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all knowing concept that God is in possession of all knowledge
Omniscience
Greek meaning world wide, Catholic meaning any movement which attempts to bring together different denominations
Ecumenical
Greek (a-not/ gnosis- to know) one who is skeptical of God’s existence (doubts)
Agnostic
Greek meaning presence, the second coming of Jesus
Parousia
Greek, the study of the end of the world from a religious perspective
Eschatological
Greek meaning follower, a lay person who performs minor duties at religious services
Acolyte
Greek (glosso- tongue/ lalia- babble) speaking in tongues
Glossolalia
a group of churches under a bishop
Diocese
Buddhist, one who is on the path to enlightenment
Bodhisthlva
Buddhist path that leads away from suffering and towards enlightenment
Eightfold Path
to gently explain one’s faith to another
Evangelize
to actively/forcefully attempt to convert someone to your faith
Proselytize
Greek, love
Agape
Greek meaning “knowledge”, wisdom and insight
Gnosis
Greek (ana- to hide) to interpret scripture looking for a hidden meaning
Anagogy
belief that when a priest consecrates the bread and wine, they actually becomes Jesus’ body and blood through the Holy Spirit
Transubstantiation
profaning God’s name
Blasphemy
having to do with worldly, not religious matters
Secular
a minister or priest who leads a service with communion
Celebrant
beliefs that are forbidden by the Church
Heresy
an attempt to communicate with dead spirits
Necromancy
analyzing scripture to understand the author’s intent
Exegesis
Greek meaning decree, a received truth defined by a faith group
Dogma
a manual, in question and answer format, used to teach about the fundamentals of Christianity
Catechism
a type of knowledge known only by a select few
Esoteric
the 10 Commandments!
Decalogue
lowercase, universal
catholic
an early book describing Christian beliefs and principles
Didache
the enforced separation of an individual from the Church, done for the good of the person and the group, with the hope that the person will change and return to the Church
Excommunication
the study of the characteristics or attributes of Christ
Christology
a prayer to God on behalf of someone else
Intercession
a prohibition by the pope which denies a group the ability to receive the sacraments
Interdict/interdiction
the announcement to Mary and Joseph of Jesus’ future birth
Annunciation
a person who believes in a remote, a knowable God, who created the world and then left it alone
Deist
belief that all 4 Gospels are in harmony with each other
Diatessaron