General, universal; the faith, system, and practice of the Catholic Church.
An emperor who ordered in the Edict of Milan that Christianity be protected alongside other religions.
A church as a voluntary association that people join.
The free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
The “good news” of salvation through Jesus Christ. They are also our only source of information about the life of Jesus Christ.
Image or likeness.
The Christian teaching that humans receive redemption from sin through trust in what God has done in Jesus Christ, not by any merit of their own.
Justification by faith.
A symbol in Jewish apocalyptic teaching of a radically new age, in which people would live in harmony with God and with one another.
Kingdom of God.
One of the first major Protestant reformers who believed that every Christian was a Priest and that salvation was God’s free gift.
The human and the Divine.
Natures of Christ.
Emphasize the incarnation of the invisible God in the liturgy and devotional practices of the church; the point is the experience of God’s holy presence in the sacraments, icons, prayers, and pageantry of the
Male dominance over women.
Apostle that wrote the New Testament. And a Pharisee who had had a transforming encounter with the risen Christ on the road to Damascus, Syria.
The Bishop of Rome. Leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
Efforts to reform Christianity and restore its original vitality and teachings.
The instruments of divine grace: baptism, confirmation into the Church, penance (the rite of forgiveness), Eucharist (holy communion, the Lord’s Supper), marriage, holy orders (ordination), and anointing of the sick (unction).
Became a missionary and took the message of the crucified yet risen Christ to Jewish communities in Palestine and the surrounding area.
An inherent orientation that humans have to turn away from God. Acts of disobedience.