REL313 S11 Key Terms for Test 2 (1)

REL313 S11 Key Terms for Test 2 (1) - literary approach:...

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REL313 S11 Christianity Key Terms for Test 2 (Scripture) Test Structure: I. Choose 5 (out of 7) key-term definition questions. 2 points each: 10 points total in section. Provide brief, 1-2 sentence answers, offering concise definition and some context, contrast, or relationship of the key-term to other course-concepts. II. Choose 1 (out of 2) short-answer questions based on material covered in lectures. 5 points. In about one paragraph (1/4 – 1/2 page), answer this more complex question. III. Choose 1 (out of 1) short-answer question based on readings. 5 points. In about one paragraph (1/4 – 1/2 page), answer this question. Week 5-6: Approaching the New Testament 4 ways of interpreting the New Testament texts: charter approach (answering the question: what should they mean to a Christian; what should a Christian believe?) history approach (answering the question: what have they meant to Christians?) evidence approach (answering the question: what can they tell us about the historical Jesus and his immediate followers?)
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Unformatted text preview: literary approach: (answering the question: what did the authors intend to mean, and how did they express this intention?) 3 facts to keep in mind. The New Testament was: written in Greek by Jews (likely exception: author of Luke-Acts) who didn’t know they were writing the New Testament. 2 common interpretative mistakes historicism anti-historicism 1 more thing methodological agnosticism (still) not listed as key-terms, but useful: 3 readings of the Lord’s Prayer—spiritual, practical, or both. Week 6-7: Paul Paul genre epistle or letter literary devices analogy metaphor fictive kinship asleep / awake adelphoi Week 7-8: Gospels genre gospel literary devices dramatic irony recurrent themes allusion models deuteronomistic history apocalyptic aretology oral traditions logia (sayings of Jesus) miracle stories passion narrative No key terms for readings, but look closely at chapter 8, especially the section on the Letter of James....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course REL 330 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Central Mich..

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