religion chapter I vocab

  1. atheist
    page 22
    a person who denies the existence of God.
  2. monitheistic
    page 23
    • religions that believe there is only one God.
    • Christianity
    • Judaism
    • Islam
    • are the three great monotheistic religions.
  3. polytheistic
    page 23
    religions that believe in multiple gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks and Romans were polytheistic as is the Hindu faith
  4. deism
    page 23
    the belief that God did create the universe but that he takes no further interest in it
  5. agnostics
    page 24
    people who claim that God's existence cannot be known
  6. transcendence
    page 27
    a trait of God that refers to God's total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
  7. immanence
    page 27
    a trait of God which refers to God's intimate union with and total presence to his creation
  8. doctor of the church
    page 28
    a Church writer of great learning and holiness whos works the Church has highly recommended for studying and living the faith
  9. covenant
    page 29
    • the open ended contract of love between God and human beings. Jesus' death and resurrection sealed God's new covenant of love for all time.
    • Testament translates to covenant.
  10. bible
    page 29
    the inspired word of God; the written record of revelation
  11. sacred tradition
    page 30
    • the living transmission of the Church's gospel message found in the Church's
    • teaching
    • life
    • worship
    • It is faithfully preserved, handed on, and interpreted by the Church's Magisterium.
  12. dogma
    page 30
    a central truth of revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe
  13. Yahweh
    page 31
    • the sacred Hebrew name for God which means
    • "I am who am"
    • "I am"
    • "I am who I am"
  14. Blessed Trinity
    page 32
    • the central dogma of the Christian faith that there are three divine persons-
    • Father
    • Son
    • Holy Spirit
  15. Abba
    page 32
    An Aramaic term of endearment meaning "Daddy." Jesus uses this word to teach that God is a loving father.
  16. divine providence
    page 34
    God's loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection.
  17. original sin
    page 35
    the fallen state of human nature into which all generations of people are born. Christ Jesus came to save us from original sin.
  18. original holiness and justice
    page 36
    the state of man and woman before sin. "From their friendship with God flowed the happiness of their existence in paradise."
  19. concupiscence
    page 36
    an inclination to commit sin that can be found in human desires and appetites as a result of original sin.
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