sacred text: the christain bible, topic: love
After you have chosen your text and topic and found your five verses that discuss your chosen topic, you are going to write your paper!
Your paper should be at least 1000 words long and should following this format:
1. Introductory Paragraph
Tell me about your topic and text – what is it and why did you choose it?
Tell me about your expectations – what were your assumptions or expectations about what the text would say about this topic? Did you have any previous experience with this topic or text?
2. Five Verses
Then you are going to include your 5 verses. Be sure to include the full text of the verse (the sentence or paragraph in which your topic is mentioned) and tell me where in the text it is from (book, section, chapter, and/or verse number).
For each verse I want you to write a 2-3 sentence interpretation of what you think that verse is saying about the topic. You could include information about the context of the verse in the sacred text or what you think the verse means.
3. Conclusion Paragraph
Overall, do you think that the scripture has a single teaching about your topic? What does your text ultimately say about your topic? Do you think that the sacred text has a consistent message about your topic? Or does it describe your topic differently in different verses?
How did your findings match up to your expectations? After finding and interpreting these passages, were your assumptions/expectations confirmed? Or did you find that the text said something very different about your topic from what you expected?
What did you learn overall about this religion from writing this paper?
Your paper should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, size 12 font.
You should include a link or bibliographic information for where you found your verses.