Class Notes 10
Image of God
Capacities that which enables us to be in communion with god
Love- agape love, self offering
Likeness of God
Destination to be fulfilled
Dynamic growth in God-likeness
Achieved by both our particip
Class Notes 9
Trinity- Presented to us through Christ in the new testament. It tells us something essential about god.
Reflecting on the trinity and what we understand gives us some type of beginning to understand God. If we
dont understand about God, we
Class Notes 8
Doctrine of Theology
First thing Christians did was worshiped Christ.
They fell down and worshipped him at his feet.
Tradition- (Greek: Paradosis) Means handing over to one generation to the next.
Must be handed over without change or withou
Class Notes 7
Under Soviet Rule- Militant: purposefully atheistic and used any types of means to enforce this
1917-1925 Patriarch Tikhon started this and died
Recognized Govt promoted anti-Christian stance and made a statement saying the church could
Class Notes 6
Torch has been passed from Russia to Moscow
Once Constantinople was no longer free under Christian rule, Moscow began to rise as a religious center
It gained its autocephaly
Christianity and monasticism took hold with great life in Russia
Class Notes 5
Apostles to the Slavs
(815-885)MethodiusBrothers who grew up together, could speak Greek but commissioned that they translate
all liturgical into a language called Church Slavonic so that they commoners could understand. Had l
Class Notes 4
Iconoclasm: Those who fight against the icons
Iconodule: Those who support the icons
Icon: References strictly holy image used within the Orthodox Church.
Holy pictures of apostles and Christ
The church did have sometimes a uncomfortable fee
Class Notes 3
Apostolic Fathers teaching Didache, teaching of the twelve apostles
When determined what would be Holy Scripture, some of the holy writings were said that have
argument on whether there could be secondary writings in the New Testament.
Class Notes 2
Central Leadership Model for where the community worshiped. (Local)
Bishop- presiding officiant who celebrated worship service specifically Eucharist
He was the center of the community wherever the body of faithful moved from Jerusalem
Class Notes 1
Problem with Christianity is that it is thought of as western church or protestant groups.
Other Christian churches fall off the map, so we re-orient ourselves to beginning.
The church has institutions, but overall it is a body and community