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5 Matching questions

  1. cynics
  2. baptism
  3. apology
  4. cosmos
  5. Abba
  1. a the world or universe, a Greek term frequently used in ancient philosophical discussion; in the New Testament it often takes a negative sense
  2. b the intimate, familiar Aramaic word for father. In the normal piety of the first-century Judaism this form of address was too intimate to be used of God
  3. c Greco-Roman philosophers, commonly portrayed as street preachers who harangued their audiences and urged them to find true freedom by being liberated from all social conventions
  4. d a reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"
  5. e the act or sacrament of immersion into water by which a person was received into the early Christian church

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. abbreviation of the Latin Anno Domini, which means "in the year of our Lord" Alternatively, one may speak of C.E. (common era)
  2. an uncovering or revelation (e.g., the Apocalypse or Revelation to John), applied to a type of literature that is pessimistic about humanity's possibilities and hence discloses God's plan for the last days
  3. the group of rabbinical scholars who settled in the costal town of Jamnia shortly before the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and helped to standardized the Jewish region
  4. the fourteen books of the Septuagint not found in the Old Testament; usually it is a part of the Catholic Bible but not the Protestant Bible
  5. the view that Jesus was not divine, but a flesh-and-blood human being who was adopted at baptism to be God's son

5 True/False questions

  1. Apostle's Creedan ancient Christian creed expressing belief in God the Father, Son, and Spirit, the church, and the resurrection of the dead.


  2. Apostolic Fathersa term meaning "one who is sent"


  3. authenticthe term is applied to writings that are believed to have been written by the person to whom they are traditionally attributed


  4. charisma"gift of grace" the term came to be used in the early church for the various gifts of the Spirit, such as wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, and speaking in tongues


  5. allegorya reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"


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