Religion III Independent Studies
First Semester Part A
Chapter 1- Being Catholic: The “Cliffs Notes” View
Thecore Catholic belief that a chose for my collage was:
Following his death Jesus was brought back to life in the Resurrection! Christ overcame death and opened heaven’s gates for all the just.
For Further Reflection and Revelation
* What attracts you to catholic faith? If someone asks, “Why are you catholic?” how would you answer?
- It is the only true faith and the one whostarted the church is true God. I’m not yet a catholic but I am been in the process of becoming one I want to be a catholic because is the true religion.
* Do you know a faithful and committed catholic? Consider asking the person about what she or he finds motivating about the catholic faith.
- Yes, they find motivating the scriptures because they tell us the story of Jesus Christ.
*Which belief from the list of “ Some Core Catholic Beliefs” do you best understand? Look for more thorough explanations of those beliefs in later chapter.
- The one I understand the most is that ultimately God sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, as savior for the human race
* Which practices from the list of “Some Core Catholic Practices” are you most attracted to why are thosepractices attractive to you.
* Catholic places a strong emphasis on living morally because we believe we are called the new life in the Holy Spirit. This “some core catholic practices” attracted me the most because it show you to be a honest person.
Chapter 2 – Knowing God: Reason and Revelation
* Canon: The canon of the scriptures refers to the church’s list of book of thebible. The canon of mass is another name for Eucharistic prayer. Canon law is the official body of laws for catholic.
* Reason: The natural ability of human’s beings have to know and understand truth.
* Revelation: God’s self-communication and disclosure of the divine plan to humankind through creation, events, persons, and most and fully Jesus Christ.
* Covenant: In general, a solemnagreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitment are recognized also called treatment.
* Apostolic Tradition: Refers to the process of passing on the gospel message.
* Scriptures: Generally, the term for any sacred writing. For Christians, the Old Testament and New testament that make up the Bible and recognized as the Word of God.
* Gospel:Most basically, “ The good news” it gives a slightly different faith perspective on the meaning of Jesus Christ’s life and teaching.
* New Testament: The twenty-seven books of the bible written during the early years of the church in response to the life, mission, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
* Magisterium: The name given official teaching authority of the church, who task is tointerpret and preserve the truth of the church revealed in both scriptures and tradition.
* Salvation History: The pattern of events in human history that exemplify God’s presence and saving actions.
* Israelites: The chosen people of God, members of the twelve tribes descended from Jacob who inhabited the land of Israel.
* Law: Another name for the ten Commandments it is also called Lawof Moses or the old Law.
* Old Testament: The Forty-six books of the Bible that records the history of salvation from creation, through the story of ancient Israel and up to the time of Jesus.
* Inspiration: The guidance of the holy spirit in the development of the scriptures whereby the Spirit guided the human author to teach without error those truth of God necessary for our salvation....