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Burton L. Mack
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the term "Christ" imply?
(a) That Jesus was God.
(b) That Jesus was the son of God.
(c) That Jesus was approved by God.
(d) That Jesus was mortal.

2. What does Mack note causes some of the differences between the stories of the New Testament?
(a) They were written by the same person over the course of time.
(b) They were written by different people of the same group.
(c) They were written by different people from different groups.
(d) They were written by one person, posing as different people.

3. What two systems helped define the temple-state?
(a) Power and cruelty.
(b) Power and purity.
(c) Purity and salvation.
(d) Salvation and logic.

4. What do the pillars in the Jerusalem group do that other Jesus movements do not?
(a) Adhere to the Jewish purity codes.
(b) Believe in the creation myth.
(c) Believe in the concept of Jesus as a god.
(d) Disobey Jewish purity codes.

5. What does the passage in Romans 3:21-26 say about why Jesus' death was effective?
(a) Because he was justified.
(b) Because he was a sinner.
(c) Because he was faithful.
(d) Because he was the son of God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mack argue Paul saw the Christ myth as, in terms of the State of Israel?

2. What do Paul's letters to the Romans represent?

3. What concept was important to the Jewish temple-state, the Greek polis, and the Roman system of government?

4. Why does Mack claim the Bible was important by the end of the fourth century?

5. What does Mack claim about the image of Christ asking his disciples to eat and drink of him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mack believe early Christians were excited about the concept of the kingdom of God?

2. What is the third Jesus movement discussed in the book, and what is/are the primary components of the movement's teachings?

3. What myths did the concept of the death and resurrection of Christ draw upon?

4. What is the second Jesus movement discussed in the book, and what is/are the primary components of the movement's teachings?

5. What were the three ideas that groups gathered around that resulted in the Jesus movements?

6. What is the first Jesus movement discussed in the book, and what is/are the primary components of the movement's teachings?

7. What three factors surfaced as questions to answer that would help the different culture's relate to one another, and why were they important?

8. Explain why Paul is so important to views of Christianity, according to Mack.

9. What were Paul's arguments against the concept that Christians had to follow Jewish law, if they were claiming to be Jewish?

10. What is the fourth Jesus movement discussed in the book, and what is/are the primary components of the movement's teachings?

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