Chapter 1

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The one who makes things and bring things about

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The act by which God brought the universe into being

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was a famous Italian painter and sculptor

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The first book of the Bible, in which the stories of creation are found

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Creation of Adam

Part of the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in Rome which shows God giving his life to Adam  

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The Hebrew word for humanity which many people see as the name of the first man

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free will

the belief that God gives people the opportunity to make decisions for themselves

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the idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God

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being worthy of honour and respect

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sanctity of life

all life is holy as it is created by God: human life should not be misused or abused

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a story that intends to convey a deep truth or message, but not in a literal way

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Sacred Scripture

the holy writings of a religion that are believed to be inspired by God

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someone who believes the Bible is a factual record that describes events exactly as they happened fundamentalists believe that the bible is divinely inspired without error 

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natural law

moral principles and values that are considered to be inherent to all humans

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the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, exercised by the Pope and the bishops

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Second Vatican Council

a series of important gatherings of all the Catholic bishops between 1962 and 1965 which updated many Catholic teachings

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the natural world; the surroundings in which someone lives

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natural resources

materials found in nature- such as oil and trees- that can be used by people to more complex products

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people who tell others how they should live but who do not live by these standards themselves

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the idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on the behalf of God

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relying on or depending on each other, as a change to one thing affects other things as well

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only using natural resources at a rate at which they can be replaced

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