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theo midterm vocab
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the books that contain the truth of God's Revelation and that were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit.
the act by which the eternal God gave a beginning to all that exists outside of himself.
God alone is the ______. God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—out of love for us made the world out of nothing, wanting to share divine life and love with us.
the opposite or absence of good
both a gift of God and a human act by which the believer gives personal adherence to God who invites his response, and freely assents to the whole truth that God has revealed; a theological virtue given by God.
biblical revelation about the reality of sin in human history.
the proper name for the Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity
the one true God, eternal, infinite, unchangeable, incomprehensible and almighty, in three divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
the human individual made in the image of God
our God-given power and ability to know what is good and true
the new "dispensation," or order, established by God in Jesus Christ to succeed and perfect the Old Covenant.
name used synonymously for Sunday, the day of the Lord Jesus' Resurrection.
the personal sin of disobedience committed by the first human beings, resulting in the deprivation of original holiness and justice and the experience of suffering and death.
the raising of one's mind and heart to God in thanksgiving and in praise of his glory
the seventh day of the week that the people of ancient Israel were to keep holy by praising God for the creation & the covenant by resting from their ordinary work
the forgiveness of sins and restoration of friendship with God, which can be done by God alone.
offense against God as well as against reason, truth, and the right conscience
Son of God
the Second Divine Person of the Holy Trinity
the subject of human consciousness and freedom
the act by which the eternal God gave a beginning to all that exists outside of himself & also refers to the created universe or totality of what exists as often expressed by the formula 'the heavens and the earth'
God's communication of himself and his loving plan to save us this is a gift of self communication which is realized by deeds and words over time and most fully by sending us his own divine son, Jesus Christ
both a gift from God and a human act by which the believer gives personal adherence to God (who invites his or her response) and freely assents to the whole truth that God has revealed
the human individual, made in the image of God
our God-given power & ability to know what is good and true
the living teaching office or teaching authority of the Catholic Church, made up of the Pope + bishops, guided by the Holy Spirit, whose responsibility and task is to give authentic interpretation to the word of God contained in both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
morality refers to the goodness or evil of human acts
Mystery of God
reminds us that we can never exhaust God's divine and infinite meaning
inspired written word of God, the books that contain the truth of God's Revelation that were composed by human authors, inspired by the Holy Spirit and recognized by the church
tradition of the catholic church refers to the body of teaching of the church, expressed in her beliefs, doctrines, rituals, and scripture
refers to the idea that God is so 'beyond' the universe,and so different from everything that exists that God cannot be directly experienced by human beings
a person who believes that nothing is known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena
a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of god or gods
Big Bang Theory
a theory in astronomy; the universe originated billions of years ago in explosion form a single point of nearly infinite energy
different kinds of living organisms thought to have developed over time
the entry of Jesus' humanity into divine glory to be at the right hand of the Father; occurred 40 days after Jesus Resurrection
one of the three theological virtues by which we give our love to God for his own sake and our love to our neighbor on account for our love of God
refers to the whole catholic community of believers throughout the world
solemn agreement made between human beings or between God and a human being involving mutual commitments or guarantees
free and undeserved gift that God gives to us to respond to our vocation to become his adopted children
the commandment to love God with our whole heart, soul, and mind and to love others as ourselves because of our love for God
another name for the ancient Israelites and the Jews
Hebrew name meaning 'God saves'
the incarnate son of God who became one of us in all the ways except sin without giving up his dignity. He is the true God and True man
Kingdom of God
The actualization of God's will for human beings proclaimed by Jesus Christ as a community of justice, peace, mercy, and love, seed of which is the Church on earth, and the fulfillment which is eternity
Law of God
the heart of God's Love revealed in Leviticus 19:18 and Deuteronomy 6: 4-5 that was fulfilled in Jesus Christ and expressed in his teaching on the new commandment in John 13:34-35
Hebrew word lmown for anointed. The messiah is the one who, God would send to inaugurate his kingdom definitavely
the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples at the Last Supper (John 13:34-35) it summarizes the manner of living and acting that Jesus thought
the new dispensation order or covenant established by God in Jesus Christ to succeed and perfect the old covenant
second part of the bible , which contains the four accounts of the Gospel, the acts of apostles, letters or epistles and the book of revelation
the first part of sacred scripture that contains the Pentateuch (first fives books), the historical books, the wisdom literature and prophetic books. These come to us from the people of ancient israel before the coming of Christ
People of God
the biblical name given to those called by God to announce and bring about the divine plan of salvation; first given to the people of ancient Israel before the coming of Christ
one sent by God to form the people of the Old Covenant in the hope of Salvation often the authors of books of the old testament
the triumph of Jesus over death on the third dat after his crucification. Christ's body is real, but glorified and not restrained by space or time
Word of God
the entire content of revelation as contained in the Holy Bible and proclaimed in the Church
Jesus entrusted his revelation and teachings to his Apostles. They passed it on by their preaching and witness. Along with others, they began writing the message down in what became the New Testament.
The books that contain the truth of God's Revelation and that were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible contains 46 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament.
The term the Catholic Church uses to describe the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the human writers of the Bible, so that, using their talents and abilities, they wrote the truth that God wanted people to know for their salvation.
Comes from an Old English word 'Godspel' meaning 'good news'. Godspel was originally used to translate the Greek word euangelion (Latin evangelium), a term the early church used for the Good News of Jesus. The Church uses the word "Gospel; to refer to the four New Testament books that proclaim the life, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus. More generally, however, the word "Gospel' refers to the proclamation of the entire message of faith revealed in and through Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.
the proper name for the Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity; the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified.
Inerrancy (of the Bible)
because the authors of Sacred Scripture were inspired by God, the saving meaning of truth found in the Scriptures cannot be wrong.
Inspiration: See Divine Inspiration
forms of literary expression, such as history, hymns, psalms, letters, metaphors, and simile, poetry, proverbs, parables and songs. The human authors whom God inspired to write Sacred Scripture used literary forms known to them and the people of their time to teach the truth that God wanted to reveal to us by words.
the living teaching office, or teaching authority, of the Catholic church, made up of the Pope and Bishops, guided by the Holy Spirit, whose responsibilities and task is to give authentic interpretation to the Word of God continued in both Sacred Scriptures and Sacred
The magisterium ensured the Church's matter of faith and morals.
Word of God
the entire content of Revelation as contained in the Holy Bible and proclaimed in the Church. In John's Gospel, God's 'Word' means his only begotten Son, who is the fullness of God's Revelation and who took flesh (the word incarnate) and became man for the sake of our salvation.
Ancient method of of paying attention to God's Word in Scripture in order to achieve a fuller understanding of the message and thus be better able to take it to heart in daily life.
the calendar that guides the liturgies and prayers of the church
Liturgy of the word
the first main part of the mass during which the scriptures are proclaimed, their meaning is explained, and the people respond in faith. The liturgy of the word is an integral part of all sacramental celebrations. 'The meaning of the celebrationis expressed by the word of God which is proclaimed and by the response of faith to it'
The Church's official public worship
The book from which the scripture readings are proclaimed during the Liturgy. The
Lectionary contains the readings assigned by the Church for the celebration of Mass.
Psalms: Basis for other forms of prayer, including sacred music.
the Eucharist or principal sacramental celebration of the CHurch, established by Jesus at the Last Supper, in which the mystery of our salvation through participation in the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of Christ is renewed and accomplished. The mass renews the paschal sacrifice of Christ as the sacrifice offered by the Church
another name for the prayer more commonly known as the our father. This prayer is sometimes the lord's prayer because it is a prayer taught by Jesus to his Apostles and disciples
prayers of the Old Testament, assembled over several centuries; a collection of prayers in the form of hymns or poetry. The psalms have been used since Jesus' time as the public prayer of the Church
the title traditionally given to those specially chosen by Jesus to preach the Gospel and to whom he entrusted responsibility for guiding the early church.
Deposit of Faith
The heritage of faith contained in the Sacred Scripture and Tradition, handed on in the Church from the time of the Apostles, from which the Magisterium all that proposes for the belief as divinely revealed.
the name given to divinely revealed truths proclaimed or taught by the church's magisterium: the faithful are obliged to believe these truths
the fiftieth day at the end of the seven weeks following passover (easter in the christian dispensation). At the first Pentecost after the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was manifested, given and communicated as a divine Person to the Church, fulfilling the paschal mystery of Christ according to his promise
the Catholic Church refers to the body of teaching of the church, expressed in her beliefs, doctrines, rituals and scripture, that has been handed down from the Apostles to their successors, the Pope and the bishops, through the ages, in an unbroken line of succession.
The book that contains the truth of God's revelation and that they were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit.
A Covenant is a solemn agreement made between two humans or God and a human beings involving mutual commitments or guarantees (both people have to do something).
A word meaning removal from one's country
the is the Hebrew word for commitment
Another name for Gospel according to John
One of the three Theological Virtues through which a person both desires and expects the fulfillment of God's promises of things to come.
Kingdom of God
The actualization of God's will for human beings proclaimed by Jesus Christ as a community of Justice, peace, mercy, and love, the seed of which is the church on earth, and the fulfillment of which is an eternity.
A Hebrew word meaning 'anointed' the Messiah is the one whom God would send to inaugurate his Kingdom definitively.
Old Testament: The first part of Sacred Scriptures that contains the Pentateuch ( the first five books), the Historical Books, the Wisdom Literature and the Prophetic Books.
The designation for the second part of the Bible, which contains the four accounts of the Gospel, the Acts of the Apostles, letters or Epistles, and the book of Revelation.
Any Biblical figures regarded as fathers of human race, especially Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, their forefathers, or the sons of Jacob.
The term Gospel comes from an old English word 'Godspel', meaning 'good news'. In church it means ' good news of Jesus'.
A member of the ancient Hebrew nation, especially in the period from the Exodus to the Babylonian captivity.
The supreme council and tribunal of the Jews during postexilic times headed by High Priests and having religious, civil, and criminal Jurisdiction.
A line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor.
Book of Psalms
The first book of the Ketuvim, the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament.
God's saving intervention in history by which he liberated the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt, made a covenant with them, and brought them into the promised land.
A person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.
A book written by Pope Benedict XVI, first published on November 21, 2012. Contains a brief forward, four chapters, and an epilogue.
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