Biblical Heritage I
September 13, 2013
Coogan Chapter 3: Questions for Review
1. What levels of meaning can be found in Genesis 1.1-2.4a?
In Genesis 1.1-2.4a, it is expressed that God created a cosmos out of the chaotic,
unformed earth. Gods commands lead
Essay # 3
As humanity has evolved through time, it has left its mark in history through different views of
people and the way they interact with the world and with each other. These worldviews range from the
Scripture- the divinely revealed ideas of the Bible that were organized, redacted, and put
together to comprise the canon; important because all scriptural writings may not have
been included in the present form of the Bible
Septuagint (LXX)- greek transl
Essay # 1
I stand in defense of Gustavo Gutierrez who has been judged against the orthodoxy of his
theology in light of the documents Instruction on Certain Aspects of the Theology of Liberation and
What is the New Testament?
Sacred canon of Scripture.
Stood as the center of Western civilization
27 books, written in Greek by 15-16 different authors between 50 C.E. & 120
Divided into four groups:
Ekklesia is the voting body in the Greek polis which is used to refer to an assembly
Matthew is the only canonical gospel concerned with church" gathering of some sort.
Matthew projects onto Jesus and to Matthew Jesus was reforming Judaism.
The narrative of the centurion and his servant is an example in which the theological
challenge of worthiness to receive salvation is addressed. There is a healing despite religious
background which in many ways is a reflection of the reversal within the
Thesis: Interpretation of Jesus depends on the lenses from which one looks at: from 1st Century
Jew or modern TV evangelist.
Example 1: Jesus was a healer and exorcist. He made the blind see, paralyzed gain full use of
their bodies, and exorcised demons.
The Environment of Early Christian Traditions: The Greco-Roman World
The term Greco-Roman world designates the lands surrounding the Mediterranean from the
time of Alexander the Great (356323 B.C.E.) through the first three o
Paul the Apostle: Ancient Agony Aunt (uncle)
Epistle letters have within them an implicit charge or rallying cry that the author is
attempting to convey to their audience. In the earliest days of the Church, as it began to expand
to all parts of the known
The Book of Job is a rich theological work which addresses the theme of Gods justice in
the face of human suffering. In an Op-Ed written by William Safire, speechwriter for President
Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-win
THEO100106: Biblical Heritage I
Final Exam Review Guide
Exam: Wednesday, December 17, 9-11 AM, Stokes S461
The final exam will be cumulative, with an emphasis on material covered since the Midterm.
I. Multiple Choice/Fill in the Blank: You will be expecte