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Liberation, Religion, and Society 2
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The belief that money is god. God of marketplace
The belief that social and political issues should be dealt with immediately. An organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority.
Define Social Location
The groups people belong to because of their place of position in history and society - gender, race, social class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, geographic location, etc.
A firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good.
Define Cui Bono
Who stands to gain from it?
Define Imago Dei
"Image of God" - denotes the symbolic relationship between God and humanity.
The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. The investigation of what distinguishes justifies belief from opinion.
Being very poor. Not having the appropriate amount of needs.
Being concerned with the human spirit opposed to material things.
Define Christian Spirituality
Jesus promoted the New Covenant.
Embraces relevant aspects of the collective human experience which can relate to Biblical themes.
Rejects bureaucratic church hierarchy.
a force or process that involves the entire world and results in making something worldwide in scope.
Interaction or integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.
Immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
For a Christian, what is the ROOT SOLUTION to the sinful aspects of globalization?
Describe the ROOT SOLUTION
Return to God
Name 3 sinful aspects of globalization.
International debt, the loss of cultural heritages, an ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor
What happened to Father Groody the more he matured spiritually?
The more questions about social justice surfaced
What kind of epistemology does Father Groody believe needs more reflection?
The epistemology of the heart
Name the three degrees of poverty
Extreme or Absolute
Describe Extreme or Absolute Poverty
Less than $1.25 per day
"Poverty that kills"
Do not have enough to survive
Lack of basic neccessities
Describe Moderate Poverty
$1.25 to $2.00 per day
Barely basic needs of life
Describe Relative Poverty
Income below the national average
Below common middle class
What are five descriptions of what it means to be poor?
-to be hungry
-to lack shelter/ clothing
-to be sick and not cared for
-to be illiterate and not schooled
-"humiliation, the sense of being dependent and being forced to accept rudeness..."
What does Father Groody state Christian discipleship is?
The way that the invisible heart of God is made visible in the world.
How often are the poor mentioned in the New Testament?
How often are the poor mentioned in the Gospels?
How often are the poor mentioned in Luke? In James?
Luke- 1/7 verses
James- 1/5 verses
Name the five "meta- narratives" found in the Bible.
1. The Narrative of the Empire
2. The Narrative of the Poor
3. The Narrative of Yahweh
4. The Narrative of Idolatry
5. The Narrative of the Gospel
Describe The Narrative of the Empire
Deals with the human capacity to create kingdoms that dominate and oppress
Describe The Narrative of the Poor
Deals with the ones who are dominated and oppressed
Describe The Narrative of Yahweh
Deals with how God creates and seeks to liberate human beings made in his image
Describe The Narrative of Idolatry
Deals with how people attempt to create God in their own image/ enslaving themselves through sin
Describe The Narrative of the Gospel
Proclaims a new kingdom that promises freedom/liberation from all human empires, all human sinfulness, all idolatry, all poverty and oppression
What are five characteristics of discipleship?
4. Purity of Heart
5. Nonviolence and peacemaking