Religion Self Tests 4-8

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Religion Self Tests Chapter 4-8 Chapter 4 1. The literary genre that best describes the Gospels is epic. history. ancient biography. none; the Gospels represent a unique genre. 2.Which of the following is not characteristic of the Gospels? The authors of the Gospels knew the stories of the Old Testament and were influenced by them. The Gospels are compilations of smaller literary forms, including genealogies, miracle stories, parables, and pronouncement stories. The Gospels employ a fictive style of narrative. The authors of the Gospels were detached from their subject matter and attempted to offer objective and balanced perspectives of Jesus. 3. In the Gospels, possession by an evil spirit (demon) causes people to become sinful or immoral. experience some sort of physical distress or disability. become incapable of salvation. all of the above 4. Which of the following is characteristic of parables? compare spiritual things with mundane realities sometimes function as riddles introducing an element of complication usually intended to make one basic point all of the above
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5. Which of the following is not true of miracles in the Gospels? Miracles in John’s Gospel are called “signs.” Miracles in the Synoptic Gospels are referred to as “power.” The most common response to miracles in the New Testament is disbelief. Miracles are sometimes intended to have a symbolic meaning. 6. Passion narratives are accounts of Jesus’ compassion for the crowds. love for and teaching to his disciples. arrest, trial, and crucifixion. birth. 7. The Synoptic Gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Matthew, Mark, and John. Mark, Luke, and John. Matthew, Luke, and John. 8. Which of the following is not true of “Q”? a source in the Two-Source Hypothesis a source discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls a source that contains sayings of Jesus a hypothetical source 9. Which Gospel do most scholars think was the first to be written?
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Matthew Mark Luke John 10. In the second century, a prominent Christian named Tatian produced the Diatessaron, which was a critique of the four Gospels, demonstrating their differences and inconsistencies. lectionary of the four Gospels, providing Gospel readings for worship services. commentary on the four Gospels, giving proper apostolic interpretations of Jesus’ life over against Gnostic interpretations. synthesis of the four Gospels, creating one extended narrative of Jesus’ life. Chapter 5 1. From reading the Gospel of Matthew, what can be surmised about its author? He is one of the original twelve disciples, writing in the decade after the time of Jesus. He is a Roman historian, living in Carthage and considering becoming a Christian. He is a Jewish Christian, perhaps even a converted rabbi or synagogue leader, writing a
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course REL 1005 taught by Professor Burkett during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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Religion Self Tests 4-8 - Religion Self Tests Chapter 4-8...

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