REL 212: Study Guide 8

 

Leith, Doctrine, ch. 14–15

 

How are justification & sanctification related? How are they different?

 

What does it mean that God alone is the Lord of the conscience?

 

 

Leith, Introduction, ch. 7

 

Why and in what way did the Reformed tradition oppose the use of images so much?

 

Can you see the influences of Calvin's preference of a government by aristocracy and democracy on European and American history?

 

Do you see a connection between Calvin's insistence on the freedom of the church (from the state) and the American principle of the "separation between church and state" (what does that mean)?

 

Leith, Introduction, ch. 8

 

What are your thoughts on Leith's claim at the bottom of p. 223 about the freedom of God?

 

What do you think of the relationship between faith & theology (middle of p. 225)? BTW, what is faith & theology; how are they different?
 


 

Now that you have a better understanding of the Reformed tradition . . .

 

Why would anyone in her or his right mind consider becoming or remaining a Reformed or Presbyterian Christian (as compared with being some other sort of Christian or no Christian at all or not religious at all)?