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Chapter 1 Theology


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Chapter 1 Theology

  1. 1. Madeline Schmidt<br />1-19-2010<br />Theology IV<br /><ul><li>Why study History at all?
  2. 2. Finding out who we are
  3. 3. We learn our identity from relating with other people
  4. 4. Knowing the why of things
  5. 5. A sense of personal history enables us to discover why we are the way we are, how it is that we have certain traits, reactions, or blocks
  6. 6. Choosing wisely
  7. 7. When we know the why of things we have the tools to figure out what to do in the future
  8. 8. Forgetting who we are
  9. 9. Nations must carry the memory of where they have come from and what they have experienced.
  10. 10. Collective insight into the “why”
  11. 11. Understanding the history of a culture, society, or ethnic group can give us the insight into why things are as they are today
  12. 12. Societal-level choices
  13. 13. A keen awareness of history can be liberation
  14. 14. Knowing about history gives us a sense of our personal and cultural identity
  15. 15. Why study church history?
  16. 16. Understanding catholic Christian identity
  17. 17. As a catholic this study of catholic Church history can deepen your sense of identities as a catholic Christian
  18. 18. As a non-catholic Christina much of the history described in this course at lease from the earlier periods until Christianity divided will actually be your history as well
  19. 19. As a non-Christian you can fain some appreciation for the catholic Christian identity of your school and of many of your classmates
  20. 20. Learning the “whys” of catholic faith and practice
  21. 21. Many changes came as a result of a worldwide council of bishops, the second Vatican council, which met from 1962-1965
  22. 22. New developments in the 1960s
  23. 23. The altar which formally has been positioned against and facing the back wall of the church
  24. 24. The language used in the mass was no longer Latin but the local language
  25. 25. These developments were quite disturbing to many Catholics because they thought that the essentials of their religion were being tampered with
  26. 26. Insight into the historical roots
  27. 27. Catholics of modern era were able to appreciate and accept new developments in the ordained ministry after knowing these facets
  28. 28. Choosing for the church of the future
  29. 29. Understanding church history can liberate is to see more clearly what is required for the church
  30. 30. Six ways of seeing the church
  31. 31. Models of the church as a device somewhat like the engineering plans for a new building
  32. 32. The church as a body of Christ or people of God
  33. 33. The church as institution
  34. 34. The church as sacrament
  35. 35. The church as herald of God’s word
  36. 36. The church as servant
  37. 37. The church as community of disciples