Theology Section 1 Review Jesus Christ God's Love Made Visible

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Abba
means "Father," a way of addressing God the Father used by Jesus to call attention to hi-and our- intimate relationship with His Heavenly Father.
Advocate (in Greek, paraclete)
someone who is on our side, to help us strengthen us, and empower us for holiness, the advocate that Jesus promised us is the Holy Spirit.
Amen
uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning "so be it."
beatitude
the state of eternal happiness with God in Heaven.
begotten
fathered, or brought into existence.
catholic
a member of the Roman Catholic Church, or of Roman Catholic faith.
Christ
the title, also treated as a name, given to Jesus.
Christology
the study of Christ, the systematic statement of Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ, including his identity, mission, and saving work on earth.
Church Fathers
Teachers and writers in the early Church, many whom were bishops, whose teachings are witness to the Apostolic Tradition.
covenant
A solemn agreement between people or between God and man involving mutual commitments and guarantees.
creed
A summary statement of the beliefs of an individual or a community.
Deus Caritas Est (God is Love)
First written by Pope Benedict XVI, in large part derived from writings by his late predecessor, Pope John Paul II.
divine economy
Also known as the economy of salvation, this refers to God's eternal plan and his actions for the salvation of humanity.
doctrine
An official, authoritative teaching of the Church based on the Revelation of God.
Ecumenical Council
A worldwide gathering of Catholic bishops convened by the Pope to discuss and resolve issues and problems the Church is facing.
encyclical
An official church document written by the Pope. Sent to the entire church and sometimes world. Focuses on church teaching regarding an issue or currently important matter.
eternity
Forever
filial
Having to do with the relationship of a child to his or her parents.
incarnate
Having become flesh; specifically, God the Son assuming human nature. The Incarnation menas that Jesus, the Son of God and 2nd Person of the Trinity, is both fully God and fully human.
Jesus
Means "God saves." A teacher and prophet whose life and teachings form the basis of Christianity. Christians believe Jesus to be Son of God and the Christ.
Last Judgment
The judgment of the human race by Jesus Christ at his second coming, as noted in the Nicene Creed. It is also called the Final Judgment.
Messiah
"God's chosen (anointed) one" - the awaited king of the Jews; this term is derived from the Hebrew language.
monotheism
The belief in and worship of only one God.
Nicene Creed
The formal statement or profession of faith commonly recited during the Eucharist.
Pentecost
In Sacred Scripture, the event in which the early followers of Jesus received the Holy Spirit. Today the Church celebrates this event on Pentecost Sunday, which occurs seven weeks after Easter Sunday. Birthday of the church.
philosophy
In Greek the word means "love of wisdom." It refers to the study of human existence using logical reasoning.
salvation history
The pattern of Specific events in human history in which God clearly revelas his presence and saving actions. Salvation was accomplished once and for all through Jesus Christ, a truth foreshadowed and revealed throughout the Old Testament.
sanctify
A supernatural gift of God by which our sins are forgiven, we are made holy, and our friendship with God is restored.
solemnities
Important holy days in the Catholic liturgical calendar, such as Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and All Saints' Day.
Trinity
The truth that God, although one, is three Divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
unbegotten
God has always existed, without beginning or end.