Monthly Archives: February 2013

Prep Post #11: Weaver and Brakke Ch. 5

(x) The Lollards were the followers of John Wycliffe, who led one of the earlier protest movements against the institution of the Church. While they did accept the interpretive power of church leaders, Lollards were interesting in that they placed … Continue reading

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Prep Post #10: Weaver & Brakke Chp 4

(x) The “Great Schism” was a major break between the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church. There were several reasons for this split, but the major difference in how the Western and Eastern “versions” of Christianity viewed the … Continue reading

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Response Post #1: United Methodist and Latter Day Saints

After the two presentations today, I couldn’t help but compare the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church to the beliefs and practices of the Mormon church, because really, the sheer differences in how they view God is really … Continue reading

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Prep Post #9: Chidester p91-104

There are a lot of things in this section that I found interesting, but I think what caught my attention the most was both the dramatic power shift between paganism and Christianity, and the how Constantine’s reign helped mold a … Continue reading

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Prep Post #8: Weaver and Brakke Ch 3

(x) Christianity and it’s link to Judaism definitely wasn’t as cut-and-dry as I had initially thought. While Christianity was first perceived as many as an extension of the Jewish faith, there was, first of all, controversy on whether Christianity was … Continue reading

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Prep Post #7: Cory and Hollerich Chp 6

As an insider, I had for the most part always thought that the Gospels of the New Testament were pretty straightforward- they documented the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and were “proof” of his divinity.  However, reading this … Continue reading

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Prep Post #6: Fisher p264-280

(x) Jews believed that humanity was sacred due to the fact that we were made in God’s image. This isn’t supposed to be taken in the literal sense that we were made to look like him; rather, this is supposed … Continue reading

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