5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Acts of the Apostles
- Apostolic Father
- Hellenistic Jews
- a Wise, respected member of Sanhedrin who advocated a "look/see" policy toward Christians -- if the Christians are of God then they would be fighting against God; if their works are of human origin, their punishment will come to them in due time
- b Jews of the diaspora who adapted their Judaism to Greek culture
- c Someone who personally knew the Apostles or their disciples
- d Tells of the growth of the Church from its small beginnings in Palestine to the ends of the earth (namely, the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire); called the "Gospel of the Church"
- e Second-century Christian writers who defended against anti-Christian writings or heresies through the use of reason and intellectual defenses; explained Christianity to nonbelievers; "defenders of the faith"
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Paul of Tarsus
- Unsuccessful candidate for the papacy, taught that bishops could not forgive the sins of apostasy, murder, or adultery; he wanted a Church of perfect people only
- faith was based on scripture and Jewish oral tradition; believed that faith should shape everyday life; particularly concerned with making Judaism relevant under Roman rule
- taught that Jesus is both a divine and human person and that Mary is not the Mother of God
- Head of the Apostles, first "Pope"
5 True/False Questions
Pope St. Cornelius → helped support primacy of the Pope; attempted to establish connections between Christianity and Greek (pagan) philosophy
Origen → Church father; provided critical edition of the Septuagint; taught ways of interpreting Scripture; insisted that Christians must not change or alter the teachings of the apostles in any way, and in those areas for which there was no specific apostolic teaching, Christians were free to speculate through prayer and study
Sadducees → From the Greek word meaning "teaching;" aimed at candidates for admission to the Church; mentions doctrines like the Trinity, discusses moral teachings, and explains the rites of initiation and the Church structure
Gospel of the Church → First Church council, at which leaders determined that Gentiles could be baptized without first having to become Jewish, 49 AD
heresy → False belief or teaching that denies an essential (dogmatic) teaching of the Church