James 2

James 2

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.

Citation Examples

Parenthetical Note

(Dietrich, 254)

(Note that here the number is the page where you find a specific piece of information

used in your paper.)

Works Cited

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


Answer preview………….

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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