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. Who or what is this Word?
2. God is defined as the being "than which ______________ can be conceived."
3. Humans were created primarily to do what?
4. Through ________ man suffers in misery.
5. God and His Word bear the same relationship to all creation. Do they sustain these relations separately?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is God a substance and also transcends substance?
2. Was the God-man born with original sin? How does this affect Him?
3. What do Chapters 3 and 4 argue?
4. Why must humans be saved?
5. What is known about each human soul?
6. Why does Anselm say that only a fool would not believe in God?
7. What is the only absolutely true thing that can be said about God? What might this mean?
8. On Gaunilo's view, why does the argument fail?
9. Why is Anselm's task of defending the Christian faith not complete?
10. What does Anselm say about the two types of conceivability?
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.
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?
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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