Theology Vocabulary Definitions (SECTION B)

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Abortion
The removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
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Agnosticism
Not being sure whether God exists
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Atheism
The belief that God does not exist
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Benevolent (of God)
The belief that God has goodwill towards all beings
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Causation
The system of causes and effects within the universe (which suggests a first cause that started the process)
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Religious conversion
An experience which changes a person’s whole outlook on life and religious belief
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Design of the world by God
When things within the universe appear to be connected in a way which suggests purpose and a designer
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Designer God
The belief that God is the designer of the world/universe, because it appears to have been designed.
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Euthanasia
An easy and gentle death, usually associated with release from incurable disease
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First cause (God)
(The belief that) as everything has a cause, there must be a first cause of the world and that is God.
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Liberation
Being set free from the cycle of rebirth
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Monotheism
Belief in one God
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Moral Evil
The actions of human beings which cause suffering
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Natural evil
Natural features of the world which cause suffering, and which have nothing to do with human beings
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Religous nurture
Being brought up to follow the teachings and practices of a religion.
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Omnipotence of God
The belief that God is all-powerful
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Omniscience of God
The belief that God knows everything past, present and future
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Only possible explanation
The belief that the existence of the world/universe requires an explanation, and the explanation is that God created it.
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Polytheism
Belief in more than one God Salvation: Being released from the limitations of human existence and sin to eternal life with God
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Sanctity of life
The belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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Not being sure whether God exists

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The belief that God does not exist

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The belief that God has goodwill towards all beings

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The system of causes and effects within the universe (which suggests a first cause that started the process)

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