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Apocrypha
 
Hidden works
Pseudepigrapha
 
Forged Writing
Qumran
 
Produced the dead seas scrolls
Syllogism
 
A logical statement consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion
Theme
 
Total impression it makes
James
 
Jesus' brother
Partnership
 
In Roman law created an extended family
Natural Order
 
Assumption that certain things are givin in nature and could not be otherwise
Rabbis
 
Scholar teachers of the Jewish people
Messiah
 
The anointed one
Martin Luther
 
Father of Protestant reformation
Logos
 
reason, manifested in the world as natural order and in the individual as the intellectual life
Diatribe
 
bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
Immortality
 
Bodiless afterlife, with seperate destinies for good and bad
Isis
 
Egyptian Goddess of life
Asclepius
 
Greek God of healing
Philosophy
 
religious movement rather than an academic movement
Magic
 
certain people can manipulate the forces of the other world to produce effects in this world if you knew the right spells
Hellenistic Age
 
A blend of east and west
Stoicism
 
Self denial
Epicureanism
 
mystical practices
Septuagint
 
A greek translation
Astrology
 
Movement of stars revealed events to happen on earth
Torah
 
Scroll of the law
Incarnation
 
Process of God becoming human in Jesus
Interpolation
 
A later translation into the letter by someone else
Pseudonymity
 
By a falsely named author
Worldview
 
General way of looking at life
Apocalypse
 
Written account intended to unveil the events of history
Syncretism
 
Combining elements from several religious systems t
Synagogue
 
Jewish house of prayer
Parousia
 
To be present
Wisdom
 
as a person, someone who calls out to humans and offers them understanding
Messiah
 
The anointed
Apostles
 
those "sent"
Prophets
 
Through them Christ spoke
Parables
 
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach sometruth
Epicureans
 
taught men to seek as their highest aim apleasant and smooth life.
Dualism
 
Imagines only two spiritual forces, with the added idea that they are opposites: good vs. evil
Piety
 
Showing people the respect they deserve
Honor
 
Public acknowledgement of the power and prestige due to one's class etc.
Charter Story
 
A story that provides the warrant or foundation for a group
Canon
 
A fixed list of works that belong to a certain category
Story
 
A series of events that are or may be narrated
Feminist Reading
 
Any reading grounded on women's life experiences
Genre
 
A kind or type (of literature)
Historical-critical method
 
An approach to the text that seeks to reconstruct the setting or situation of author, reader(s), and community
Rhetoric
 
The art of and training in public speaking and argumentation
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