Jesus of History
This term refers to the divine Son of God as he walked the earth in the person of Jesus
Christ of Faith
This term refers to Jesus' eternal identity as the Son of God, especially as that reality has been experienced by believers since his death and Resurrection.
This historian wrote that Jesus was a wise man, a doer of wonderful works, and a teacher who was crucified under Pontius Pilate.
Faith Source
Written by believers for the purpose of proclaiming the work of God in all aspects of life.
Inspired Text
Writings whose authors, prompted by the Holy Spirit, convey God's revealed truth using the authors own abilities, words, and styles.
For Catholics, these specific books are the most important faith source for understanding who Jesus is.
These books of the bible seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
Christian Scriptures
The whole collection of sacred writings that includes the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament.
Hebrew Scriptures
This collection of sacred writings addresses the covenant God made with the Israelites.
New Testament
This collection of writings addresses the covenant God makes with all people through Jesus.
Testament or Solemn Promise
The movement based on Jesus' life and teachings.
Historical Sources
Non-biblical and non-Christian sources which testify to Jesus' existence in history.
Pauline Epistles
13 books of the NT attributed to Paul. They are written to encourage, challenge, and educate individual Christians or communities.
Theme of the New Testament
The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the impact he had on the community of those who believed in him.
Biblical Scholars
Those who study the Bible.
Those who study the teachings, history, and beliefs of the church.
"In the year of our Lord" or "Anno Domini"
Common Era
The list of books that the church considers authoritative.
Acts of the Apostles
Luke's account of the early days of the Christian community under the leadership of Saint Peter, and the missionary work of Saint Paul.
The same author who wrote this Gospel also wrote Acts of the Apostles.
The author of 7 of 13 Pauline Epistles.
Another word for "letter."
Letter to the Hebrews
Often attributed to Paul, this book was written by an unknown author to a group of Christians who are in danger of falling away from their belief in Jesus.
Catholic Epistles
A collection of 7 epistles written to a general audience rather than to specific individuals or communities.
Book of Revelation
Sometimes referred to as "Apocalypse," this book is highly symbolic and written to Christians undergoing persecution.
The number of books in the Hebrew Scriptures.
The number of books in the New Testament.
The approximate number of years it took to write the Hebrew Scriptures.
The approximate number of years it took to write the New Testament.
Verbal Dictation
A method of inspiration of the Scriptures that asserts that the Bible is God's word--God's exact words; humans only held the pen and copied what God told them.
A method of inspiration of the Scriptures that asserts that the Bible is God's word, but humans used their own language and abilities to express it for their own time and culture.
Perspective and Intent
Since Catholics believe that the Bible is both human and divine, we must understand the human author's _____________ and ___________ when interpreting the Scriptures.
While Jesus walked the earth, he was most commonly referred to as...
Teacher, Rabbi, Prophet
Titles of the Jesus of History.
Son of God, Lord, Redeemer, and Savior
Titles of the Christ of Faith.