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. The nature of man's response to divine reality corresponds to what?

2. What does Tao mean?

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

4. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Heschel describe God?

4. What is anthropopathy?

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

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

7. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?

8. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

10. How does Heschel explain the beliefs that the prophets were frauds?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Justice was an important theme for the prophets. Define what justice meant to the prophets. Discuss what problems there were with justice. Pick two prophets and explain how they dealt with the issue of justice.

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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