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EDUC 746

Biblical Critique Assignment Instructions

Overview

During this course, you will complete 4 Biblical Critique Assignments (see chart below). For each critique, you will read, reflect, and respond to the assigned Bible character(s) and verses. Each Bible character(s) and verses correlate to a conflict. Studying these conflicts can help us understand how to honor God during conflict and seek reconciliation. The crux of this assignment is located in the Respond Section on the Biblical Critique Template.

Introduction

In order to complete each critique, you must utilize the Biblical Critique Template. Each critique must include an introduction and conclusion. Between the introduction and conclusion, you will complete three sections:
1. Read
2. Reflect
3. Respond

Read Section

In this section, you will read the assigned verses. After reading though the verses, reread the passage and note all the facts of the verses. In this section, you will not provide any personal analysis or critique. You will only list the facts straight from the Bible with the corresponding verse. You should aim for 10-15 facts from each passage. You must provide at least 10 facts, but less than 15 facts. This section on the template is a short chart. You must complete the chart on the template.

Reflect Section

In this section, you will reflect on the facts of the passage and reread the passage. This time, look for places in the passage that reveal the character of God and/or man, or point to Jesus. This section should not provide any personal analysis or critique, but should come straight from the Bible with corresponding verses to support where you found the character of God and/or man or point to Jesus. This section on the template is a short chart. You must complete the chart on the template.

Respond Section

In this section, you will reread the passage this time noting how this passage applies to the current world, your personal situation, and conflict resolution. This is where you provide your personal analysis and critique of the passage. Make sure you identify whether or not the character in the passage from the Bible honored God during the conflict and how this passage shows you how to honor God during the conflict. This section should be at least three complete paragraphs and must include support from your textbook and/or scholarly journal articles published in the last five years.
All Biblical Critique Assignments must follow current APA style. No direct quotes are permitted unless quoting from the Bible.
All Biblical Critique Assignments must utilize the assigned character and passages for each assigned module below:

Module: Week

Biblical Critique Character(s)

Biblical Critique Passages

Module 2: Week 2

David

2 Samuel 11

Module 4: Week 4

Moses

Exodus 2

Module 5: Week 5

Paul, Barnabas, and John (also known as Mark)

Acts 13: 1 – 13, Acts 15:36 – 41

Module 6: Week 6

Candidate’s Choice

Select the character and passages you want to critique.
If you are unfamiliar with biblical conflicts, you are welcome to select one of the options below:
· Israelites: Joshua 22:1 – 34
· Jacob and Esau: Genesis 25:19 – 34
· Abraham, Sarah and Hagar: Genesis 15 – 17, 21:1-21
· Cain and Abel: Genesis 4:1 – 12
· Hellenistic and Hebraic Jews: Acts 6: 1 – 7.
· Ananias: Acts 9: 1 – 22

BIBLICAL CRITIQUE: [CHARACTER] 1
BIBLICAL CRITIQUE: [CHARACTER] 3

Biblical Critique: [Character]

Author
School of Education, Liberty University

Author Note

I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to
Email:

Biblical Critique: [Character]
Use this space to give a short introduction to the character, passage, and the purpose of the paper. For the Biblical Critique: Candidate’s Choice, you ensure you introduce the character and passage for your audience. This should be a minimum of five sentences. You will need to follow all APA guidelines for citations. Citations should include the author’s last name, comma, and the year of publication. Example: (Smith, 2010). Do not include a page number. You are not permitted to use any direct quotes on this assignment unless from the Bible. If you quote from the Bible your citation must include the version, original and republished years, and then the book title, chapter, and verse. Example: (New American Standard Version, 1960/1995, Philippians 1:3). Do not abbreviate the version of the Bible you are using.
Read
[Insert 10 – 15 facts from the passage below and list the verse that supports the facts. You may add more rows, as needed. Delete these instructions.]

Fact

Verses

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Reflect
[List the places you see God’s character, man’s character or how the passage points to Jesus in the chart below. You must at least identify two of the three. List the verses that support what you see. Delete these instructions.]

What do you see in the passage that relates to God’s character, man’s character, or Jesus?

Verses

God’s character

Man’s character

Jesus

Respond
[In this section, you will reread the passage this time noting how this passage applies to the current world, your personal situation, and conflict resolution. This is where you provide your personal analysis and critique of the passage. Make sure you identify whether or not the character in the passage from the Bible honored God during the conflict and how this passage shows you how to honor God during the conflict. This section should be at least three complete paragraphs of at least 5 sentences and must include support from your textbook and/or scholarly journal articles published in the last five years. Do not use any direct quotes unless from the Bible.]
Conclusion
[Insert your conclusion that summarizes your paper. Do not include any new concepts in this section. Do not use any direct quotes unless from the Bible.]

References
You will only include references that you cited. At a minimum you should include the Bible and your textbook. Make sure all references utilize a hanging indent and follow all current APA standards.

Example:
Authorlastname, A. B. (2019). Book title in italics with only the first word and proper nouns, like Christian, capitalized: If there is a subtitle, the first word is capitalized. Publisher.
Authorlastname, A. B. (2019). Article title in regular font with only the first word and proper nouns and proper adjectives, like European, capitalized: Subtitles may or may not be used. Journal Titles and Volume Numbers Are Italicized, 15(2), 41-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.07.007
New American Standard Bible. (1995). New American Standard Bible Online. https://www.bible.com/versions/100-nasb-new-american-standard-bible/ (Original work published 1960)

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