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The following is a glossary of terms that commonly appear on the show.

Canonicity

Canonicity deals with what books are considered canon for various religions, churches, or denominations. For instance a book such as Judith is considered canon in the Catholic church, but not most protestant churchse, which would make it deuterocanonical, while a book such as The Acts of Peter and Paul is not apocryphal, as no one considers it canonical.

Apocrypha
Content that is not part of the canon for any common church
Deuterocanon
Content that is canon for some churches but not all (e.g: Judith, which is canon in the Catholic church, but not protestant churches)
Pseudepigrapha
Falsely-attributed texts (e.g: texts attributed to Paul but which were likely not actually written by him)

Theology

Theology is the study of religion, and is often broken up into various sub-fields.

Eschatology
What will happen at the end of the world
Soteriology
What all goes into being saved

Show Lingo

With their vast knowledge of comics and pop culture, the Sons of Thunder™ have some very particular lingo.

Approximate Week
The holiest (approximate) week of the Apocrypals year from August 12th to August 20th.
Biblically Accurate Angels
An attack on Benito's sanity covered in wings and wheels and eyes.
Blessed Voltrons
A term to help keep that clean tag when talking about "young women".
Caesar-real and Robin Hood-real
Alternate terminology to indicate the historicity or fictionality of biblical figures to avoid calling them "fake" when they are just as real to people as Superman and Santa are to the hosts.
Grant Morrison
(they/them) Comics writer whose works often feature the theme of a creator entering their creation (and sometimes getting trapped inside it).
HCSB
The Holman Christian Standard Bible is the translation used on the show for the books of the (Protestant) Bible.
Johnny Bapto, Johnny Patmo, Johnny Presbo and Johnny 'Vango
John the Baptist, John of Patmos, John the Presbyter and John the Evangelist.
Roy Thomas
Long-time comics writer and editor who created some of the most popular Marvel characters. No shade to Rascally Roy.
Scholar and Clown
An early review described the hosts as a scholar and a clown, but we literally have no way of knowing who is which.
TERF of Babylon
"And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration."
Theophiloi
The podcast audience; plural of Theophilus