1. 1) What is the catholic understanding of the relation between faith
and reason? (cf. John Paul II., Faith and Reason, 1-5. 13 (partly).
25-27. 43-48. 107-108)
2. 2) Genesis 1-2: What is the literary form of these texts? How can
the biblical creation story be reconciled with the theory of
3. 3) Genesis 3 / Matthew 26-28: What is the relationship between
the “fall” of the first human beings and the death of Christ? Was it
necessary that Jesus had to die?
4. 4) Isaiah 1: Why is God angry with his people Israel? What is the
meaning of the biblical expression “the anger of God” attributed to
a God who is love?
5. 5) The catholic faith confesses, that Jesus Christ is true man and
true God. Give two passages of the Gospel of Matthew that
“prove” the true humanity and two passages who “prove” the
divinity of Jesus Christ and justify your choice.
6. 6) Exodus 20,1-17 / Matthew 5,1-12: Explain the difference
between the 10 commandments of the Old Testament and the
Beatitudes of the New Testament.
7. 7) In Chapter 6 of the “Letter to Diognetus” we read: “What the
soul is in the body, Christians are in the world.” What does the
author of the letter mean with these words?
8. 8) How does the Catholic Church understand her relationship
towards non-Catholic Christians, Jews, Muslims and other
religions? (Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic
9. 9) Explain the Catholic understanding of the terms “purgatory”,
“heaven” and “hell”? (Compendium of the Catechism of the
Catholic Church 202-216)
10) How do the ideas of “love”, “light” and “life” help us to
understand God as “Trinity”? (Catechism of the Catholic Church
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