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Church History Ch.2


the book of the NT that tells the story of the early Christian community Acts of the Apostles
the Risen Christ enters into heavenly glory Ascension
period from 587 to 539 BC when the Jewish nation did not exist and Jewish leaders were exiled to Babylon Babylonian Captivity
a radical reorientation of one's while life away from sin and evil and toward God conversion
the first Church council, which was called to resolve the growing controversy over whether or not Gentile Christians would have to observe Jewish law Council of Jerusalem
originally an agreement or contract between two parties. came to be applied exclusively to the promise God made to the Jewish people and then through Christ to the Church covenant
scattering of the Jewish people from their homeland diaspora
God's saving intervention in history, as narrated in the Book of Exodus, by which he liberated the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt and brought them into the Promised Land Exodus
persons of non-Jewish faith or origin Gentiles
the four accounts of the life of Jesus in the NT. the word "Gospel" means "good news" Gospels
the tribe of Abraham, later to be known as Israelites and then Jews Hebrew
the spread of Greek culture, begun during the time of Alexander the Great hellinization
there are four marks of the church: the church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. these are mentioned in the Nicene Creed marks of the Church
the mystery of and events involved in our redemption: Jesus' suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension Paschal Mystery
Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people from death by the blood of the lamb sprinkled on their doorposts in Egypt Passover
the "fiftieth" day after Easter when the Holy Spirit was manifested, given, and communicated to the followers of Jesus, beginning the new "age of the Church" when Christ lives and acts in and through his Church Pentecost
also known as the kingdom of God or kingdom of heaven, God's presence in the world through Christ. the Church "is the Reign of Christ already present in mystery" reign of God
"the bodily rising of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his death on the cross and burial in the tomb." Resurrection
worship of many gods polytheism
worship of one God monotheism
God saves (Hebrew) Jesus
anointed (Greek) Christ
anointed one (Hebrew) Messiah
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