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RELST II Ch 1

Vocabulary "God's Revelation and Our Response"

TermDefinition
transcendence The teaching that God, by nature, is beyond this world and beyond the comprehension of human beings.
immanence A trait of God which refers to his intimate union with and total presence to his creation, whereby he upholds and sustains all creation in their being.
atheist A person who denies the existence of God.
agnostic A person who asserts that he or she does not know whether there is a God or not.
Magisterium The official teaching authority of the Church comprised by the Pope and bishops who a re successors of Christ and his Apostles.
Deposit of Faith The body of saving truths and the core beliefs of Catholicism that are faithfully preserved by the Magisterium.
Sacred Scripture The inspired Word of God; the written record of God's Revelation.
Canon of the Bible The official list of inspired books in Scripture. Catholics list 46 Old Testament books and 27 in the New Testament.
Sacred Tradition The living transmission of the Catholic faith through the teaching, life and worship of the Church.
dogma A central truth of Revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe.
virtue Moral excellence and righteousness; an inclination and habitual preference for the good.
faith One of the theological virtues. It is an acknowledgement of an allegiance to God.
religion A set of beliefs, values and practices that binds believers in a relationship with God and with other believers.
Body of Christ A rich image for the Church from St. Paul who wrote that the Church is like a body - Christ is the head. Paul taught that the members of the Church are like the parts of the body, drawing direction from the head & life from the rest of the body.
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