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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 is the first test the author applies to decide whether it is the gospel writers' intention to preserve history accurately?
2. Does Witherington believe Jesus saw himself as the son of God?
3. What is the author's religious belief/preference as he begins his quest for knowledge?
4. Why aren't all accounts of the gospel exactly alike, according to Blomberg?
5. Metzger compares the Bible to what era of other literature?
Short Essay Questions
1. How many parts does the author break the book into and what does he title them?
2. Why is Luke's writing in the gospel highly regarded?
3. Why are stories about Apollonius raising the dead looked upon as legend while the same types of stories about Jesus are viewed as truth?
4. What, according to the gospel, is John's purpose in writing the information?
5. Who was John Mark and what did he write?
6. Why were Jesus' teachings considered radical?
7. Does archeology contradict or confirm the reliability of the gospels?
8. According to the author's witness testimony, why was Jesus reserved about telling the public that he was the Messiah?
9. What is the goal of the Jesus Seminar?
10. What sparks the author's interest in the case for Christ?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify and discuss one motif from "The Case for Christ." Be certain to define motif in your response.
Essay Topic 2
Define Christianity. Given this definition, why is it important for the author to prove or disprove the resurrection of Jesus?
Essay Topic 3
What is nonfiction? What is creative nonfiction? How are the two different, and how are they similar?
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