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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Augustine, how should misunderstood signs become understood?
2. What Augustine accomplished with his first three books from "On Christian Doctrine"?
3. Into what two spheres does Augustine divide the natural knowledge needed for Scriptural interpretation?
4. What is the significance of Augustine recommending mastery of so many fields in Book Two?
5. What form do these grammar types take?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Augustine writes that God uses, rather than enjoys, humans and that the extent of His use of each human is based upon the depth of love those humans have for God. Detail how a student can translate their love of God to commitment to the study course that Augustine lays out. Explain how a student motivated by the love for God will respond to guidance from the sources for learning that Augustine recommends and how doing such can prepare a student to guide a community to seek proper and intelligent Scriptural interpretation.
Essay Topic 2
Augustine wrote of the unchangeable nature of Truth and Wisdom, yet many of the most useful things for learning today, (computers, smart phones, mp3 storage devices, the Internet) change at a rapid pace. Compare learning from Truth and Wisdom. Explain how things that are used for learning today can be used to validate what Augustine defines as Truth and Wisdom, as well as how they can be misused to lead someone away from those virtues.
Essay Topic 3
Compare lifestyles from the Old Testament (2,000 B.C.-500 B.C.), life in the late Roman Empire during the life of Augustine (354 A.D.-430 A.D.), and during the 21st Century. Write an analysis of how life in the Roman Empire of Augustine is similar to Old Testament times and how it is similar to the America of the 21st Century. Conclude with details of difficulties for a modern student to has for relating to the culture and life of the Old Testament and life in Augustine's Roman empire and steps a modern student would have to take to overcome those difficulties.
This section contains 520 words
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