Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. According to Blomberg's example, why did people memorize the Old Testament?
2. What criterion does Boyd use in determining that the Jesus in the Bible is not the Jesus who is son of God?
3. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?
4. According to Witherington, why does Jesus shy away from claiming to be the son of God?
5. What is the first test the author applies to decide whether it is the gospel writers' intention to preserve history accurately?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the author believe the sightings of Jesus after his resurrection were not hallucinations?
2. List one of the three reasons that a document might have been omitted from the New Testament.
3. According to Jesus, what do his miracles foreshadow?
4. Lapides argues that there is no god other than man. How does a street preacher get him to change his mind?
5. Why do the writings of the apostle Paul corroborate the New Testament accounts?
6. Who makes up the Jesus Seminar?
7. What does the work of Tacitus explain?
8. What is the importance of the willingness of the disciples to die for their beliefs?
9. According to the author's witness of psychological evidence, what kind of emotions do people suffering with psychosis display?
10. What is the transfiguration of Christ?
Essay Topic 1
Name six subgenres of creative nonfiction and explain each one. To which subgenre does "The Case for Christ" belong? Support your claim with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the importance of the historian Tacticus to Strobel's investigation into the case for Christ.
Essay Topic 3
What are the four gospels of the Bible, and who is credited with writing each one?
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