2) What two reasons are mentioned in 54 for people becoming attached to certain ideas?
3) What is the main distinction noted in 55 between different minds?
4) According to Bacon in 57, what is the main fault with the philosophy of Leucippus and Democritus?
5) In your own words, what does Bacon think is wrong with Aristotle's philosophy?
6) If Bacon were to put himself into one of the two categories in 55, which one would it be? Why?
7) In both 55 and 56, Bacon warns against going to extremes. How does he suggest doing it?
8. What purpose does the advice in 58 serve?
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
2) At what point does the psalmist change from speaking of the Lord as a shepherd to viewing Him as a host preparing a feast?
3) Why would the Lord's (shepherd's) rod and staff comfort the psalmist (sheep)?
4) Why is it significant that the table is prepared "in the presence of rnine enemies"?
2) Why does the younger son return home? What does he intend to say to his father?
3) How does the father react to the younger son?
4) Why is the older son angry? How does his father answer the complaint?
5) From the limited evidence given in the parable, how repentant do you think the younger son is?
6) Why is the father happy rather than unhappy at the sight of his younger son?
7) To what extent do you think the older son is justified in being angry at the treatment given his brother?
2) The sentence beginning "Charity suffereth long" describes the nature of charity. What does charity do? What does it not do?
3. This passage is a letter to the Corinthians. In it Paul advises them to prepare for the coming perfect times with God. What analogy does he use to make his point clear?
4) Knowing what Paul means by charity is vital to an understanding of the passage. He does not mean "human kindness" or "doing good." What does the word charity mean, as Paul uses it?
5) Given this definition of charity, how do faith and hope relate to charity? Why is charity "the greatest of these"?
6) Find two uses of parallelism. Does the use of parallelism make the writing more or less effective? Explain.