AQA GCSE Religious Studies Christianity Key Terms

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Christianity Terms


agapeChristian love; love as charity – also a name for Holy Communion.
BibleSacred book for Christians containing both the Old and New Testaments.
ConfirmationThe sacrament in which the faith of the believer is ‘confirmed’ or strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Those being confirmed personally confirm their acceptance of the promises made by others at their baptism. Different dioceses celebrate confirmation at different ages.
creatorGod is the creator of the earth and of life.
Day of ResurrectionDay when the dead will return to life.
eternal lifeEverlasting life after death.
Golden Rule‘To love your neighbour as yourself’.
guideChristians believe that the Holy Spirit guides them in their lives so that they can do what is right.
Holy SpiritThe third person of the Holy Trinity who descended like a dove on Jesus at his baptism. Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is present and inspires them.
Jesus1st century Jewish teacher and holy man, believed by Christians to be the Son of God.
monotheismBelief in one God.
Monk/nunA man/woman who lives within a religious community and has few, if any, possessions
ResurrectionWhen Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Day. An event recorded in all four gospels and the central belief of Christianity.
salvationSaving the soul, deliverance from sin and admission to heaven brought about by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
sustainerGod sustains the Universe and ensures that it continues.
TrinityThe belief that there are three persons in the One God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are separate, but are also one being.