Midterm Exam

January 28, 2004 at 5:08 PM


Part I-10 minutes (3 points per term)

Identify each of the following persons/terms; be sure to mention their historical significance:




Part II--5 to 10 minutes (6 points)

In Jaroslav Pelikan's discussion of the iconoclastic controversy, what are two arguments that he mentions in the defense of icons, and two arguments that he mentions in opposition to icons? [note that these are to be arguments found in the Pelikan reading, not just from the class lectures]

Part III--25 to 30 minutes (25 points)

Choose one of the following two questions and answer it with an essay:

A. What role was played by each of the first 4 ecumenical councils in establishing the orthodox Christian position on who Jesus Christ was?

B. Early Christians argued that the pagan Greek writers and thinkers, as well as the Jews, were preparing the world for the coming of Jesus Christ. Explain the methods used by early Christians to make these arguments, and give one concrete example illustrating each method as it applied to the Jews and to the pagan Greeks.


So, that was the midterm I had today. I think I did well.

"don't open your eyes you won't like what you see  the devils of truth steal the souls of the free  don't open your eyes take it from me  i have found  you can find  happiness is slavery" -- Yes Trent, I am a slave to the cross. It's either that or be a slave to myself; I know which master is better, and you do too.