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

2. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?

3. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?

4. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

5. Who was Marcion?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel say Karma is opposed to prophetic thinking?

2. Describe one theory of the state of mind of the prophets at the time they were receiving the words of God.

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

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

5. Describe one theory that Heschel discusses regarding prophets and their revelations from God.

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

7. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

9. What is anthropopathy?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the social issues that the prophets were addressing. What were the issues? Be sure to link specific social issues to specific prophets. What did the prophets have to say about these social issues? Did the prophets address the social issues in the same way?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Second Isaiah. Discuss the prophet in detail, including who he is, where he came from, what he did, his prophecy, etc.

Essay Topic 3

What is prophecy? How do you distinguish prophecy from other forms of speech or from predictions?

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