SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS:.
(up to 20 pts each)
(A) Considering the metaphor of Christianity being like a “River of God,” write essay listing and explaining some of the contributing factors and individuals that contributed to the early growth of Christianity.
(B) Considering the radical pluralism of the world in which Christianity began, explain some of the ways that Christianity sought to maintain its boundaries.
(C) Was Jesus of Nazareth revolutionary? Besides the Jesus of faith (miracles, etc), in what ways might Jesus be considered a rebel, or revolutionary, considering the world in which he lived?
(D) Think of that happy man in a boat–more notably a sail boat. Could you explain the significance of this metaphor and some significant dynamics of Roman Catholic Christianity and first force Christianity?