REL 1350 Study Guide July 2008 (1)

REL 1350 Study Guide July 2008 (1) - REL 1350 Study Guide...

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REL 1350 Study Guide Materials Apostolic Fathers Definition Connection to apostles Ignatius of Antioch Use of the word catholic Monarchical episcopate View of Eucharist View of martyrdom Apostolic Father Theology of Martyrdom Pliny to Trajan Edict of Milan (313) Martyrdom of Polycarp Perpetua Summarize story Martyrdom Role of father; role of the infant; brothers; the pitcher From where…. Didache Some characteristics of the “way of life and way of death” Instructions on baptism, fasting and Lord’s Prayer Means of testing a false prophet The author’s words on following the whole yoke of the Lord Its other title Gnosticism Heresy and orthodoxy Basic definitions, leaders boundaries defined Syncretism Docetism Dualism of… Gnosis
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Salvation by… Role and Concept of Jesus Pleroma Demiurge Creator Scriptures Irenaeus of Lyons Battled the Gnostics, docetism/ Against Heresies 3 safeguards to the faith: canon, creed, clergy (how did these function) Apostolic Succession (and how did Irenaeus personally fit into this scheme) Recapitulation – definition; connection to the incarnation, second Adam Apostles Creed Montanism Leaders New Prophecy (ecstatic) Prophet v. Bishop Continuing Revelation Apologists Definition of Apologist Celsus’ criticisms of Christianity and the Church’s basic responses Apologies were addressed to whom Biblical/Cultural Separatism Tertullian – view toward Greek philosophy, What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?, What Does the Academy have to do with the Church?, Why do heresies arise? Justin Martyr - First and Second Apology , attitude toward Greek philosophy, his use of Logos, manner of his death, why worship on Sunday, “inclusivism” Development of the Christian Canon Marcion (his dualism, his closed canon, his Christology and his use of Paul) Diatessaron Criteria for inclusion in the Canon Montanists and Gnostics: their role in canon Date for the New Testament in the form we have it/Athanasius Didache 3fold method of biblical interpretation anthropomorphisms Progressive Revelation Apocrypha Latin Vulgate Trinitarian and Christological Controversies Adoptionism
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Modalism/Sabellianism Tertullian Dates and major decisions for all the major councils Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus, Chalcedon Homoousios, homoioousios, heteroousios
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