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. Under what circumstances does Jesus instruct his disciples to fast?

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

3. How much longer was this edition written after its first publication?

4. According to The Discipline of Meditation, what does meditation begin with?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is fasting addressed in the Bible?

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

6. What does it mean to the author to "live simply"?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you think is the main theme of Foster's book? Identify at least three instances in "Celebration of Discipline" that communicate this theme.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Foster include the spiritual discipline of fasting in his book? What is the "right" purpose of fasting as opposed to fasting for other means? Why might fasting be difficult for some people and not as challenging for others?

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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