Topic review tool
This topic review is a tool designed to prepare students for the Topic 3 Quiz. Instructors will grade the topic review for completion. Save the topic review to your computer and submit when complete.
When completing this review, answers should be in your own words or quoted with quotation marks, and be drawn from one of the course readings (textbook and lecture referenced below), or other sources listed in the syllabus. Outside sources, including internet sites, are not acceptable. When quoting and paraphrasing, include all authors’ last names for citations that have multiple authors. For quoted citations, be sure to include the page or paragraph number(s).
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1. Summarize Isaiah 59:1-2.
2. The textbook and lecture make mention of Judges 21:25, “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (ESV). This is a common refrain in Scripture (Deut. 12:8; Prov. 12:15; 26:12). What does this refrain indicate about the spiritual state of the people?
3. What is the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 known as, and what does it mean?
4. A main idea, according to the textbook, is that the history of humanity is characterized by a departure from what?
5. Which book of the Bible begins with the story of Moses?
6. What kind of prayer is found in Nehemiah 9, and how does it contrast God and the people?
7. Although created in the image of God, humanity became sinful by nature after the fall. How extensively does this original sin or depravity affect us according to Romans 3:10-23?
8. How did the fall (sin of Adam and Eve) affect the world according to Genesis 3:16-19?
9. What metaphor does the textbook use to describe idolatry?
10. According to the textbook, what was the primary message of the Old Testament prophets?
11. List the names of Israel’s first three kings.
12. After Israel divided into the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom, the southern kingdom of Judah endured much longer but eventually fell to what nation?
13. According to the textbook, the Wisdom literature (Job through Ecclesiastes) has what central theme?
14. According to this topic’s assigned reading, “The Mystery of Original Sin: We Don’t Know Why God Permitted the Fall, but We Know All Too Well the Evil and Sin That Still Plague Us,” by Shuster, what is the problem with the world?
15. According to that same Shuster article, why might God want us “to believe, trust, and obey him even when there is not a reason to do so that we can wrap our minds around”?
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Diffey, D. (2015). Departure from wisdom. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Available from http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2015/the-beginning-of-wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-thought-and-life_ebook_2e.php
Lecture 3. (2017). CWV-101: Christian Worldview. Phoenix, AZ: Grand Canyon University.