Flashcards in Pesek Chapter 3 Deck (24):
Meetings at which the bishops of the world come together to discuss and debate matters of concern to the whole Church.
Council of Jerusalem
The first council of the whole Church. The historic meeting of the Apostles.
Characteristic of the people of God that enables them to recognize the true faith of the Church in an instinctive way.
Teaching office of the Church.
An unbroken continuity of the offices of the pope and bishop that have been passed along.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Where examples of the teaching of the Magisterium can be found.
Deposit of Faith
The content of a Divine Revelation which is entrusted by Jesus Christ to his Church.
Without error because of the guidance and protection of the Holy Spirit.
Word of God that was received from Christ through the Apostles and was handed down to us without alteration by the Church, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit.
Father of the Church
Early Christian writers who meet antiquity, holiness of life, and orthodoxy. They are recognized by the Church.
The part of Sacred Tradition that was written down through the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Reliability in communicating the truth firmly and faithfully.
Making no mistakes or errors. Scripture is inerrant; that is, it always teaches truth, never falsehood, without error.
see Fathers of the Church.
see Ecumenical Councils
Ways of writing that have their own rules and are often used in a given historical period to express different thoughts. (Genres)
Improper Literal Sense
Words are understood figuratively and symbolically. See literal sense.
A way of reading literature without regard to the particular literary forms being used.
Method of scriptural interpretation based on the meaning of words in the literary and historical context.
See improper literal sense.
Proper Literal Sense
The words are understood in their ordinary meaning.
Reading a story with full care and regard for the literary forms and styles being used. Allows reader to fully appreciate the text by understanding what the author is really trying to communicate and thereby reacher deeper meaning that was originally intended.