SIN March 6 Class notes
Augustine is torn between the life that is appealing and the life that he should take on.
Bad living is really appealing and attractive but there is a sense that it is wrogn and there is a better life, the Chrisitian path.
- sin is
February 2, 2012
Dont have to be familiar with the bible to call you a Christian
Look at Christianity over time and there is tension between order and prophecy
Order (authority) and Prophecy (innovation)
How is authority manifested here on earth?
What comes to mind
Crucifix, Jesus is represented on the cross, but some churches consider this to be in bad taste.
Church can also be a congregation of people, a place of worship, doesnt have to be a building, institutions bureauc
1/26 RN Notes
Jesus family by adoption, Jesus isnt considered to be human anyways. Jesus is divine, coeternal with the Father. Importance
of his divine orientation.
Today: Gospel of Matthew vs. Gospel of John
Competing visions in what the gospels/st
Look up PBS Frontline From Jesus to Christ
Christian premises are very much Jewish premises
Identify the following individuals and terms: use two sentences for each (pre test)
- Adam: Adam was created from dirt in Gods own image. Adam was the first man, a
Imitation of Christ
Saints were holy people that imitated Christ very well, rejection of the idea of mediation, you dont need a priest to help
you communicate with god, faith, not works, you dont need works and you dont need a priest, you just need
RN212 Review Session
May 4, 2012
Justification related to salvation principle of chrsitian thought, process of becoming reconcilied to God. Martin
Luther right before the midterm, and post. Martin Luther and justification by faith alone and faith and work
March 22nd Notes
What does it mean for a Christian to say that he or she is saved?
- recognizing jesus as lord and savior
- baptism both infant and adult
- basis for salvation comes from acceptance of Jesus as lord and the one who saves
- someone with an
In the East, baptism is the point of accepting the atoning sacrifice of Jesus.
The pull to form community through baptism was so strong that infant baptism that one generation choosing it for the next generation became
more and more common. People t
February 16, 2012
Council of Nicaea
Emphasis on Doctrine/Theology
He liberates the church and makes it equal, the idea that an emperor would intervene in religious doctrine
Discussion of the Nicene Creed
- So central to the Christian tradition