The Practice of the Presence of God Test | Final Test - Hard

Brother Lawrence
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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. How does Lawrence see God?

2. What does Lawrence say about how a Christian's life begins, according to these people?

3. For Lawrence, the presence of God exists how?

4. What does one need to continue to do regarding one's mind?

5. What does this revelation do for Lawrence?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lawrence put more pressure on the man the commune with God?

2. When should a man commune with God? Why might he believe this?

3. How does Lawrence handle sin? What is sin, according to Lawrence?

4. How old is Lawrence at this point in the book? How old is the to whom he is writing?

5. What does Lawrence tell this man?

6. How does Lawrence personify the soul?

7. What will aid one in having a disciplined mind?

8. How does Lawrence view himself, which reflects his view that God is his judge?

9. How can someone really sense the need he or she has for God?

10. How does Letter 9 begin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lawrence views God as a judge.

Part 1) Why does he view God as a judge? How does Lawrence view himself? Why does he view himself in this way?

Part 2) As what kind of judge does Lawrence see God? Why? What does this mean for Lawrence's relationship with God?

Part 3) How does Lawrence's view of God as a judge compare to one's view of a human judge?

Part 4) How else does Lawrence view God? How does this create an overall picture for the reader of God?

Essay Topic 2

Metaphors and personification can be found in this book.

Part 1) What metaphors exist in this book? Why do they exist? What is personified in this book? Why?

Part 2) How do these reinforce Lawrence's beliefs? Do they enhance the book or Lawrence's beliefs? Why or why not?

Part 3) Are they relevant for today's readers? Why or why not? Are these metaphors and examples of personification necessary? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

God's presence is the Christian's job.

Part 1) How is this the Christian's job? Why is this the Christian's job?

Part 2) What does this say about the importance of God's presence? What does this also say about the importance of work?

Part 3) Is there a point where this job could end? Why or why not?

Part 4) Is this the only job of a Christian? Why or why not? If there are others jobs required for Christians, what might those be? What might Lawrence think about these jobs? Why?

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