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apocalypticism
the belief that the world will son come to an end; this belief usually includes the notion of a great battle
apostle
one of Jesus' twelve disciples
baptism
the Christian rite of initiation
bible
the scriptures held sacred
bishop
overseer, a priest and church leader
canon
"Measure, "rule" a list of autoritative documents
ecumenism
dialogue between Christian denominations
Eucharist
"good gift" the lord's supper
evangelical
emphasizing the authority of scripture
evangigelist
"good news person"
filioque
father and won, a latin word added to the creeds in the Western Church to state that the Holy Spirit arises from both Father and Son
Gospel
"good news" and account of the life of Jesus
gospel writers
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
synoptic gospels
Matthew, Mark, Luke
icon
"image"
incarnation
"in flesh"
indulgence
remission of time spent in purgatory
Lent
"Lengthening day"
Messiah
"annointed"
original sin
an inclination toward evil
orthodox
straight opinion
patriarch
the bishop of one of the major ancient sites of Christianity
pope
"father" the bishop of Rome
predestination
the belief that because God is all-powerful and all-knowing, a human being's ultimate reward or punishment is already decreed
redemption
"buy again" belief that death of jesus has paid the price of justice for all human wrondoing
righteousness
being sinless
sacrament
"sacred action" performed by Christians
testament
"contract, new and old, in bible
trinity
three in one, God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit