|Introduction (p 11-20)
1. The ultimate goal of all pastoral counseling is to help distressed
c. the divine image.
Part I: The Image of God in the Judeao-Christian Tradition (p 21-73)
2. Human beings are created for
b. individual fulfillment.
3. The author views “procreativity” as
a. conceiving children through sexual union.
b. the capacity to conceive children through sexual union.
c. the intent to conceive children through sexual union.
d. all men and women intentionally seeking each other’s well-being.
The Yahwist’s tradition is characterized by
a. closeness with God.
b. life from dust.
5. Lettie’s life seemed noticeably enriched after
a. she joined an incest recovery group.
b. she confronted her childhood abuser.
c. she began medication for paranoid schizophrenia.
d. the pastor asked her to consider forgiving whomever had done
Part II: The God We Want and the God Who Is (p 75-117)
6. The author defines being made in the image of God as
a. an original perfection that we lost through disobeying God.
b. becoming more and more like God through loving others.
c. the monistic view that we are now what God intended for us to be.
d. having capacities, such as freedom and reasoning, for self-fulfillment.
7. Which of the following is the most convincing experience of
a. Intellectual assent to the doctrine of Christ’s atonement.
b. Annual celebrations of religious holy days.
c. Seeing approval, delight and affection on God’s face toward us.
d. Re-telling the story of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
8. The purpose of transitional objects is to
a. promote dependency upon sources of love and nurture.
b. create the notion or idea of God.
c. provide comfort during situations of high separation anxiety.
d. none of the above.
9. _______ viewed religious beliefs as fantasies that prevent people
from coming to terms with how things really are.
a. powerfully enhance communication and closeness with God.
b. are the same as signs.
c. are less powerful than literalism.
d. are less powerful than words.
Part III: Theology in Pastoral Counseling: The Difference it Makes
11. The type of help that the author recommends for Joy is
a. long-term, intensive individual and group psychotherapy.
b. short-term hospitalizations during suicidal periods.
c. congregational care-givers who expect Joy to get better after a long period of time.
d. medications for her psychotic episodes.
12. Roger’s pastor simplistically concluded that most of his problems occurred because of
b. a job loss.
c. dishonest financial schemes.
d. a gambling sickness.
13. The author identified Oliver’s “sickness in his own soul” as
a. years of alcoholism and drug abuse.
b. assuming too much responsibility for the survival of his heart surgery patients.
c. his problems with anger and lack of self-control.
d. his self-doubts and sense of fragility.
14. The author believes that
a. all shame is destructive.
b. our capacity to feel shame should be anesthetized.
c. shame is an unnecessary restriction upon individual freedoms.
d. shame can be an effective regulator of behavior (i.e. as a parent’s substitute for spanking).
15. Dorothy was soothed by
a. a church service.
b. a hymn.
c. her pastor’s countenance.
d. a friend.