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the first man and our 1st father. he committed Original Sin. the name was also used in Hebrew to refer to humanity in general.


the act by which God brought the universe and all its inhabitants into being out of nothing. the universe that God created. this is good, yet has been corrupted by sin. the scientific theory that species were created as they are.

Doctors of the Church

christian men and women whose teachings are especially valuable


The name of the garden in which God placed Adam and Eve


the hebrew word for God as Creator


the first woman and our first mother. she committed Original Sin. she was created from the rib of Adam, and thus woman- unlike the animals- is man's equal and complement


the scientific theory that species came to be as they are by a gradual process of change and development. God created all matter, and the creation of human beings is a special act of creation.

Fathers of the Church

the great theologians of the early Church after the Apostles. The Patristic age, named for these Fathers ("patri" in Latin), lasted until about the 7th century.


a likeness or picture. Each person is made in the ___ of God; that is, like God insofar as having intelligence, free will, and the capacity to love

Protoevangelium (protoevangelion)

the announcement of a future Redeemer to Adam and Eve after their fall. Greek for "first Gospel"


the day of rest in imitation of God resting on the 7th day of creation. this day is sacred, a sign of God's covenant with creation


the form taken by Satan in the Garden of Eden, the Hebrew "Nahash", refers to a fearsome, murderous creature


empty. w/o form. the state of the world b4 God gave it form and created beings to fill it.


God's personal name, often translated as "Lord" in English. Scripture often uses it to emphasize God's personal, covenant relationship w/ ppl

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