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REL 110 RS: Emergence of Christianity (Imperato)

Directions

Choose just one of the two options below to complete this assignment.

Option A

Identify any historical purpose(s) behind the writing of Luke’s Gospel, Acts of the Apostles, and John’s Gospel. Include a reference to any historical factor mentioned in the recommended sources that may have triggered the writing of Luke’s Gospel, Acts of the Apostles, and John’s Gospel as well as references to statements within those three.    A historical factor is one a historian would recognized whether the historian has religious faith or not.    Class lesson material can be used in addition to the recommended sources. Include at least one historical factor and at least one reference to each Gospel studied. Restrict your resources to those below as well as any information within the course modules and textbook. Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 350-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the appropriate Dropbox

For John, use these resources

Option B

Explain how and why Luke may have edited Mark’s Gospel. Use the following two sets of passages to support your claim.

According to course materials (Bible, textbook, digital materials linked below, etc.):

1. How and why would Luke have edited Mark 14:3-9 contrasted with Luke 7:36-50?

2. How and why would Luke have edited Mark 3:31-35 contrasted with Luke   8:19-21?

Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 350-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the appropriate Dropbox