The interview is composed of 6 different parts that evaluate your outlook/position on specific subsets of religion. For each subset, respond to the example questions as best you can. Feel free to be specific/ elaborate. The subset of Ontology is broken up into 3 more specific categories in order to better outline one’s beliefs on the divine. These 6 categories/ questions that go along with them were outlined by my professor, but if you have questions/ would like more specific examples feel free to ask!
1. Epistemology- Inquiry into knowledge What constitutes valid knowledge and how to interpret that knowledge? What do you rely on in order to gain knowledge? What should be used to understand and properly interpret that basis of…show more content… It is the idea of the object or thing that holds actuality. A table is not real, the idea of a table, a surface that holds objects or is used for support, is real. The only requirement in achieving ultimate reality is belief in and a surrender to one of these ideas. When referring to religion, the idea is a greater power and in the case of Christianity, the greater power is God. The distinction between whether something is more real or less real depends on one’s perception. One person may believe in the idea of Heaven and identify it as real while another person may be unsure of the existence of Heaven. The latter person would perceive the idea of Heaven as less real than the person who fully believes in it.
a. Theology- What do you believe about gods/God? What do you believe about the nature or characteristics of gods/God?
I believe there is a God. I believe He is eternal and His existence will never end. He is immortal, infinite, inscrutable, immutable, incomparable, unequaled, unfathomable, unsearchable, and past finding out as far as understanding Him completely.
b. Cosmology- What is the nature of created existence? What led to the development of created existence as we see it?
I believe God is our creator and created everything that we see today in our existence. All man is created in His image.
c. Eschatology- What will be the nature of reality if or when the world as we