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Unformatted text preview: RN 101 Essay Assignment #1 Due at the beginning of class on Monday, February 11, 2008 How to write your first discussion paper: 1. Select a small section of biblical text (roughly ten verses) from Genesis or Exodus. The following passages suggest the desired length and focus. These are only suggestions; you may choose a passage you prefer. From Genesis, passages might include: 2:14-20 (curses), 11:1-9 (Babel), 16:7-15 (Hagars theophany), 18:9-15 (Sarahs laughter), 28:10-17 (Josephs dream), or 50:15-21 (Josephs assurance to his brothers). From Exodus, choices might include: 13:1-10 (the Passover), 33:12-16 (Gods sparing of Israel) or 33:17-23 (Moses seeing God). 2. When you choose your text, look for something that you find interesting or problematic. This will help you to develop a clear thesis, i.e., what you think is really at stake in this passage and what would be missing from the Bible if the passage were deleted or forgotten. Although your personal convictions are missing from the Bible if the passage were deleted or forgotten....
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2008 for the course RN 101 taught by Professor Hawkins during the Spring '08 term at BU.
- Spring '08