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SACRED HISTORY

The history of God's dealings with humanity as recorded in the Old and New Testaments. The term is sometimes used in an uncomplimentary sense to describe the Christian Gospels, which rationalist critics say are overladen with nonfactual and mythological lore that belongs to a credulous former age.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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