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28 Cards in this Set

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What do we study about religious heritage?
Christian Life
Christianity and Society
Christianity and Culture
Why do we study religious heritage?
Historical Awareness
Promotes Critical, reflective thinking
What are the the sections of religious history?
Ancient, Medieval/Middle, Reformation, Modern
Describe the Ancient period of religious history?
Roman Empire+ Hellenistic Culture
Beginnings to fall of Western Empire
Describe the Medieval/Middle period of religious history?
Split between East and West
Major Christians
MLK wrote the rights to the Catholic Church
our belief and living that is ordered by that belief
is the effort to give a rational and explanation of our belief about religion
is that is deemed a mistake in the thinking
good theology whereas heresy is the bad theology
names of Christian Churches
What is the order of the denominations in Christian History?
1. Jesus Movement
2. Early Church
3. Roman Catholicism
4 Protestant
Persian Period
539 -332 BCE
Persians replaced Babylons
Aramaic Replaced Hebrew
Return from Exile, reaffirmed distinctives( Monothesim, Priesthood as dominant leadership, Centrality of Torah and Temple)
Diaspora and messianic hope( Dispersion of Jews)
Alexander the Great
332 - 323 BCE
Ptolemaic (Ptolemy)
-Rule from the South
-Septuagint and Alexandria
198 - 167
- Rule from the North
-Antiochus Epiphanesusrial
-Maccabean Revolt
-Liberation of the Temple
192- 63 BCE Hasminean Dynasty
Roman Empire
- Pompey
- Marks end of Selecuid Empire/ End of Herod the Great who was king over Palestine
Ethnarchs and Procurators
the ruler of a people, tribe, or nation.
1st Jewish Revolt 60 - 73 CE
Temple Destroyed 70 CE
2nd Jewish Revolt 132 -35 CE
Simeon Bar Cocheba
Total overthrow of Jerusalem
Total Banishment of Jews from Jerusalem
Rise of Rabbinic Judaism
Rabbinic Judaism
Judaism without a temple
Roman Empire
Politics- Roman Empire
Culture- Mainly Greek
Religion in the Roman Empire
Judaism, Christianity, Three Broad Strands of Greco-Roman Religions
Religion in the Roman Empire
Judaism, Christianity, Three Broad Strands of Greco-Roman Religions
Three Types of Greco-Roman Empire Religions
Polytheistic, Mystery Cults, Philosophical Schools
Polytheistic-Civic Religion
Public, Social, Traditional
- well-being depends on pleasing the cosmic powers
- Impersonal about order and harmony on the whole Emperors worship
-Roman power as manifestation of divine power
Mystery Cults
-Eastern "Nature" Religions
-Personal Enthusiastic even orgiastic
-Experience of the divine belonging, new life
-Religions of salvation which drank and fed on the sense of transcendence
pleasure, an absence of mental distrubances is human good
Living" with the grain" of human natures highest good that is logos spermitikos
-freedom and dispassion from external stuff of life
-unaffected by events going on in life
-people that are not moved by events going on in the world
- more dualistic distinction of material and spiritual
- ideas/forms
-Being and Becoming that which come to be
-more materialist
-systematization of knowledge whose foundation is right here with which we have access