The Jesus I Never Knew Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Philip Yancey
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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. What does Francois Mauriac strive to be?

2. How does a commentary Yancey mentions translate "Blessed are the poor in spirit"?

3. What is the name of the former mouth piece of the Community Party?

4. When are the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumram?

5. Where are the headquarters of the Wycliffe Bible translators?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Jacob Neuser's primary objection to Jesus?

2. What does Yancey do with the extremism of Jesus?

3. What is it that restores Jesus's humanity for Yancey?

4. How does the gospel of Matthew open and what is the importance of that?

5. What does Henri Nouwen do that is so unusual?

6. What may Satan have taken away from the confrontation with Jesus in the wilderness?

7. Where did Philip Yancey first become acquainted with the stories of Jesus?

8. What is the concept from Barbara Tuchman of "no flash-forwards"?

9. What is the Temptation in the desert?

10. What does Jesus recommend as a punishment for lustful thinking?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is meant by "dangled promises" in terms of the Beatitudes? What are the promises?

Essay Topic 2

What does Yancey want to confront the present day church with in terms of the issue of being Pharisees? What does he believe Jesus would say to the modern church about its exclusive nature?

Essay Topic 3

Does Yancey believe in the Resurrection? What is his struggle? How does he overcome his doubts and fears?

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