Reli. Notes 10

Reli. Notes 10 - o Scholars adopt geocentric version of...

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Medieval Christianity Urban revival: o After dissolving of Roman Empire government and society decentralizes o Rural monasteries lead to Christian rural vision of heaven (Garden of Eden) Naked people (similar to Augustine’s views) staring at each other’s genitals o High Middle Ages: New urban mode of living New urban understanding of heaven focused on culture (similar to Book of Revelations) Organized based on rank and hierarchy (people who demonstrate faith more than others will have higher rank) Idea of nakedness: Fancy clothing for everyone o Vision of heaven still centered on worship of God Intellectual developments: o Rediscovery of Ancient Greek texts, scholasticism
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Unformatted text preview: o Scholars adopt geocentric version of universe The higher up sphere you go to, the clearer heaven gets Hell located inside the earth o Heaven is changeless state According to Plato this is perfection (Empyrean heaven) o Nature of the soul: Thinkers want to define nature of soul “How do souls get to our bodies?” o Traducianism: God created souls of Adam and Eve Their sin passed down to all ancestors o Creationism: God created each soul, infuses o Ensoulment: God infuses souls into bodies during pregnancy (fetuses become animated) Implications for abortion...
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