1_24_08_notes - "Warning: Theologians at Work!" Gustavo...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
“Warning: Theologians at Work!” Gustavo Gutierrez Death dealing poverty – children dying young or born dead God gives you gift of love and can end death dealing poverty; theology is a commitment, alternative ways of responding to violence and who is god in this respect? 3 ways of responding to violence: people across diverse religions perspectives 1. Historical Jesus – biblical scholars say Jesus spoke/advocated/lived in a way that demands love of enemies Mathew 5, Luke good samaritan story – 2 priests walk by and ignore man on the side of the rode because they would be dirty on Sabbath if they touched him, samaritan (not pure, none Jewish, enemy in that time, practice love of neighbor) helps the man; Jesus’ & early followers’ practice of love means absolute duty not to injury any human being; change in 4 th and 5 th century, Constantine converts to Christianity, Roman empire makes Christ. the religion of the empire, previously was an underground religion, killed for following Christ. when there are many different Gods,
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RELS 208 taught by Professor Am during the Spring '08 term at St. Joseph CT.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online