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1. A gift given by God. One of the three theological virtues.
2. Belief in or personal knowledge of God.
Comes fromm the Greek meaning "one who speaks before others". God entrusted the Hebrew prophets with delivering the divine message to rulers and the people.
1. Related to the Latin word meaning "reconnecting to the divine or binding to God".
2. How we express our love and adoration for God.
Deposit of Faith
"The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Tradition, handed down in the church from the time of the Apostles, from which the Magisterium draws all that it propses for belief as being divinely revealed."
the written record of Divine Revelation found in the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament
Analogy of Faith
the unity "of the truths of the faith among themselves and within the whole plan of Revelation"
a traditional title given to theologians of the first eight centuries whose teachings made a lasting mark on the church
Literal Sense (of the biblical text)
"the meaning conveyed by the words of Scripture and discovered by the exegesis, following the rules of sound interpretation."
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; whose books in the Old Testament are quite lengthy
the twelve prophets of the Old Testament whose recorded sayings are much briefer than those of the major prophets
a literary device in which human emotional qualities and physical traits are attributed to God
That God assumed a human nature and became a man in order to save us from our sins (Jesus Christ, second person of Trinity).
a period of time that refers to events or objects that date before the written record existed
the portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant throughout their travels in the desert
meeting place for study and prayer introduced by the Pharisees to foster study of the Law and adherence to the covenant code
the surgical removal of the male foreskin, it was the physical sign of the covenat between God and Abraham
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