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Varieties of Early Christianity Exam #2 Dr. Denova Multiple Choice Circle the correct LETTER (2 points each) *Correct answers in bold 1. The writings of the Church Fathers that attacked Judaism are collectively known as: a. Gnostic literature b. Heretical literature c. Adversos literature 2. Justin Martyr was able to claim the Jewish Scriptures for Christians through the literary device of: a. Logic b. Allegory c. Divination 3. In his “Dialogue with Trypho”, Justin argued that: a. God showed favoritism to the Jews, and that he was bound by His own law b. With the correct understanding of scripture, it can be seen that Christ was pre-existent throughout all the stories of Jewish Scripture c. Greco-Roman philosophy is better than Scripture
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4. Justin’s “proof” that Jews were replaced as the “chosen” of God’s covenant could be demonstrated by: a. The fact that Rome was persecuting Jews in addition to Christians b. The fact that God had let their Temple be destroyed by Rome c. The fact that there were very few Jews left in the Empire by the second century 5. One of the reasons that Justin and others argued for Christian ownership of Jewish Scripture was: a. The Church Fathers argued consistently for the new Christian movement to follow all the Law of Moses b. Without the Jewish Scriptures, Christian teachings held no value at all c. Rome did not generally tolerate “new” religions: Christianity needed to provide “ancient roots” 6. Some early Christian literature claimed that Christians only need to follow the first ten commandments of God because: a. The number ten has mystical significance b. These are the ones originally given to the Jews by God, but then they were punished with additional rules after the golden calf incident c. Jesus had claimed that true believers only needed the “ten” for the Christian life 7. Around 135 CE, the emperor Hadrian forced a second Jewish revolt by: a. His official recognition of Christianity as a legitimate religion b. Banning the practice of circumcision throughout the Empire c. Marching Roman troops into Jerusalem and taking over the Temple 8. As a result of the second Jewish revolt: a. Christians were able to confiscate the “holy” sites in Jerusalem, as Jews were exiled from the city
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b. Judaism as a religion was totally destroyed c. Rome came to appreciate the nuances of differences between Christians and Jews 9. Collectively, Gnostic Christians in the second-century advocated a view in which: a. Salvation could be accomplished only through the hierarchy of the church b. Salvation was an unattainable goal c. Salvation was a individual matter 10. Gnostic groups promoted the idea that: a. Everything in the material universe was created as a gift from God b. Everything in the material universe was evil c. Everything in the material universe worked in harmony with the soul 11. According to the Gnostics, Christ: a. Did not become human b. Was simply a magician c. Was never divine 12. The concept of resurrection for Gnostics consists of:
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