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Apollinarianism
A false belief that clmained that although Jesus had a human body, he had no human soul
Apostle's Creed
one of two great creeds, or statements of belief, of the church. it is considered to be a summary of the apostle's faith. it is the ancient baptisimal symbol of the Church of Rome.
Arianism
a heresy which viewd Jesus as the greatest of all God's creatures-greater than any other human-but not divine. Arianism was condmned by the council of nicea in 325.
canon
a name for those books which have been accpeted by the Church as normative for faith.
divine
literally, "of God".
Docetism
the hersy which said that Jesus only appreared to be human and tht his true nature was only divine.
doctrine
an official teaching of the Church.
dogma
those truths which the Chruch teaches have been specifically revealed by God. Acceptance of dogam is essential for complete faith and the deepest possible realtionship with God. Denial of dogma is heresy.
excomunication
the most severe penalty within the church. a person who is excommunicated is separeted from the communion of other Catholics. he or she cannot recieve the sacraments or hold certain positions within the church.
hersy
the term literally means "choice" a hersy is a concious, deliberate, and persistent or public denial by a member of the church of one or more of the turths (dogma)
incarnation
becoming human. the event and process in which the eternal Son of God took on flesh and entered human history.
infalability
a spiritual attribute possesed by the church asa whole ensuring that the church will nver cease to be the body of christ on earth. the pope is infalable he cannot make an error when he is being inspired by the holy spirit.
monotheism
the belief that ther is only one God.
Nicene Creed
one of the tow great professions of faith of the Chruch. it originates form two early ecumenical coucils ( nicea and constantinople) of the four5th century. It remains common to all major Christians churches of both east and west.
Son of God
A title for Jesus that refers to his relationship with the other persons of the trinity.
Tradition of the Church
the faith which the church has 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.
Trinity
the central Christian mystery that one God is in three persons: father, son, and Holy Spirit.