APOL 500 Exam 2

APOL 500 Exam 2 Liberty University

Set 1

  1. Based on his analysis and description of the laws of logic, Groothuis probably thinks that for Christian truth claims to be meaningful, the principle of noncontradiction must be universally applicable.
  2. According to Groothuis, what is the Christian apologist’s responsibility when it comes to addressing mysterious doctrines, such as the doctrine of the Trinity?
  3. Given his overall analysis of apologetic methods, which of the following seems to be one of Groothuis’s main points of criticism for Reformed Epistemology?
  4. According to Groothuis’s analysis of human nature, which of the following descriptions best fits his view of what human beings are?
  5. Because the Bible is the sole source of authority, Groothuis believes that we need not go any further than the Bible in examining how we know what we know, nor do we need to test any element of the Christian worldview that comes directly from the Bible.
  6. Based on Groothuis’s analysis, which of the following best represents what he means when he says that God is the ultimate reality?
  7. Which of the following most adequately defines the term “worldview,” according to Groothuis’s analysis and usage of that term?
  8. According to Groothuis, Christians believe that the God of the Bible has revealed himself as male – a fact that is reflected in the use of masculine pronouns and the title “Father.”
  9. According to Groothuis’s analysis, what was the origin of the rapid development and thriving of science?
  10. Given Groothuis’s analysis of Biblical teaching about homosexuality, which of the following would he most likely recommend as the proper response to homosexuality in our culture today?
  11. Why does Groothuis suggest that postmodernist claims about truth are self-refuting, and therefore false?
  12. Groothuis probably thinks that evangelicals who have abandoned the correspondence view of truth have undermined apologetics, and would probably not be able to persuade people of other religions to believe that Christianity is true.
  13. According to the correspondence theory of truth, what is the “truth maker” for Jesus’ claim, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me” (Jn 14:6)?
  14. Which of the following best represents Groothuis’s view of why studiousness is better than curiosity?
  15. According to Groothuis, an obsession with diversion (such as various forms of sport and entertainment) always hinders the search for truth.
  16. Which of the following best represents why Groothuis thinks that successfully finding truth leads to humility rather than arrogance?
  17. According to Groothuis, since Islam is just as prudentially charged as Christianity, and each religion makes a clear and specific promise of eternal life for its followers.
  18. According to Groothuis, Pascal was mainly advising others to treat God as a means to the end of escaping hell and inheriting eternal life.
  19. Which of the following best represents the main reason Groothuis thinks that prudential “wagering” faith is not to be rejected?
  20. Which of the following best represents Groothuis’s response to the ‘biblical omission’ argument against natural theology?
  21. Which of the following is a key feature of a posteriori theistic arguments?
  22. Groothuis believes that there are few arguments – including those based on natural theology – that can lead a majority of people to agree with the position defended by the argument.
  23. One of Groothuis’s main criticisms of Hick’s negative description of the Real is that Hick exhausts the logical possibilities in each category named, while at the same time asserting that none of the qualities apply to the Real.
  24. According to Groothuis’s analysis, which of the following statements best represents the position of the inclusivists.
  25. According to Groothuis, other religions do not contain any truth.
  26. Which of the following seems to be the most significant issue regarding Islam that requires the attention of the apologist, and is the main issue that Groothuis addresses in his chapter on Islam and apologetics?
  27. According to Groothuis, which of the following represents the Muslim’s best argument for affirming that Jesus was a prophet of Allah while simultaneously holding to doctrines that contradict Christianity?
  28. Based on Groothuis’s analysis which of the following seems to be the best reason to conclude that the Qur’an is not divinely inspired?
  29. In 3-4 sentences, describe why a defense of objective truth is important for apologetics, and why postmodern (and other) attempts to redefine or eliminate the concept of truth must be rejected.

Set 2

  1. Groothuis agrees with the idea espoused by fideism that faith is inversely related to logic and evidence. Therefore, he thinks that the more evidence and logic we have, the less we need faith.
  2. Based on his analysis and description of the laws of logic, Groothuis probably thinks that for Christian truth claims to be meaningful, the principle of noncontradiction must be universally applicable.
  3. Given his overall analysis of apologetic methods, which of the following best describes the approach that Groothuis takes in constructing an apologetic?
  4. According to Groothuis, all Christians are called to manifest truth and love whenever possible, no matter the cost.
  5. Because the Bible is the sole source of authority, Groothuis believes that we need not go any further than the Bible in examining how we know what we know, nor do we need to test any element of the Christian worldview that comes directly from the Bible.
  6. Based on Groothuis’s analysis, which of the following best represents what he means when he says that God is the ultimate reality?
  7. Which of the following best represents Groothuis’s understanding of the term “kingdom of God”?
  8. According to Groothuis, anti-intellectualism is a mistake, and no one should follow a religion that requires an abandonment of a rigorous intellectual life.
  9. According to Groothuis, Christians believe that the God of the Bible has revealed himself as male – a fact that is reflected in the use of masculine pronouns and the title “Father.”
  10. According to Groothuis’s analysis, what was the origin of the rapid development and thriving of science?
  11. According to the correspondence theory of truth, what is the “truth maker” for Jesus’ claim, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me” (Jn 14:6)?
  12. Groothuis probably thinks that evangelicals who have abandoned the correspondence view of truth have undermined apologetics, and would probably not be able to persuade people of other religions to believe that Christianity is true.
  13. Which of the following best expresses the “biblical view of truth,” according to Groothuis?
  14. Which of the following best represents Groothuis’s view of why studiousness is better than curiosity?
  15. According to Groothuis, an obsession with diversion (such as various forms of sport and entertainment) always hinders the search for truth.
  16. Which of the following best represents the reason that Groothuis thinks silence is beneficial for apologetics.
  17. According to Groothuis, since Islam is just as prudentially charged as Christianity, and each religion makes a clear and specific promise of eternal life for its followers.
  18. Which of the following best describes the way in which Groothuis thinks that prudence is applicable to apologetics?
  19. According to Groothuis, which of the following seems to best fit with the main point of Pascal’s famous wager?
  20. According to Groothuis’s analysis, the main point of the ‘noetic effects of sin argument’ against natural theology seems to be that human reason is so corrupted by sin that any attempt to prove God’s existence is hopeless.
  21. Which of the following best represents Groothuis’s response to the ‘religious irrelevance argument’ against natural theology?
  22. Groothuis believes that there are few arguments – including those based on natural theology – that can lead a majority of people to agree with the position defended by the argument.
  23. According to Groothuis’s analysis, which of the following statements seems best in capturing the teachings of the Bible, as they are applied to the inclusivism / particularism controversy?
  24. According to Groothuis, which of the following is a good way to analyze and compare different religious system to test and see if they are all expressions of the same reality, as the pluralist claims?
  25. Which of the following statements best represents Groothuis’s main response to the claims of pluralism as conveyed in the ‘blind men and the elephant’?
  26. According to Groothuis, which of the following represents the Muslim’s best argument for affirming that Jesus was a prophet of Allah while simultaneously holding to doctrines that contradict Christianity?
  27. The Qur’an indicates that the Old Testament and the four Gospels provide support for the truth of Islam.
  28. Which of the following seems to be the most significant issue regarding Islam that requires the attention of the apologist, and is the main issue that Groothuis addresses in his chapter on Islam and apologetics?
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