updated for fall 2011 (posted 11 Oct 2011)
Is it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?
No, they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.REL 212: midterm exam
The midterm exam will consist of the following:
1) terms (50%): identify 15 of 17 terms for which a brief description will be given (a list of all the terms will be provided)
2) short-answer questions (50%): you may be given some options from which to choose (more details the better; focus on being able to discuss the main issues covered so far)
1. Materials covered through 18 Oct (focus on significant issues, especially as presented and discussed in class):
Calvin, Institutes: memorize the definition of faith at the end of 3.2.7
Leith, Doctrine: through ch. 14; know how Reformed approach to theology is Augustinian (ch. 1); review the main doctrines covered and the significant issues related to them
Leith, Introduction: esp. Chalcedonian definition;
polity (e.g., Calvin's 5 great contributions); 4 principles of
Presbyterianism; 4 features of Calvin's liturgy
2. highlighted terms on the R-drive
3. Sample questions you should be ready to answer (see the R-drive file for more information & tips):
1) Explain Calvin’s understanding of baptism and circumcision. What are the meanings of each? How are they similar? How does Calvin understand the relationship between the old covenant and the new? What is Calvin’s understanding of infant baptism; what issues are at stake?
2) Identify and describe the characteristics of Presbyterian polity. Discuss how the US government reflects Reformed/Presbyterian principles.
3) Define the following concepts and discuss their inter-relationships: baptism, justification, prevenient grace, and sanctification.
4) Identify and describe significant characteristics or emphases of Reformed theology.
5) Identify and describe the characteristics of Reformed liturgy.
6) Show how the Trinitarian emphasis of Reformed theology relates to pietism, the so-called charismatic movements, and “Jesusology” (Leith, Introduction, 98).
7) What is TULIP? Identify and describe what it stands for.
8) List in what ways the Reformed tradition has influenced western culture; describe and discuss each.
9) What is Calvin’s understanding of creation and providence?
10) What is Calvin’s understanding of the function of creation and the Bible?
11) What is Calvin’s view of the law—include the three uses of the law?