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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 changed with Second Isaiah?

2. What does Heschel avoid telling the reader about the prophets' message?

3. Who died the year that Isaiah was called by God?

4. Heschel says that prophets have a duty to what?

5. What people did Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah try to save?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is meant when Samuel says "to obey is better than sacrifice"?

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

3. In the conclusion, how does Heschel describe prophetic religion?

4. Who was Amos?

5. In what way were Jeremiah and Micah the same?

6. What does Heschel say God's ultimate goal is?

7. Why does Heschel think Habakkuk is a tormented man?

8. What is the historical connection between god and king, according to Heschel?

9. What is one difference between apathy and pathos, as explained by Heschel?

10. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss ecstasy and its relation to prophecy. Include a definition of ecstasy, Heschel's view and at least two other viewpoints. *

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the theology of pathos to two other theological points of view.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Heschel's theory of pathos. Discuss what Heschel means when he says that the basis for the relationship of God and man is the divine pathos.

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