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. How many categories of spiritual disciplines are there?

2. What does the author say makes it difficult for a person to explore the spiritual life?

3. What is the first of the disciplines?

4. According to Christian belief, what is the most important thing to focus on?

5. What does the author say is NOT a requirement to understand the disciplines?

Short Essay Questions

1. Based on Christian belief, how are studying and meditation different?

2. Christian belief states that the most important prayers must focus on what?

3. What is the difference between spiritual and modern fasting, as described in "The Discipline of Fasting"?

4. What must a person do to meditate effectively, according to Christian belief?

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

6. What is the discipline of study focused on, according to Foster?

7. Is it impossible for adults to succeed in their prayer lives, according to Foster? Why?

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

9. According to "The Discipline of Study," what are the four steps to study?

10. How is Newburg Friends Church characterized?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the tone of "Celebration of Discipline"? Why would Foster choose to write the book in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and information presented in the chapters?

Essay Topic 2

Do you think the loss of his parents at a relatively early age may have had an impact on Foster? If so, how do you think it would have affected his profession and the content he included in his book?

Essay Topic 3

What effect does being part of the Quaker Church have on Foster's book? How does it add to the information in the book?

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