Latin Theological/Technical Terms

Latin was the official language of the western church (Roman Catholic). The protestant churches who saw themselves as offshoots of the the Roman Catholic churches did not reject is the theological language that had developed before, during, and after the reformation. Here is a concise list of theological or technical terms that biblical scholars use to discuss their discipline.  Obviously you got here by clicking a hyper link.  Usually the term you clicked is the one that appears on the first line of the page. Some of these entries have been linked to a fuller explanation on the internet.  If you are using this book from a CD then you should have web access enabled while you run the CD.

imago dei: image of god.  Man is created in the image of God and even though he is fallen and defiled by sin he still possesses this quality to some degree.
terminus a quo:  the starting point.  This term is either used to describe the earliest date an event can be given or the starting point of a period.
terminus ad quem: the ending point.  This term is either used to describe the latest date an event can be given or the ending point of a period.