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Humanities 2 Professor Bradley Root Spring 2009 Writing Assignment #2: Christianity Note: Evidence for your essay must be based only on the assigned texts. 1. Paul's letters are written to communities (such as Rome and Corinth) as a way to teach members of the Jesus movement how to become better Christians. Is a religious community necessary for someone to lead a Christian life? What does Paul say about this issue? Are the Gospel writers consistent with Paul on the importance of community? Using Paul and one of the assigned Gospel writers (you must choose either Matthew, Mark or John), write a thesis-based essay in which you compare or contrast the authors’ views on the significance of community in Christianity. 2. In the three Gospels we have read Jesus' teachings frequently focus on sin and sinners. In 1 Corinthians and Romans, Paul offers a radical reinterpretation of the nature
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Unformatted text preview: of sin. Would the Gospel writers agree with Paul's treatment of sinners? Would Paul agree with the Gospels' understanding of sin? Do Paul and the Gospel writers agree about what causes sin? Using Paul and one of the assigned Gospel writers (you must choose either Matthew, Mark or John), write a thesis-based essay in which you compare or contrast the authors' views about sin and sinners. As usual in Humanities, your paper should provide evidence and argument for a clear thesis. One test of an argument is its ability to withstand a plausible counter-argument. Your essay must take account of the most plausible counter-argument to your thesis and must respond adequately to it. Length: 5 pages. Due: In lecture, 13 May Wednesday. Please hand your essay to your section teacher before lecture. You will also need to turn in an electronic copy to Tunritin.com....
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