Sunday, September 26, 2010

Great Adventure Notes - September 23, 2010

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Yes, I am doing the Great Adventure Bible Study again! I learn something new every time -- I remember things that were tucked away somewhere deep in my brain! Most importantly,  I fall more deeply in love with Scripture.


I will be recording some notes, questions and answers, definitions, important references and resources here for class use. Let the fun begin!

Definitions:
Typology (in Scripture): the doctrine or study of types or prefigurative symbols.
Prefigure: to show or represent beforehand by a figure or type; foreshadow.
Foreshadow: to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand

Christocentric: Christ-centered, Concentrating on Christ.

Deuterocanonical:   The 7 books that Protestants took out of the Bible
It should be noted that protocanonical and deuterocanonical are modern terms, not having been used before the sixteenth century. *1

Mnemonics help you recall facts and remember things with minimal effort.  Mnemonics are highly efficient as learning or memorizing strategy!
The multi-colored beaded bracelet used in the Great Adventure Bible Study is an example of a mnemonic (pronounced: new-mon-ic) device.
Important Quote
"Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." St. Jerome 
General Notes
Where does Scripture fit into Catholicism? 
It is meant to be lived in on a daily basis.
The Word of God comes to us in Scripture and Tradition.  the Jews posess written and oral word -- Moses as an example. We carry on with this as Jesus did (and Paul did).
The Bible is the inspired word of God -- in Hebrew the definition for inspired is "God breathed."
Inspired by God means that the Holy Spirit is the principal author. 
66 in Protestant Bible (They took out 7 that they call the Apocrypha)
73 Books in our Bible (Those 7 books are called the Deuterocanonical)
We have maintained these since the Councils of Rome, Hippo and Cathage  (etc.)

Council of Rome (382)
The Church decided upon a canon of 46 Old Testament books and 27 in the New Testament.

Council of Hippo (393)
Local North African Church council in union with and under the authority of the Bishop of Rome approved a list of OT and NT canon (same as later approved by the Council of Trent 1546)

Council of Carthage (397)
Local North African Church council in union with and under the authority of the Bishop of Rome approved a list of OT and NT canon (same as later approved by the Council of Trent 1546)
Note: At the Council of Rome in 382, the Church decided upon a canon of 46 Old Testament books and 27 in the New Testament. This decision was ratified by the councils at Hippo (393), Carthage (397, 419), II Nicea (787), Florence (1442), and Trent (1546).

We Catholics are people of The Word -- The Living Word -- Jesus Christ.
The word in fullness is Scripture and Tradition. . . . what was passed on to us by the Apostles

The CCC
has 4 pillars (look at the order - important)
  1. Creed (lion's share of the CCC-largest part)
  2. Sacraments and Liturgy
  3. Moral Law (10 Commandments)
  4. Prayer
1. Creed: Salvation History - the big picture - our story
2. Sacraments and Liturgy - that how you get into the story and means of grace to STAY in the story
3. Moral Law - your personal script. How to conduct yourself.
4. Prayer - Christianity is not a solitary spirit. How God finds us.


The Bible
Poetic literature
Prophetic literature
Historical literature
Epistles literature
Apocryphal literature
Gospel literature

It is Important to Know Your Story
Do you know where you came from?
Where you are?
Where you are going?
Why and how?
 . . . . example -young girls flocking to the movie, The Titanic. Going more than once. Because it was the story and they didn't have a story.
Salvation History is our story!
GOOD TO KNOW THE NARRATIVE - Many have lost the narrative thread. 
. . . . . the funny example of trying to read Gone with the Wind without the storyline
What Great Adventure Bible Study Does
It simplifies. We take the big picture and reduce it to 12 periods of salvation history. These 12 time periods can be easily memorized (use any of the mnemonics: colors, names of time periods, bracelet, bookmark, fold-out timeline, chart on pg 39).


The Organization of the Time Line (from top to bottom):

The 12 Period's names

Supplemental Books 

Narrative Books 

God's Family Plan: Covenant Periods 

Northern Countries

The Land of Canaan (50 miles west to east & 150 miles north to south)

Southern & Egypt

World Power
Secular History


1 comment:

Abbey said...

If I stick with you, I'm going to learn a lot! I've been with you a while now, so I'm not going anywhere ... you are a constant source of information and inspiration!

Blesssings,
Abbey ♥

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