Man's intellectual power or faculty.
Belief in many gods
What can be known about God by studying his creation
Revealed truth solemnly defined by the Church
Error that limits human reason to only those things that can be observed and measured.
denial of the existence of God
Theological virtue by which one believes God's Revelation
Ethical knowledge written on the Human heart
God's communication of himself through his words and deeds
God's divine life present in the soul.
Miraculous appearance of God, a saint, or an angel through which a private revelation may be transmitted.
Agreement between people or between a person and God involving mutual commitments and guarantees.
Teaching office of he church
Sign, wonder, or event that transcends the laws of nature by divine power.
Motive of Faith
Why a person believes; the authority of God himself
Motive of Credibility
Evidence that a Revelation has truly come from God and is, therefore, without error.
Object of Faith
What a person believes: God himself and all the truths reveled to us.
Disobedience committed by our first parents and passed down to all of their descendants.
a person who speaks to others in the name of God.
Word of God
Sacred Scripture; also the second person of the blessed trinity, Jesus Christ.
Incapable of error; applies to the Magesterium in matters of Faith and morals
Gatherings of bishops, from all over the world presided by the pope to address issues concerning the whole church.
Revelation handed on from Christ to the apostles and to the modern era through the church.
Spiritual sense which uses persons or events as "types" which prefigure future events of salvation themes.
Word of God communicated by inspired authors of the Old and New Testaments.
Historical linage back to St. Peter.
Fathers of the Church
Early Christian writers whose writings faithfully transmitted and illuminated the Faith.
Spiritual sense that builds up our faith in hope of going to heaven. Examples found in the book of revelation
Deposit of Faith
Contains Sacred Revelation and is located in Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture
God reveals or "uncovers" Himself with the assistance of supernatural means(Grace) beyond reason alone.
The gift of the Holy Spirit by which a human author was able to write a biblical Book; therefore, God is the primary author of Sacred Scripture.
Analogy of Faith
God is truth; an absolute unity and coherence of truths.
Greek and Latin for "rule", complete list of books of the bible.
Books of the bible that were removed from the Jewish or Hebrew canon of Scriptures.
A letter addressed to a particular person or people.
One who proclaims the evangellion or gospel
Greek meaning "five books", refers to the Torah.
3rd centaury BC Greek translation of the Scriptures, Old Testament. Was accepted by the early Christians.
Latin for "common". The name of St. Jerome's translation of the Bible from its original language to common Latin.
The study of ancestry, or a chronological list of ancestors.
is Greek for "seeing together", applied to the Gospels of Sts. Mark, Mathew, and Luke.