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a person who denies the existence of God.
- religions that believe there is only one God.
- are the three great monotheistic religions.
religions that believe in multiple gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks and Romans were polytheistic as is the Hindu faith
the belief that God did create the universe but that he takes no further interest in it
people who claim that God's existence cannot be known
a trait of God that refers to God's total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
a trait of God which refers to God's intimate union with and total presence to his creation
doctor of the church
a Church writer of great learning and holiness whos works the Church has highly recommended for studying and living the faith
- the open ended contract of love between God and human beings. Jesus' death and resurrection sealed God's new covenant of love for all time.
- Testament translates to covenant.
the inspired word of God; the written record of revelation
- the living transmission of the Church's gospel message found in the Church's
- It is faithfully preserved, handed on, and interpreted by the Church's Magisterium.
a central truth of revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe
- the sacred Hebrew name for God which means
- "I am who am"
- "I am"
- "I am who I am"
- the central dogma of the Christian faith that there are three divine persons-
- Holy Spirit
An Aramaic term of endearment meaning "Daddy." Jesus uses this word to teach that God is a loving father.
God's loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection.
the fallen state of human nature into which all generations of people are born. Christ Jesus came to save us from original sin.
original holiness and justice
the state of man and woman before sin. "From their friendship with God flowed the happiness of their existence in paradise."
an inclination to commit sin that can be found in human desires and appetites as a result of original sin.