10-5 (03)

10-5 (03) - Det er ior at ing socio-economic condit ions....

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Unformatted text preview: Det er ior at ing socio-economic condit ions. Per ceived t hr eat t o r eligion and cult ur e. I nadequacy of exist ing r eligions / ideologies t o explain or cope wit h t hese pr oblems. Emer ges t o pr each t he end of t he world / age. Nor mally does not r efer t o himself as M essiah (ot her s make t his r efer ence for him). Cr it icism of aut hor it y figur es as cor r upt and shallow. Division of saved (follower s) vs. unsaved (nonfollower s). Renunciat ion of worldly possessions, r elat ionships, and at t achment s. Pr eached r adical r est r uct ur ing of social hier ar chies. Embr aced unpopular figur es. Fulfillment of Jewish pr ophecy. Dir ect cr it icism of bot h Roman and Jewish aut hor it ies. I dealizat ion of selfsacr ifice and mar t yr dom. Eschat ology I nst it ut ionalizat ion Or t hodoxy "And [J esus] sai d to [hi s di sci pl es], "I tel l you the tr uth, some who ar e standi ng her e wi l l not taste death befor e they see the Ki ngdom of God come wi th power ." M ar k 9:1 Tr ansfor mat ion of collect ive salvat ion int o per sonal salvat ion. Gr adual belief t hat t he coming of t he K ingdom of God would occur in a far fut ur e t ime. I nclusion of t he book of Revelat ion in t he biblical canon. Per iodic r evival of messianic dimensions. Jesus as char ismat ic leader. L at er on apost les. Aft er t hat , char ismat ic leader s and t eacher s. But aft er t he fir st cent ur y, how could a gr owing chur ch decide who would lead it ? Development of bishops 2nd cent ur y. L eader s chosen for per sonal mor alit y and management abilit ies r at her t han per sonal char isma. Consolidat ion of male power. Concent r at ion of aut hor it y in Rome and H oly Sees. Theology of chur ch aut hor it y. Back t o squar e one? M onast ic or der s (Fisher, p. 321). L iber at ion t heology (Fisher, pp. 366-67). M yst ical t r adit ions (Fisher, pp. 334-35). Char ismat ic movement s ("Spir it -or ient ed movement s") (Fisher, pp. 362-64). Need t o figur e out what is "cor r ect " t eachings. M any gospels: which is cor r ect ? Divinit y of Jesus (Fisher, p. 320). Nat ur e of God (Fisher, pp. 319-20). ...
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