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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. What does this Word help to "express" or create?
2. Anselm argues that the Word "derives" existence from God through His birth, but not His __________.
3. God has how many ultimate descriptions?
4. Should the believer, once God has rescued him, question his belief?
5. What is the only method of creating the world?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Anselm say about the essence of both Father and Son?
2. What does Anselm say about existence and the creation of beings?
3. What happens when the soul loves God? What happens when a soul hates God?
4. What do Chapters 4 and 5 argue?
5. What does Chapter 6 maintain?
6. What does Chapter 5 argue?
7. What is the rational mind?
8. Why must humans be saved?
9. How does Jesus derive existence from God? Why?
10. What challenge is raised in Chapter 16 of the Monologium?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The argument in the Monologium is importantly different from the Proslogium.
Part 1) What is the argument in each of these? How are they similar? How are they different?
Part 2) Why are these differences important? What do these differences reveal about God and everything in existence?
Part 3) How is this argument meant to help mankind? How might it help you?
Essay Topic 2
St. Anselm's project of proving God's existence is a case of "faith seeking understanding."
Part 1) What is meant by this? How does St. Anselm go about seeking this understanding? Is he successful? Why or why not?
Part 2) Might these writings effectively convince a non-believer to believe, or are these writings purely for believers? Why?
Part 3) How important is understanding to having faith in something? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Christ's life pays God for humanity's sins.
Part 1) How does Christ's life do this? Could anyone else's life be capable of paying for humanity's sins? Why or why not?
Part 2) How important are the facts that Christ had the freedom to sin and died happily to his ability to pay God for mankind's sins? Explain.
Part 3) Why has the world not returned to its original state, as with Adam and Eve, if Christ has paid for mankind's sins?
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