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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose theory said that the prophets were not talking to God but were making judgments about God's desires from the information they had about God?
(a) Spinoza.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Philo.
(d) Nietzsche.

2. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?
(a) Apathy.
(b) Knowledge of one's self.
(c) Pathos.
(d) Union with the divine.

3. What did the prophets talk about in addition to God's wrath and judgment?
(a) His love.
(b) His wisdom.
(c) His vengeance.
(d) His knowledge.

4. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?
(a) Jonah.
(b) Marcion.
(c) Philo.
(d) Plato.

5. What are two unique features of a prophet?
(a) Forgiveness and suppression of emotion.
(b) Prayer and mercy.
(c) Silent subordination and self-love.
(d) Active cooperation and self-dedication to God.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Marcion expelled from his church?

2. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?

3. Heschel contrasts God to other deities, who unlike God, did not have what?

4. What subject area did Philo develop?

5. What does Heschel call indifference?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel think it is hard for people to understand the wrath of God?

2. What is Democritus's view of poets and divine inspiration?

3. How does Heschel describe Tao as an antithesis to the prophetic idea of God?

4. What is the purpose of ecstasy, as explained by Heschel?

5. What was Spinoza's idea about the prophets and does Heschel agree?

6. Does Heschel say God always been considered a loving and good God?

7. What is Heschel's theory of ecstasy and the prophets?

8. How does Heschel think much of the Bible should be looked at?

9. Describe one view of ecstasy and prophets that Heschel describes.

10. What does Heschel say gives the prophets the courage to speak out?

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