Celebration of Discipline Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard Foster (religion)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the most important prayers as mentioned in The Discipline of Prayer?

2. According to Foster, how does study benefit meditation?

3. According to Christian belief, why does Jesus want people to seek the truth?

4. What will happen, according to Foster, once people become in communion with God?

5. What is the definition of an "absolute fast"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe sin?

2. In Christian belief, what types of fasts are there? Describe the differences.

3. Based on what Foster writes, how is meditation different from reading the scriptures?

4. Explain the differences between verbal and nonverbal study.

5. What role does Bill Cathers play in the Introduction?

6. What happens when people truly pray, according to Foster?

7. How is fasting addressed in the Bible?

8. Who are the spiritual disciplines meant for, according to Foster?

9. What are the three inner attitudes of simplicity, as stated in Christian doctrine?

10. What is Foster's relationship with Ken and Doris Boyce?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose of juxtaposition in literature? Describe one discipline in Foster's book that you think is a good example of a juxtaposition of another discipline. Why do you think Foster may have presented concepts in his book this way?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the disciplines of meditation and prayer. How are they different? How are they the same?

Essay Topic 3

How is simplicity explored and conveyed in Foster's work? Why do you think Foster wrote about it in this way?

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