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. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?

2. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?

3. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?

4. According to Heschel, the prophetic act takes place when the prophet is aware of what?

5. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Heschel describe the concerns of the prophets?

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

6. Who was Marcion?

7. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

9. What is anthropopathy?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Heschel explain God's wrath? How does he answer the objection of those who find it hard to understand how a righteous God can be angry? Is there a difference between anger and wrath, in terms of humans, and/or in terms of God? Should humans look at natural disasters as the wrath of God or as the power of God?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss what type of man the prophet is in the Old Testament. Use examples from the prophets discussed the in the book to illustrate your points. Why were they prophets? What was their purpose?

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