Chapter 1: Searching for God
Terms in this set (43)
The relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and a set of practices: creed, cult, and code.
The 46 books of the Bible that record the history of Salvation from Creation through the old alliance of covenant with Israel, in preparation for the appearance of Christ as Savior of the world.
An indifference to religion and a belief that religion should be excluded from civil affairs and public education.
A person who believes in a personal and provident God. However, a theist may believe in one god or many gods.
A person who denies in theory and/or practice that God exists.
A person who practices a form of atheism that often expresses an indifference to the search for God.
The knowledge of the existence of God and his basic attributes that can be derived by human reason while reflecting on the created order.
Sacred Scripture; the books that contain the truth of God's Revelation and were composed by human writers inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Doctor of the Church
A tile officially conferred on a saint by the pope or by a general council declaring that person to be holy, wise, learned, and therefore a source of sound theological teaching for the Church.
The way God communicates knowledge of himself to humankind, a self-communication realized by his actions and words over time, most fully by his sending us his divine Son, Jesus Christ.
The central mystery of the Christian faith; there are Three Divine Persons in one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The story of god's saving action in human history.
The belief, in opposition ot Christian doctrine, that there are many gods.
From the Greek words "monos" [one] and "theos" [God]; the belief in one all-power God. Chrisianity, Judaism, and Islam are the three great monotheistic religions.
Worshiping something or someone other than the true God.
A binding and solemn agreement between human beings or between God and people, holding each other to a particular course of action.
The assumption of a human nature by Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son, who became man in order to save humankind from sin. Term means "being made flesh".
A Greek translation of the Hebrew "Messiah," which means "anointed one."
The rising of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his Death on the Cross.
A Greek word that means "fiftieth day." On this day, the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles. Often called the "birthday of the Church."
A term meaning "one who is sent."
Deposit of Faith
"The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, handed down in the Church from the time of the Apostles, from which the Magisterium draws all that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed." (CCC Glossary)
The written transmission of the Church's Gospel message found in the Church's teaching, life, and worship.
The living transmission of the Church's Gospel message found in the Church's teaching, life, and worship.
One who has received the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, which makes him a member of the episcopal college and a successor of the Apostles.
The official teaching authority of the Church.
One of the theological virtues. Faith is an acknowledgement of an allegiance to God.
food, health, safety, love, and self-esteem.
relating to or proceeding directly from God.
a form of atheism that restricts all a person's hopes and dreams to the particular time and place of his or her earthly life.
holds that a person alone determines his or her own fate.
a form of atheism that preaches the liberation of humanity by social and economic means independent of religion and God.
The covenant God made with his Chosen People through Moses on Mount Sinai so that they could serve him faithfully and prepare for the arrival of his Son.
means Jesus in the Bible and Christian theology. In Greek, the "Logos." Jesus is the perfect revelation of God.
the study of the nature of God and religious truth.
the the 27 books of the Bible written by the sacred authors in apostolic times, that have Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God - his life, his teachings, his Passion and glorification, and the beginings of the Church - as their central theme
truths contained in or connected to Divine Revelation that strengthen your faith, and your faith strengthens your ability to receive, understand, and live dogmatic truths.
the truth that the Church faithful as a whole - laypeople to bishops - cannot be wrong about matters of belief.
St. Teresa of Avila
said, "It is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord who knows me to lead me by the path that is best for me, so that in all things his will be done."
a detailed study or explanation of a biblical book or passage.
someone who is not genuine or authentic; a phony.
something or someone that transcends the material world, such as God.
expressed his won need for God by saying, "Our heart is restless until it rests in you."
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