Some Unfamiliar Mosser and Owens Vocabulary

apologetic To speak in defense; material useful for defense; the branch of theology having to do with the defenses and proofs of Christianity.
apocrypha Writings or statements of questionable authorship or authenticity; secret; hidden; concealed or obscure. From apokruptein: to hide away.
Apocrypha The 14 books of the Septuagint included in the Vulgate but considered uncanonical by Protestants because they are not part of the Hebrew Scriptures. The Roman Catholic canon accepts 11 of these books and includes them in the Douay Bible. Also, used to refer to various early Christian writings proposed as additions to the New Testament but rejected.
apocryphal Relating to or found in the Apocrypha; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious.
esoteric Intended for or understood by only a particular group; mysterious; not publicly disclosed; confidential.
festschrift A volume of learned articles or essays by colleagues and admirers, serving as a tribute or memorial especially to a scholar.
heresiologist One who studies heresies or their history.
hermeneutics The science and methodology of interpretation, especially of scriptural text.
kabbalah A Hebrew word meaning "receiving" or "that which has been received." Generally used to refer to Jewish tradition and "ancient wisdom received and treasured from the past."
kabbalistic Relating to the ancient traditions and secrets of Hebrew culture and theology.
pseudepigrapha Spurious writings, especially writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times.
Pseudepigrapha A body of texts written between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200 and spuriously ascribed to various prophets and kings of Hebrew Scriptures.