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Lee Hartkorn Rel 210 8/17/18 Module 8 Argument Summary paper 8: Reflection of Writing History of Interpretation The arguments that I made in my history of interpretation paper were based off the verse that I chose, 1 John 4:8, He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.” I chose this verse because in today’s society I have noticed a lack of love and lack of respect for one another. I wanted to explore the history of the verse and see how different theologians had interpreted it and the book of John during their time. My analysis focused on three different individuals, St. Augustine, St. Thomas and C.S. Lewis. I chose these three people because I thought their scripture interpretations provided good enough arguments for this particular verse and I could see how history has altered its meaning. I chose St Augustine because he contributed 124 tractates in his Gospel of John commentary. I chose St. Thomas because of his commentary of this gospel is still highly regarded today by modern theologians. Lastly, I chose C.S. Lewis because was very intriguing with all of his

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