What is the stage called that covers Jesus' life until He begins His public ministry?
The Historical Jesus (stage 1)
Who was a cruel ruler who governed Palestine and killed his sons to keep the throne?
Herod the Great
How did Jesus begin His public ministry?
By teaching and healing people through the proclamation of God's reign
Before He is crucified by Pontius Pilate, Jesus formed a group of _______ to carry on His work.
What was the stage called after Jesus' Resurrection, His disciples preach, teach, and worship in His name as guided by the Holy Spirit.
Oral Tradition (stage 2)
The disciples used their knowledge of Jesus' works, death, resurrection, and ascension as well as passages from the Hebrew scriptures to show how the prophecies made about the Messiah were fulfilled in Jesus.
Who was this directed to?
The disciples put together lists of various _____ and _____ of Jesus to help them teach and preach their message which became known as the "kerygma".
Miracles and parables
The _______ was more detailed instructions for early Christian converts who needed further knowledge about how to live Christ-like.
What early Eucharistic celebrations recalled key events, teachings, and prayers of Jesus such as His words at the Last Supper, the Lord's Prayer, and the Creed?
What is the final stage in the process that wrote Gospels about Jesus and various directions for Christian living?
Written Letters and Gospels (stage 3)
How many reasons were there as to why the early Christians committed their preaching into writing?
The __________________ was not coming as quickly as the early Christians at first thought it would. This is one reason why the early Christians committed their preaching into writing.
The end of the world
Believing that it was more urgent to ______ the gospel and ______ for the Lord's return, many eyewitnesses did not record heir testimony and began to die or be martyred.
Some Christians began to _____ the true meaning of the Gospel. This is one reason why the early Christians committed their preaching into writing.
More _______ was needed for Christians, therefore, a written _____ of the Apostle's preaching could be a helpful teaching tool. This is one reason why the early Christians committed their preaching into writing.
The circulation of such writings could aid growing Christian communities by helping new converts maintain proper belief or serving as written guides in ______ preparation.
What refers to looking at biblical text in its historical and literary context, the customs and philosophy at the time the events took place and were written, and the forms in which the materials were recorded?
What seeks to understand what really took place behind a particular biblical text as well as its historical context?
________ ________ usually dates techniques, archeology, and historical research to document and verify a biblical text.
What seems odd about the method of farming used by the sower in Luke 8:5-8?
He planted seeds in very odd places that wouldn't grow and one good place. That one good place grew hundreds.
What explains that farmers in Jesus' day sowed the seeds at first and then plowed the ground whereas today, farmers do the opposite?
________ ________ attempts to discover the source of the materials that the different evangelists used to construct their gospels.
What are the three stages of Gospel Formation in order?
- The Historical Jesus
- Oral Tradition
- Written Letters and Gospels
What refers to the teachings of Christ and the Apostles, or something accepted as unquestionably true?
The Gospels are _____ summaries that testify to the meaning of Jesus as Lord and Savior, however, its main purpose is to allow people to become _____ to Christ; to instruct and inspire people to believe in Him.
________ ______ studies small units of a text rather than the whole/entire document in order to determine how each unit took shape in the period of oral tradition before the gospels were written.
Each _____ _____ has its own rules for composition and presents theological truth in a different way.
What is a miracle story of a physical healing or exorcism that usually follows these elements: an introduction, a request for help, Jesus' intervention, a result and reaction?
What is a miracle story that usually involves a powerful sign that shows Jesus' mastery over the elements of nature.
What is a deliberately exaggerated saying that is used to highlight to topic under discussion?
______ ______ focuses on the evangelists as editors as well as how and why they arranged their materials the way they did.
Redaction _______ try to discover the particular theological insight of the given writer and how this influenced his arrangement of the material.
Each evangelist had a particular theological ______ he wished to focus on in his own presentation of the good news.