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Vocabulary (theology midterm)
REFER TO POWER POINT (Chapter 1 for posting)* (Also OFC book)
Terms in this set (43)
Belief and in personal knowledge of God
trust in God's salvation and his bestowal of the graces needed to attain it
love of God and love of neighbor
Firm attitudes, stable dispositions, habitual perfections of intellect and will that govern our actions, order our passions, and guide our conduct according to reason and faith
Three important virtues bestowed on us at Baptism that relate us to God: Faith, hope, and charity
The 'hinge' virtues where all virtues stem from: Prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
The relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and set of practices: creed, cult, and code. Religion expresses itself in worship of and service to God and by extension service call to all people and creation.
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.
A worldwide, official assembly of the bishops under the direction of the pope.
The official teaching authority of the church.
a trait of God that refers to God's total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
a trait of God that refers to God's intimate union with and total presence to his creation
A central truth of Revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe
The inspired word of God; the written record of Revelation
The official teaching authority of the church.
The sacred Hebrew name that means "I am who I am"
A way of addressing God the Father used by Jesus to call attention to his—and our—intimate relationship with his Heavenly Father. Abba means "my Father" or "our Father" in Aramaic.
God's loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection
A term meaning "good news" refers to: 1.) Jesus preaching, 2.) the preaching about Jesus the savior, 3.) the four spirit-inspired written versions of the good news-the gospels of Matt, Mark, Luke and John
The dogma that God's eternal Son assumed a human nature and became man in Jesus Christ to save us from our sins.
A title for Jesus meaning "the anointed one"
Gods forgiveness of sins accomplished through the mercy of Jesus Christ, resulting in the restoration of friendship with God
A favorite teaching device of Jesus in which he told a short story with a striking, memorable comparison that taught a religious message, usually about some aspect of God's Kingdom.
The authors of the four Gospels of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
(the word means: one who proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ)
A process of "education in the faith" for young people and adults with the view of making them disciples of Jesus Christ
The feast that celebrates the mystery of Christ's manifestation as the Savior of the world.
A church dogma that teaches that Jesus was conceived 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 is life, death, and Resurrection. It refers to the process of God reconciling and renewing all things through his son, to his well being done on earth as it is in Heaven
The saving love of God most fully revealed in the life and especially the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and glorious Ascension of Jesus Christ.
The SECOND COMING of Christ, when the Lord will come to judge the living and the dead.
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.
A statement of belief (summarizes the basic aspects of what we believe about God and his promise of Love) (outlines the "for-sures")
Someone who believes in God
A person who denies the existence of God
one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven
Belief in one God
Belief in many gods
God did create the universe but he takes no further interest in it
Life where the pursuit of pleasure acts as their God
The gift of God's self-revelation by which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan
Different types of Revelation:
-Natural Revelation: Knowledge of His plan
-Supernatural Revelation: God discloses to us something about His plan of salvation (we would not know it on our own)
-Goal of Divine Revelation: Intimacy and shared life with God
The story of God's saving action in human history
(see slide 15-chapter 1 for posting)
Covenant (The Four Covenants) *OFC p22:23
A personal and absolute commitment made before God
1.) The Covenant with Noah
2.) The Covenant with Abraham
3.) The Sinai Covenant
4.) Jesus Christ, the New Covenant
Charism (3pt Definition)
An extraordinary gift given to a Christian for the good of the whole church.
A LIVING PASSION- for a particular dimension of the Gospel
A GIFT OF THE SPIRIT- given to a person and taken up by a group to carry out the mission of Jesus
A WAY OF BEING AND SERVING- that mirrors a particular experience of God's presence in the world.
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