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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. According to "On Forgiveness", it is a safe bet in regard to the sins of others that the excuses are what?
2. In "Is Theology Poetry?" Lewis states that when you reach the New Testament truth is incarnate, and in this, "incarnate" is more than just what?
3. With what famous author does Lewis begin "The Inner Ring"?
4. "Membership" states that unity is the road to what?
5. In "Membership", Lewis says that _________ has replaced friendship.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Lewis refrain from calling inner rings evil in "The Inner Ring"?
2. In "Membership", why is the idea that religion should take place in solitude a dangerous one?
3. When discussing religion versus science, Lewis quotes Professor D.M.S. Watson. What is Watson's view on evolution as opposed to creationism?
4. Lewis says in "On Forgiveness" that there are two remedies for the danger of excusing ourselves from sin. Explain these two remedies.
5. In the opening of "The Inner Ring", what does Lewis believe of the desire to be inside the inner ring?
6. In the discussion of the inner ring, what does Lewis say we hope to achieve by getting inside the ring?
7. What, according to Lewis's descriptions of the inner ring, does one discover when getting close to the ring?
8. When discussing the common idea that we are all equal in the sight of God, Lewis proposes what he admits may seem to be a paradox. Explain the paradox.
9. What does Lewis say in his discussion of forgiveness is the hardest part about forgiving others?
10. At the opening of "Is Theology Poetry?", how does Lewis define theology? Explain.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Lewis's view of man as a cautious creature, careful not to be too worked up in the course of devotions, with the common Christian perception of this same subject. Explore the connection in detail and be sure to include supporting information from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Lewis states that the modern idea that religion should be a solitary pursuit is detrimental to the Christian journey. Explore this assertion in detail and include supporting information from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and contrast the three enemies of the scholar, as discussed by Lewis in "Learning in War-time." Be sure to fully explain and explore each, and include supporting information from the sermon.
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