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TRS100B Study Guide for the Final Exam This guide was designed to help you focus your study and research on key elements of the course. It relates primarily to topics studied since the midterm exam, but your responses should also reflect an understanding of concepts discussed in chapter one of the Weaver text. The guide is not designed to provide the exact questions or “answers” to memorize. Aim to understand concepts and have a grasp of facts that will allow you to support your opinions. Part One: The first part of the exam will consist of definitions and short answer questions drawn from the following topics. Periods in Christian History (Weaver chapter 4): The Patristic Era through the Modern Era (80-97). This chapter covered some basics of the history of Christianity. Review it and focus on key developments in this timeline: Be sure that you can identify them and show their significance. You do not need to go beyond the text in reviewing this section: Modern Era: Enlightenment, Age of Reason. Be able to identify major developments, industrialization, capitalism, Marxism, advances in modern science, Vatican II. Note contemporary movements (94) The starred items below will be the basis of short answer questions. *Christian Doctrines (Weaver Chapter 5). Focus on the sections on God. Be able to explain significant terms (Council of Nicea, Nicene Creed’s statement on God), Jesus the Christ, Trinity, Holy Spirit, basic beliefs about Jesus Christ (112-113) *Salvation, Sin and Grace: 116-121. Review this section carefully so that you can both define these terms and show their relation to one another. *Diversity in Christianity: Why are there so many Protestant churches? Why are there so many disagreements among them? *Ecumenism :Describe the ecumenical movement and some strategies for advancing unity. Part Two: Essays (a coherent essay of at least three well-developed paragraphs with that develop a thesis sentence). You cannot use notes) 1. (Chapter 7, Worship and Practice) Three Common Elements of Christian Spirituality- Be sure to analyze the text. You may also relate your explanation to examples from the videos (Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton) that are available on you tube. 2. What are the principal areas of dialogue between Christian and Jewish thought? Where do the two faiths connect most closely? Where do they diverge most widely? 3. What are the principle areas of dialogue between Christian and Islamic thought? Where do the two faiths connect most closely? Where do they diverge most widely. 4. Write a to a congress person telling them what you think they should do regarding the issue of “building the wall.” Be sure that you can support your argument( e.g. references to Catholic social teaching, teachings from other religions, reason). ...
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TRS100B Study Guide for the Final Exam
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TRS100B Study Guide for the Final Exam
Part One
Christian Doctrines
Council of Nicea
The Council of Nicea as described in the context was a historic Christian bishop
gathering in today’s Iznik, Turkey, around 325 CE. Set up by the newly-transformed Emperor
Constantine, it highly condemned the art of Arianism as a profanation and made the Nicene
Creed.
Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed is an official proclamation of faith handed out by the Council of Nicea
which is still rehearsed in most Christian churches today: Additional to the Creed, the Council of
Nicea bishops issued about twenty canons, or willpowers, after the inference of the council who
are relatively mundane and mostly deal with clerical matters.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ was a Jewish, man who called himself the son of God and had the power to
heal, exorcise demons and lived about 4BCE and whose life teachings form the basis of
Christianity.
Trinity
Trinity, as referred by the Christians, is the belief that God is three persons in one God,
which comprise of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit
From the context, the Holy Spirit makes one the three persons in one God: The Father,
Son and Holy Spirit or rather, the third person of the Trinity.

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Basic Beliefs About Jesus Christ
The core beliefs about Jesus Christ include: Jesus Christ lived in the North of Palestine
near the sea of Galilee, He was a skilled carpenter and stones man his family was Jews. There is
also a basic belief that he was the Son of God and that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Salvation, Sin and Grace
Sin, as ascribed by Christians, is the basic fallenness or brokenness of the world. Grace,
on the other hand, is the special way in which Jesus Christ extends his unmerited blessings and
friendliness to the sinful humanity. Lastly, salvation is when a Christian decides to leave the
sinful part of humanity and believes that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world and Christians
hope for forgiveness and eternal life through baptism and confession. The three aspects have a
relationship that grace is imparted into the human being after avoiding the sinful aspect and
having faith, and the result is that one receives salvation.
Diversity in Christianity
One of the reasons for having so many Protestant churches is that Christians struggle with
a lot of pride, egocentrism, and arrogance, and this means they occasionally respond to
interpersonal conflict poorly. This conflict has often led to disputes and divisions within
churches and denominations, which in turn has led to the creation of new Protestant churches.
Another reason is due to legitimate disagreements about secondary beliefs. For instance, what
baptism means and the kind of people to be baptized, the structure of local churches and the
appropriate people to fill the leadership roles and how often should the communion practice be
conducted among other concerns. Lastly, diverse groups of Christians have different
personalities, cravings, and talents. Some are more devoted to God through the application of
their minds while others focus on rational discernments and biblical knowledge.

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Ecumenism

The ecumenical movement is an originality in the Christianity history. Ecumenical
movement advocates for one church in the universally and visibly united, ministering for the
transformation of the non-religious world. Ecumenism attempts to accomplish an ecclesial
reunification unity using some strategies that include use of particular doctrines, approaches, and
activities. Ecumenism also uses dialogue, open communication with the view of advancing
mutual understanding and unity.

Part Two
Question 1: Three Common Elements of Christian Spirituality
God the Father
An element of spirituality that is self-emptying, silent and apophatic. Apophaticism is connected
to the Father as a part of spirituality, to that, the aspect of God that is truthfully transcendent,
unlimited and before Him, we are reduced to silence. From the very beginning, there were
different names such as Yahweh, the Unconquerable Sun, No-Thingness, Grandfather Spirit, and
many others.
God the Son
From a personal perspective, as articulated in the person of the Son in the Christianity custom
has its roots in Judaism. Spirituality is embodied in the component of the holy trinity; speech
instead of silence signifies the Son who is the manifestation of the Father. Mostly, we see the
spirituality element of the son when a purpose or providence of love is personified, when it takes
a name, and we speak his name, then we feel a full trust in His name. To many Christians, Jesus
Christ represents an embodiment, God’s Everlasting Word-in-the-flesh, emphasizing the verse:

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John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…He gave only begotten Son”. The Son as a common
element of Christian spirituality acts as a revelation to the “mystery concealed from eternity.” He
serves as the cosmos growing conscious; The Son part provides us with soul-space.
God the Spirit
This is an element of spirituality that contains divine immanence and is realized in the Holy
Spirit who brings an awareness that a human being is enveloped ...

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