Short Essay Questions
1. What belief continues to set Western civilization apart from, for example, the Japanese?
2. How can one gain insight into the Western ideal of character without being Jewish or Christian?
3. How is God compared to modern actors and Don Quixote?
4. What did Neil Simon take for granted when he writes the play "God's Favorite?"
5. How does Miles disagree with systematic theologians and the character and actions of God?
6. Whose statement does Miles raise at the end of the keynote? What is that statement?
7. How do critics and scholars differ on their approach to literary characters?
8. What is "new historicism?"
9. On what and whose precept is GOD: A BIOGRAPHY written?
10. What does God invite readers to do, at which critics might scoff? Why?
11. How can God's inconsistent behavior be understood?
12. How is God compared to an immature individual?
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