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Thoughts on theology

It's really interesting how knowing the context of Biblical literature helps with understanding the text. But it's also interesting how that makes me question everything I thought I knew in the Bible.

This class is very interesting. Yesterday, we learned about a lot of things that I thought I understood very well. Turns out, I might not. Or, I may start understanding the concept in a different way.

I haven't felt this way since Advanced Placement History, when we learned so much stuff I always thought I knew. But when you put it in context, and learn the real story, you realize how little you know.

I suspect this will be helpful in social work.

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mr_vangunst
Oct. 24th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thoughts on theology
Go History! I always liked learning about it, but there are no classes at my college (I miss Thompson...)Oh, well. Did you ever get that accessible study Bible? I Just finished reading Satan's war and the Seven Vials yesterday. very interesting.
puppybraille
Oct. 24th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Thoughts on theology
Study Bible? Accessible? In the form required, no. Disability services is helping me with the issues though, and I will pass the class.
puppybraille
Oct. 24th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Thoughts on theology
Oh, and I definitely miss Thomson! He was excellent!
capricorn_sistr
Oct. 26th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
my thoughts on theology
I had a nice "discussion" with a self-righteous Bible-thumper (for lack of a better word.) The Gospel of John was written 90 years after Christ physically exited the planet.

What blasphemy was I speaking? I've got it all wrong. Jesus sat with John and told him every word to write. We must take these words and apply them to our lives in every way.

Well, I hated to break it to the Thumper but John was speaking to the folks of his time. There's plenty of politics, philosophy and other relevant issues for everyone in 90 A.D.

I also committed a great sin by writing in my Bible! What am I supposed to do when I'm taking a whole semester of Johannine Theology? Poor Thumper almost broke a blood vessel. I had a great time in that class and wrote a 30-page paper on the "Bread of Life" passage.
puppybraille
Oct. 26th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: my thoughts on theology
It's incredibly interesting stuff, especially when we know what was going on at the time. It's much more fascinating knowing the little things that people like to ignore.
capricorn_sistr
Oct. 26th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: my thoughts on theology
It's much more fascinating knowing the little things that people like to ignore.

I find it sort of sad that, some like Thumper, go on all day spouting chapter and verse. Why do they have to yell? I firmly agree that there is application throughout the Bible. However, reading John's Gospel - well, it opens us up to the society, it's ills and especially what was going on nearly 100 years after Jesus split to go back to Heaven.
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