THEO 192 Exam Review

THEO 192 Exam Review - T HEO 192 Exam Review Option for the...

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THEO 192 Exam Review Option for the poor— God opts (or chooses) for the poor Exodus o God hears the cry of the Hebrew slaves and puts himself on the side of the slaves instead of the Hebrew pharaoh o God chooses to be on the side of the slaves and puts himself on the side of the weak, the vulnerable, the poor, etc. o Therefore, Christians, anyone who follows this God, should also opt for the poor Policies, laws, schemes of distribution should always look at how they affect the poor and vulnerable first How to opt for the poor: o Denounce material poverty o Become poor yourself (Voluntary poverty) o Preach spiritual poverty Preaching the radical dependence on God Why should Christians or Catholics care about food deserts? o It’s an example of an issue that the poor has o Choosing to see what it’s like to be in poverty o Because God cares about the poor, and because he cares, Christians should also care Mystical-Political Dimension of Christianity— Intense love of God should lead you to intense love of neighbor Theologically, that God can be found in both Mystical and Political realm The point is to participate in God’s Determine what salvation looks like in Scripture and Now Mysticism: An experience of God in everything o Mysticism of every life—you find God in the movement of daily life (going to school, seeing your family)—like finding God in all things
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