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Theology Chapter 9 Vocabulary

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Parousia
The Second Coming of Christ, which will usher in the full establishment of God's Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.
ecumenical council
A worldwide, official assembly of the bishops under the direction of the pope. There have been twenty-one _______ _________s, the most recent being the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
apologist
A defender of Christianity and the Church who tries to show the reasonableness of the faith.
theotokos
An important title bestowed on Mary at the Council of Ephesus (431), meaning "God-bearer." This title asserts that Jesus is one divine person and that Mary is truly the "Mother of God."
Fathers of the Church
An honorary title given to outstanding early Church theologians whose teaching has had lasting significance for the Church.
Vulgate
St. Jerome's fifth-century AD Latin translation of the Bible into the common language of the people of his day.