Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Test | Final Test - Hard

John Dominic Crossan
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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. Why does the author think that crucifixion is the ultimate punishment?

2. Who did Jesus say was traditionally the beneficiary of a man's success?

3. Which of the following does the author not mention as one of the constraints Jesus lived under?

4. Complete the following title: "A Corpse for the... "

5. What was Peter's job?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the two quotes at the beginning of the section comment on?

2. What does the author say is the intention of Jesus' nature miracles?

3. How does the author interpret the story of Jesus casting demons into a herd of pigs?

4. How influential does the author think other philosophies were on Jesus' teachings?

5. What were the reasons Jesus went to Jerusalem?

6. Why does the author think Jesus' followers developed stories about what happened to Jesus' body?

7. In what way does the author think Jesus challenged society by touching the leper?

8. Why does the author think crucifixion was the ultimate form of punishment?

9. What does the author say was the intention of the resurrection stories?

10. What parallels does cross-cultural research draw between Jesus' teachings and other philosophies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following stories from the New Testament and discuss in which ways they could be said to be either metaphorical or based on myth.

1. Walking on Water.

2. The fish and loaves.

3. The resurrection.

Essay Topic 2

How does the author think the gospels used the Old Testament and its prophecies for the New Testament? What are the arguments for and against the gospels mining the Old Testament for information?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following vectors the author used to present his argument aspects of that vector and how the author uses it to come to his conclusion.

1. Cross-cultural.

2. Jewish and Greco-Roman history.

3. Literal and textual interpretation.

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