Religion Final Review

Chapter 1:

Jesus of History (teacher, rabbi, prophet)
Jesus of Faith (Lord, Redeemer, Savior, the Christ, Son of God)
faith sources
Christian Scriptures
covenant
Gospels
Historical Sources
Josephus
Tacitus
Pliny the Younger
Suetonius
Canon of New Testament (Gospels, Acts, Epistles, Revelation)
number of books in Catholic New Testament

Chapter 2:

relevance of objectivity
types of literary devices (ex.: exaggeration, approximation, poetry)
Evangelists
testimonies of faith
religious truth
Jesus' religious affiliation
the Resurrection
Yahweh, messiah, Lord
oral tradition
Matthew (for what audience? when written? main emphasis?)
Mark (for what audience? when written? main emphasis?)
Luke (for what audience? when written? main emphasis?)
John (for what audience? when written? main emphasis?)

Chapter 3

foundation of Jesus' faith
synagogue
Sabbath
Isaiah
prophets
Abraham
Hebrews
Isaac, Jacob, Joseph
patriarchs
matriarchs
Moses
(first) Passover
Covenant of Sinai
judges
Saul, David, Solomon
Babylonian Exile
Faithful Remnant
Greek domination and influence
Hasidim
Jewish Independence
Sadducees
Essenes
Pharisees
Geography of Palestine/Israel
Rome's entry into the region
The Herods

Chapter 4

Jesus' relationship to the people
Palestine (geography, climate, natural resources)
Jewish daily life (sacredness of meals, typical diet, etc.)
Homes
Occupations
faith community (family, marriage, etc.)
Monogamy
Patriarchal
Women's place in society
Social classes (inc. slavery, outcasts, etc.)
Jerusalem
The Temple
Synagogues
Daily religious practices
Sabbath
Pentecost (NOT the Catholic one)
Day of Atonement
Passover|Paschal lamb
High priest
Sadducees
Pharisees
Zealots
Tax collectors
Great Sanhedrin
Scribes

Chapter 5

Infancy narratives (Matthew and Luke)
Three themes in Matthew re: infance narratives
Luke's approach
Jesus - like us in all things EXCEPT sin
Accuracy of Jesus' birth date?
Circumcision, early childhood
Baptism of Jesus (in gospels)
Temptations in desert (meaning of each)
How Jesus was unlike the rabbis of His day
discipleship
apostle

Chapter 6

Kingdom of God
Synoptic focus
Abba
unconditional love
communal aspect of love
nationalism
legalism
Jesus attitude about the Law
Sin
fulfilled through Jesus
Kingdom of God -- now/yet to come
 

Chapter 7

God's words
Abba
Amen
symbolism, figures of speech, exaggeration, etc
master speaker and requirement of same
Pronouncement stories
Proverbs (short sayings)
The Beatitudes
Instructions for Disciples
Phrases of the Our Father
Parables
Themes of the Parables
How to make the parables part of our understanding today

 

Chapter 8

 

Healing miracles

Exorcisms

Restorations of life

Nature miracles

Miracles included ONLY in John

Approaches to the miracles

Proofs of miracles

Ancient Jewish attitude towards miracles vs. modern approach

Miracles faith requirement

Signs (synoptic) and power (John)