STUDY GUIDE FOR ADDITIONAL READING ASSIGNMENT 2
John Gresham Machen, The Literature and History of New Testament Times, chapters 14-26, pages 73-143.
Answer the following review questions:
14.1 According to Machen, what are some possible reasons that Paul did not want to take John Mark with him on the second missionary journey?
14.2 How long did the first missionary journey take?
14.3 The people of Lystra identified Paul and Barnabas with _______.
15.1 Does the author think that Galatians 2:1-10 is an account of the same visit of Paul to Jerusalem as the visit for the council which is described in Acts 15:1-29?
15.2 Who were the "Judaizers"?
16.1 Why did Paul have Timothy circumcised, but refused to have Titus circumcised?
16.2 What was the Stoics' view of God?
16.3 What was the Epicureans' view of God?
16.4 What did Paul use as his starting point for his speech at the Areopagus in Athens?
17.1 List the groups of New Testament epistles, according to Machen, and note the names of each epistle that belong to each group.
17.2 What theme occupies a central place in Paul's letters to the Thessalonians?
18.1 What was the main purpose of Paul's letter to the Galatians?
18.2 According to Paul in Galatians, what was the main purpose of the law?
19.1 What problems are issues that Paul deals with in his first letter to the Corinthians?
20.1 What is the key theme of 2 Corinthians?
21.1 The key theme of the first eight chapters of Romans is:
21.2 As Paul clarifies in his letter to the Romans, what does justification by faith mean?
22.1 According to the author, did Paul return to Ephesus after his visit with the elders recorded in Acts 20?
22.2 Who continued to be the head of the Jerusalem church until he was martyred?
23.1 What are the two key themes of the epistles of the third group of epistle, the epistles of the first imprisonment?
23.2 How does Paul express the work of Christ in Colossians?
24.1 According to the author, was Ephesians written to address any particular problems?
24.2 Ephesians is strikingly similar to what other epistle?
24.3 According to Ephesians, what was the first cause of our salvation?
25.1 In Philippians, what does Paul say about whether he would prefer to depart and be with Christ?
25.2 Does Philippians teach that when Christ became a man, he laid aside his divine attributes?
26.1 Which letters of Paul are called the "Pastoral Epistles"?
26.2 What is the main theme of the Pastoral Epistles?