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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. We cannot even do what without His help?
2. Men should not expect to understand Him until he has lived with his belief for how long?
3. Chapter thirty-six explains that God creates and knows His creation in what kind of manner?
4. All beings others than God exist through whom?
5. God and His Word bear the same relationship to all creation. Do they sustain these relations separately?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Chapters 3 and 4 argue?
2. Why does Anselm say that only a fool would not believe in God?
3. How are Chapters 1 and 2 prefigure the ontological argument and also are importantly different?
4. What do Chapters 59 through 63 describe?
5. How does Jesus derive existence from God? Why?
6. How does Anselm explain that God creates from nothing but that everything, in a sense, already exists?
7. What does Chapter 5 argue?
8. What challenge is raised in Chapter 16 of the Monologium?
9. What does Chapter 3 of the Proslogium make?
10. What is learned about the Holy Spirit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Christ was not compelled to offer himself to die.
Part 1) How does Anselm attempt to prove this statement? Is he successful? Why or why not? How is this important in setting up Book 2 of the Cur Deus Homo?
Part 2) What else does Anselm say to set up Book 2? Why does he say this? How does it prepare the reader for Book 2?
Part 3) What have you learned about the Christian faith through Cur Deus Homo? Do you agree with what Anselm has to say? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
In the Monologium, Anselm describes and derives God's other properties.
Part 1) What are these other properties? What does Anselm have to say about them? How are they connected to Anselm's beliefs and previously-discussed points?
Part 2) Why was deriving God's existence an important first property to derive? Was Anselm successful? Why or why not?
Part 3) What are two questions you would like to ask about Anselm's deriving of God's properties? How might he answer you? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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