early christianity notes - Early Christianity-to 300 AD...

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Early Christianity--to 300 AD. sarcophagi: a stone coffin inhumation: to bury a body after death catacombs: underground passageways used for ceremonies, rituals, tombs for the dead iconoclasm: acting or rejecting beliefs/values/practices secular: not part of a religious context; civil, rather than religious in nature pagan - a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions; usually used to mean someone non-Christian or “primitive” / unevolved pantheistic - A doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God syncretism - The amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or school of thoughts Greco-Roman - Of or relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans Judeo-Christian-usually refers to the historical context of Western religious development, referring to the fact that Christianity developed from Hebrew
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Unformatted text preview: culture and beliefs • gospels- the teachings of Jesus and his apostles • messiah- (Jesus Christ) leader of the and expected deliverer of Jewish nation. • transfiguration- a complete change of form and appearance (Christs death) • martyr- a person who rather die or suffer death than renounce his or her religion • sect- a group of people who stick to a particular religious faith different from the larger, more dominant group. Non-conformist believers. • crucify- to put someone to death by nailing them to a cross • disciples- a follower of Jesus during his lifetime. • apostles- An early teacher of the Christian religion • St. Paul - at first Jewish, became Christian, and spread the Gospel all over • St. Peter- One of Jesus’s 12 apostles and the first bishop of the Catholic church. He was “the rock” that Jesus built his church on....
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  • Fall '12
  • Crawford
  • Christianity, Tone, Saint Peter, particular religious faith, (Christs death)

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