God’s Revelation is found in:
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” _____________________________________________________________________
Man comes to know God in two ways: 1. ________________________________ and
_______________________________________ recognized a universal “longing” for the human soul 400 years before Christ
His argument from motion states that anything in motion must have been in motion. He concluded there must have been a first mover and that First Mover is God. ______________________________________________
Question the beauty so that one may recognize the Beautiful One who created it all _______________________________________________
_____________________________________is above reason because it is securely founded on truths that are outside the grasp of human reason alone; therefore natural revelation alone is insufficient
A consequence of Original sin is the corruption of ________________________, which sometimes leads to wrong conclusions
________________________perfects human nature and faith perfects ________________________so that we can become partakers of the divine nature.
________________________was the first person to recognize that Jesus is the Christ.
________________________ the Word, is both ______________________ and content of Revelation, since is the one who reveals and the one who is revealed
Promises made in the __________ Testament are fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the _____________Testament
The ____________________________________________________prophecy describes Jesus, the sinless Servant, who by his voluntary suffering atones for the sins of his people
John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus and a member of the Levite tribe, is the personification of _____________________________________
John the Baptist prepares with way for the Lord by proclaiming a baptism of _____________________________________________________for the forgiveness of sins
The Word Incarnate is _______________________________
The historical stages of God’s Revelation – the steps of Divine Revelation
God’s most perfect revelation _____________________________________________
Felt compelled to preach the Gospel to every person, Jew and Greek __________
___________ and __________ work together to help us understand God’s Revelation to man in Scripture
Four characteristics of our knowledge of God
Deals with things that are above the grasp of human reason alone, but which are themselves inherently or innately intelligible _____________________
Medium of Revelation _____________________________
Word of God ________________________ and ______________________________
Prayer: A Turning Toward God Prayers: Lectio Divina, Liturgy of the Hours, Sign of the Cross
The Church’s great mystery of faith is professed in ______________________________
According to Scripture, one must approach prayer with _________________________
Lectio Divina is a meditative approach to _________________________________________
The Psalms, prayed by Jesus, recall ____________________________________already fulfilled and look for the coming of the _______________________
Man is a beggar before God ____________________________________
The basis for individual prayer and for prayer within small Christian communities ____________________________________________________
The Prologue of this Gospel shares the special character of the Word’s relationship to the Father _____________________________________
The purpose of the Liturgy of the Hours is to ____________________________________
Four forms of prayer are:
The faithful who celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours are united to Christ by the prayer of the ______________________________, meditation on the _____________________ and ________________________________
The Lord’s Prayer and the ___________________ eagerly look for the Lord’s return, “until He comes.”
“Prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy” ___________________________
Senses of Scripture: Literal, Allegorical, Moral, Anagogical
The Binding of Isaac, Ishmael, Jesus; Exodus 16:4-36
A library of _______books divided into the ______________________ and __________________
Languages _________________________ and ____________________________
Two natures _______________________ and ____________________________
Apostles successors _______________ and ____________________________
Forms one source from which the Word of God comes to us _________________________________ and ___________________________________
To Biblical writers, important thing about history is what it tell us about __________________________________________________________________________
Salvation history differs from all other history because it deals with the __________________, ___________________________, and the _________________________
“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ” ____________________________
Author of Sacred Scripture ______________________
Word of God
Final Exam Essay Questions
1. Every human person has a natural desire for God, written on the human heart, because man has been created by God, for God, to return to God. Only in God will we find the truth and happiness for which we never stop searching. Explain how God makes Himself known to man; the pre-Christian philosophers who recognized that longing of the human soul years before the coming of Christ. Include Patristic testimony and how through faith and reason one comes to know God. Finally, include the importance of that desire in your own life.
2. The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. Numerous references to the Eucharist have been made in both the Old and the New Testament. Describe how the Eucharist has been prefigured in Sacred Scripture, where the Institution of the Eucharist takes place, and how Jesus is the Bread of Life. Be sure to include a specific detailed Biblical account found in the Old Testament and a specific account found in the New Testament. Finally, identify how the Eucharist is the Bread of Life for you.
3. Lectio Divina is an ancient, meditative prayer form practiced at one time by all Christians. Explain this prayerful practice including the two added parts to the ancient form and how one can allow the voice of God to touch our hearts and deepen our relationship with Him.
4. God reveals himself to man in numerous ways. Begin your essay by explaining God’s motive for doing so including who provided that explanation and the name of the document containing the explanation. Continue by defining the two types of revelation, discussing some of the ways in which God has revealed himself to man, and what hinders one’s ability to fully know God. Include in your response at least one detailed reference to Sacred Scripture found in the Old Testament. Finally, conclude your essay by stating how this information is important in strengthening one’s relationship with God.
5. God continually reveals himself throughout all of salvation history. Explain how God is revealed in Sacred Scripture (the steps of Revelation [to whom and how]), the Medium of Revelation and the unity of word and deed. Be sure to provide specific information about the Scripture account we studied in class. Finally explain how this information is important in coming to know, love and serve God.
6. Typology is evidenced throughout Sacred Scripture. Briefly describe the binding of Isaac and explain how this is a type of Christ. Your response should include at least eight (8) comparisons. Conclude your essay by describing how this story holds meaning for your life.
7. The spiritual senses of Sacred Scripture reveal how the texts, realities and events in the Bible can be signs. Briefly describe the story of Joseph, the beloved son of Jacob; define the allegorical, moral, and anagogical senses of Scripture and explain how these are signs. Your essay should include at least five (5) examples. Conclude your essay by describing how this story holds meaning for your life.