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 18 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)


For review


1. Materials covered through 17 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. 15

review the main doctrines covered and the significant issues related to them
e.g., know how Reformed approach to theology is Augustinian (ch. 1)

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: