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25 terms

God's Love Made Visible- unit 1

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Apostolic Succession
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canonized
A deceased Catholic's having been publicly and officially proclaimed a saint.
canon of Scripture
the list of the books of the Bible officially recognized as sacred, inspired writings
cloistered
adjective indicating a religious order whose members rarely leave the monastery or convent that is their home
Deposite of Faith
The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. It has been passed on from the time of the Apostles. the magisterium takes from it all that it teaches as a revealed truth.
ecumenism
the movement to restore unity among all Christian Churches and, ultimately, of all people throughout "the whole wide world" (the literal meaning of the word)
Evangelists
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ex cathedra
a latin phrase meaning "from the chair"
Gentile
someone who is not jewish
infallible
this means that the Pope's statements are true and without error when "he proclaims a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals"
inspired
written by human beings with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to teach without error those truths necessary for our salvation
interreligious dialogue
the Church's efforts to build relations with other religions, such as Judaism and Islam
Magisterium
the official, authoritative teaching voice of the church
martyrs
people who suffer deaths because of their beliefs; the church canonized many as saints
noncanonical
writings that are not part of a canon
patriarchs
the ancient fathers of the Jewish people, whose stories are recounted in the Book of Genesis
Revelation
God's self-disclosure to us. (self-disclosure means God reveals himself and the divine plan of salvation)
saints
ordinary people who lived in the midst of difficulties, uncertainty, and suffering...(not done)
salvation history
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sanctify
to make holy
sanctifying grace
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supernatural
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theology
literally "the study of God"; the academic discipline and effort to understand, interpret, and order our experience of God and Christian faith
Tradition
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vocation
a calling from God to fulfill a particular purpose or mission in life