A History of God: The 4000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Test | Final Test - Hard

Karen Armstrong
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When John Wesley sailed to the New World colony of Georgia in 1735, he was greatly impressed by ____________.

2. The Kabbalists still struggled with the problem of ____________.

3. Who was the German philosopher who propounded the liberal ideas of the Enlightenment and paved the way for Judaism to enter the arena of modern Europe?

4. The greatest example of the coming scientific revolution was ____________.

5. Some scholars suggest that the decline of Muslim science marked the beginning of ____________.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Developments of the nineteenth century led to questioning of the existence and relevance of God.

Part 1) Name and describe the work of two people who questioned God's existence and relevance. How were people affected and/or influenced by this work?

Part 2) Did those who did not agree with these scientists and philosophers have a right to be upset? Why or why not? How did these beliefs affect Muslims as well? How did this compare to the reactions of Christians?

Part 3) How did those in the world of Judaism also react to their feelings of similar discontent? Why did they feel this way? Why did they react this way? How do these reactions compare to those of the Christians and Muslims?

Essay Topic 2

Armstrong attemps to prove that much of what is believed about Jesus is myth.

Part 1) What information does Armstrong give about Jesus? How does this compare to your own knowledge of Jesus?

Part 2) How does Armstrong prove that what many consider to be facts is mythology? Is this valid evidence against Jesus as the Son of God? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why does Armstrong say Jesus' followers made him the Son of God and immortal? According to her, did he believe this to be true? Why or why not? According to Armstrong, who was Jesus?

Essay Topic 3

Armstrong discusses the consequences of the doctrine of Incarnation.

Part 1) What is the doctrine of Incarnation? What are the consequences of this doctrine?

Part 2) How does this doctrine compare to other religions, such as Buddhism? What does this doctrine mean for Christianity?

Part 3) Can their be further development of revelation? Why or why not? Is this a good or bad thing? Why?

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