Incarnation

All these mindmaps are the AQA revision guide condensed further so everything is very condesed and simple 

I printed mine on A3 paper as i found it v difficult to use online and A4 was wayyy too small making the bubbles unreadable 

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  • Incarnation
    • similarities between accounts
      • Mary = virgin
      • jesus = son of god
      • Jesus conciebed by the power of the holy spirit
      • Gabriel announced the news
      • Lukes account
        • Focuses on Mary's visit from Angle Gabriel
        • Gabriel tells mary she will have Jesus ('son of the most high')
        • Mary had the choice to be Jesus' mum = free will
        • Through Jesus birth God is fulfilling his promise to the Jews
      • Mathews account
        • tells the story of how Joseph planned to break up with Mary (pregnant b4 marriage)
        • Angel tells Joseph in a dream to marry Mary as Jesus was conceived by the holy spirit
        • Jesus is being sent to earth to save humanity from its sins
        • Joseph was told 'you are to name him Jesus' (Emmanuel - God is with us)
    • jesus, the Word of God
      • the Word of god became human in the form of Jesus = the Word of God made flesh
      • is eternal 'in the beginning was the Word
      • Distinct from God even though there is a unity 'the Word was with God'
      • the Word came to earth to guide people 'lived amoung us'
      • Jesus is God's free GIFT to humanity 'full of grace and truth'
    • Son of Man
      • Jesus was fully human as he lived a human life (experiences and emotions)
      • sometimes Jesus referenced to himself as the Son of Man
      • Jesus = just + normal human being who has been given power and authority by God
      • Jesus feels agony as a human 'the son of man undergoes great suffering'
      • God limited himself to human condition
    • Son of God
      • Jesus was arrested 'are you the Messiah, the son of the blessed one?' He replied 'I am' = acknowledging that he was the son of God
      • seated at the right hand of the father (creed) shows divinity + shares in Gods power
      • resurrection proves jesus was God
    • Ictus Symbol
      • Fish
      • letteres represent a seres of greek words (jesus. Christ, Son of God, Saviour)
      • early days: used as a declartaion of faith
      • in times of persecution: used to indicate where christian meetings would be held or their faith
    • Alpha and Omega symbol
      • first + last letter in Greek alphabet + god and Jesus involved in everything from beginning to end
      • referred to in the book of revelation
      • used on vestments, churches and christian art and paschal candle
    • Chi-Rho symbol
      • monogram formed the fist two letter of the christ in Greek
      • remind of the death of Jesus (save humanity)
      • alternative to the cross as an expression of their faith
    • reasons against religious art
      • impossible to portray accurately as he cant be limited by human means
      • it can mislead people
      • praying in front of an image many lead it to being worshipped rather than who it represents ('do not worship false idols')
    • Attitudes for religious art
      • inspire people
      • help focus prayer
      • help learn about aspects for gods work
      • easier for children to comprehend
      • Jesus died to save ALL of humanity so can be shown as a memeber of any ethnicity
    • The sacred heart (statue)
      • expression of peace and love representing his beneovlence
      • flames coming from heart = burning love fpr all people
      • hole in heart = pierce in side
      • crown of thorns = mocking of soldiers
      • Jesus hand pointing to heart draws attention to his love for all
    • The Beatitudes
      • Christians believed Jesus developed the 10 commandments to make to more relevant as it focused on peoples attitudes rather than actions
      • formed the first part of Sermon on the Mount - Jesus talk to his follower dedicating their lives to pleasing God
      • 'Blessed are the merciful for they will receive Mercy'
      • 'Blessed are the pure in Pure in heart for they will see God'
    • the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
      • Jesus tells his followers that in serving and caring for others, they are serving God
      • 'I was hungry and you gave me food'
      • important message as it tells how we will be judged favourably if we care for others and will receive eternal life
    • St Irenaeus
      • published the idea that Jesus is the meeting point between God and humanity + Jesus 'revealed God to men'
      • As Jesus is the Son of God, he displays qualities of God - Christians can understand Gods nature by observing Jesus
    • Which scriptures aim to create the right balance of understanding between Jesus as fully human and fully God?
      • Dei Verbum 4
        • 'he might dwell among men and tell them of the innermost being of God'
          • God is revealed and speaks through Jesus
        • 'the Word made flesh was sent as 'a man to men'
          • the Son of God became a human to live among other humans
      • Verbum Domiini 12
        • 'the eternal word became small'
          • God limited himself to a human form, so humans could come to understand God
        • 'Christ... crucified and risen Word of God, is Lord of all things'
          • through the very act of dying Jesus gave himself into Gods hands
    • Grace
      • gives believers strength to do what God wants
      • free + unconditional gift from God
      • gives people a deeper relationship with God
      • comes from the Trinity
      • unites the three people from the Trinity
      • helps people become aware of what God wants from them
    • How did the Incarnation help Catholics view reality as Sacramental?
      • before, God was seen as distant and the bond between God and humanity had been harmed by Adam and Eve's disobedience in the Garden of Eden
      • Jesus was the gift to show Gods love for humanity
      • since Jesus had lived on Earth, people can see God as a living and active presence
      • even though Jesus is gone, his spirit is still active
      • Jesus helped to bring Gods love and presence into the world
    • When does life begin for Catholics?
      • when Mary greets Elizabeth, Elizabeth is 'filled with the Holy Spirit'-Her unborn child reacts to the presence of Jesus
      • at the moment of contraception
      • after contraception the fetus just grows and develops
      • because of Imago Dei (protecting life s we are made in the image of God) and life beginning at contraception, abortion is considered wrong
      • why do some people agree with abortion?
        • at the early stages of pregnancy, the embryo is only a bundle of unspecialised cells
        • the cells do not have feeling or emotion, so you aren't harming a child

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