Thl- Chapt 7 questions

Thl- Chapt 7 questions - ECTGQ7 Name Michael Lepri R.I....

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ECTGQ7 Name Michael Lepri R.I. Wilken. Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God Chapter 7: The Reasonableness of Faith Guide Questions 1. Does the statement by St. Augustine (Nothing would remain stable . . . ) seem reasonable to you? The statement by St. Augustine seems reasonable because no room is left for any type of faith 2. What charge was often leveled against Christians by Roman pagans? The charge often leveled against Christians by Roman pagans is that they never gave arguments for what they believe 3. What did the philosophes seek to do? The Philophes sought to liberate reason from its bondage to religious faith 4. Why does Wilken think that these critics of Christianity are mistaken? Wilken thinks that these critics of Christianity are mistaken because their argument represents only passing acquaintance with early Christian literature and little knowledge of the Dialogue between Christianity and Greek and Roman thinkers that lasted for six centuries 5. Why can Christian thought not be so easily dismissed by its detractors? Christian thought is not easily dismissed by detractors because the church attracted gifted thinkers from Roman society and had their writings become the object of serious criticism by the best philosophical minds of the day 6. What universal desire does Origen attribute to human beings? To search out the cause of things 7. What are two of the natural desires implanted in human beings by God? -- A desire to know the truth of things -- A desire to know the design of those things which we perceive to have been made by God 8. For Christianity, what is necessary to know the truth about God? Faith 9. What verb is used by Christians to designate that they have faith? Believe 10. What is the most common way of referring to the Christian religion and its people? 1
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The faithful 11. For early Christians what comes first, reason or faith? Faith Trustworthy Witnesses 12. What did the Manichees emphasize regarding their faith, reason or Scripture and tradition?
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