Chapter 10

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messiah

in Judaism, a deliverer sent by God

disciple

a close follower of Jesus

parable

story that used events from everyday life to express a spiritual idea

resurrection

the act of rising from the dead

apostle

early Christian leader who helped set up churches and spread the message of Jesus

salvation

the act of being saved from sin and allowed to enter heaven

persecute

to mistreat a person because of his or her beliefs

martyr

person willing to die rather than give up his or her beliefs

hierarchy

organization with different levels of authority

clergy

religious officials, such as priests, given authority to conduct religious services

laity

regular church members

doctrine

official church teaching

gospel

"good news" one of the four accounts of Jesus' life, teachings, and resurrection

pope

the bishop of Rome, later the head of the Roman Catholic Church

icon

Christian religious image or picture

iconoclast

person who opposed the use of idols in Byzantine churches, saying that icons encouraged the worship of idols

excommunicate

to declare that a person or group no longer belongs to a church

schism

separation

monastery

religious community where monks live and work

missionary

a person who spreads his or her religious beliefs to others

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