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I. Multiple Choice. Write the letter of the best answer on your answer sheet.

You are not allowed to change your answer once you have written it. 1. Which among the following acts is not a free act? all are free acts 2. To theologize means: faith seeking understanding 3. Psalm 19:1 says: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. This biblical passage points to the signs of Gods self-revelation called natural 4. Which among the following is Christian Faith as fides qua? Personal act of believing 5. The Risen Christ is the unique, irrevocable and definitive self-revelation of God because he is the only begotten son of the father 6. It is not a collection of abstract and unintelligible beliefs but the saving truths that ground Christian moral life and worship. doctrine 7. Why was faith in human relations discussed within the topic of faith in God? It is the primary analogy for Christian faith 8. The paradoxical quality of faith in God as both and at the same time gift from God and our act means: 100% both 9. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is unique and special to our Christian Faith because she is the mother of the living word of God 10. What are the two elements that are always present in a sign or a sacrament? Material and spiritual 11. The person who was conceived without stain of sin according to the doctrine of Immaculate Conception is Mary 12. Jesus is uniquely important in our faith because he is the only begotten son of the Father 13. What is the relation between faith in God and natural reason? You cannot believe in god without natural reason 14. The ritual sacraments are a very good example of the object of the dimension of faith called doing 15. Christian Faith as both at the same time an act and a process means 100% act and 100% process 16. The Apostles Creed is a very good example of the object of believing 17. In the paradoxical qualities of faith as free yet morally obliging, faith as free means we are not coerced by God to believe 18. Which of the following is not a characteristic of extraordinary experiences? I dont know the choices but the characteristics of extraordinary experiences are: 1. strikingly different from the routine of everyday life 2. ambiguous 3. we tend to remember them 4. they lead us to think seriously about the meaning and direction of our lives IMPOSED FROM THE OUTSIDE OF EXPERIENCE

19. Divine Revelation is compared by CFC to our experience of pagpapakilala of loved ones 20. Faith in God is personal because it is the believers own choice. -tamwhore-taughmaugh 21. After His ascension to heaven, how does the Risen Christ continue his revelation? through HOLY SPIRITS 22. Can we have moral obligations without human freedom? no... we feel morally obliged 23. Christian faith as free yet morally obliging means we are not coerced by God to believe. ito yung 100% blah blah. if may 100%, most likely yung mga tig 100% sagt. (100% choice and 100%gift) 24. If we are to find Gods pagpapakilala ng Kanyang sarili, where are we going to look? TRADITION & SCRIPTURE 25. Heb 11:1 as a special way of looking at faith means that faith in God is A JOURNEY 26. Aside from the mystery of his salvific will, what else does God reveal? God himself 27. When loving service of neighbor is overemphasized at the expense of doctrine and worship, Christian Faith becomes ACTIVISM 28. What could be misleading in the usage of the common phrase leap of faith? 29. Personal and group prayer find both their inspirational source and summit of perfection in the LITURGY OF THE CHURCH 30. The word, mystery, applied correctly to faith in God mean there is always more to understand 31. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life (Jn 3:16). According to this popular biblical text, why does God love the world? NOT STATED ^From what I remember there is no answer for this 32. Which of the following is not a characteristic of questions of ultimate meaning? basta the letter answer is B hahaha 33. For the writer of the letter to the Hebrews, the first image of faith as a journey is Abrahams journey into the unknown 34. We are very sure or certain of our Christian faith because GOD WILL NEVER DECEIVE NOR FORSAKE US 35. A renewed pedagogy of the basics according to John Cavadini means theological understanding of faith as a whole.-ata TAMA theological understanding as a whole 36. According to Aidan Nichols, theology as an academic discipline requires three things:

argumentative, retentive, imaginative-ata ...TAMA 37. What is the difference between theology and religious studies? theology presupposes faith, religious study does not 38. Faith seeking understanding implies an aethiest cannot theologize 39. Personal prayer could mean the personal heartfelt conversation with God that is the opposite of mindless, mechanical repetition of memorized formulas (CFC, 133). Therefore, which of the following is a personal prayer? all of the above 40. According to the classic definition of theology as faith seeking understanding, who could really be doing theology among the following persons engaged in a critical study of faith? Christian II. Short Q & A: Please limit your response within the lines provided. 1. Use Johns story of the cleansing of the temple to explain Kinasts threefold meaning of theology. (3 pts) Theology is very much like the structure of Johns story of the cleansing of the temple. The first objective of theological reflection is to recognize the divine presence of God in a situation. Then relate this recognition of Gods presence to ones previous knowledge about God. Enact the theological meaning which has been discovered. (SINO NAGSAGOT NITO) ME! - Merced. Parang ganyan yung sagot ko and i got full credit 2. In his discussion of the task of theology, Aidan Nichols writes that theology cannot be dissolved without remainder into spirituality, though it cannot do without spirituality either. Explain this statement briefly (3 pts.)

Theology cannot be reduced to spirituality because it is a way of knowing and understanding and not just a way of feeling.
3. DV 2 speaks of divine revelation as realized by God through words and deeds having an inner unity. Explain briefly how this happens. (3 pts) This plan of revelation is realized by deeds and words having in inner unity: the deeds wrought by God in the history of salvation manifest and confirm the teaching and realities signified by the words, while the words proclaim the deeds and clarify the mystery contained in them. nasa reading ito ng dei verbum. revelation # 2. nandun yung buong sentence. it answers everything 4. How does CFC explain the relation between Christian faith and our salvation? (3 pts.) In religious terms, we know that faith is necessary for salvation -- it is the beginning of our salvation For without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb 11:6). From experience we realize that faith brings us fuller life which can be described by three basic values: genuine personal maturity, freedom and happiness. -tama ito

LT 2 Essay question: And when this letter is read before you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans,
and you yourselves read the one from Laodicea (Col 4:16). And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, also wrote to you, speaking of these things as he does in all his letters. In them there are some things hard to understand that the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction, just as they do the other scriptures (2 Pet 3:15-16). Explain how the two biblical references above help us get a glimpse of the process of the formation of the New Testament canon(2 pts.) These biblical references give us the idea that the letters of Paul and other readings as well circulated among different churches and were also exchanged with one another. Since printing and other means of reproducing these texts were not yet possible during that time, we can assume that people manually reproduced copies of these letters for their own reference and reflection. Through this, a collection of these letters and texts were produced, and eventually, they have attained the status of scripture.

LT 2
1. The doctrine of the inspiration of Scripture expresses this fundamental characteristic of God. God speaks 2. In the gospel according to Mark, the three predictions of the passion of Jesus are followed by three instructions on discipleship 3. This term usually refers to a disclosure of God through broader Word of God dimensions other than the Scripture. Illumination 4. Which of the following stages may be dated to the second third of the first century AD? Preaching of the Apostles 5. In the gospel according to Mark, Truly this man was the Son of God! was uttered by Centurion at the foot of the cross 6. This nature of Scripture is likened to the Incarnation of the Divine Word. Sacramental 7. The gospels are not biographies of Jesus because some basic biographical information like birth and infancy is missing from the gospels according to Mark and John. True 8. When Jesus asks us to deny ourselves and follow Him, what is He really asking us to deny? Our selfishness 9. Who is really doing theology among the following people? A Christian 10. The Apostles memories of the words and deeds of Jesus were very selective because they focused on matters regarding the proclamation of the kingdom 11. Removing Jesus from space and time is an approach that does not acknowledge which stage of the formation of the gospels? First Stage 12. When we read the Bible, why do we have to search for the meaning intended by the human writer? Because God speaks through him 13. In reading or interpreting a particular text, why is it not simply up to me arbitrarily to decide the way it is interpreted? Because different texts call for different reading 14. What is the relationship between the Bible experts contribution to the task of interpretation, and that of the general Christian reader? The experts contribution is indispensable yet subordinate 15. In explaining interpretation of Scripture, which analogy was not used by Nicolas Lash? A recipe book 16. The interpretation of Scripture is very much like performance of a stage play and a musical score. It is paradoxical both as the same time a creative yet faithful performance of texts. 17. Which among the seven dimensions of the word of God brings into being all that is not God? Creative word 18. The fundamental form of interpreting Scripture is performance. 19. How does Christs love give us the power to love even our enemies? By sending us the Spirit of love

20. The nature of Scripture that emphasizes its captivating and enchanting beauty is work of art. 21. What happened in the second stage of the gospel formation? Apostolic preaching 22. What condition is necessary in order to inter-relate two or more realities? Distinction 23. Our belief that Jesus is begotten of the Father means He has the same nature as the Father. 24. If one opens up a copy of the New Testament of the Bible and sees black marks on white paper instead of the gospel according to Mark, what is he/she not doing? Reading 25. According to Dei Verbum 11, biblical Inspiration is about the writing of Scripture 26. The nature of the gospels imposes certain limits to analysis and interpretation. The evangelists dont provide everyday conversations with his apostles and other disciples. 27. How did God become author of Sacred Scripture? Through biblical inspiration 28. What is an implication of biblical inspiration? Salvific truth 29. Which among the following books are not biblically inspired? Gospel of Thomas 30. The three stages in the formation of the canonical gospels are Jesus event, oral tradition, written tradition. 31. What makes the Bible authoritative for all Christians? Scriptural inspiration 32. How did the Bible, a book among many other books, become word of God? Inspiration 33. What makes biblical inspiration a unique or special divine activity? It produces the word of God 34. Too much emphasis on the word of God as the inner word is likely to result in a narrow and subjective kind of faith. 35. Two distinct processes are involved in terms of the historical origin of the Bible. Composition of individual books; formation of the canon 36. What two elements are always present in a sign or sacrament? Material and spiritual 37. Conceived without sin according to the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mary 38. Relation between faith in God and natural reason: we cannot believe in God without natural reason. 39. In the paradoxical qualities of faith as free yet morally obliging, faith as free means we are not coerced by God to believe. 40. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (Jn 1:1) Which broader meaning of the phrase Word of God does this scriptural text suggest? Nature of God as word 41. According to Garrett, over-concentration on word of God as found I the human realm, in words of Scripture, in the life of Christ, in the inner word of the heart and so on leaces non-human creation to exploitation, manipulation and pollution. A critical balance must, therefore, be made with creative word. 42. The word, mystery, applied correctly to faith in God means we know a lot about it but there is more to know. 43. The letter to the Hebrews is found in the New Testament. 44. We are very sure of our Christian faith because God will never deceive nor forsake us. 45. A renewed pedagogy of the basics means theological understanding of faith as a whole. 46. Faith in God is personal because it is the believers own choice. 47. What is the difference between theology and religious studies? Theology presupposes faith in God, religious studies does not 48. The classic definition of Theology, Faith seeking understanding means a non-believer cannot do theology. 49. The traditional sense of Scripture that tells us about what is to be believed is called allegorical.

nd in the New Testament. 44. We are very sure of our Christian faith because God will never deceive nor forsake us. 45. A renewed pedagogy of the basics means theological understanding of faith as a whole. 46. Faith in God is personal because it is the believers own choice.

47. What is the difference between theology and religious studies? Theology presupposes faith in God, religious studies does not 48. The classic definition of Theology, Faith seeking understanding means a non-believer cannot do theology. 49. The traditional sense of Scripture that tells us about what is to be believed is called allegorical.