At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to:
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1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 and 1 Corinthians
|Post||Initial reply to discussion question||Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT|
|Post||Responses to at least two classmates||Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT|
|Submit||Exegesis Paper||Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT|
Students must complete an exegesis of a passage from teh New Testament. Exegesis means to expound upon a text, to unpack a text of its many meanings. Elements of various types of criticism will be employed to develop further one's ability to interpret the Bible. Please respond to the following items as you exegete the assigned passages from the Bible.
A draft of the exegesis is due in Module 4 with the final paper due in Module 6. This paper should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words in length. Please use MLA format. The draft is worth 6% of the course grade and is due in Module 4; the final paper is worth 20% of the course grade and is due in Module 6.
Follow the outline below and answer the questions in each section using recommended sources. Keep the outline headings below as the subheadings of your exegesis.
a. Literary Criticism
b. Theological Analysis
Some of the ideas above are adopted from A Guide to Biblical Exegesis by G. Landes and W. Wink.
Document your exegesis carefully. Include sections of the assignment outline as subheadings for your paper. Be sure to use some material from the course bibliography for your exegesis, especially the Biblical Reference Books.