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TRS 100: Theological Inquiry

Spring, 2014

Study Guide: Final Exam



Chapter 4 Vocabulary: Kingdom of God; parable; miracle; Christology; low Christology; high Christology; kyrios; table fellowship; eschatology


Chapter 4 Questions: What does it mean to say that when Jesus healed people he restored both their spiritual and social relationships? How do Jesus’ miracles show a God who goes against the ancient worldview about sinfulness, sickness and disabilities? What is “table fellowship”? Why is it an important symbol of the Kingdom of God?


Chapter 5 Vocabulary: Kahal, ekklesia; ecclesia; kyriakon; kirche; creed; ecclesiology; catholic; apostolic; encyclical; pastoral statement

Chapter 5 Questions: What are the various roots of the word “Church”? Can you name the 6 models of church? Can you explain each of them? How are the 6 models related to the roots of the word “Church”? Can you apply the 6 models to the description of the Christian community found in Romero? Can you name the 4 marks of the Church? Can you explain each of them? Can you apply the 4 marks of the Church to Romero and to issues in the Church today?


Chapter 9 Vocabulary: Catholic Social Teaching; covenant; nabi; sin (+ salvation); social sin; social grace; encyclical; pastoral statement; the common good; solidarity; stewardship; charity; justice

Chapter 9 Questions: What is Catholic Social Teaching?  What are the 8 main themes of Catholic Social Teaching? Can you explain how each of the 8 themes can be connected to economic and political issues? Can you explain how each of the themes is connected to issues of justice? Can you give examples when Catholic Social Teaching can be used to enact laws which change economic and social conditions?


Chapter 8 Vocabulary: creed; cult; code; Consistent Ethic of Life

Chapter 8 Questions: What are the four qualities which Bernardin believed mark a consistent ethic of life? Can you explain each of them? Can you trace such issues as abortion, capital punishment, poverty and hunger through each of the qualities? How does this consistent ethic help us at election time? Why did Bernardin believe that such a consistent ethic is necessary?


Chapter 7 Vocabulary: sacrament; initiation; vocare; vocation; baptism; sin (+ salvation); confirmation; Eucharist; anamnesis; reconciliation; covenant; transubstantiation

Chapter 7 Questions: What does the phrase “visible signs of invisible grace” mean? What does the phrase “instituted by Christ to give grace” mean? What does your text mean when it says that Jesus is the primordial sacrament? What does it mean when it says that the Church is a fundamental sacrament? Why does your text say that Christians are called to be sacraments? Can you name and explain: a) the sacraments of initiation b) the sacraments of healing? c) the sacraments of vocation? Can you name and explain the symbols for each (ex: water; oil; laying on of hands; receiving a new name; bread and wine)? Can you explain how each can be traced back to Jesus’ life, actions, values?




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