the first man and our 1st father. he committed Original Sin. the name was also used in Hebrew to refer to humanity in general.
the act by which God brought the universe and all its inhabitants into being out of nothing. the universe that God created. this is good, yet has been corrupted by sin. the scientific theory that species were created as they are.
the first woman and our first mother. she committed Original Sin. she was created from the rib of Adam, and thus woman- unlike the animals- is man's equal and complement
the scientific theory that species came to be as they are by a gradual process of change and development. God created all matter, and the creation of human beings is a special act of creation.
Fathers of the Church
the great theologians of the early Church after the Apostles. The Patristic age, named for these Fathers ("patri" in Latin), lasted until about the 7th century.
a likeness or picture. Each person is made in the ___ of God; that is, like God insofar as having intelligence, free will, and the capacity to love
the announcement of a future Redeemer to Adam and Eve after their fall. Greek for "first Gospel"
the day of rest in imitation of God resting on the 7th day of creation. this day is sacred, a sign of God's covenant with creation
the form taken by Satan in the Garden of Eden, the Hebrew "Nahash", refers to a fearsome, murderous creature