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A false belief that calimed that although Jesus had a human body, he had no human soul
"defenders of the faith." Christians who worked hard to dispel the false rumor about Christianity and to make Christianity appear both reasonable and acceptable to non-Christians
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 baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome.
A heresy which viewed Jesus as the greatest of all god's creatures - greater than any other human - but not divine. Arianism was condemned by the Council of Nicea in 325.
A name for those books which have been accepted by the Church as normative for faith.
Literally, "of God"
The heresy which said that Jesus only appeared to be human and that his true nature was only divine
an official teaching of the Church
Those truths which the Church teaches have been specifically revealed by God. Acceptance of dogma is essential for complete faith and the deepest possible relationship with God. Denial of dogma is heresy.
Ecumenical council.
A gathering of all the Catholic bishops of the world. THe word "ecumenical" pertains to a theological recognition of and willingness to learn from those of different faith traditions. Ecumenical councils determine those things which all the local churches will hold in common.
The most severe penalty within the Church. A person who is esxcommunicated is separated from the communion of other Catholics. He or she cannot receive the sacraments or hold certain positions within the Church.
The term literally means "choice." A heresy is a conscious, deliberate, and persistent or public denial by a member of the Church of one or more of the truths of faith (dogma)
Becoming human. The event and process in which the eternal Son of God took on flesh and entered human history.
A spiritual attribute possessed by the Church as a whole ensuring that the Church will never cease to be the body of Christ on earth. Infallibility is more commonly used to refer to the special attribute possessed by the pope and by the college of bishoips in communion with the pope which ensures that when they speak on matters of faith and morals they are free of error.
The belief that there is only one God.
Nicene Creed
One of the two great professions of faith of the Church. It originates from two early ecumenical councils (Nicea and Constantinople) of the fourth century. it remains common to all major Christian 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 form Christ through the apostles and all of the ways the faith has been passed on: in creeds, doctrines, decisions of the magisterium, liturgies, and patters of prayer and service.
The central Christian mystery that one God is in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Denying or abandoning the faith
the correct teaching of church
Greek tranlation of the Old Testament
Contrary from standard teaching