Theology Study Guide Exams
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even though we sin, God still loves us, central to Ignatian spirituality: we focus first on God's love for us
Finding God in all things
a central characteristic of Ignatian spirituality
finding the will of God through prayer and reflection
a feeling of inner peace and joy when thinking about a decision
a feeling of fear, anxiety, or unease regarding a decision
open to what things lead to God, not things themselves
Ignatius, North American Martyrs, Pope Francis
written by Ignatius, essentially a manual for the process of directing others on through a prayerful retreat, conposed of 4 "weeks"
First Principle & Foundation
beginning of Spiritual Exercises, deals with Ignatian indifference: we are created to praise, reverence, and serve God, preferring only what leads to a deepening of God's life in us
conversion; change of heart or mind
Grad at Grad
open to growth, loving, religious, intellectually competent, committed to doing justice. Motto - "man or woman for others"
Walsh Jesuit High School
founded by Cornelius and Jane Walsh in 1964
in Greek "standard", books recognized as inspired Word of God
Standards for validity
apostolic origin, universal acceptance, used by the
community in liturgical celebrations, consistent message
Hebrew (OT), Greek & Aramaic (NT)
The Bible is not wrong when discussing god's revelation for our salvation
"to breathe into", the gift of the Holy Spirit given to Biblical writers to help write the truth God wanted people to know for salvation
interpretation based on literal meaning of words
interpretation informed by history/science context
translated the Bible into Latin (Vulgate), used for all languages
determine the original meaning of a text, and its meaning today; the critical interpretation and explanation of a Biblical text
the handing on of the message of God's saving plan through words and deeds
under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the synthesis in written form of the message of salvation that has been passed down orally
Stages of Scripture formation
actual experience, oral tradition, written tradition
Creation in Genesis
figurative, not historical; beginning of salvation history Chapters 1-11 are concerned with human origins and the consequences of sin, known as "pre-history", contain creation, Noah, Tower of Babel
a solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made
God promised to make a nation of his descendants. Considered
Father of Judaism, Christianity, Islam
son of Abraham, to be sacrificed as a test of faith, but was spared:
God did not truly ask for human sacrifice
his name is changed to Israel, meaning "one who has contended
with divine and human beings". His offspring become the "12 Tribes of Israel"
Israelite firstborn are spared from death; "passed over" Moses parts the Red Sea and leads Israelites out of slavery, beginning the journey to the promised land. The Israelites were not always faithful.
Tenn Commandments/ Sinai Covenant
God is revealed as loving, just, merciful, slow to anger. Ten Commandments were given to Moses
eleven men and one woman who served as tribal leaders, settled
disputes, were military people, and helped enliven faith in the people
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Greek for "five books", first five books of the Old Testament
books tell of Jewish history and recount the lives of
various leaders, including kings, judges, warriors, etc.
in 587 B.C. the Temple and the city of Jerusalem were Destroyed, and the Israelites were banished to serve as slaves
person chosen by God to communicate his message of salvation
a message communicated by prophets on behalf of God, usually a message of divine direction or consolation for the prophet's own time
books proclaiming the messages of visionary religious reformers called by God to challenge the people of Israel to act justly and care for the people. Divided into major and minor, based on length of writing
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, & sometimes Daniel
Jewish belief and expectation that God would send someone to protect, unite, and lead Israel to freedom
books focus on wisdom, self-control, patience, honesty suffering, respect for others
practical advice for how to live a good life. True wisdom is from God, no matter where it is found
about Theodicy: why do the good suffer and the wicked prosper? Even in the darkest moments, God is in charge, loving and caring for us
hymns or songs of prayer that express praise, thanksgiving, lament
Song of Songs
poems about authentic, deep, human love. Seen as an Allegory of God's passionate love for us, for Israel, for the Church
27 books of the Bible written in Greek containing the life, teachings, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, as well as stories and Letters of the early Church
from the English word "godspell" or "good news"
also refer to the authors (Evangelists) of the four Gospels
"The Human Jesus, the Suffering Servant of God", 65-70 C.E.
"The Compassionate Healer & Savior", 80-90 C.E.
"The Messiah of the Jews, Teacher & Prophet", 85 C.E.
"The Divine Jesus, the Word of God", 90-100 C.E.
"seeing the whole together"; Matthew, Mark, Luke
"quelle", meaning source. Theoretical source; perhaps sayings of Jesus
Synoptic stories using everyday images to teach religious messages
Greek word meaning "Word" and a title for Jesus Christ in John's Gospel
from the Latin, meaning "in the flesh" referring to the mystery of Jesus Christ becoming human
a literary form that uses dramatic events and highly Symbolic language to offer hope to a people in crisis
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