian Doctrine Tests - 3...

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CHRI 2333 – Christian Doctrine First (2 nd ) Day 7-13-06 Tests - 3 Short-answer Essay – predictable and doable Correspond to lectures Quizzes over Reading – about every other day Church History We use the term “ Confession ” to these three branches Roman Catholic - with Constantine, Christianity took on a very Roman form Eastern Orthodox - emerges in 1054 and officially splits from R. C. Each branch has its own Pope and bishops. Now more dialogue than ever before between Eastern and western theologians Protestant - broke off in Reformation; Luther/ Calvin led to Presbyterians Anabaptist/ Freechurch/ baptist/ Radical Reformers (Amish/Mennonites) Broke off of Protestant Reformation Anglo tradition broke from R. C. tradition. Led to Puritans/ Separatists/ Baptists. Where do Baptists come from? 1. From the Anglo Separatist movement Smyth- took group to Holland, baptized himself and then his congregation. 2. Both/And English Separatists Also influence of early Anabaptists/ Radical Reformers - Smyth’s church helped by Mennonite church and exchanged confessions with them. Norms/ Sources of Theology Where do Theologians get their stuff? Wofford argues that we just need the Bible. Christians have argued about the only source we need being Scripture. Source: Scripture Even Catholics would say that traditions have to be rooted in Scripture. Inspired The Christians’ final authority, even above Scripture is Christ . C Hermeneutical circle- we know about Christ from the Scripture… we know about the Scripture because of Christ. What do we mean by saying Christ is the center? 1. Salvation history Form/ approach to history comes from Christ God starts out where man already is, but that’s not God’s ideal with divorce, but there’s a plan to where God is going and what his standard is as people know him better and better. Ex. Polygamy- monogamy- no divorce (God’s standard) 2. Typology - there’s a shape or pattern. We can see a pattern of Jesus in these other stories. (Ex. Exodus story, sacrificial system, Jesus v. Joseph) When we start reading the story of Jesus, we read the previous stories differently. When Christians were trying to understand what Jesus did, they went to the imagery of the OT.
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Typology is the strategy of reading the Bible. The reader notes the correspondence between God’s great actions or deeds. Re-Source: Tradition Have extreme weight, but we’re not bound to them, but we are bound to Scripture. We may say no to Augustine or Calvin, but we can’t say no to the Bible. Re-Source: Experience/ Context We are at a particular place and time that makes it different for us in doing theology. Our experiences shape who we are. Assumption by many modernists/ postmodernists is that something has either a supernatural or natural explanation. They assume that God + world are exclusive and God doesn’t work through world. Why do we assume that? The Bible never suggests this dichotomy. Ex.
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