The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Test | 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. Only as of late, in Eusebius's time, have Christians become what?

2. Everyone who sought to have Christ killed eventually __________.

3. Who else also left behind a defense of the faith?

4. Polytheism was rejected and the gospel was preached to whom?

5. Paul wrote ___________ epistles, although some rejected Hebrews due to the testimony of the Roman Church.

Short Essay Questions

1. Name two heretics mentioned in the last chapter. What is significant about these two?

2. What happened after Christ's ascension?

3. What did both Valentinus and Cerdo do?

4. What happened under Claudius' reign? How was this predicted?

5. When was Christ recorded? How was this affirmed?

6. What is the great debate with Marcion?

7. Describe Philo.

8. What did having a foreign king do to the Jewish people?

9. What does Eusebius say about the Gospels?

10. Who are the apostles that Eusebius lists who were scattered throughout the world? What does the author say about these men?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Paul of Samosata and Mani were heretics.

Part 1) Describe these two men. What are their beliefs? What are your thoughts about their beliefs?

Part 2) Why does the Church feel threatened by these heretics? How do they deal with them? Do you approve of the way in which these men were dealt? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does the Church today deal with those who cause doubt and dissent in the Church? How does this compare to the ways in which heretics were dealt with in the past?

Essay Topic 2

Maximin could not tolerate and end to persecution.

Part 1) Why could he not tolerate peace? How did he deal with this? How did this affect the Church?

Part 2) How is persecution a theme in this book? What is the purpose of this theme?

Part 3) Can peace be tolerated today? Why or why not? Will world peace ever exist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The author discusses heresy in great detail.

Part 1)What is heresy? What does the author say about heresy? Name and describe two heretics from this book.

Part 2) How did heresy affect the Christian Church? Can heresy be good for Christianity? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does the Bible allow for heresy? Does God allow for heresy? Why or why not? Are heretics evil? Why or why not?

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