Christian Thought Q2 Study Guide
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Proof's for God's Existence
Can be proven by heartfelt and intellectual proofs.
A person who denies the existence of God.
People who claim that God's existence cannot be known.
Religions that believe that there is only one God.
Religions that believe in multiple gods and goddesses.
God's loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection.
A trait of God that refers to God's intimate union with and total presence to his creation.
A trait of God that refers to God's total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation.
God-given ability to believe in God and what God has revealed.
God's gift of friendship and life that enables us to share his life and love.
Set of beliefs about reality.
Ritual practices of a religion.
Set of ethical guidelines for right and wrong.
The state of human nature into which people are not perceived and all generations of people are born.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Doctor of the Church who supported First Cause proof of God's existence.
The relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and a set of practices: creed, cult, and code.
Free gift of God's self-communication through holy scripture, tradition, and magisterium.
God bringing the universe into existence.
The male leader of a family or tribe.
The female leader of a family or tribe.
The sacred Hebrew name for God that means "I am who am,""I am," or "I am who I am."
The story of God's saving plan for humanity.
Image of God. Refers to a relationship between God and humanity. God created man in his own image.
Accepted books of the Catholic 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.
First five books of the Bible. Genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, and deuteronomy. Also known as Books of Law or Book of Moses.
The open-ended contract of love between God and human beings.
A day of religious observance and abstinance from work, mainly for Jews and Christians.
Prophet, religious leader, and lawgiver. The authorship of the Torah is attributed to him.
First of three Biblical patriarchs. His story is told in the book of Genesis.
Son of God who died on a cross and seen as the Messiah.
The dogma that God's eternal Son assumed a human nature and became man in Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. (The term literally means "taking on human flesh.")
Stories about Jesus' birth and youth.
The Church belief that holds that the Blessed Mother, by a special gift from God and by virtue of her Son, Jesus, was preserved immune from all of Original Sin from the very first moment of her human existence. This feast is celebrated on December 8.
The feast that celebrates the mystery of Christ's manifestation as the Savior of the world.
The writings in the Bible of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in which are celebrated at mass.
Old testament and New Testament
Two parts of the Bible
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