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Abby BrennanFebruary 26, 2014RS 101Professor SabellaUnit Analysis 1In David Tracy's "Writing." he discovers that there is a need to understand a deeper level of the nature of writing and religion, in both empirical and theoretical. Tracy wants to learn from the actual experience and the theories different religions have. David Tracy has been named one of the most original theologians in recent decades for his work in hermeneutics and theological method in a pluralistic context. He is known for his dense and complex thoughts on hermeneutics and theology. In Chapter two of " Scripture and Tradition" it explains to us the basis and beginning of Christianity and how it has evolved the way it has in the twentieth century. In " Writing" Tracy believes that among the three Western monotheistic traditions on the issues of writing word also known as scripture, revelation, and the Word as logos and the Word as kerygma centered around a written text need to be compared and look into deeper and I chose chapter two of the text book to give me the basic understanding of Christianity.One of the main themes in " Writing" is Tracy seems to touch on multiple times is the meaning of revelation and how it is interpreted. In the religion Islam revelation is the written text. Thus means that the role of writing is very small in Islamic tradition. Their scriptural text some how "participates" in the divine reality. Often when religious traditions do not involve scriptural writing they are looked down upon or not taken seriously. The Christian understanding of revelation as God's self presence in the scripture. The Christian symbol of divine revelation is normally the vent of divine self-manifestation in the Word, Jesus Christ. Christian revelation has had its share of controversy coming from the need of clarification of the relationships of Word. Revelation can never be interpreted, as a human achievement, work or necessity but it must be understood as a divine event or a happening of grace. Some mistake revelation as uncovering " propositional truths." The right thought is Christians for a long time believe it is a form of encounter model as an event of divine self-manifestation of humanity. This event assumes some person like characteristics that can be used to understand the reality of God. Simply humans understand revelation as an event, gift or happening of "faith" as an affirmation of the trust and loyalty we put in God.Tracy goes on the talk about the dialectic of the Word. He begins with the belief that Word is both Logos and Kerygma. The Word has always been for Christian self-understanding, not an event but a person. A Christians understanding of Logos can be seen as someone's instance of religion as manifestation. Understanding the Eucharist sacrament as a sign of went it signifies is logos. Logos is manifesting reality. The term Kerygma as Word or also known as Word a proclamation. Kerygma interrupts a sense of continuity and participation, where as logos...

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