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Theology Tuiz 2

Test / Quiz Vocabulary Terms & Phrases

TermDefinition
catacomb an underground cemetery with recesses for tombs, as constructed by the ancient Romans
RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts being gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices
GREEK ORTHODOX a term referring to the body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity
SACRED TRADITION a theological term used to refer to the fundamental basis of church authority.
SACRED SCRIPTURE one of the several names denoting the inspired writings which make up the Old and New Testament
DEPOSIT of FAITH refers to the entirety of Jesus Christ's revelation, and is passed to successive generations in two different forms, sacred scripture (the Bible) and sacred tradition (through apostolic succession).
APOLOGIST a field of Christian theology which presents reasoned bases for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections
HERETIC One who challenges the doctrines of an established church
DOGMA an article of faith revealed by God, which the magisterium of the Church presents as necessary to be believed if one freely chooses to be a Catholic
ORAL TRADITION information passed down through the generations by word of mouth that is not written down
EMPEROR NERO Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty
TACITUS a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors
martyrdom the suffering of death on account of adherence to a cause and especially to one's religious faith
Eucharist the Christian ceremony commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed
Road to Emmaus refers to one of the early resurrection appearances of Jesus after his crucifixion and the discovery of the empty tomb
Breaking of the Bread frequently interpreted to refer to the rite of the Lord’s Supper
Pax Romana the peace that existed between nationalities within the Roman Empire from 27 B.C.E. to 180 C.E
Liturgy of the Word the part of Catholic Mass where we hear the Word of God proclaimed
Liturgy of the Eucharist he central action - the memorial of Jesus' Death and Resurrection by consecrating bread and wine in his name to share his body and blood
DIDACHE meaning “Teaching” is the short name of a Christian manual compiled before 300AD. The full title is The Teaching of the Twelve
college of Bishops used in Catholic theology to denote the bishops in communion with the Pope (the Bishop of Rome) as a body, not as individuals
magisterium the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church, especially as exercised by bishops or the pope.
presbyter an elder or minister of the Christian Church
deacon an ordained minister of an order ranking below that of priest.
vestal virgin the priestesses of the Roman goddess of the hearth, Vesta, in the state religion of ancient Rome
deaconess a woman with duties similar to those of a deacon.
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