Exodus 21:23-25 contains the lex talionis, "an eye for an eye." Leviticus 20 contains
the death penalty for several immoral actions. To what degree do you think that the spirit
of these laws should continue to be use
( After Reading Genesis 1-4the story of creationhere are the notes we took)
The story was created after the formation of the Sabbath and is meant to explain where
the Sabbath came from and how to justify it.
They used mythical language to creat
Themes of Salvation History:
1. God: The Tribune (Father, Son and The Holy Spirit) God exists and is the source of all
creation. Human beings are created in the image and likeness of God.
2. Sin: Human beings disrupted their relationshi
Theology 12-05-11 Natural Law Continued:
Christians do participate in the Natural Law through a standpoint of faith.
Because we are created in the image and likeness of God, each human being has dignity
that must be respected because it is an expression
The Sacrament of the Holy Orders:
Three holy orders include deacon, priest and bishop.
Deacons were original chosen to distribute food to the poor so they could focus on
teaching. Today they substitute for the priest in ceremonies when they are not neces
Theology 11-28-11: Sacraments Continued
Baptism brings about the cleansing of sin while confirmation to the confirmation of the
person to commit to their faith.
Eucharist is the final of the three sacraments of initiation. It symbolizes the continual
Notes from the council of trent:
Similar to nicea and others we have studied
Created a counter reformation (against protestant)
Reaffirms and clarifies catholic belief
Declarations on a number of issues - were reading on predestination and
Study Guide for Augustine's Confessions, Chapter. 1
Telling God the story of his life and consequently telling how God was present in each
stage of his life, even in sin.
Augustines mother was Christian and his father was Pagan.
1. What is the style tha
Theme of Grace:
The interior experience of God which brings us into a deeper relationship with him. It
also empowers them to turn away from sin and live a holy life.
Through the church the death of Christ must be realized.
A person can either object grac
Discussion of the Church Continued:
Church: The community of believers who continue the mission and sacramental presence
of Christ in the world.
Four Notes of the Church found in the Nicene Creed.
1. One: I pray not only for these but also for those who
The Acts of the Apostles:
The only book written as a sequel to the Gospels and was written by the same author who wrote the gospel
Tells the story of what happens to the apostles after the resurrection of Jesus.
Begins with the ascension of Jesu
Mark Reading Continued: (6-10)
Jesus often goes to deserted places to pray because then he can finally be away from the
crowds and people clamoring at him to heal them.
Jesus has power over nature which is described in chapter four whe
John Chapter One:
Illustrates a high Christology which means it emphasizes the divinity of Jesus.
A Trinitarian notion that there is not just an eternal God but also the Father, Son and the
Holy Spirit. They are of the same being.
Theology 09-30-11: The New Testament
27 books all written in Greek so they are more universally acceptable.
The four main divisions are gospels, acts, epistles and revelation.
Gospels are faith based stories of Jesus and are written from people that beli
Terms to identify:
Sheol: You cease to exist before God in the afterlife then you cease to exist at
all. Essentially it is a shady glum region of the afterworld because you dont
believe there is any other life but the present one.
Second Temple period: Th
Questions for the Book of Job:
This is a book of wisdom literature which is meant to take a philosophical approach to various
ideas of existence. The framework for this book has many poetic speeches which are meant to
describe why bad things happen to goo
The Book of Amos:
The prophetic literature does not contain events of the future but are rather conditional. If
you do this, this will happen. And if you do not, this will happen.
Prophetic literature uses a lot of imagery such as a prostitute in one sto
Terms/names to identify:
Messiah/ messianic promise:
Ark of the Covenant:
Deuteronomistic history: The second telling of the law, just repeated in a different order.
1. How do Jews and Christians interpret differently t
Terms/names to identify
1. Exodus 21:23-25 contains the lex talionis, "an eye for an eye." Leviticus 20 contains the
death penalty for several immoral actions. To what degree do you think that the spirit of
these laws should co
NT THEO 220-02 Revelation 1; 4-7; 12; 14; 17; 21 The book of Revelations is very poetic but not easy to understand upon first glance. My favorite part would probably be the section that talks about the breaking of the seven seals. I could tell that the fi
NT THEO 220-02 Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Corinthians 15; Mark 16:1-8; Matthew 28; Luke 24; John 20; Mark 16:9-19; John 21 (Resurrection Accounts) The resurrection accounts in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Philippians, and 1 Corinthians have many similarities, ev
NT THEO 220-02 Matthew Chs 5-7 & Luke Chs 6:17-49 Jesus sermon seems more idealist than realist. He says we must be perfect, as the heavenly Father is perfect. Nobody is as perfect as God, especially since we were born with original sin. Asking this of us
NT THEO 220-02 Gospel of Mark chs 9-16 I thought it was odd that Peter denied Jesus three times. Jesus was crucified for blasphemy. After all, he was claiming to be the Christ which would be hard to believe even back then. To the council, he just looked l
NT THEO 220-02 Gospel of Mark chs 1-8 I really enjoyed the part where Mark writes about what defiles a person. I was slightly confused about how everything that goes into us goes to the stomach and not the heart. I understand thats true when it comes to f
NT THEO 220-02 Luke Chs 1-2 & Matthew Chs 1-2 The first two chapters of Luke and Matthew have both similarities and differences. In both stories, the angel Gabriel came to Earth and foretold of the birth of the Savior. The angel also says that Mary and Jo
NT THEO 220-02 Luke Chs 10:29-37; 15:11-32; 16:19-31 I enjoyed to story of the Good Samaritan. It is hard to believe that the first two passersby just walked around the man and let him suffer. When you see someone in distress, for me at least, theres a na
NT THEO 220-02 James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John The book of James talks a lot about warnings to the rich concerning worldliness. Throughout the New Testament, a recurring theme has been that people should live as the poor and wretched, for they will be rich in
NT THEO 220-02 Galatians & Acts of the Apostles 15 (Gentile Christians and the Law) Galatians discusses how Christ has set us free, but in it I found parts that were confusing. Paul says that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to y