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What are the 3 points that Novak brings up in regards to studying religion?
Life has a basic constellation of values, Becomming aware that you have a story and you try to write part of it, Having something sacred in our story.
Dunne's Quote
"uncommon insight into our common human experience"
Lonergan's thoughts on how the mind works. (EUJD)
Experience, Understand, Judge, Decide
Public Discourse
People must understand but not necessarily agree
Tillich's meaning of Kyrygmatic.
Stresses the message of the Bible regardless of the culture.
Tillich's meaning of Appologetic.
Asking questions of culture but doesn't attack
Faith is...
The Cause, Pre-culture, prelinguistic
Belief is...
Action/Expereiences, Effect on your culture,
Classicist's thoughts on the deep structure of the world.
Doesn't change, fixed.
Classicist's thoughts on how you come to find something?
Deductive reasoning
Classicist's thoughts on how a person feels about conclusions.
Certain, no questions asked.
Modernist's thoughts on the deep structure of the world.
Modernist's thoughts on how you come to find something?
Inductive Reasoning
Modernist's thoughts on how a person feels about conclustions.
They are probable.
Tillich wants a balance of what?
Eternal TRUTH and Temporal SITUATION
Tillich on Fundamentalism:
Fails to make contact with the temporal situation. Dim awareness of truth.
Tillich on the Situation
Social, not private, not psychological or sociological, trends in culture raise eyebrows
Tillich on Kerygmatic
Purposely ignoring culture
Liberal Theology
Historical School of thought, based on human experience, WWI ended it.
Appologetic Theology
Answering theology, arguing for what you dont know. "I dont know God"
Situation gives you what?
Message gives you what?
Lonergans Definition of Theology (MEMORIZE WORD FOR WORD)
"Mediates between cultural matrix and the significance and role of religion in that matrix"
Downey's definition of theology
Faithfulness and converstaion
(Culture and Religion)
Tracy's definition of theology
Christian fact correlated with common human experience
Wittgenstein Rules
Words get their meaning from their use.
Second Naivete
Idea that sometimes the meaning of something will change because the interpreter changes.
Isolation/ Confrontation Models
Religion is totally different than culture. Protects identity of religion, doesnt value culture at all
Danger of Isolation/ Confrontation Model
Could become completely isolated and have no impact on culture
Translation Model
Try to translate religion into terms of culture. Values modern culture, critical of religious doctrine.
Danger in Translation Model
May lost all identity
Dialouge Model
Value both Religion and Culture, Let each critisize eachother in a two way road
Danger of Dialouge Model
Could become luke warm, trying to please everyone
Two ways to Dialogue Model
Theory and Transformative
Exegesis Vs. Eisegesis
(Understanding the Bible)
Pulling meaning out Vs. Putting meaning into Bible. (want to pull meaning out)
Composition and Nature of Documents (Understanding the Bible)
Translating Greek to English
When was there a Cannon of what should be in the Bible?
367 AD