Revelation

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What is revelation?
When God shows himself to believers.
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How does God reveal himself?
Through nature, prayer, worship, prayer, sacred writings, miracles etc
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What is immanence?
The idea that God is present and involved with life on earth.
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What is transcendence?
The idea that God is outside life on earth.
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What is general revelation?
God making himself known through ordinary, common human experiences
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How do religious believers see God in nature?
Feelings of awe and wonder at the power of God, feel he is immanent.
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How do religious believers see God in holy book(s)?
When believers read the book they hope to gain a better understanding of the teachings of religions.
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How do religious believers see God in the writings of religious leaders?
Help them understand God, the nature of.
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How do religious believers see God in the life and work of other people?
Believe that some people are so extraordinary that God has guided them, by studying them they can can find out more about them.
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How is God revealed through conscience and faith?
The fact that we feel guilty when we have done something wrong, the desire to worship
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How is God revealed through prayer and worship?
Can be both general and special revelation, feel they are communicating with him.
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What is special revelation?
Good making himself known through direct, personal experience or an unusual specific event.
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What is enlightenment?
Buddhists seeking what is true and what isn't, escaping life and death.
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What is hearing God's call?
When God has spoken to you directly
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What happens when you have a vision?
People see Holy people, angels or hear a message from God.
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What happens when God is revelaed through dreams?
God gives you message.
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What happens during miracles?
When something amazing happens, people believe that God has intervened
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How do revelations encourage people to act?
Believers recognise that there is a certain way in which God wants them to act.
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What was the conversion of St Paul?
A general revelation, not just Saul heard the voice of God
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What is omnipotence?
All powerful
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What is omniscience?
All knowing
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What is benevolence?
All loving
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What are Christian beliefs on revelation?
God revealed himself through the bible and the life and work of Jesus.
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What are Muslim beliefs on revelation?
That the Qur'an is his direct word, so they learn about him reading that.
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What is the personal nature of God?
the idea that God is an individual peson who people can have a relationship or be close to
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What is the impersonal nature of God?
The idea that God has no 'human characteristics' and is unknowable and mysterious, more like a force
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What is a strength of general revelation?
Available to everyone, it is continous and ongoing so as new issues arise religion can update its thinking,
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What is a strength of special revelation?
Discloses the whole of what God wants people to know, direct and has stronger impact, people who experience one have confidence to lead others to faith
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What is the importance of revelations?
They are needed to prove the existence of God.
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Why is it difficult to prove general revelations are genuine?
Conflicting interpretations of them
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Why is it difficult to prove special revelations are genuine?
Because they are subjective, difficult to test.
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How would a religious beleiver support a revelation?
Does it correspond with things in the real world? Does it fit with other revelations? Does it change an atheist to beleive in God? Does it cause someone to change religion?
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What would atheists say a revelation is?
An illusion - under influence of alcohol, whishful thinking, mental illness, mind playing tricks
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What is reality?
The quality or state of being actual or true
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What do scientists think revelation could be a type of?
A temporary lobe of epilepsy.
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How do different religions conflict with revelation?
If every revelation is genuine, why are there different ways of worship, e.g. a buddhist doesnt believe in God
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How do revelations cause conflict in the same religion?
Interpret meanings in different ways, e.g. muslim women should/shouldn't cover their faces
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How do religions respond to conflicts with other religions?
They think they are right and everyone else is wrong.
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