CHAPTER 8 test questions Wolff 11e

CHAPTER 8 test questions Wolff 11e - CHAPTER EIGHT TEST...

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1 CHAPTER EIGHT TEST STUDY GUIDE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Multiple Choice 1. The central emotional experience of Kierkegaard's philosophy and life was: A. his early physical self-indulgence. B. the death of his father at an early age. C. his confrontation with existential dread. D. his devotion to Hegelian philosophy. E. his fascination with the philosophy of Plato. 2. "Existential dread" is the: A. fear of dying young. B. fear of eternal damnation. C. fear that one's life is meaningless. D. fear of dying before one's life's work has been completed. E. None of the above 3. For Kierkegaard and his Pietist associates, to believe in God is to: 4. For Kierkegaard, the central religious problem was the: 5. The price of salvation, according to Kierkegaard's variety of Protestantism, is:
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2 6. In order to be saved, according to Kierkegaard, one's faith must be: A. free from all doubt, including doubt that one is deserving of eternal life. B. held throughout an observant life. C. justified by reason. D. given only after a long period of questioning one's worthiness. E. All of the above 7. The offer of eternal life in exchange for sincere faith caused fear and torment because: 8. According to Robert Paul Wolff in his text, About Philosophy, Kierkegaard did battle with three "enemies" in his life against whom he turned his prodigious intellectual and literary abilities and his convoluted, ironic wit; these were:
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