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Ecumenical Councils

Meetings at which the bishops of the world come together to discuss and debate matters of concern to the whole Church.

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Council of Jerusalem

The first council of the whole Church. The historic meeting of the Apostles.

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Sensus Fidelium

Characteristic of the people of God that enables them to recognize the true faith of the Church in an instinctive way.

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Magisterium

Teaching office of the Church.

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Apostolic Succession

An unbroken continuity of the offices of the pope and bishop that have been passed along.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Where examples of the teaching of the Magisterium can be found.

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Deposit of Faith

The content of a Divine Revelation which is entrusted by Jesus Christ to his Church.

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Infallibility

Without error because of the guidance and protection of the Holy Spirit.

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Tradition

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.

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Father of the Church

Early Christian writers who meet antiquity, holiness of life, and orthodoxy. They are recognized by the Church.

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Sacred Scripture

The part of Sacred Tradition that was written down through the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

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Veracity

Reliability in communicating the truth firmly and faithfully.

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Inerrancy

Making no mistakes or errors. Scripture is inerrant; that is, it always teaches truth, never falsehood, without error.

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Sacred Tradition

see Tradition

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Church Fathers

see Fathers of the Church.

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Councils

see Ecumenical Councils

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Literary Forms

Ways of writing that have their own rules and are often used in a given historical period to express different thoughts. (Genres)

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Improper Literal Sense

Words are understood figuratively and symbolically. See literal sense.

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Literalistic

A way of reading literature without regard to the particular literary forms being used.

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Literal Sense

Method of scriptural interpretation based on the meaning of words in the literary and historical context.

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Metaphorical Sense

See improper literal sense.

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Proper Literal Sense

The words are understood in their ordinary meaning.

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Literary Analysis

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.

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Spiritual Sense.

The interpretation of scripture that sees not only the literal meaning of the text, but also the people, things, and events they describe as signs. The 3 kinds of spiritual sense in Scripture are the allegorical sense, the moral sense, and the anagogical sense.