my class is Religion
I need someone help me in this Short_Paper
Passage :James chapter 2
Summary :James warns against favoring the rich and says put faith into action.
The paper should be between 4 and 5 pages in length
I need 3 sources I add 2 sources and I need one more ,You can find the books of the bible http://www.usccb.org/bible/james/2 here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and copy of the Bible on the file dawn these are 2 sources. one is in the link and the other is attached.
I posted two sample papers. Look at those to see what the paper is supposed to look like
1. You need an introduction explaining what the paper is trying to do. You need to explain that the purpose of your paper is to gain new insights into your passage, James, by using biblical criticism.
2. the questions you were assigned. When was James written? Who do scholars think wrote it? What sources were used to write it?
3. what you are supposed to do. Pick three things you learned about the story from your sources.
In this paper, you will further explore the discipline of biblical criticism introduced
in our class. For this paper, you will write on a scripture passage chosen from a list
provided by the instructor. You will be assigned a passage through an in class process
which will take into account student preferences. The purpose of the paper is for you to
research and then report on scholarly views on your scriptural passage.
Your paper should answer the following questions about your scriptural passage:
1.Origins: As far as we know, who was the author of this text? When was it written?
For what purpose was it written, and what do we know about the social situation
the author was writing in?
2.Sources: As far as we know, did this passage originate from sources older than
the present book in which it is found? What do we know about the editing
process that led this passage to be included in the book in which it is found, in
the place where it is found?
3.Insights: Based on your research, what are some insights that biblical criticism
provides into the meaning or significance of this passage? These insights can be
gained from the close study of the words of the passage, a study of its form or
genre, research into the social and historical context of the passage, etc. (This
section should take up the majority of the paper)
For your research, you should draw on some of the scholarly yet accessible
resources available in our library. You should draw on at least three of the following
sources for your paper. The following commentaries are available in the reference
section of the library (library call numbers are listed):
The Collegeville Bible Commentary
. BS 491.2 C66 REF
The Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible
. BS 491.3 E37 REF
Harper’s Bible Commentary
. BS 491.2 H295 REF
The International Bible Commentary
. BS 511.2 I57 REF
The New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes
. BS 491.2 N484 REF
The New Jerome Biblical Commentary
. BS 491.2 N485 REF
The Oxford Bible Commentary
. BS 491.3 O94 REF
The following commentaries are also available online through the library catalog:
The Believers Church Bible Commentary
(This one has separate volumes for different
books of the Bible, but not every book is included)
The Oxford Bible Commentary
As you use these resources, keep in mind that you will need to look for both general
information on the book in which your passage is found (for example, Exodus or Luke)
as well as for more specific information on your specific passage. Most commentaries
will include general information on a book at the beginning of the essay and then
analyze the book chapter by chapter. Also keep in mind that some of these resources
might not cover your passage exactly, so you may have to look at multiple sections to
find the information you need.
the paper should be between 4 and 5 pages in length, 12 points in a standard
font, double-spaced. Your paper should have an introduction describing the relevance
of your topic and a thesis statement summarizing the whole of your argument. Each
paragraph should have a topic sentence that summarizes what the paragraph is about,
and the paragraph should center on that topic. The paragraphs of your paper should
follow a logical order. You will be graded on these elements, as well as on spelling and
grammar. You are also expected to use parenthetical notes for any quotations or other
references that you use, and have a
works cited page
. You should follow the MLA style
of citations. Examples for the parenthetical citations and works cited page are listed
This short paper, like all assignments in this class, is meant to evaluate your
progress in achieving certain goals of the class. The relevant goals are to recognize the
major questions and methods of theology, to acquire the skills necessary to critically
read and interpret the Christian scriptures, and to develop one’s own writing and critical
reasoning skills. Therefore these form the basis for how your paper will be evaluated, as
described in the attached chart.
(Note that here the number is the page where you find a specific piece of information
used in your paper.)
Dietrich, Walter. “1 and 2 Kings.” In
Oxford Bible Commentary
, ed. John Barton and
John Muddiman, 232-66. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
(Note that here the page numbers in the middle are the entire page range for this
The book of James commonly referred to as the Epistle of James is one of the 21 letters in the New Testament. The book and the Epistles, in general, provide advice and guidance to Christians in the early times of the religion as a way of guiding them to live a righteous life according to teachings of Jesus Christ and earlier believers. The second chapter of James speaks of the need to avoid favoritism based on material possessions and also practice the deeds that are preached by the faith. James wrote this book to followers of Christ in a bid to guide them on how to live a justified life of faith and deeds as well as impartiality. The purpose of this paper is to gain new insights into the Bible criticism of the book of James chapter 2 and provide an opportunity to understand the chapter better………..
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