18 terms

theology chapter 1

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incarnation
god becoming human in Jesus
ekklesia
means "to call out of"
Pope John Paul II
said that faith is "contact with the mystery of God"
essential truths and maintain identity
faith requires structures to preserve...
creeds, doctrines, rituals
3 structures
nicene creed
what contains the most essential truths of Christianity?
council of Constantinople
when were the mark added to the creed?
holiness
means "to be set a part"
poverty, chasity, obedience
evangelical counsels
apostolic
means "having been sent"
ecumenism
effort to reunite all Christians into one Church
"mediated"
This word means "acting through" and is used to describe the Catholic understanding that God acts through the created world.
uniformity
This word describes a negative situation in which all people in the Church agree about everything, and do everything in the same way
pregnant woman
image/symbol used to describe the Church as the sign and reality of the Kingdom of God.
servant
model that emphasizes the fact that the Church is part of the larger human family, sharing the concerns of the rest of humanity
herald
model is favored by many Protestants and stresses that the life of the Church must be governed by Scripture
community of disciples
model highlights the need for a free, conscious personal commitment from each Christian in a very hostile, secularized society
sacrament
model challenges the Church to become an ever more tangible and credible sign of Christ.