Lord or master - nature deity common in western Semitic cultures, including Canaan; appears in jewish scriptures
to be dipped- chrisitan initiatory ritual and a sacrament. some see baptism as washing away the original sin inherited from Adam and Eve. others see an inititation into the church. Some baptize infants, others do not.
greek for on- as the unchanging ultimate reality in contrast to changing earthly life. for plato being is the cosmic power that shapes the world following eternal patterns. West theology absorbed the philosophy of Being in various ways. Martin Heideggers being and time is the modern standard for re thinking being.
the modern interpretation of the christian Bible using modern hisotirial, achaeological and literary tools to analyze how the Bible came into being. it began in Germany in the 19th cen. showing many biblical texts to be edited compliations and even contradictory. this provoked a stormy reaction among fundamentalists and orthodox who wanted to retain a literal interpretation
while tending Jethros flock on mount horeb(sinai) in tradition Moses heard the voice of God in a fire in a bush, burning but no consuming the bush. there God called Moses to lead the hebrews out of Egyptian slavery
major protestant reformation teaching of John calvin of Geneva, emphasizes Gods calling believers to slvation rather than human choice, or divine predestiantion
the ancient region along the seacoast in what is now Isreal. its culture and god Baal were opposed by biblical Hebrew leaders
the official sacred texts of a religion
roman catholic process by which the Pope officially accepts a person as a saint
a large church that is the seat or office of the bishop who leads many churches in a Roman Catholic or Anglican (england)/ episocopal (US) diocese, or region.