Catholic Theology Essay Highlights
*Religious Experience (depth experience): Not just a sense experience, an experience that causes people to change, always touches on the “other” (the transcendent)-that which goes beyond our understanding (anything that we can come up with) (ie..who can really explain the sunset?).
*Orthopraxis (Right-practice): The process of doing the right things.
*Orthodoxy: Believing the right thing.
*Sacramental Approach: Sacraments use the world around us as a way/event in which we encounter God: The way we do that is being involved with life/experiences in this world-that we are able to reach God in the afterlife (ex: …show more content…
3. Culture: the culture in which a theologian works
4. Reason: Heresy-“taking for oneself”, occurs when 1 factor is overemphasized
*Too much stress on experience leads to individualism.
*If all 4 aren’t balanced: we end up w/ heresy.
*Heretic: Someone who doesn’t accept a certain part of a faith.
*(Lane-viii) Question is not whether God exists; it is the question of how “God” fits in the roles of our lives.
*We can’t theologize w/out experience.
*Our best experiences are those that occur outside of the ordinary experience: Sense data-self involved.
*If determined by language it is limited.
*We need to have a person encounter somebody/something else (interplay) so that experience happens.
*Union w/ God is not random, God choose you to experience.
*Theological Anthropology: Premises is on free will.
*Community: “The horizon of understanding”, without the base of community we don’t know what context to put our experiences in
*We can’t meet God directly in the life.
*Private Revelations: Experiences of God that are only felt/experienced by one indiv.
*Indiv. Experiences have to be