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TCOS Unit 4.1

RELST II TCOS 4.1 vocabulary

TermDefinition
Dogma Those truths which the Church teaches have been specifically revealed by God. Acceptance of it is essential for complete faith & deepest possible relationship with God. Denial of it is heresy.
Trinity The central christian mystery that one God is in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Canon A name for those books which have been accepted by the Church as normative for faith.
Doctrine An official teaching of the Church.
Tradition of the Church The faith received from Christ through the Apostles and all of the ways the faith has been passed on: in creeds, doctrines, decisions of the magisterium, liturgies, and patterns of prayer and service.
Apologists "Defenders of the faith." Christians who worked hard to dispel the false rumors about Christianity and to make Christianity appear both reasonable and acceptable to non-Christians.
Son of God A title for Jesus that refers to his relationship with the other Persons of the Trinity.
Incarnation Becoming human. the event and process in which the eternal Son of God took on flesh and entered human history.
Divine Literally, "of God."
Heresy The term literally means "choice." It is a conscious, deliberate, and persistent or public denial by a member of the Church of one or more of the truths of faith.
Apostles' Creed One of two great statements of belief of the Church. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome.
Apollinarianism A false belief that claimed that although Jesus had a human body he had no human soul.
Monophysitism A false belief of the late fifth and early sixth centuries that taught Christ is only divine nature. Following the Council of Chalcedon in 451, those who accepted this position formed what are called the Oriental Orthodox churches.
Monotheism The belief that there is only one God.
Infallibility Spiritual attribute of the Church as a whole ensuring she will never cease to be the body of Christ. More commonly, refer to special attribute of pope & college of bishops in which ensures when they speak on matters of faith & morals free of error.
Ecumenical council Gathering of all Catholic bishops of world. It pertains to a theological recognition of & willingness to learn from those of different faith traditions; determine things which all dioceses will hold in common.
Excommunication Most severe penalty within Church; person is separated from the communion of other Catholics. S/he cannot receive the sacraments or hold certain positions within the Church.
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