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BMMS Rome Ch. 14

BMMS Ch. 14 Rome

Jesus Jewish teacher whose ideas, life, and death are central to the Christian religion
Gospels one of the first four books of the New Testament, describing the life and teachings of Jesus
disciple one of Jesus' 12 closest followers
parables stories with a moral
crucifixion an execution by hanging on a cross
resurrection a return to life after death
Beatitudes blessings contained in Jesus' speech called the Sermon on the Mount
Gentile a person who is not Jewish
persecute to oppress or harass
Paul the most important of the apostles who spread Jesus' teachings
missionary a person who spreads his or her faith by converting others to his or her religion
Epistle one of the letters, included in the New Testament, written by Jesus' apostles to early Christian churches to instruct them in Christian beliefs and practices
bishop local leader of the church
pope the bishop of Rome, the most important bishop in the Catholic Church
catholic universal
creed statement of beliefs
Trinity union of three persons-Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- in one God
Constantine a Roman emperor who converted to Christianity after seeing a vision of a cross. He ended persecution of Christians
Edict of Milan this made Christianity one of the empire's legal religions
Emperor Theodosius the emperor who made Christianity Rome's official religion
Nero Roman emperor who blamed and tortured Christians for a fire in Rome in 64 A.D.
sect a religious or political group that is connected to a larger group but that has beliefs that differ greatly from those of the main group
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