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Christianity

Lecture 3 August 25, 2009 Part 1

Last Week
 

Circumcision, Pain and the Covenant Monotheism, Sacrifice, Martyrism and Messianicism as legacies of the Children of Israel What do Jesus Christ and Saddam Hussein have in common?

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Who was Jesus and what did he stand for? A Political figure? (Part 1) What are some of Christianitys fundamental rituals, beliefs and modes of worship? (Part 2)

Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State




Jesus Crucifixion

Can these be a religious symbol?

Can this be a religious symbol?

The Sect Leader




Jesus

Why was Jesus so controversial?


Healer and curer Jesus of the people Love your enemies I am the WAY Undermining authority?

The Lamb of God


 

Abraham (nearly) sacrificed his Son Gods Son Sacrificed Roman/Jewish complicity? (Patterns, p. 361) Patterns,

The Lamb of God


  

Sin Punishment Pain

The Lamb of God


 

The Resurrection of Jesus New perspective on persecution and martyrdom

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Who was Jesus and what did he stand for? A Political figure? (Part 1) What are some of Christianitys fundamental rituals, beliefs and modes of worship? (Part 2)

Christianity
Lecture 3 August 25, 2009 Part 2

The Bible
  

The Old Testament The New Testament Patterns p 363

Belief
  

The Nicene Creed: Patterns p 396 The nature and destiny of humans God: The Trinity
One God or many?

Moral life: is it enough?


Grace (patterns p 381)

Soteriology
Can humans save themselves? (Patterns.. p. 381) Patterns..  What is salvation?  When is salvation?  How is one saved?

Christian Practice
The Eucharist
 

Sunday mass: Commemoration of Sacrifice Transubstantiation

The Sacraments e.g Marriage, Baptism, Confirmation

Prayer


Prayer
Praise Petition Penance Intercession Contemplation

Prayer

Prayer


What is the significance of Sin, Punishment/forgiveness in religion?

Sin, Forgiveness and Punishment


"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized God doesnt work that way, so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness. --Emo Philips (American --Emo Comedian)

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Who was Jesus and what did he stand for? A Political figure? (Part 1) What are some of Christianitys fundamental rituals, beliefs and modes of worship? (Part 2)

Some Questions for next week




What challenges face the Christian Church today in terms of sexuality? Is a Catholic a Christian?