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I will be grading this writing assignment based on:

For this writing assignment you will incorporate one quotation from each of the three following sources:
Bereshit / “Genesis”
Armstrong “In the Beginning” (34-73 & 117-119) – Content folder week 4
Wiesel “Messengers of God” (3-32, Adam) – Content folder week 4
As these sources have overlapping material in both general and specific ways, what you write about, specifically, is up to you…and that is what I am most interested in reading:
Compose a critical examination from your reflexive lens how both Armstrong and Wiesel contribute to subjective textual interpretation.
I will be grading this writing assignment based on:
The clarity of your writing
Utilizing brevity to focus your observations
Successfully incorporating one quotation from each source in MLA format

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You cannot complete this leadership biography assignment without having completed the “biography project/biography selection” assignment in week 2.)

One of the most effective ways to learn about Christian leadership is to read biographies of other Christian leaders and to reflect on what they have to teach us about how to live and minister.
This assignment is designed to provide you this opportunity.
For this assignment, read the biography of a Christian leader (chosen in Week 2) and write a paper according to the rubric below. (Please follow the instructions there for the selection of that biography. You cannot complete this Leadership Biography assignment without having completed the “Biography Project/Biography Selection” assignment in Week 2.)

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Title (page) the passage that you are exegeting,the course title(bi 2318 unstanding the bible)the professors name the date submitted and my name.(main idea and outline)identify the passage then summarize the main idea of the passage in the sentence next present a full outline of your passage showing how the main idea unfolds for each main point of your outline show in parentheses which main verses correspond all of the verses of your outline show in parenthses which main verses correspond all verses should

This is a Exegertical Research paper is to be typed using double spacing a twelve point font and one inch margins.The minimum lenth is nine pages (excluding the title page and the bibliography) citations should be referenced in accordance with the guidelines of A christians writers manuel , A Manuels for writers of term paper . Title (page) the passage that you are exegeting,the course title(BI 2318 Unstanding The Bible)The Professors Name the date submitted and my name.(Main Idea and Outline)Identify the passage Then summarize the main idea of the passage in the sentence next present a full outline of your passage showing how the main idea unfolds for each main point of your outline show in parentheses which main verses correspond All of the verses of your outline show in parenthses which main verses correspond all verses should be included in the main idea(Introduction 1/2 to 1 page) This paragragh should gain the readers attention and introduce the main idea of the passage ( context 1t2pages) this part consists of two sections first brief discussion of the historical cultural context of the book what do the reader need to know about the biblical author the orginal audience and their world in order to grasp the meaning second discuss the literary context of your passage describe the authors flow of thought in the book discuss how the passage fits into and contributes to the flow of thought pat attention to how your passage relates to passage (content at least 5 Pages)Bibliography 1 Page) Present a formal bibliography of the sources you cite in the paper list the books

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Major themes and theological message e.)

The students will write a critical introduction to a book of Bible. Each student will select a biblical book, read it in its entirety, and research its historical background, literary structure, major themes, place in the biblical storyline, and theological message. Students should cite at least 6 non-internet, academic sources (books, journal articles, etc.). The paper should be 6-10 pages long (Times New Roman, 12-point font with 1” margins all around) and should include a bibliography (which is not counted toward the page total). The paper should contain the following sections: a.) Critical Issues (author, date, provenance, occasion, sources, etc.) b.) Literary structure (two-level outline the major sections of the book and then a 1-2 paragraph summary) c.) Place in the storyline of the Bible (use Roberts here) d.) Major themes and theological message e.) Personal reflection on the book Suggested resources: ESV Study Bible, New International Commentary on the Old Testament, New International Commentary on the New Testament, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology

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Your essay should draw on the readings we have done this semester on the interpretation of the new testament.

In an essay of about 5 pages, write an interpretation of Matthew 25:31–46 that sets
forth your position on the issue of the relationship of Christians with those of other
world religions. Your essay should draw on the readings we have done this semester on
the interpretation of the New Testament. Better essays show comprehensive
knowledge by drawing from several sources. You are not required to use outside
sources, but you may wish to do so if you also include our class texts. All quotations and
paraphrases should be correctly notated and cited. Include full bibliographic citations
for outside materials, including materials on Matthew 25:31–46 and the statement in
the document “Light of the Nations” (Lumen Gentium).
Your essay should include these 2 parts:
1. Set forth your own position on the interpretation of Matthew 25:31–46. Does
Matthew indicate the parameters for an individual to enter the kingdom of heaven, and
if so, precisely what are they?
2. Write an intelligent analysis of the parable of the last judgment in Matthew that uses
interpretive tools you have learned this semester. Apply your results to the specific issue
of the salvation of those of other faiths as addressed in the document “Light of the
Nations.”

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I would like an annotated bibliography on a religious community called the dawoodi bohras.

I would like an annotated bibliography on a religious community called the Dawoodi Bohras. I will provide a preliminary list of citations but would like for the researcher to find and add more.

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Basic requirements

Many of us struggle with work, asking questions like these: Why do we work? Is our work meaningful? At the same time, many of us struggle with work/rest balance, asking questions like these: How much should I work? How much must I work? What do I do when I don’t work? What will I do when I retire form work?
This project, a PowerPoint slide show, challenges you to address one of the following three questions:
How does my understanding of dignity inform what I think is meaningful work?
How does my understanding of dignity inform what I think is meaningful rest (time off from work – what Heschel and Berry call “sabbath”)?
How does my understanding of dignity inform how I think work and rest (“sabbath”) inform each other?
Basic Requirements
Four groups of three slides (13 slides in total), structured in the follow ways:
First Group: Introductory Slides: Slide 1 should be an image that represents your PowerPoint show; also include your name. Slide two: present the question you’ve chosen along with one or more images that enhance the question. Slide three: present your “thesis” (your answer to the question) in one sentence, along with one or more images that enhance the thesis.
Second Group: Your understanding of dignity, drawing on one or more sources that we read together in Modules 1-3. Include one or more images that enhance the slides.
Third Group: Your understanding of work or rest or the interplay of work and rest (depends on which question you chose: 1, 2, or 3), drawing on the appropriate source (s): Berry, Heschel, Or, and/or Sayers. Include one or more images that enhance the slides.
Fourth Group: Making the connection between the second group and the third group. This set of slides should bring you back to your thesis. Include one or more images that enhance the slides.
Final Slide (#13): Works Cited/References
Rules for Power Points
Less is better!
For this course, do not use hypertext links to files/pages/videos. SpeedGSpeedGrader cannot read URLs. In other environments (e.g. presenting at work place where your Pp can access the internet), hypertext links might be a great idea.
You will also engage in peer review on this assignment. If you complete the PPT on time, your PPT will be assigned to one of your classmates for review, and you will be assigned to review one of your classmates’ PPT. Attend carefully to the due dates. You must submit the PPT both here and in the peer review assignment, due at the same time.
See Composing PPTs for great resources on composing PowerPoints.

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Do you find taunton’s arguments download taunton’s arguments convincing or not?

Taunton is a Christian and Tayler is an atheist who writes in response to Taunton’s article about college nonbelievers. In a well-organized essay of between 300 and 500 words, consider the following:
Do you find Taunton’s arguments Download Taunton’s arguments convincing or not? Explain!
Do you find Tayler’s objections Download Tayler’s objections to Taunton convincing or not? Explain!

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If we assume that it was eventually inevitable that europeans and amerindians would eventually come into contact in some fashion, it is likely that in any scenario, they would have experience religious conflict.

Some religions consider evangelization or missionary activity to be an important part of devotion to God. Christianity and Islam are both considered to be ‘missionary religions.’ Even in the new world, both Aztecs and Incas required their conquered subjects to worship their conqueror’s deities, although the subject people were allowed to add them to their own native pantheons. If we assume that it was eventually inevitable that Europeans and Amerindians would eventually come into contact in some fashion, it is likely that in any scenario, they would have experience religious conflict. Write an essay evaluating the efforts of Catholic missionaries (Franciscans, Dominicans, Jesuits, etc.) to spread the faith among the conquered Amerindian peoples. Keep in mind examples of mercy and justice, as well as cruelty and exploitation by Spanish priests. Using examples from the readings, primary documents and films in this course, develop an argument criticizing or defending the overall missionary endeavor in its efforts to convert native Americans to the “true faith” and to protect them from oppression and exploitation by Spanish colonists and conquistadores. Did Catholic missionaries mitigate the horrors of disease, slavery and conquest? Or did they exacerbate the destruction? Keep in mind Justo González’ idea of the two faces of Christianity in Latin America. Make use of counter-examples. Do NOT make an argument based on twenty-first century values. Make your argument based on the given nature of the fifteenth and sixteenth century worldviews, historical context and economic realities. Make a sincere effort to avoid anachronisms. Preparation Review the first three chapters of the textbook dealing with the “conquest” and evangelization of the Americas. Consider pro- and con- examples from Black Robe and The Mission. Read the primary source document from Penyak and Petry “Penyak PART III Conversion” as preparation for writing this essay Penyak PART III Conversion primary source readings-1.pdf Review the J. González text, chapter 2: “The Arrival of Christianity.” Writing Instructions Write a well-organized essay with a minimum of 1,000 to 1,200 words (4 to 5 pages double-spaced) in which you address the following: PROMPT: Analyze and discuss the material that has been assigned, and address the following statement: “Despite some examples of harsh or cruel missionary activity, many, if not most Catholic missionaries sincerely had the best interests of the Amerindians at heart.” Discuss if you agree or disagree with the statement. ALTERNATE PROMPT: Analyze and discuss the material that has been assigned, and address the following statement: “Despite possible good intentions of some Catholic missionaries, most missionary work enhanced the oppression and suffering of Amerindians.” Discuss if you agree or disagree with the statement.

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How might those behaviors and resulting cultures differ (or not) from those involving non-christian from an ethical perspective?

pelase reply to the attached discussion
4 sources must be within last five years
1 must be biblical ( the bible)
APA Format
Discuss how both as Christian leaders and followers we are called to ethical behavior.
How could those Christian leader and follower behaviors influence the building of an ethical organizational culture?
How might those behaviors and resulting cultures differ (or not) from those involving non-Christian from an ethical perspective? Incorporate the results of your Ethics Audit to discuss the principles within your organization or if not the member of an organization, use an organization with which you are familiar.