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? Why can it be said that the resurrection of Jesus is God’s own parable?
Chapter 5 Vocabulary: creed; ecclesiology; catholic; apostolic; encyclical; pastoral statement
Chapter 5 Questions: Can you name the 6 models of church? Can you explain each of them? Can you apply the 6 models to the description of the Christian community found in the movie Eyes on the Prize VI: “Bridge to Freedom”? 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 the movie Eyes on the Prize VI: “Bridge to Freedom” and to issues in the Church today?
Chapter 7 Vocabulary: sacrament; initiation; vocare; vocation; baptism; sin (+ salvation); confirmation; Eucharist; anamnesis; reconciliation; covenant
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 do Christians mean when they say that Jesus is the primordial sacrament? What does it mean when Christians say 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?
Chapter 8 Vocabulary: commandments; Beatitudes; covenant; Consistent Ethic of Life
Chapter 8 Questions: What does it mean to say that Jesus “reduced” the burden of the Mosaic Law yet “pushes the envelope” or “raises the bar” regarding behavior? What is Jesus’ “new commandment”? How does it challenge our moral behavior? Can you explain the “Parable of The Good Samaritan” and show how Jesus used it to teach moral guidelines? Can you explain how Jesus used the “Parable of The Last Judgment” to teach guidelines for moral behavior? 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 might this consistent ethic help people of differing viewpoints to dialogue with one another? Why did Bernardin believe that such a consistent ethic is necessary?
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? Can you name the 8 main themes of Catholic Social Teaching? Can you explain each of the 8 themes? How are they connected to the ideas of charity and justice? What is the difference between charity and justice? 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? Can you apply the themes to the movie Eyes on the Prize VI: “Bridge to Freedom”? Can you apply the themes to the book Night?
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