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 is anthropopathy?

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

3. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?

4. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?

5. In early Israel, the gift of poetry was regarded as what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Heschel describe as the end to indifference?

4. What is ecstasy?

5. Who was Marcion?

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

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

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

9. Do all scholars agree with Philo's view of ecstasy and the prophets?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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