Christian Theology 32
November 9, 2007
Final Examination: Thursday, 13
3 parts of the exam
Questions 1 and 2 required
Question 3 – only a, b, c, or d
Very important: The key thing for questions 1 and 2, he is trying to evaluate our ability to pull the
whole course together. This is to say that it isn’t enough to gesture towards the first half of the
course only, or the 2
half of the course only. He’s after our ability to synthesize the course.
They are a focal point for course synthesis.
A version of question 1 appeared in the midterm. Another version at the end – can’t repeat what
was said in the midterm. To somehow, interact to the question in all three moments of the Creed.
Damnation is not the motivation of the Gospel. (It’s worship.)
He wants us to grasp the phenomenon of judgment. Wednesday’s lecture began to develop a
theology of judgment.
Two parts of eschatology. Eschatology part 1 deals with persons and nations, that is, non-Israel.
Persons, the ultimate ends of persons and nations. The real emphasis stays away from the
nation of Israel. Dealing mainly with the questions of non-Israel.
part, Eschatology 2, is Israel, the covenantal people.
It unfolds between our incorporation into God’s body, and our constant need and hunger for
Christ’s body. That is, it unfolds between baptism and the Eucharist. An ecclesialogical
movement. It is prayer. It is listening to the needs of those of the family of faith. It is confession.
It is a movement to discernment, a movement of seeing the body of Jesus iinto whose life we
have been baptized, to whom we are moving. This is the ecclesilogical life.
The fullness and the movement towards is nothing more than reckoning with our participation in
Jesus’ body, with his incarnation and our incorporation into that body. As the spirit presses upon
the flesh of Mary, a new modality of creaturehood is born of Mary. This new flesh is in Spirit a
new divine flesh. This is the Israel of God. Having been baptized by John the Baptist, he is the
Son of God, the Son of Man, the new Adam, the new Israel. The sense in which the bible stories
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