Ch 2 (Intro thru Images; Revised 10-21)

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Chapter 2: FAITH : 

Chapter 2: FAITH

Concepts : 

Concepts Worldview Metaphor Images of God Problem of evil God's existence 4 elements of religion Exclusive vs. inclusive  Faith & grace

Worldview : 

Worldview = the way we see the reality Where does it come from?

Where does it come from? : 

Where does it come from? Country & Culture

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Socio-economic class

Slide 6: 

Socio-economic class

Slide 7: 

Religion

Where does it come from? (cont.) : 

Where does it come from? (cont.) Experiences Suffering, loss & trauma Joys & successes

Slide 9: 

"What Do You Believe?" Threaded Discussion Nominations

IMAGES OF GOD : 

IMAGES OF GOD Our image of god evolves as we grow and mature

What was your image of God when you were little? : 

What was your image of God when you were little? “God Log: Entry #1”

METAPHORS FOR GODActivity! : 

METAPHORS FOR GODActivity!

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Entry #2 How can our metaphors for God influence the way we see the world?

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Catholic understanding Of God

Concepts of God : 

Concepts of God There many ways to conceive of what we call “God”

CONCEPTS OF GOD : 

CONCEPTS OF GOD Theistic Incarnational Imminent Transcendent Unitive Non-theistic

Theistic : 

Theistic theism |ˈθēˌizəm|noun. belief in the existence of a god or gods, esp. belief in one god as creator of the universe, intervening in it and sustaining a personal relation to his creatures. ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from Greek theos ‘god’ + -ism .

Theistic : 

Theistic

Theistic : 

Theistic Omnipotent Omnibenevolent Omniscient

Incarnational : 

Incarnational Incarnate. adjective |inˈkärnit; -ˌnāt| (esp. of a deity or spirit) embodied in flesh; in human form: God incarnate | he chose to be incarnate as a man. [ trans. ]embody or represent (a deity or spirit) in human form : the idea that God incarnates himself in man.• put (an idea or other abstract concept) into concrete form : a desire to make things which will incarnate their personality. • (of a person) be the living embodiment of (a quality) : the man who incarnates the suffering which has affected every single (person) ORIGIN late Middle English : from ecclesiastical Latin incarnat- ‘made flesh,’ from the verb incarnare, from in- ‘into’ + caro, carn- ‘flesh.’

Immanent : 

Immanent immanent |ˈimənənt|adjective existing or operating within; inherent : the protection of liberties is immanent in constitutional arrangements. • (of God) permanently pervading and sustaining the universe. Often contrasted with transcendent . ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from late Latin immanent- ‘remaining within,’ from in- ‘in’ + manere ‘remain.’

Immanent : 

Immanent God is found in everyone and everything.

Transcendent : 

Transcendent transcendent |tranˈsendənt|adjective beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience : the search for a transcendent level of knowledge. (of God) existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe. Often contrasted with immanent . ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin transcendent- ‘climbing over,’ from the verb transcendere (see transcend).

Unitive : 

Unitive Immanent + Transcendent The whole is in the part & vice versa Eastern + Western spirituality Tradition + experience Soul + body Life + death Man + woman Spirit + matter The Modern Christian Mystic: Finding the Unitive Presence of God, By A. LaChance, C. LaChance, S.Robbins-Cole, P. Weiss , Published by North Atlantic Books, 2007

Non-theistic : 

Non-theistic Some Christian theologians, most notably Paul Tillich, have defined god as "the ground of all being" rather than as a personal divine being. God as being itself

Using these conceptual categories, how would you CATEGORIZE each  part of the Holy Trinity? : 

Using these conceptual categories, how would you CATEGORIZE each  part of the Holy Trinity?

Now you try! : 

Now you try!

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