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Final Study Guide - Theology 10001 Study Guide Form...

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Theology 10001 Study Guide Form Criticism A way to examine the gospels stories looking at each individual story or saying (Gr. pericope). These stories are chosen for there application to specific community needs, Sitz im Leben (life setting). Redaction Criticism A way to examine the gospel looking at the individual stories and how they are put together. This is the editorial criticism and examines how sequence and the chosen stories and sayings affect the image of Jesus. Reader Response Criticism Theory that is initially literary and later applied to the bible. It examines how the individual reader reacts to the text, the meaning is released by the reader. Readers are driven to evangelization by the lack of action in Luke’s gospel. Synoptic Gospels The gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Called synoptic, meaning “looks the same” because of there similar content (as compared with John’s radically different gospel). Periscope The individual stories or sayings of or about Jesus. These make up the gospels. The exception is the passion narrative, which is a longer story and not a pericope. Sitz im Leben Literally the German, “life setting,” it is the way the individual stories (pericopes) apply to the community needs. “Q” The mysterious source used by Matthew and Luke in compiling there gospels, it explains the similarities in these two gospels that do not appear in Mark. Wandering Charismatics The group in the Jesus movement who moved about. Jesus, the disciples and Paul belonged to this group. They respond to the call to renounce their homes and possessions and even families (call to celibacy). They are also not bound by ritual (food) laws because they must eat what they can find. Settled Communities The group in the Jesus movement that stayed within there homes and communities. They included Martha, Mary
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and Chloe. Their primary responsibilities included providing hospitality to the wanderers and a locus for preaching. They are bound by the law and must give charitably. Paul’s authentic letters Romans, 1 st Corinthians, 2 nd Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, Philemon, 1 st Thessalonians The purpose of Paul’s letters Written to communities in times of need, with a specific Sitz im Leben in mind. Not a systematic Theology, writes to address problems that arise, but answers in a Theological manner. Paul’s style of ministry Looks for open and accepting community, and then attempts to set up a coherent church. Moves on and continues to support through letters and visits. Early Traditions into which Paul was initiated Ethical Instruction: Quotes Jesus on ethical matters Confessions of Faith: earliest “Creeds” 1 Thessalonians A letter of Paul written to a mostly Gentile audience in about the year 51 CE (Earliest Christian Letter); it addresses such issues as: control of body, holiness and death. Problems at Corinth
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