Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Essay Topics for Semester II

I am in the process of preparing the essay topics for next semester, and the following questions strike me as good topics for my undergrads:


What do we learn about Luke’s view of the Roman Empire from his portrayal of Roman officials?

“You don’t write a history of the church if you’re expecting the end of the world” – evaluate this statement in light of discussions about Luke’s eschatology.

Pauline Theology

According to Galatians 2:11-14, what happened at Antioch to cause Paul to react so strongly against Peter?

Evaluate arguments for and against Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Epistles.

Evaluate N.T. Wright's view of justification.

Jesus and the Gospels

Identify the role of women in Jesus’ ministry?

Did the hypothetical document called ‘Q’ actually exist?

Note: If any of my students are reading this blog, these essay topics are not yet official and are subject to change and review prior to the commencement of the course.

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