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Religion Vocab Terms-Chapter 1+2

Finals Vocab Review
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Concupiscence
An inclination to commit sin that can be found in human desires and appetites as a result of original sin
Original Holiness & Justice
The state of man and woman before sin
Original Sin
The fallen state of human nature into which all generations are born
Abba
An Aramaic term of enderment meaning "Daddy"
Diving Providence
God's loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection
Yahweh
The sacred Hebrew name for God which means " I am who am." "I am, or I am who I am"
Blessed Trinity
The central dogma of the Christian faith that three divine persons Father,Son and Holy Spirit- in one God
Dogma
A central truth of revelation that catholics are obliged to believe
Sacred Tradition
The living transmission of the church's gospel message found in the church's teaching, life and worship
Bible
The inspired word of God- The written record of Revelation
Doctor of the Church
A church writer of great learning and holiness whole works the church has highly recommended for studying and living the faith
Covenant
The open-ended contract of love between God and human beings
Immanence
A trait of God which refers to God's intimate union with and total presence to his creation
Transcendence
A trait of God that refers to God's total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
Agnostics
People who claim that God's existence cannont be known
Polytheistic
Religions that believe in multiple gods, and godesses
Deism
The belief that God did create the universe but that he takes no further interest in it
Monotheistic
Religions that believe that there is only one God
Atheist
A person who denies the existence of God
Incarnation
The dogma that God's eternal son assumd a human nature and became man in Jesus Christ to save us from our sins
Gospel
"good news"
Salvation
God's forgiveness of sins, accomplished through the mercy of Jesus Christ, resulting in the restoration of friendship with God
Christ
A title for Jesus meaning "The annointed one"
Catechesis
A process of "education in the faith" for young people and adults with the view of making them disciples of Jesus Christ
Evangelists
One who proclaims in word and deed the good news of Jesus Christ
Parable
A teaching device of Jesus in which he told a short story with one striking memorable comparison that tuaght a religious message usually about one aspect of God's Kingdom
Virgin Birth
A church dogma that teaches Jesus was conveived through the virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit without the cooperation of a human father
Kingdom of God
The reign of God proclaimed by Jesus and begun in his life, death, and resurrection
Epiphany
The feast that celebrates the mystery of christs manifestation as the savior of the world
Heresy
An obstinate denial after baptism to believe a truth that must be believed with divine and catholic faith or an obstinate doubt about such truth
Paschal Mystery
The saving love of God must fully revealed in the life and especially the passion, death resurrection and glorious assension of his son Jesus Christ
Parousia
The second coming of Christ when the Lord will judge the living and the dead