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RELIGIOUS
STUDIES





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1. 1. The name BIBLE come from which language and what does it mean?

The Greek language. It comes from the word 'Biblia. It literally means "Books"

1. Explain the meaning of the following terms relating to religion.

Authority

A person or institution i.e. The Church, that has the right…

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Good Angel ­ Gabriel. Bad Angel ­ Satan. Angel's are recognised in the Gospel of Mark.

Disciple

This term is used to describe the 'followers of Jesus Christ'. It literally means 'someone who
learns' or a 'pupil'.

Gospel

One in 4 books in the New Testament which describes the life…

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iii) Writings i.e. Psalms

1. How many Books are included in the New Testament?

27 books.

1. The New Testament is broken down into 4 divisions. Name these and give
some information on them.

I) 7.1 The Gospels
· There are 4 Gospels i.e. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
·…

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· The Holy Spirit

1. Give an explanation/description of each of the Trinity:

The Father

Thinking of God as The Father helps Christians to remember God's love and how he cares for
them.

The Son

The Son of God ­ Jesus. Belief in God the son helps Christians to remember…

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It is a time for Christians to remember Jesus' death. It is called 'Good', because it is the day sin
was defeated. i.e. Jesus (who was without sin) died for our sins.

1. Where was the name 'Easter' taken from?

It is derived from the Old English word 'Eostre' which…

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· Easter eggs are symbols of new life
· Chocolate is a symbol of celebration


1. When does the Pentecost take place?

· Pentecost is the name for the Jewish 'Festival of Weeks'
· It takes place 50 days after Pesach
· Pesach is Hebrew and means 'Feast of Passover'…

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1. What is the role of a Priest?

A Priest is authorised to perform the 'sacred rites' of religion i.e. Services.

Priests are 'ordained' by a Bishop to give 'Sacrament' i.e.

Confirmation/Christening
Celebration
Confession
Communion
Ceremony
Marriage
Funerals
Practice (weekly prayers/preaching and guidance)

1. What is meant by a religious…

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· Jesus Christ

1. Why is the lamb symbolic within the Christian faith?

· Historically the lamb has been used as a sacrificial offering
· The sacrificing of a lamb as an offering and the pouring of blood represented the 'freedom of sin'.
· Jesus was sacrificed to atone (make…

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1. Where can you find the account of the Nativity?

In the Gospels of Mark and Luke.

1. What is the meaning of Christmas to Christians?

Christmas is a Christian Holy Day that marks/celebrates the birth of Jesus, Son of God.

Jesus' birth, also known as the Nativity, is described…

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