Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What surprised Lewis about the club that he formed?
2. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?
3. How do secularism and paganism compare to Christianity as belief systems, according to Lewis?
4. Lewis hoped that his club would adopt what type of a political viewpoint?
5. Lewis contends that Corineous intends to treat Christianity in what way?
Short Essay Questions
1. What mistakes does Lewis believe that the Bishop of Woolwich makes in his arguments about scripture?
2. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 1, "Dangers of National Repentance", what dangers does national repentance present?
3. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 2, "Two Ways with the Self", what apparent contradiction exists in Christianity regarding self-love, and how is it resolved?
4. What argument does Lewis make to suggest that science incapable of invalidating religion?
5. How is Christianity transmitted, according to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
6. According to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 17, "Answers to Question on Christianity", what is problematic for Christians about healing the sick, and why is this action acceptable anyways?
7. Explain one example of the problem with trying too hard to look at a problem "behind the scenes".
8. Why does Lewis believe that philosophy alone is insufficient for faith?
9. What problem does Lewis identify in the rules discussed in Part IV, Letter 1, "Conditions for a Just War"?
10. Why does Lewis believe that the gospels are not legend?
Lewis explains that "witnessing" is the Christian practice of sharing the "good news" as expressed by Jesus in the New Testament with those who are outside of the church, attempting to educate and convert them to the Christian faith. Lewis contends that Christians are specifically commanded to pursue this practice, and that failure to do so has serious consequences for themselves and those they fail to convert.
1) Explain the concept of witnessing within the Christian church that Lewis describes. Explain its practices, aims, and target audience.
2) Discuss Lewis' view on the importance of witnessing for Christians.
3) Describe some of the difficulties that Christians experienced in "witnessing" in England in Lewis' time, and discuss techniques that Lewis recommends in order to surmount these difficulties.
Although he is not primarily concerned with politics, the subject is unavoidable, and Lewis discusses the relationship between Christianity and politics in several different ways throughout the book.
1) Explain the unusual connection between church and state that existed in England during Lewis' time.
2) Discuss Lewis' opinions about compulsory religious activity forced on citizens by the state. Provide and explain some examples from the book.
3) Many have called for Christians to form a political party. Explain the argument Lewis uses to reject these concept.
Apologetics is the rational defense of the faith. Lewis was one of the premiere Christian apologists of his century, publishing prolifically to explain, justify, and defend the Christian faith, which he believed to be not only good, but true. Apologetics employs reason, logic, historical evidence, and rhetorical techniques to shed a positive light on the Christian faith.
1) Explain the nature and purpose of apologetics. Who is the typical audience for an apologetic discussion?
2) Discuss some of the most common problems for Christian apologists, and the ways that Lewis approaches these problems.
3) Assess and explain whether faith needs to be defended and how appropriate reason and logic are to this endeavor.
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