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|I. Introduction |Instructions to Student: | | |Write your answers in this column. The cell will expand as you type. | |A. Core Christianity (textbook): “Introduction” | | | |How did the term “Christian” originate? |It was originated as a sarcastic attack towards the desciples. They were first called | | | |“christians” in Antioch [Acts 11:26]. Those who were called “christians” were known for| | | |the relationship they had to Jesus Christ. | | | |-p. xi | | |For whom was this book written? |For those who know something about Christianity, but want to know more and for the | | | |curious who want to know what Christianity is all about. | | | |-p. xii | | |Why do some have mistaken ideas about Christianity? |Because of media bias, or the bad testimony of “Christians” who do not live | | | |accordingly. Others from televangelist who are more interested in healing, raising | | | |money, or out-landish emotional expressions than they are in Jesus Christ. | | | |-p. xii | |B. Theology for Today (online excerpt): Prolegomena to Theology | | | |What are the four tools for accurately arranging a systematic |Collecting-collection of all facts, not just biblical facts | | |theology? |Scientifically arranging & comparing- the scientific arrangement or intergration of all| | | |the fathered facts into a coherent whole. | | | |A) The test of consistency- “Is the system consistent?” | | | |B) the Test of correspondence- “Does it correspond to reality or life?” | | | |C) The test of priority of data-to discriminate between what is essential and what is | | | |irrelevant. | | | |D) The test of cohesiveness-determie the cohesive nature of the data | | | |E) The test of thoroughness-rigorous examination of any & all questions related to the | | | |topic. (Theology is called the Queen...
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