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apocalyptic

a type of prophetic literature that uses symbolic images to convey a message of hope to readers in the midst of trials

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beatific vision

the clear, immediate, intuitive knowledge of god granted to the blessed in heaven

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eschatology

the study of the last things

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general judgement

coincident with the second coming of christ, it will entail the disclosure of all human deeds and reveal the meaning of salvation history and the providence of god

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good death

death in the state of grace

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heaven

the state of eternal happiness with god, sharing in his divine life

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heavenly liturgy

the adoration of rendered almighty god by the angels and saints in heaven

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hell

the state of eternal punishment for those souls who have rejected god and have the stain of mortal sin

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last things

the elements that pertain directly to eternity, including death, judgement, resurrection, heaven, hell, and the end of time

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new jerusalem

the heavenly city

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parousia

greek term for the second coming of christ

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particular judgement

the eternal recompense received by each soul at the moment of death

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purgatory

a state of financial purification after death before entrance into heaven for those who died in god's grace and friendship but were only imperfectly purified

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revelation

the final book of the bible which offers a message of hope and symbolically foretells the final victory of christ and his church