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Ch. 10 History Vocab

TermDefinition
messiah in Judaism, a deliverer sent by God.
disciple close follower of Jesus.
parable story that used events from everyday life to express spiritual ideas.
resurrection the act of rising from the dead.
apostle early Christian leader who helped set up churches and spread the message of Jesus.
salvation the act of being saved from sin and allowed to enter heaven.
persecute to mistreat a person because of his or her beliefs.
martyr person willing to die rather than give up his or her beliefs.
hierarchy organization with different levels of authority.
clergy religious officials, such as priests, given authority to conduct religious services.
laity church members who are not clergy.
doctrine official church teaching.
gospel ("good news") one of the four accounts of Jesus' life, teachings, and resurrection.
pope the bishop of Rome, later the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
icon Christian religious image or picture.
iconoclast person who opposed the use of icons in Byzantine churches, saying that icons encouraged to worship of idols.
excommunicate to declare that a person or group no longer belongs to a church.
schism separation.
monastery religious community where monks live and work.
missionary person who travels to carry the ideas of a religion to others.
Created by: S730503