|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Anselm knows what he believes, but he also wants to know what?
2. What does the answer to number 86 follow?
3. How does God exist?
4. In chapter fourteen, Anselm follows up by arguing that God can be seen but also not seen by who?
5. The first man, Adam, discarded a state of unity with God which was __________ to keep.
Short Essay Questions
1. Give an example showing why God must exist.
2. What challenge is raised in Chapter 16 of the Monologium?
3. What does Anselm say about existence and the creation of beings?
4. Can God, according to Anselm, create from nothing?
5. How are Chapters 1 and 2 prefigure the ontological argument and also are importantly different?
6. How does Anselm explain that God creates from nothing but that everything, in a sense, already exists?
7. To what is God identical?
8. Why does Anselm say that only a fool would not believe in God?
9. What does Anselm say about God's properties as Father and Son?
10. What set of problems does Chapter 9 of the Proslogium introduced? How does Chapter 10 add to this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
St. Anselm explains the concept of God.
Part 1) What is the concept of God? How does he support this concept?
Part 2) Do you agree with Anselm's concept of God? Why or why not? Does understanding the concept of God force one to believe in Him? Why or why not?
Part 3) What are two other main points that Anselm explains about God? How are they each related to the concept of God?
Essay Topic 2
Anselm concludes that he has shown how the core ideas of the Old and New Testaments are true.
Part 1) Give four ways that Anselm has shown the Bible to be true.
Part 2) Could Anselm be disputed? Why or why not? What do these core ideas and Anselm's interpretation of them reveal about the church?
Part 3) How have these core ideas influenced our culture as a whole? Is this good? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
St. Anselm defines God as the being "than which nothing greater can be conceived."
Part 1) How does he support this definition? Could there be other, better, definitions of God? Why or why not?
Part 2) How does this definition support Anselm's other beliefs and claims?
Part 3) What is your own definition of God? How have you come to this definition? What might Anselm think of your definition? Why?
This section contains 1,125 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)