Key Concepts 🌸

Religious Key Concepts and Definitions 🌸
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Authority
Being responsible for others/having power
Church
A community of believers
Commitment
Being dedicated to something
Community
A group of people with something in common
Community breakdown
When a community collapses due to a lack of co-operation, communication and sharing
Co-operation
Trying to get along with people and working together for the good of the community
Denomination
A particular branch of religion
Ecumenism
The attempts that Christians make to understand and respect each other and to grow together in a more unified way
Faith/belief
To place your trust in a God or gods and follow the teachings of a religion
Founder
a person who sets up something that lasts
Gospel
good news
Identify
The unique characteristics of a person or group
Inspiring vision
That which motivates people to believe in something
Interfaith dialogue
Communication and understanding between people from different major world religions
Leadership
Guidance given by those in a position of authority
Ministry
The type of work a person does within their community of faith
Mission
Putting outer religious beliefs into practice
Preaching
Spreading the message of God
Religion
Belief in and worship of a god or gods
Religious commitment
Being dedicated to your faith
Religious conflict
When a lack of trust and deepening hatred towards other religions lead to problems in society and is difficult to heal
Revelation
a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.
Roles
The part so,done plays in a community
Sacred text
A set of writing that is seen as holy and may be used in prayer
sectarianism
Hatred of people because they belong to a different religious group
Service
Doing something for others
Sharing
Giving something to others
Tolerance
acceptance
Vision
What a community sees as important and central to its work
Vocation
A calling from God to fulfill a particular purpose or mission in life.
Ancient Judaism
The history of the Jewish people, including politics, culture and religion
Christ/messiah
A title meaning 'anointed one'. Jesus is a spiritual leader sent by God
Conflict with authority
The tension between Jesus and those in power, such as the Pharisees
Discipleship
Following the call of Jesus in thought, word and deed
Eucharist
A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine.
Evangelist
A person who proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ
Evidence from oral and written traditions
How information about Jesus went from the spoken to the written word
Holy land
a sacred area of the middle east that includes the city of jerusalem
Kingdom of God
A way of living based on Jesus' message of truth, justice, peace and love
Martyrdom
Witness to the saving message of Christ through the sacrifice of one's life.
Memorial
something done or built to help people remember someone or an event
Messianic expectation
The hope of the Jewish people that a new leader, a Messiah, would bring them to freedom
Miracle
An amazing cure or deed performed by Jesus to show the power and love of God
Mission
an important assignment carried out for political, religious, or commercial purposes, typically involving travel.
Missionary
A person who spreads his or her religious beliefs to others
New creation
When God's reign will come in fullness, restoring all things to the way God designed them
Parable
a short tale that teaches a moral; similar to but shorter than an allegory
Passover
the feast on which Jewish people remember the miraculous way that God saved them from death and slavery in ancient Egypt
Pentecost
Birthday of the Church
People of god
Those born into the Church through faith in Christ and Baptism.
Presence
Jesus' presence (existence) after the resurrection was an everlasting one
Resurrection
Jesus's rise from the dead
Roman Empire
All the lands that Rome ruled at the time of Jesus, including the Holy Land.
Sacrifice
Being willing to give up something for the sake of others
Son of god
Jesus
Son of man
A title Jesus used to refer to himself. It emphasizes both Jesus' humanity and divinity.
Synoptic
Relating to a synopsis or summary; giving a general view
Table fellowship
Jesus chose to share his meals with all to show that God's kingdom was for everyone
Transformation
The change that occurred in Jesus after the resurrection, making him alive in a new way
Witness
To see and give evidence about something
Temple
The holy place in Jerusalem where Jewish people gathered to worship God
synogogue
a place for worship for Jewish faith