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36 Cards in this Set

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"contract" the old an new scriptures
"good news" an account of the life of jesus
"good new person" one of the four authors of the gospels
Relating to or being the first three gospels of the New Testament, which share content, style, and order of events and which differ largely from John
The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures
A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
the domain over which God is spiritually sovereign
kingdom of God
What are the two great commandments?
love God, love your neighbor
means father, God
feast of harvest or first fruits, feast of weaks
mystical body of christ
holy spirit
The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome.
Emperor of Rome who adopted the Christian faith and stopped the persecution of Christians
episkopos or overseer
father, chief, arch bishop
papa, father; the bishop of rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church
the development of the creed 325ce
council of nicaea
addressed issue of whether gentiles must first take on Jewish practices and beliefs to become Christian
ecumenical church councils
the three "persons" in God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
the holy trinity
church from the original christian beliefs
Eastern Orthodoxy
"image"; religious painting on wood, as used in the Orthodox church
"and from the son"; a latin word added to the creeds in the Western Church to state that the Holy spirit arises from both Father and Son. The notion, which was not accepted by Orthodox Christianity, contributed to the separation between the Western and Eastern Churches
the belief that because God is all-powerful and all knowing , a human being's ultimate reward or punishment is already decreed by God; a notion emphasized in Calvinism
to cut or divide
to baptize again
dialogue between christian denominations
empasizing the authority of scripture and adjective used to identify certtain protestant groups
Name the four gospels?
matthew, mark, luke, and john
What makes matthews gospel distintive?
for a jewish audience, jesus was the promised messiah
What makes marks gospel distintive?
the shortest and earliest emphasizes Jesus adult ministry and the cross ends with empty tomb but no resurrection
what makes luke's gospel distintive?
for greco-roman audience stresses the miraculous and mercy/compassion i.e. the equality of all
what makes john's gospel distintive
the latest gospel, most elaborated doctrinally chief metaphor is Light vs. Dark higher understanding of jesus, god in the flesh
What was the significance of Acts 2 and the day of pentecost?
first christian believed they entered the last days.the belief jesus was ressurected. describess the initial spread of christianity
Name some contributions of the Roman Empire to subsequent christian expression
1. language- latin
2. architecute- basilica, baptismal pools
3. clothing: white alb and belt
4. rituals- incense, candles
what are the three main protestant theological or spirtitual principles?
1. authority of the bible
2. god's gift/grace: jesus is the one and only way to right relationship with God
3. personal faith