Study Guide (ThEthics) REVISED

Study Guide (ThEthics) REVISED - 1) Theology- Study of God...

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1) Theology- Study of God 2) General Revelation- Looking at the world empirically. Available to all people 3) Special Revelation- Particular dispensation of God’s self disclosure denoting a specific act of God toward a particular group of people 4) Scripture- Authoritative religious text (Bible) 5) Tradition- Accepted interpretation of scripture in Christian history 6) Human Reason- Logic, empirical observation, critical thought 7) Experience- Personal and communal encounter with the divine 8) Progressive Revelation- Content develops throughout scripture 9) Doctrinal Development- Understanding of the meaning of revelation develops in church: not new, but fuller understanding of what is already revealed 10) Human Finitude- Reality that human beings are spatially and temporally located 11) The Bible- Collection of texts written, complied, edited and copied over 100s of years and considered authoritative by the Christian community 12) Canon- Set of authoritative texts/rules/beliefs recognized by a community, set of books accepted by church 13) Covenant- Formal relational agreement 14) Hebrew Scriptures- Authoritative texts for Judaism (Tonakh) 15) Second Testament- “New” Testament. All agreed on 27 books. Genres: Gospels (4), acts of apostles, letters to specific churches/people, Apocalyptic (ultimate fate of world) 16) Hermeneutics- Science of interpretation 17) Exegesis- Drawing the meaning out of a text 18) Eisegesis- Reading an assumed meaning 19) Historical Critical Method- Attempt to ascertain the original meaning of a passage 20) Magisterium- Divinely empowered (and infallible) teaching office of the Catholic Church. Provides both the official interpretations of scripture and rules on other interpretations 21) Sola Scriptura- Scripture alone, tradition not needed 22) Illumination- Individual is divinely inspired to understand the truth in the Bible 23) Trinity- God (Scripture, Free, Creator) 24) Immanent Trinity- the persons of the Trinity in itself (apart from the world). The relationships between the persons of The Trinity from eternity. 25) Economic Trinity- The Trinity in relation to the world. The relationships between the persons of the Trinity and the world in time 26) Creatio ex Nihilo- Creation out of nothing. God did not create the world out of His own self/reality, so God and the created order are completely different 27) Pantheism- God and the creation are the same 28) Panentheism- The creation 29) God as Omnipotent- “All powerful” God can do all things that are within God’s nature and that can be done 30) God as Transcendent- God is “other” than the created order (implied by both creation ex nihilo and divine simplicity) Imagery that God is beyond categories of creation 31) God as Immanent- Held in tension with divine transcendence, God’s nearness to the created order… Imagery of God stooping down to be involved in the world 32) Analogy of Being- Humans can only describe God imperfectly by using the categories of creaturely
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