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Mondaylapsus » fall, lapse (specifically, the fall of Adam and Eve from original righteousness)

Tuesdaygratia particularis sive specialis » particular or special grace (grace of God given savingly only to the elect)

Wednesdayrations aeternae » eternal or divine ideas (archetypal ideas or universals which exist in the mind of God and are foundation for human certainty)

Thursdayconsilium Dei » counsel of God (the decision of God, the active & eternal willing of all things)

Friday: rectitude » rectitude, uprightness (the condition of man as created in the image and likeness of God)

Saturdayprothesis » purpose or plan; the divine purposes (e.g. Rom. 8:28)

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MondayTrinitas » Trinity, the existence of God as one in essence (essential) and three in person (persona) #Trinity

Tuesdaysubsistentia » individual instance of a given essence (Latin equivalent of Greek hypostatis) #Trinity

Wednesdaypersona » person (Latin equivalent of Greek prosopon); used by Tertullian to refute Sabellian heresy #Trinity

Thursdaytres personae in una essentia divina » three *persons* in one divine essence #Trinity

Friday: homoousius » of the same substance (consubstantial); term central to Augustine’s argument against Arius #Trinity

Saturdaypaternitas, filiatio, and processio » hypostatic character of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, respectively #Trinity

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Mondayopera Dei ad extra » the outward or external works of God (God creating, sustaining, & relating to finite things)

TuesdayTheologia a Deo docetur, Deum docet, et ad Deum ducit » Theology is taught by God, teaches of God, and leads to God

Wednesdaymisericordia dei » the mercy or compassion of God (one of the affections of the divine will) #sothankfulforthis

Thursdayfoedus monopleuron » one-sided or one-way covenant (bestowed by God & exhibiting His will toward man)

Friday: praedicatio evangelii » the preaching of the gospel

Saturdaypactum salutis » covenant of redemption (intratrinitarian agreement of Father & Son regarding covenant of grace)

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Mondaymedia gratiae » means of grace (principally Word and sacraments)

Tuesdayregnum Christi » the rule/kingdom of Christ (in 3 expressions: regnum potentiae, regnum gratiae, & regnum gloriae)

Wednesdayin via » on the way (term applied to Christian pilgrim in the world on his way to heavenly reward and blessedness)

Thursdayprimitas dei » God as first and ultimate of all things, the being of highest order

Friday: fides iustificans » justifying faith (faith through or on which we are justified by grace)

Saturdaymotivum credibilitatis » motivation toward belief (the authority of church testifying to the authority of Scripture)

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Mondaytheologia crucis » theology of the cross (term used by Luther; true knowledge rest upon the hiddenness of God)

Tuesdayunio cum Christo » union with Christ (the marrow of Christian theology, the heart of the gospel)

Wednesdayviator » pilgrim or sojourner (literally “one on the way, or *in via*, describing Christians seeking city of God)

Thursdayintercessio Christi » the intercession of Christ (supplication offered by Christ as in His priestly office)

Friday: contritio » contrition (a genuine repentance arising out of filial fear and love for God)

Saturdaypropheta omnibus excellentior » a prophet more excellent than all others (Jesus, in his prophetic office)

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