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Religion Quiz 2/2
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How many books are in the old testament? and within how many years were they written?
27 books, 100 years
What do all the books share?
a commitment to Jesus,
What is the singular distinction of all the books of the New Testament?
they were inspired by the Holy spirit and recognized for that by the church
What are the 5 categories of literature that are in the New Testament?
Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Letters, Catholic Epistles, Book of Revelation
What are the 4 gospels proclamations of, and what are they not?
proclamations of key events from the life of Jesus, but they are not historical nor biographies
who is the acts of the apostles an account from?
the early church and the missionary work of Luke
Where were most letters if St. Paul written to?
local churches or individuals
What is the Greek meaning of Epistles
to send a message
What are epistles considered?
extended homily like writings addressed to the universal church
What are epistles often called and why?
"Catholic letters" because of their universal audience
What does the book of Revelation teach?
they are warning the Church not to be complacent
What does the book of Revelation use to make the people of the time able to understand?
symbols and metaphors
Why does the book of Revelation require study?
so people of later generations can understand it
Who are the earliest writings of the New testament written by?
What is one problem with beginning the study of the new testament with the letters of St. Paul?
Paul presumed his readers already understood Jesus's life and teachings
What do the 4 gospels describe?
the earliest events in the New Testament
where does biblical scholarship place the 4 Gospels?
between AD 68 and AD 120
Why do the gospels help us to understand all the other writings in both the new and old testament?
they describe events taken from the church's early preaching about Jesus
What is the book of Gospels about?
the words and works of Jesus
What are the epistles about?
letters, encouragement, teaching, and advice to the early church
What are the Acts of the Apostles about?
history of the early church
What is the book of Revelation about?
coded writing to early church under persecution, apocalyptic literature
Who are the 4 gospel writers?
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
What is the Old Testament known as?
the Hebrew scriptures
What is the New Testament known as?
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