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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. Who tried to discredit Jesus' teachings about himself as the Good Shepherd?
2. Which of the author's witnesses was raised as a conservative Jew but now is a Christian preacher?
3. When weren't the qualities of omnipresence and omniscience possible for Jesus?
4. Even before Christ died by crucifixion, the witness says he would have experienced what kind of failure caused by shock?
5. Who where two skeptics among Jesus' followers that questioned the resurrection?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the author believe that Jesus is not omnipresent and omniscient?
2. According to the author's witness of psychological evidence, what kind of emotions do people suffering with psychosis display?
3. After researching the medical evidence surrounding the death of Christ, what reason does the author determine was the reason that Jesus died?
4. Did Jesus ever deny being God?
5. Name two physical situations that Metherell says Jesus suffered while on the cross.
6. What does the author mean by fingerprint evidence in his case for Christ?
7. When Lapides rebels against his family's religion, what does he turn to?
8. According to the author's witness of psychological evidence, did Jesus suffer from mental illness? How does the witness arrive at this conclusion?
9. How long does the author take in researching his novel?
10. What is the swoon theory?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define the terms "atheism" and "agnosticism." Which is most relevant to this book and why? Support your answer with examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Identify and discuss one motif from "The Case for Christ." Be certain to define motif in your response.
Essay Topic 3
Why does the author discount the healings credited to Apollonius but maintain the ones by Christ as credible?
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