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Unit 2 Reading Guide (articles 11-24) Theology
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Revelation is God's ___ to us. ___ means that God gradually reveals himself and the divine plan of salvation to humanity through deeds and words.
To be known by us and give himself to us, God freely___ to share his Divine Self with us.
The ___________ tells the story of how God, over many centuries, reached out to our ancestors in faith, including Abraham, Sarah, Moses, and David. Over time God formed his people into a ___________.
- Old Testament
- holy nation
The __________ tells the story of God's final and full Revelation in the Person of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God and Son of the Father.
Even though we cannot fully _________ God while we still live on earth, we can certainly experience divine _______ and __________ when we attune our minds, hearts, and spirits to the many signs of God's active, loving presence in the world.
God has planted in our hearts the ____ for him; through ____ this divine-human bond becomes clear
We have been created to be in ___ with God.
God has reached out to ___ over and over again throughout history, seeking to ___ with us in mutual love.
The _______ is the ultimate work of Divine Revelation.
Today in the ________ and ________ of the church, God continues to offer us his friendship.
The first and universal witness to God's love is _________ itself.
We call the unfolding of god's plan for us _________. _____________ began at dawn of the universe and continued through all the events of the old testament. It culminated in the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
- salvation history
- salvation history
The people of Israel never ___ to be God's chosen people, and they were the first to hear the ___ of God.
The life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus-- the Eternal Son of God Made Flesh, is God's definitive effort to ___ us, to reveal the truth, and to bring us to the fullness of ___.
We don't believe in God only because it makes good sense to do so; rather, we believe because he is ___________
Because it was written through the inspiration of the ___________, scripture is a privileged place for us to encounter God's strong, reliable, and active presence in our lives.
God offers the same gift of ___________ to all people, but sometimes we hear of all people who have responded to that gift with extraordinary trust despite trials, suffering, and persecution, some even excepting __________ for their faith.
If God is all ___ and all ___, how can there be so much suffering in the world? Human attempts to answer this question are called ___.
Natural disasters like floods, droughts, and earthquakes are not ________ from God or a sign of divine __________ or __________; they are simply part of the laws of nature.
God respects our ___. He never forces us to choose the good, even though ___ for ourselves or others often results when we sin.
Because Jesus' Death __________, or saved, humanity from sin, we view suffering, especially when endured on behalf of others, as _____________.
The ___________ shows us that suffering, sin, and evil will never have the last word.
- Paschal Mystery
____________ and ___________ are never good in themselves, but God's powerful love and mercy can transform the worst suffering or the deepest evil into something good.
The inspired books of the ___ which contains books that are also Scripture of the Jewish people--will always be a privileged way for people of faith, both Jews and Christians, to encounter God.
Just as a transplanted branch could never survive without the support of the original trees root ___________ would not be with us today without its foundation in the roots of ___________
When we understand the ___ as the root of our Christian faith, we are reminded that ___, as a member of a Jewish family, grew up studying the ___ and learned it's stories.
- Old testament
- Old testament
The books of the New Testament are rooted in the historical ___________ and ____________ of Jesus of Nazareth.
For approximately __________ years after Jesus's death and resurrection, little, if anything, it was written about him. Instead his disciples shared the experiences of Jesus through _____________, or by "word-of-mouth".
- oral tradition
The earliest writings in the New Testament are the _________, or letters.
The_______ wrote for certain early communities of both Gentile and Jewish Christians. Each chose the ___________ ____________ and ______________ of Jesus that would be most useful for nurturing the faith of the communities for whom he was writing.
Collection of 73 books that make up the Bible is called the ____________.
Canon of Scripture
The living transmission of good news of Jesus Christ is called __________, or sometimes the ___________.
- sacred tradition
- apostolic tradition
The apostles teaching authority was passed on to the popes and bishops who succeeded in them (the __________) so that the apostolic teaching would be handed down to all generations until Christ comes again and glory.
The ________, in communion with the _________, authentically interpret the word of God in its written form and in the form of sacred tradition.
Together, tradition and scripture and down the ________. They both reveal _______ to us, so we must respect both.
Tradition with a T, as in sacred tradition, is the process of sharing God's authoritative __________ in the church. In contrast, tradition with a lowercase T refers to a _________.
The church teachers today the same word of God that Jesus entrusted to his __________.
Jesus called his apostles to share in his mission during his __________ life. He also commissioned them to continue his mission after his __________, __________, and ____________.
The truth that Jesus shared with his first apostles continues to be preached today through their _________, the bishops of the church. This entire process is called __________ ____________.
- apostolic succession
Jesus has guaranteed that his followers, everywhere and throughout time, would continue to have access to the truths necessary for their salvation by giving his church a share in his own __________.
It is important to seek unity among Christians and with all people of goodwill, without compromising the truth of faith. As Catholics we are called to be channels of __________, makers of ________, and witness to the _______ in every time and place.
The ________ __________ enables us to transform our daily experiences in the powerful encounters with God's wisdom and love.
Every experience of our lives can make us aware of God's ___________ if we devote time and energy to reflecting on our experiences.
Through all the events of our lives, God works on us like a _________ works on ________, shaping and molding us into the people we were created to be.
Jesus wanted his followers to live and work as a dedicated _________, together demonstrating Christian ____________ and _____________ to all people.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the family as the _________________, because the family is the ________________ of the Christian life and where we first learn about our faith.
- domestic church
What if family or friends let us down? We still have the whole ____, that is, the whole community of the faithful in Heaven and on earth- with whom to share both our joys and our struggles.
Communion of saints
Catholicism is fundamentally __________________, not ________________________.
Those people whom the church has officially __________ as saints have lead lives of examplary holiness.
Although the saints are not physically present of earth - they live with god in Heaven -- we often seek their ___________ and ask for their __________.
When we pray to the saints, we simply asked them to pray ________ is and ________ us.
Through____________ we can know that God is the origin in creator of all that is.
God did not have to create the world, rather, in great ____________ and _________, he freely chose to bring the universe into being.
All ________ of the earth, because of the divine origin, reflects God's glory.
The fact that God brought the universe into being is a key ______________ truth but _______________ can inform us as to how this may have been accomplished
The Church has a long tradition of urging us to use our ___ to grow in ___ our faith.
Scripture depicts God through images of ______________, such as a light rock, fire, and water. Scripture also refers to God with images of _______________, such as potter, shepherd, king, mother, and husband
No _______ of God is ever complete, and no representation of him through ______________, such as Potter, shepherd, king, mother, and husband.
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