Rel Chap 2-4 Vocab

Rel Chap 2-4 Vocab - Religion 1005 Chapter 2-4 Vocabulary...

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Religion 1005 Chapter 2-4 Vocabulary Testament- a written account of a covenant; parts of the Bible are called the Old Testament and the New Testament; (2) a genre of literature that provides a fictitious but pious account of a famous person's dying words, presented in a manner pertinent to present circumstances Apostolic- having to do with the earliest followers of Jesus and/or the apostle Paul; apostolic writings are ones produced by people who knew Jesus or Paul (or, at least, writings that are in line with the thinking of such people). Catholic- a word meaning "general" or "universal"; in religious studies, the phrase "catholic church" does not refer to the Roman Catholic Church but to all Christians throughout the world. Canon- a word that literally means "rule" or "standard" but that is used by religious groups to refer to an authoritative list of books that are officially accepted as scripture. Marcion- a Christian scholar living in the first half of the second century who was influenced by Gnosticism and an antipathy for the Jewish tradition; and so he rejected writings from the apostolic tradition. His canon consisted of ten letters of Paul and the Gospel of Luke, which were all edited to remove any positive references to the Jewish religion. text criticism- the scholarly discipline of analyzing New Testament manuscripts in order to reconstruct what the original manuscripts probably said. sociological criticism- the academic study of the New Testament with the perspective and tools of the social sciences. cultural anthropology- a scholarly discipline that seeks to understand a given culture by way of comparison with what is known about other cultures, especially in terms of kinship relations, power structures, gender roles, economic systems, and education. source criticism- the scholarly discipline that attempts to identify sources used by the biblical authors in composing their documents form criticism- the academic discipline that seeks to classify different materials found in the New Testament according to literary genre or type ("form") and to draw conclusions relevant to interpretation based on these classifications. Sitz im Leben-German for "setting in life"; in biblical studies, this term is used to refer to the situation in which a biblical text would have been meaningful in the early church (e.g., worship, instruction, missionary preaching).
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Religion 1005 redaction criticism- an academic discipline that tries to determine the particular intentions of New Testament authors by analyzing how they arranged and edited their source materials. compositional analysis- a method of redaction criticism that looks at how literary units are sequenced and arranged within a book.
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course REL 1005 taught by Professor Burkett during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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