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Religion Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Vocab pg 16-33

saint "a holy one” of God who lives in union with God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the holy Spirit and whom God rewards with eternal life in heaven.
atheist a person who denies the existence of god
monotheistic religions that believe that there is only one God. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are the three great monotheistic world religions.
polytheistic religions that believe in multiple gods and goddesses. the ancient Greeks and Romans were polytheistic, as is the Hindu faith
deism the belief that God did create the universe but that he takes no further interest in it
agnostics people who claim that God's existence can not be known
transcendence a trait of God that refers to God’s total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
immanence a trait of God that refers to God’s intimate union with and total presence to his creation
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.
covenant the open-ended contract of love between God and human beings. Jesus’ Death and resurrection sealed God’s new covenant of love for all time. Testament translates covenant
Bible the inspired Word of God; the written record of revelation
sacred tradition the living transmission of the Church’s Gospel message found in the Church’s teaching, life, and worship. It is faithfully preserved, handed on, and interpreted by the Church’s Magisterium
dogma a central truth of revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe
yahweh the sacred hebrew name for God that means “I am who am,” “I am,” or “I am who I am
Blessed Trinity the central dogma of the Chris- tian faith that there are three Divine Persons—Father, Son, and holy Spirit —in one God
Abba an aramaic term of endearment meaning “daddy.” Jesus used this word to teach that God is a loving Father.
divine providence God’s loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection
original sin the fallen state of human nature into which all generations of people are born. Christ Jesus came to save us from Original Sin
original holiness and Justice the state of man and woman before sin. “From their friend- ship with God flowed the happiness of their existence in paradise”
concupiscence an inclination to commit sin that can be found in human desires and appetites as a result of Original Sin.
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