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.
Pages 200 – 226:
The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.
- What matters more for religious thinkers persuaded by Darwin’s discoveries? (*)
- What and when was the first “Great Awakening”? Why might it be called “paradoxical”?
- Which two movements had their roots in the third “Great Awakening” from 1858 – 1914?
- Who was Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758) and how did he die?
- What was the situation with the majority of revivalist preachers and the people who filled their tent meetings?
- Why did the training of indigenous clergy in Asia decline?
- What is said to be the most disturbing example of the collaboration between colonial governments and churches?
- What are the three schools of thought said to have shaped the drama of denominational splitting?
- On what is the emphasis placed in Friedrich Schleiermacher’s (1768 – 1834) atonement theology?
- What did the 18th and 19th centuries witness? (*)
- How does Fletcher describe “The Quest for the Historical Jesus”? (*)
- What five point became the defining commitments of fundamentalism?
- What did Walter Rauschenbusch (1861 – 1918) argue about “realizing the kingdom of God”? (*)
- On what do liberation theologies focus?
- For what is Dorothy Day (1897 – 1980) being considered?
- What does Fletcher point out regarding the ordination of women and women’s suffrage?
- Did the Churches reinforce the status quo or demand changes in cases of injustice and oppression? (*)
- What principle animated social resistance in cases where a significant proportion of the population was not accorded basic human rights? (*)
- When did the Catholic Church prohibit the use of birth control?
- Who is Jorge Bergoglio (b. 1936)?
- What is the case regarding agendas for social justice and being in communion? (*)
- What was an important item on the agenda of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965)?
- When did most distinct denominations of Christianity come into existence?
- Where do the largest numbers of Christian missionaries today come from and where are they sent?
- What is one of the greatest opportunities and challenges that characterizes the contemporary religious landscape?
- What does Christianity carry with it as it moves into the future?