Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.

Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question. Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows. It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.

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The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.

  1. What was the effect of the Protestant Reformation? (*)
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  3. What idea does the Lutheran theological tradition emphasize?
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  5. When were Martin Luther’s (1483 – 1546) 95 Theses nailed to the door of the Church in Wittenberg?
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  7. What defined Luther’s theology of Church-State relations? To what did it lead?
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  9. To what did Jean Calvin (1509 – 1564) attribute primary authority? (*)
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  11. Which denominational traditions are identified as “Reformed” or “Presbyterian”?
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  13. What did Ulrich Zwingli (1484 – 1531) argue to be the sole basis of truth? What authority did he therefore reject? (*)
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  15. What were the two main theological directions leading to new Denominations of (Protestant) Christianity?
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  17. Which of these spread to France, the Netherlands, Hungary, England, and Scotland?
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  19. Why was the Reformed tradition called “Presbyterian” in Britain?
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  21. When and where were Unitarian tracts first published?
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  23. What did Luther argue concerning women?
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  25. How did Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) experience the presence of God?
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  27. In Teresa’s Interior Castle how is the “unitive state” described?
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  29. In what way was John Wycliffe (1320 – 1384) a precursor of Luther?
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  31. What represents a compromise between Catholic and Protestant theologies?
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  33. What was the most problematic commitment of the Puritans?
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  35. To whom do Congregationalists accord the ultimate authority to manage Church affairs?
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  37. Which became the largest American Protestant denomination?
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  39. What were reconfigurations of worship spaces and movement of altars designed to communicate?

 

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