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theology
faith seeking understanding
atheism
believe that there isn't a God

No
agnosticism
don't know if there is a God

I don't know
theism
believe there is a God

Yes
Beatific Vision
the notion that God will fully reveal Himself to us in Heaven
anthropomorphized
God made into human form
transcendant
mysterious
immanent
near
analogy
taking things from our experience and comparing God to them in order to better understand Him
monotheism
belief that there is only one God
"Abba"
Aramaic word for 'father'

Jesus' name for God
hypostatic union
Jesus as human, and Jesus as divine.
"Ruah"/"Spiritus"
Spirit of God
Paraclete
Holy Spirit
revelation
God unveiling Himself to us
Deus Absconditus
God is hidden/mysterious
Deus Revelans
God is revealed
universal revelation
God revealing Himself to all people in all places at all times
Ex: creation, human existence, our experience of others
special revelation
God reveals Himself to specific people over a specific period of time, in a specific place, and in specific historical events.
foundational special revelation
the precise historical events by which we are saved
dependant special revelation
post-apostolic church
"Yahweh-El"
name Israelites used to refer to God; Yahweh=immanent Savior, El= transcendant creator
scripture
a written record of the events of revelation in faith in the foundational period.
Our link with scripture is on what level?
the faith level
Scripture focuses upon whom?
Jesus Christ
The real word of God?
Jesus Christ
theory of verbal dictation
divine taking control of the author and telling him exactly what to write; more focus on the divine.
theory of negative assistance
Holy Spirit made sure nothing negative was recorded; too much emphasis on human
post-factum theory of inspiration
initially human compositions later regarded as inspired; does not account for inspiration that occurred before the text was composed.
How are scriptures true?
As regards salvation
Bible
collection of books, divinely inspired, written by different human authors (cultural context)
Apocrypha
of doubtful athority
"Q" Source
document containing teachings of Jesus
progress of texts in the New Testament
Letters of Paul, Mark, "Q" Source, Matthew, Luke, John
Paschal Mystery
the passion, death, resurrection, and glorification (ascension) of Jesus
Perichoretic Identity
the union between us and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Universal/Inner Grace
an inner drive deposited by God allowing us to move towards God; like planting a seed
Specific/Exterior Grace
results in making a personal act of faith
Faith
a state of being ultimately concerned
Primordial Faith
belief in some type of ultimate meaning of life; general faith; faith w/o God
Reilgious Faith
faith in a named higher power
Object of Faith
faith born of love, not reflection; object of religious faith is a person (specifically named higher power)
Orthodoxy
right teaching
Orthopraxis
right living
Ascending Christology
begins by discussing the humanity of Jesus and moves to the divinity of Jesus
Descending Christology
beings by discussing the divinity of Jesus then moves to his humanity.
Canon
from the Greek word 'canon' meaning 'measuring stick, list or rule'
Canonical
refers to those books of the bible accepted by the chuch as genuine and authoritative revelation from God and forming the rule of faith.
Septuagint
the Greek version of the Hebrew scriptures
Pentateuch
the first 5 books of the Old Testament
testament
agreement; covenant
Primary/Ordinary Experience
sensory experience; involves subject encountering the everyday world
Secondary/Extraordinary Experience
meaningful experience; has finality, direction and orientation