Spiritual vs. Religious
Church is based on a notion that God is not working for the church
but rather through the community to be in communion with one
another under God
->Example: History of Israel (covenant)
God is calling people in as h
Has Christianity accept cultural norms in terms of sex and sexuality?
We see a huge difference between what the magisterium teaches and what culture
There are big divides between moral theologians regarding their perspectives of sex
Why Do People
Four marks of the Church: One Holy, Catholic, Apostolicity Church
The Church is Holy because it is a gift from God
->God is guiding the church and he will be faithful
The Church is Catholic; universal and Paul (universal to the whole)
Why do Christians hold the secrecy of life?
->John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life, 1995):
The absolute inviolability of innocent human life is a moral truth clearly taught by
Sacred Scripture, constantly upheld in the Church's Tradition an
Last four things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell
What Is Meant By Resurrection of The Body
2Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth b shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting
contempt. 3Those who are wise shall
What do you think of when you think of priests (not traditional catholic priests):
sacrifice and mediators
Jesus crated a community around him (the twelve) and commissions them to carry on
Catholic Morality is about
->Virtuous happy life
II. Historical Background
->Early Church: Public penance
Very serious: could not fight in war, go to roman fights, sexual acts, etc.
We loss the
Jesus: Death and Resurrection
I. Historical Causes
Romans, seeing him as a revolutionary stirring up the people
against the roman occupation
->He interpreted the Roman law in a different way that was not
->If he was the Son of God, he
The Holy Spirit; God as Trinity
Creator that is sustaining
Acting in prophecy
Forms a community (fellowship)
How does it relate to Jesus and his life (based on Gospel pass
Womens Experience and the Church
Genesis 1: God makes human beings in his likeness, male and female he created
New Testament (Paul): As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed
yourselves with Christ. There is no
Can Non-Christians be saved?
No Other Name?
Peter preaches there is no other name under heaven who you can
The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one
who does not believe will be condemned.
There is salvation
What does the resurrection have to do with salvation?
What is Alisons central claim?
Are you saved? (not a yes or no question); Our life is flawed
Jesus died for our salvation (not a yes or no question)
Salvation is an ongoing process, deat