Theology Final

Cunneen's "Dorothy Day: The Storyteller as Human Model" presents "Dorothy's timing out of step with that of many women, just as it was out of step with the Church". What were her views on womanhood, feminism, etc.? What about those views clash with other expression of feminism? What influence do you think she had?
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Cunneen's "Dorothy Day: The Storyteller as Human Model" presents "Dorothy's timing out of step with that of many women, just as it was out of step with the Church". What were her views on womanhood, feminism, etc.? What about those views clash with other expression of feminism? What influence do you think she had?
She had radical/pacifist views that weren't always connected with the Catholic church, but she was a feminist who promoted self-sacrifice and service. She took a pacifist stance and came up with the Catholic Worker Movement that pushed for women's rights, worker's rights, and Catholic views

Dorothy Day's feminism
Address issues?
Women address the small things, not the big issues that men will want to solve
· Church community->salvation begins with divine initiative, given by Christ, which brings the Christian community together· Baptism->salvation entails ordering of a new creation under the providence of a transcendent artisan, new creation related to baptism· Living in imitation of Christ->entails increasing "intimacy with God", connects to the need for closeness with God to anticipate our destiny, notion of salvation brings attention to our fierce clinging to disordered relationships with God and neighbor
The word 'God' is so difficult to define because it depends on whether is someone is trying to define it as a person or as a belief. Christians believe God to be "something than which nothing greater can be thought" and therefore must exist in both mind and reality. Even if someone does not believe in God, God still exists within their mind as something they don't believe.

Exhausting and demanding word...
Historical - unlike anything else
God has historical revelations that we accept
The church does have a strong, helpful message for non-Christians and for the poor of all religions because even though they believe in different things they still give out the message of freeing people from their sins, and everyone is allowed in the church. They don't reject anyone who tries to come in and they don't hate what other people think. They want to help others in poverty and send out the church's message to others. The mission of the church is the mission of Christ because the church is Christ which is to help others.
Cuadros ​are embroidered fabric pictures. By creating these imaginative works of art, it helped get encounter beauty in ways they might not typically be able to due to the poor towns they lived in. Cuadros creates distilled memories, present realities, and images of a world they would choose to shape. Through their ​cuadros, ​they are able to express their emotions and desires in life. These towns that the Peruvian women live in are densely populated and inhabited by the forgotten poor. In all the ​cuadros,​ deeper meanings of joy and abundance make women and men attentive to our shared utopian dreams.
An instrument of peace
Peace and pieces
Confronted with the reality of the cave
Angry individuals seek out more information that confirmed prior attitudes
Our anger is linked to perceived threats
Peace of christ
Peace as "well-being" is a gift from God
Peace I leave peace I give you
In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or groups
It would offer the kind of regulation that the modern marketplace needed
Would promote goods such as health, living wages, and freedom
Constitutive of human life
Could lead to a slighting of the distinctively Christian ethic embodied in the Sermon on the Mount.
Not all were convinced by the Catholic appeal to natural law
CST argues that the true measure of the economy's health is not principally about financial metrics like the Gross National Product or stock prices but about how the economy affects the quality of life in the community as a whole.23 It states that an ordered economy must be shaped by what the economy does for people and to people, especially the poor.
Economic decisions must be accountable to the common good because the economy is made for human beings and not human beings for the economy.

CST believes that human beings, created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26—27), have by their very existence an inherent value, worth, and distinction. This means that God is present in every person in some way, and their life and dignity is divine gift.
CST places a special emphasis on persons who are marginalized when they are no longer deemed useful. We must uphold the rights of the poor, elderly, sick, and others who are vulnerable.

.The primary aim of CST is not to organize society but to challenge, guide, and form the conscience of the human community as it seeks a new social order.
All people share the responsibility to become involved in the construction of a new social order, even if they do so in differing capacities
CST also devotes a great deal of attention to the promotion and protection of family life

CST's understanding of persons, communities and the economic purposes (to provide access to participation and a decent livelihood for all members) influences interpretations of the basic components of economic logic, like efficiency, productivity, private property, growth, and ownership.
Focuses on solidarity
Missionary Solidarity is a unity of people sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities, as educational or hospital work, also known as a way to persuade or convert others as their mission. Participated Theonomy basically means that we have the human will and human reason that participate in God's wisdom and providence. God lives through us internationally. Therefore, these topics address the modern philosophical ethics of Mill and Kant since missionary solidarity is worried about following the rules and being a rationalist, just as Kant listed. Missionary Solidarity would be more concerned with the action and not necessarily the consequences. Participated Theonomy is more worried about the consequences of our actions in relation to following God's will freely, just like Mill stated.
First: the appropriateness of acquiring that one cannot use with impunity with different categories whether living according to one's economic needs. Second: based on the realization that natural resources are limited. We can't use them inexhaustibly, we need to save them for the next generation. Third: refers to the consequences of the development and quality of life in industrialized zones (environmental pollution).
Wrong uses for the first consideration would be that we use animals as we please, for example, chickens. The wrong uses for the second consideration would be that we use our natural resources as we will never run out, for example, oil for gas or any form of electricity.
The wrong uses for the third consideration is the amount of pollution we produce and how it keeps growing, for example, global warming.
In Groody's article, "A God of Life, a Civilization of Love" he speaks of 'internal' and 'external' justice. What are those and what 'commandments' do they relate to? Explain.Internal justice: Deals with coming into a right relationship with God by God's invitation through the saving work of Jesus Christ. Refers to God's activity within a person Relates to the first and greatest command: to love the Lord with all one's heart, soul, and mind External justice: Deals with the promotion of good works Refers to a person's response to God's grace Relates to the second command: to love one's neighbor as oneself It seeks humanizing activity leading to right relationships with one's self the community, its social structures, and even to the environmentWhat is a definition of solidarity? Of subsidiarity? What does the 'seamless garment' refer to in CST? In your response mention how that theory can be emphasized incorrectly.Solidarity is when one commits themselves to the "common good", and when other join the cause of achieving the common good, that is when they live in solidarity with each other. Subsidiarity is the notion that a higher good should not interfere with the life of a lower community, but the lower community should have access and help from the higher good or authority. The "seamless garment" in reference to CST means that issues such as abortion, capital punishment, militarism, social injustice, and economic injustice all demand a consistent application of unified moral principles that value the sacredness of human life.In the Romantic period, what were the key points, and what did they react to or against? How did this affect 'religion' and an understanding of God within society?Imagination as authority, psychological enlightenment, and emotion and freedom Rationalization of nature as a barrier Authority found in expression The cult of rationalism gave way to experience of life Applied to emotion...humanism Society The way the world goes The way the self goes The whole thing goes from reason to expression Christian God from one's perspective De-westernize Jesus? To acculturate is God meaningful to be?What were the three things that postmodernism typically rejects? Name and describe them and include how they affect both meaning and specifically the proper mediation of truthThe three things that postmodernism typically rejects are foundationalism, realism, and essentialism. Foundationalism is the view about the proper structure of one's knowledge or justified beliefs, 'that's true?'. Realism is the practice of accepting a situation as it is, 'that's true?'. Essentialism is the belief that things have a set of characteristics that make them what they are, 'that's this or that?'.Explain the significance of Lewis critiquing Gaius and Titius' comment about the waterfall being sublime in "Men Without Chests" from The Abolition of Man.In Lewi's critique, he explained that in the story of Coleridge, one of the tourists called the waterfall "sublime" and the other called it "pretty", yet Coleridge mentally endorsed the first judgement and rejected the second with disgust. Lewis argues that the feelings which make a man call an object sublime are not sublime feelings but feelings of veneration. He says that the school boy who read the story will believe two propositions: that all sentences containing a predicate of value are statements about the emotional state of the speaker, and that all such statements are unimportant. He says that the school boy who thinks he is "doing" his English, has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. This will condition the boy to take one side in a controversy which he has never recognized as controversy at all. If its all subjective or objective? All such statements are unimportantWhat is the relation between objectivity and subjectivity in human nature and beauty? In your response explain how 'beauty will save the world' and specifically how 'ugliness' frustrates that possibility.Subjectivity has more bias in terms of how one feels about something Plato- the forms Medieval - God as transcendental Aquinas (Stoics) - natural law Descartes/Kant - rational mind Hume/Locke - empirical process 1. Knowledge from reason 2. Truth from objective reality Humankind claimed to know things it didn't Humankind claims to not know things it does From what we 'do not know' - to what we 'do know' Justice: subjectivism will lead to relativism, will lead to apathy When then if morality is subjective? Hume is/ought Is morality, like the modern notion of beauty based on sentiment The origin of unity and beauty Is human nature, like beauty, objective? Good and evil are moral categories : they belong to the inner being The spiritual life The difference is that the objective sense of "beautiful" refers to the property itself in the object that causes the experience, while the subjective sense of "beautiful" refers to the subjective experience alone.What are the 'fruits' of Jesus prayer? List and briefly explain them and include in your response the idea of restructuring our proprieties and how this relates to justice.Centering: this means focusing on the one thing that is needful and granting a relationship between you and god. The memory of God: the recollection or recall of a person or event, such as the saving of events like Christ's death. Self-sacrificing love: we are becoming aware today that much self-sacrifice within the church is the result of religious addiction. Longing: the intense inner desire of the heart that seeks internal union with Him, it is the driving force of spiritual life.In Krill's article "Renewal of Humanity, Unity of the Church, and the New Thinking", what is the irony between the 'external threat' and 'internal solution' to the unity of the human community? How does this affect one's notion of morality?In the face of an external threat a state grows in its internal unity and cohesion If such were not the case, the state would have little chance to withstand the enemy The unity of humanity which needs to be achieved already today is the unity of actions in the struggle for general human survival. Humanity should learn to overcome together the threat it faces, following a new principle: respect for the interests of each is a condition for meeting the interests of all, just as the security of each is a condition of security for all We must be careful of the moral categories : good and evil - because they belong to our inner being and reveal themselves through human actions. the world-view that would unite the human spirit in the struggle for survival should be described in moral terms common to all. The moral content of this world-view seems to be the only thing possible and attainable today. And the reason is the unique and absolute character of human morality, in spite of apparent differences and diversitiesGenerally speaking, the Ancients, Medievals, and Modern thinkers all considered knowledge, truth (and beauty) to exist and be objective. Discuss and give an example of two schools or thinkers of what provided the objectivity.Although the empiricists rejected the transcendental realm, they neither rejected reason nor denied that objective facts existed. Instead, they argued that knowledge should be acquired through the methods of science. Thus, for the empiricists, rational scientific knowledge accurately described objective reality Kurt G~del's incompleteness theorem "demonstrated that arithmetic cannot be both complete and internally consistent." Gdel's theorem "played an important metaphorical role... outside of math and physics," by reinforcing the notion that "languages, including mathematics, are necessarily incomplete descriptions of reality." These changes in mathematics led to dramatic changes in physics. Albert Einstein's theory of relativity rejected the Newtonian concept of absolute time. The theory of relativity thus challenged the belief that the universe was capable of a single, objective, description.The podcast "How Health Care Became Big Business" explains (1) sticky pricing, (2) charging what the market will bear, and (3) customary pricing. Explain how they lead to injustice.sticky pricing Once one drug maker, one hospital, one doctor says hey, we could charge 10,000 for that procedure or that medicine. Maybe it was 5,000 two months ago, but once everyone sees that someone's getting away with charging 10,000, the prices all go up to that sticky ceiling. Charging what the market will bear The act of raising prices to see how much the market will accept it Customary pricing Customary pricing is a pricing method where the price of a good or service is based on consumers' collective perception of its value. These can lead to injustice because it uses work and workers as a commodity. It does not recognize that some people are born in places with fewer resources.In what way(s) does living simpler overcome an economy of consumption? What were some ways that family and 'neighbors' can live communally without any formal contractual or shared living conditions and achieve that simpler lifestyle? Be specific in your examples and keep them related to the spirit of the Economy of Communion.Living simpler can help separate the social economic gaps in society, It can create relationships Looking at the person in poverty as a person, while also building a relationship with them, will let reality break through and encourage everyone to live simpler to help everyone in society Ways: fellow citizens who listen to and consider each other as related to and necessary for their own happiness. Building community Living in communion with one another We need to equip ourselves with communal institutions (economic, social, political, cultural, and religious) that promote a communion of peace, harmony, well- being, and the desire to live a good life.