RS philosophy 2

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Big Bang
A scientific theory that a cosmic explosion caused the world to exist
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Creation
The act of creating something or the thing that is made, in the Bible, the making of the world by God
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Creationists/Literalists
A name given to Christians who interepret the Bible literally and accept every word of the Genesis creation story as literally true
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Dominion
The idea that humans have control over or repsonsibility for the earth
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Evolution
The way in which animals and plants adapt to their surroundings- the survival of the fittest
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Ex nihilo
A latin term relating to the creation story meaning the universe was created out of nothing
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Genesis
The first book of the Bible which contains stories of creation
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Humanity
Caring and showing kindness to others, often a term used for all humans
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Non-literalist
A name given to a Christian who interprets the Bible as more of a story than literalists and believes it contains important truths but is not a factual account.
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Stewardship
The God-given right or responsibility to care for and manage the world
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Conscience
An inner voice or feeling giving guidance on the rightness or wrongness of behaviour
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Free will
The belief that God created humans with the ability to make moral choices
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Golden rule
Jesus' teaching that people should treat others as the wish to be treated themselves
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Job
Biblical character whose faith is tested
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Moral evil
Evil and suffering caused by people
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Natural evil
Evil and suffering caused by natural events such as earthquakes
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Omnipotent
Powerful, able to anything
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Omniscient
All-knowing
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Original sin
The sin which was brought into the world at the Fall and which Christianity teaches everyone is born with
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Redemption
The idea that sins can be forgiven and a person can be redeemed. Jesus is often reffered to by Christians as the Redeemer as he died for the sins of the world
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Sacrifice
Giving up a life for God
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The devil/Satan
A supernatural evil power
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The Fall
The disobedience of Adam and Eve resulting in their expulsion from Eden
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Theodicies
Arguments justifying why there is evil in the world if God is good
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Creation

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Creationists/Literalists

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Dominion

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Evolution

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