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faith foun. unit 2

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agnostic people who claim that gods existence cannot be known
atheist a person who denies the existence of God
cardinal virtues the hinge virtues from which all other virtues come. they are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
catechism of the catholic church a compendium of catholic doctrine on a faith and morals published in 1922 that serves catholics as a sure norm for teaching the faith and an authentic reference text
creed a statement of belief
deism the belief that god did create the universe but that he takes no further interest in it
doctor of the church a church writer of great learning and holiness whose works the church has highly recommended for studying and living the faith
ecumenical council a worldwide official assembly of the bishops under the direction of the pope. there have been twenty-one eucmencial councils, the most recent beings the second vatican council (1962-1965)
immanence a trait of god that refers to gods intimate union with and total presence to his creation
magisterium The official teaching authority of the Church. The Lord bestowed the right and power to teach in his name on Peter and the Apostles and their successors. The Magisterium is the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome (Pope).
monothesim religions that believe that there is only one God. christianity, judism and islam
polythesim religions that believe in many gods and goddesses. ancient greeks and romans
religion The relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and a set of practices: creed, cult, and code. Religion expresses itself in worship of and service to God and by extension service to all people and all creation.
revelation The way God communicates knowledge of himself to humankind, a self-communication realized by his actions and words over time, most fully by his sending us his divine Son, Jesus Christ.
theological virtues Three important virtues bestowed on us at Baptism that relate us to God: faith (belief in and personal knowledge of God); hope (trust in God’s Salvation and his bestowal of the graces needed to attain it); and charity (love of God and love of neighbor).
transcendence a trait of god that refer to gods total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
virtue virtues—“Firm attitudes, stable dispositions, habitual perfections of intellect and will that govern our actions, order our passions, and guide our conduct according to reason and faith” (CCC, 1804).
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