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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. Where can information be discovered regarding the swoon theory?
2. Where was Jesus born?
3. Who informs the group that Jesus has risen from the tomb?
4. What example does Habermas use to explain how accounts of Jesus' resurrection could be valid without an eye witness?
5. Who changed the mind of the author's witness with a Jewish background after he returned from the Vietnam War?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the role of Joseph of Arimathea?
2. When Lapides rebels against his family's religion, what does he turn to?
3. Why did the people of his era not think Jesus was a madman?
4. What is the importance of the willingness of the disciples to die for their beliefs?
5. How long does the author take in researching his novel?
6. According to the author's witness of psychological evidence, did Jesus suffer from mental illness? How does the witness arrive at this conclusion?
7. What three things can medical evidence prove?
8. Lapides argues that there is no god other than man. How does a street preacher get him to change his mind?
9. Why does the author believe that Jesus is not omnipresent and omniscient?
10. Why does the author believe the sightings of Jesus after his resurrection were not hallucinations?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Jesus Seminar. Who belongs and what are the core beliefs?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What is an anecdote, and what is its role in nonfiction? Specifically, what is the importance of anecdotes in this story?
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