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Chapter 2 C.H.

Church History Vocabulary

Christian thinkers who defended and explained Christian beliefs apologists
the denial that God exists atheism
means "overseers"; ordained Church leaders who are successors of the Apostles and have received the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders bishops
the Church's complete list of sacred books of the Bible canon
unbaptized persons preparing for membership in the Church. a person becomes a catechumen after celebrating the Rite of Acceptance into the order of catechumens catechumens
third degree of the Sacrament of Holy Orders; the man is ordained to assist the bishop and priests in a variety of ways; in the early Church, someone appointed to serve those who were poor or otherwise needy in the community deacons
Declaration allowing religious freedom in the Roman Empire Edict of Milan
a belief, attitude, or teaching that is contrary to revealed truth and to the Church's doctrine of faith heresy
someone baptized a Christian who obstinately holds a position on an article of faith that conflicts with officially defined Church teachings heretic
the truth that the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, while remaining God, assumed a human nature and became man incarnation
Baptized Catholics who share in Jesus' mission and continue his work on earth but are not ordained laity
persons who witness to the truth of the faith by enduring ddeath to be faithful to Christ martyrs
a doctrine, belief, attitude, or teaching that is consistent with revealed truth and with the Church's doctrine of faith orthodoxy
another name for elders or priests; in the early Church, presbyters were closely associated with the bishop in the exercising of leadership in some faith communities presbyters
effective signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which we share in divine life through the work of the Holy Spirit sacraments
the living and authentic transmission of the teachings of Jesus in the Church tradition
the year of the Destruction of Jerusalem 70 AD
the year of Edict of Milan (the time where it's okay to be a Christian) 313 AD
the time when Christianity was the religion of the empire 394 AD
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