You are required to write a thematic paper that traces one of the biblical themes discussed in the course. The paper should be 1000-2000 words in length and follow MLA style. Choose one of the options below:
Option A. Trace one of the biblical themes from the list below noting developments of that theme in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Show how New Testament writers reinterpreted the theme. Show the continuity in the development of the theme as well as any changes in meaning. Note any areas of disputed understanding. This paper must be accompanied by an outline.
Length: 1000-2000 words.
1.) Justice 2.) Love 3.)Jerusalem
4.)Wrath 5.)Christ 6.)Son of God
7.)Lord 8.)Priest 9.)Prophet
10.)Servant 11.)Son of Man 12.)Shepherd
13.)Chosen People 14.) Kingdom of God 15.)Elijah
16.)Righteousness 17.)Faith 18.)Obedience
19.)Redemption 20.)Salvation 21.)Resurrection 22.)Law 23.)Death 24.)Passover
25.)Sin 26.)Repentance or 27.) Compassion
See the course Doc Sharing area for a bibliography for source material. Be sure to use some of those biblical reference books in the bibliography for your paper, especially those by Bauer, Buttrick, Freedman, Kittel and Friedrich, Leon-Dufour, McKenzie, and Sackenfeld. Avoid using other sources found on the Internet unless cleared in advance with the instructor. Publically available digital sources may not always be of high quality. The paper needs to be well documented. Be certain to distinguish between paraphrase and quotation.
Describe the intended audiences (readers) for the Gospels according to Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. Show how specific words and/or passages in each Gospel imply particular audiences.
See the course Doc Sharing area for a bibliography for source material. Be sure to use some of those biblical reference books in the bibliography for your paper, especially Brown. You may find an EBSCO search using the online library resources to be helpful. Limit your search to full-text and peer-reviewed articles. You may also search GOOGLE BOOKS (not just GOOGLE) to access published books online; document the information from those books as books including author, title, publisher, date, and page numbers. The paper needs to be well documented. Be certain to distinguish between paraphrase and quotation.