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26-word test

Desire "to long for what is absent or lost"
Vocation A call from God to all the members of the Church to embrace a life of holiness.
Incarnation "to become flesh"
Salvation "to save"
Natural revelation the process by which God makes himself known to human reason through the created world
Fathers of the Church (Church Fathers) teachers whose writings extended the Tradition of the Apostles and who continue to be important for the Church's teachings.
Middle Ages also know as the midieval period, the time between the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century AD and the beginning of the Renaissance in the fourteenth century
Scholastic theology the use of philosophical methods to better understand revealed truth
Ecumenical Council A gathering of the Church's bishops from around the world to address pressing issues in the Church
Conscience "interior voice", guided by human reason and divine law, that leads us to understand ourselves as responsible for our actions, and prompts us to do good and avoid evil
Vatican Council II Ecumencial or general Council of the Roman Catholic Church that Pope John convened in 1962 and that continued under Pope Paul VI (1963-1978)until 1965
Salvation history the pattern of specific events in human history in which God clearly reveals his presence and saving actions
Divine revelation God's self-communication through which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan
Theophany God's manifestation of himself in a visible form to enrich human understanding of him
Original sin the sin of the first human beings, who disobeyed God's command by choosing to follow their own will and thus lost their original holiness and became subject to death, or the fallen state of human nature that affects every person born into the world
Covenant a solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made
Patriarch The father or leader of a tribe, clan, or tradition
Prophet A person God chooses to speak his message of salvation
Wisdom literature The Old Testament Books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Wisdom of Solomon
Trinity "threefold", referring to the central mystery of the Christian faith that God exists as a communion of three distinct and interrelated divine Persons:Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Sacred tradition to hand on, or the transmission of the truths that Jesus Christ taught
Apostolic succession the uninterrupted passing on of apostolic preaching and authority from the Apostles directly to all bishops.
Deposit of Faith the heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
Magisterium The Church's livng teaching office, which consists of all bishops, in communion with the Pope
Dogma Teachings recognized as central to Church teaching, defined by the Magisteriumand accorded the fullest weight and authority
Redemption "a buying back," referring, in the Old Testament, to Yahweh's deliverance of Israel and, in the New Testament, to Christ's deliverance of all Christians from the forces of sin.
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