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trial by ordeal
accused is subjected to painful/dangerour tests
deacon
member of the clerical order next below a priest
presbyter
office bearer who teacher was preistly, admisitrative functions
pelagianism
followerof pelagius denied original sin. beleived in freedom of will.
visigoths
memberof w. goths that invaded the roman empire settled in france and spain
commodus
son/successor of marcus aurelius
vulgate
common speech of a ppl
st. augustine
fathers of early christian church philosopher
arian heresy
someone who remains in a religion but teaches something contrary
pagan
non christian
apostolic succession
unbroken line of succession beginning with apostles andperpetuated through bishops
bureaucracy
an administrative unit of government
marcus aurelius
stoic philosopher and writer. emp. of rome
witan
members of witeragemot in anglo-saxen england
basilica
public building of ancient rome
serfs
member of lowest class. required to work
heresy
opinion doctrine at variance w/ orthodox
franks/vandals/goths
germanic tribe in early christian era. reached power in 9th century
city of god
book about christian relationship with competing religions. city conquered after rome was sacked.
dominus
master, sir, respectful title, clergyman
wergild
'mangold' price set on a person's life
gnosticism
revealed the knowledge of god. meaning of life
eucharist
bread and wine are consecrated communion
st. peter
cheifof 12 apostles. 1st bishop of rome.
sermon on the mt.
collection of teachings by jesus
agape
love, not sexual.
unconditional
constantinople
byzantine empire, founded by constantine
rhine river/danube river
starts in s.w. germany
despotism
rule by as if by a despot. absolute power or authority/ tyranny.
byzantine empire
eastern part of the last roman emp.
hadrian
roman emporer
martyrdom
the condition, sufferings, death, extreme sufferings
st. paul
missionary/apostle to gentiles
council of nicea/nicene creed
council that decided that the trinity was one being
messiah
promised deliverer of jewish people
trinity
union of 3 persons in one body
gladiators
trained fighter
orthodox
conforming to any doctrine, philosophy
colloseum
ancient ampitheatre in rome
council
assembly of persons summoned/convened for deliberation or advice
pantheon
domed circular temple at rome, used as church
catacombs
underground cemetary
frontier
partof country that borders another furthest extent of a country
sacraments
consecrated elements of the eucharist
plague
epidemic, many fatalaties
constantine
roman emporer who started christianity
debasement
the reduce quality/value
bishops
high ranking christian cleric