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Religion

Relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and a set of practices

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Irreligion

A vice contrary to the virtue of religion that directs us away from What we owe to God in justice

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Secularism

An indifference to religion and a belief that religion should be excluded from civil affairs and public education

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Monotheistic

Religions that believe that there is only one God. Christianity, judaism and Islam.

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Polytheistic

Religions that believe in the existence of many gods

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Atheist

A person who denies the existence of God

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Agnosticism

The belief that Gods existence cannot be known

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Divine revelation

The way God communicates knowledge of himself to humankind, a self communication realized by his actions and words over time

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Conscience

A practical judgement of reason that helps a person decide the goodness or sinfulness of an action or attitude

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Original sin

The sin of disobedience committed by Adam and eve that resulted in their loss of original holiness and justice and their becoming subject to sin and death

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Omnipotent

An attribute of God that he is everywhere, unlimited, and all powerful

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Salvation history

The story of Gods saving action in human history

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Covenant

A binding and solemn agreement between human beings or God and people, holding each to a particular course of action

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Sacred tradition

The living transmission of the church's pmgospel message found in the churchs teaching, life, and worship.

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Sacred scripture

The written record of divine revelation found in the books of the old testament and the new testament

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Magisterium

The official teaching authority of the church

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Circumcision

The surgical removal of the male foreskin

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Prophet

One who speaks before others

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Deposit of faith

The heritage of faith contained in sacred scripture and tradition, handed down in the church from the time of the apostles

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Dogma

The central truth of revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe

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Faith

A gift from God; one of the three theological virtues

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Virtues

Firm attitude, stable dispositions, habitual perfections of intellect and will that govern our actions, order our passions and guide our conduct according to reason and faith

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Theological virtues

It here foundational virtues intact are infused by God into the souls of the faithful