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2. The living transmission of the Catholic faith through the teaching, life, and worship of the church.
3. The teaching that God, by nature, is beyond this world and beyond the comprehension of human beings.
Deposit of Faith
The body of saving truths and the core beliefs of Catholicism that are faithfully preserved by the magisterium.
A trait of God which refers to his intimate union with and total presence to his creation in their being.
The gift of God's self-revelation by which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan.
A set of beliefs, values and practices that binds believers in a relationship with God and with other believers.
The celebration of the manifestation of God in human form; the manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles or non-Jews.
Kingdom of God/Heaven
God's rule on earth which was to bring about the forgiveness of sins, the healing of the sick, and the establishment of a time of peace and joyful living for all.
The announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that God wanted her to be the Mother of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
The redemptive Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through which Jesus not only liberated us from sin, but also gave us new life through his Resurrection.
a figure of speech or statement that seems contradictory but actually contains a hidden truth
The rising of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his Death on the cross. Jesus was able to conquer death because he is God.
Any thought, word, or act that expresses hatred or contempt for Christ, God, the Church, saints, or holy things.
the teaching that God became flesh through the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the child of the Virgin Mary
The glorious transformation of Jesus that manifested his divine identity for Peter, James, and John.
the study by scripture scholars to determine what sources the gospel writers used to compose their works
A heresy from the first Christian centuries that taught that Jesus shared secret information or knowledge with only a few people who were guaranteed salvation
The Gospels of Mathew, Mark, and Luke, which, because of their similarities, can be "seen together" in parallel columns and mutually compared
attempts to discover what the evangelists really wanted to say when they wrote their particular text.
A Latin phrase meaning "in the year of our Lord" used in the reference to events that took place after the birth of Jesus Christ
a word that meant "teaching" that described oral teaching to those who had already accepted Jesus
Studies how each of the Gospel writers edited his materials for his particular audience.
a group of writings about the life and teaching of Jesus that do not meet Church criteria for inclusion in the New Testament canon. means "hidden"
a Greek word that means "witness," referring to those who were put to death because of their religious beliefs.
A Hebrew word meaning "wind" or "breath" often used in the Old Testament to refer to God's mysterious and powerful life-giving presence.
the central mystery of the Christian faith. It teaches that there are three persons in one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
the sovereignty of God over events in the lives of individuals and throughout history.
A gift from the Holy Spirit that allows a person to speak in prayer languages that were never learned.
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