|RelS 133 Summer 2003 Quiz #3 makeup||7/10/03||Name:______________________|
Martin Marty, in his chapter on North America (which does not seem to include Mexico), has as an overarching theme, "The one and the many." How does this describe (or fail to describe) Christianity in the US & Canada? Where is 'the one' to be found (or at least hoped for)? To what extent is it an illusion? Why has American Christianity evolved differently than its European counterpart?
What are the primary factors that have effected the decline of Christianity in Europe? How have the mainstream churches responded to the emergent philosophical and economic systems, and how have those systems viewed the Church(es)? How is all this related to the old issue of Church and State? Why has European Christianity evolved differently than its American counterpart?
What are the primary issues were which mainstream Protestants and Catholics disagreed during the first century of the Reformation? Briefly describe each. How did the English Reformation differ in regard to these issues?
What was the 'Babylonian Captivity of the Church?' What issues lead to it and how was it eventually resolved? Did it in any way set the stage for the Reformation? How has Roman Catholic policy changed in ways that would make it less likely to recur?