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the Apostolic Tradition gives insight to traditions in the church. These writings are thought to be compiled in Egypt around 375 CE. They disappeared in the early second century and did not reappear until the 19th century. They are said to be of incomparable importance as a source of information about the church. •Athanasius (New Testament list we now know, Easter epistle of 367 CE) •Bishop (episkopos, episcopal): A member of the Christian clergy, entrusted with a position of importance or authority. Bishops have been ordained and are considered to have full priesthood. Bishops possess the ability to ordain other members of the church including other Bishops. •Canon (authoritative list of writings): The cannon law is written by the catholic church and is used to regulate its external organization. These laws help to guide the mission of the church. The laws encompass doctrinal and moral ideas. •Catholic Epistles: Also referred to as the General Epistles, these are the books in the New Testament that are in the form of letters. They are considered general because in most cases they are written to the general public and there is not a specific audience intended. James, Peter, Peter, John John John, Jude. There is some speculation on the authors of certain books and pseudo names could be used. •Docetism (Jesus only seemed to be human): The idea that Jesus’ body was only an illusion and that because he was one with God he could not have had a physical body. There is also the thought that Jesus was a person, but that Christ entered his body and taught through him. This idea would mean that Jesus and Christ were two different beings. •Early Catholicism (early catholic church): After the death of Jesus people who believe that Jesus was Christ were still considered Jewish. As a rift began to form between Jews and those who would become Christians there was a need to a new church. Paul is credited with helping shape the catholic religion in its first years. In the beginning each church was separated by different fractions each having a ‘gift’ they focused on. Over time ministers appeared and were trained by predecessors to create conformity. •Faith (the faith): The faith was the developing beliefs that were being taught by the church. The spirit was institutionalized in a way and people were told what they should believe. The faith and the New Testament was given to new Christians as what they needed to believe.
•Gentile: A gentile was someone who was not Jewish. Christianity spread from the Jewish community and out into the gentile population. A gentile in the more general sense can be someone who is not a part of your faith. Jesus preached that gentiles should be love even if they did not believe. •Gnosticism (gnostic myths): This is the idea that people should shun the material world and embrace the spiritual world. This idea states that there are two ‘worlds’. The first is the physical world, where time and flesh exist. The