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

2. Heschel looks at the theory of ecstasy but limits it to what?

3. Who was Marcion?

4. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?

5. What is Karma?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Heschel describe God?

2. Why does Heschel think it is hard for people to understand the wrath of God?

3. Who was Marcion?

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

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

6. What is ecstasy?

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

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

9. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

Define and discuss anthropopathy and anthropomorphism. In your discussion, give examples. What does Heschel say the problem is with anthropopathy?

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

Choose two of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk. Compare and contrast them as men and prophets.

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