The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Test | Final 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. The Emperor then _____________ his crimes against Christians.

2. Eusebius will draw primarily from ____________, the Bishop of Alexandria, for his history of the period between Gallus and Gallienus.

3. How did Mani imitate this man?

4. Maximin defended his actions in what?

5. Constantine was victorious over Licinius. What was Constantine determined to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Licinius do?

2. To what did Maximan and Maxentius devote themselves?

3. What took place between Ambrose and Origen?

4. What happened at the end of the tenth year?

5. Describe letters that Dionysius wrote.

6. What is said about narcissus?

7. How was peace restored?

8. What caused the persecutions to begin again?

9. How does Eusebius open this chapter?

10. How was Origen influenced by martyrdom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eusebius begins his history of the Church with the story of Jesus.

Part 1) Describe the story of Jesus. Why does he start his book with Jesus? Why is it important that Eusebius tell this story?

Part 2) How does Eusebius prove that Jesus' story is true and the accounts of his life, family, and works are accurate?

Part 3) How is Jesus' story still important to people today? How is the New Testament, and the Bible as a whole, still disputed? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The story of Christ's ascension spread across the world very quickly.

Part 1) What is the story of His ascension? How and why did this story spread so quickly?

Part 2) How is this a good time for Christianity and the Apostles? How did this soon lead to persecution? Where were many led to persecute both Jews and Christians?

Part 3) How and where are Christianity and Judaism persecuted today? Why does persecution for religious beliefs still exist today?

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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