Religious studies

 

Religious studies

ASSIGNMENT THREE: Final Capstone Research Paper
Objective: Identify cultural backgrounds rooted in biblical history, customs, and normative behavior.

General Instructions For this assignment, you will be identifying cultural backgrounds rooted in biblical history, customs, and normative behavior.

Using your previously completed biblical research outline and other resources gathered throughout the course, write, revise, and edit your final

research capstone paper.
Be sure to address all points raised by the research writing prompt. You will also want to ensure that your final paper meets and/or exceeds the

Turabian formatting requirements needed for an academic, analytical research paper submission.
Based on your semester theme, you will follow the directions listed below to complete your final research project.

Jonah Final Capstone Writing Assignment
Jonah Final Capstone Writing Requirements Research Question:
Analyze the cultural background of the Assyrian empire and how it relates to the story of Jonah in the Old Testament. Address the significance of

Jonah’s rapid departure from God’s directed place, the literary structure of the narrative, and the cultural differences between the Ninevites and the

Israelites. Further explain how this story leads one to model similar characteristics of cultural sensitivity towards individuals of different cultural

backgrounds. This essay must be
10-12 pages in Turabian format with footnotes as well as a Bibliography page. This page count includes a formal cover page and a bibliography page in

the final number of pages required for submission. Sources must include at least three primary sources, i.e. sources surrounding the time period of the

8th century Babylonian/Assyrian period and at least eight secondary sources in Turabian format.
BELOW IS CBS STYLE GUIDE
Note: Sections of a CBS Paper (CBS Style Guide)
The College of Biblical Studies typically requires the following sections in a written paper for both standard and formal writing assignments.
1. Cover Page
2. Table of Contents (Only if the paper is more than 7 pages in length)
3. Introduction
4. Body (including Footnotes as needed or required)
5. Conclusion
6. Bibliography
7. Sources
A Times New Roman 12 pt is required
FORMAL COVER PAGE FORMATTING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT PLEASE!
A formal cover page will consist of a top section with the title in all caps. A top middle section will include the words, “A paper presented to, the

Professor’s name, College of Biblical Studies. A bottom middle section will include the words, “In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the

Final Grade for (add class name). A lower section will include the student’s name and date properly spaced. Single line spacing with the text centered

in the formal paper and spacing between the title and student’s name will be in accordance with standard Turabian style format for proper spacing. A

Times New Roman 12 pt. font in black ink is required for all formal cover page typeface n formatting.

 

One Page Cultural Analysis Submission
Objective: Identify cultural backgrounds rooted in biblical history, customs, and normative behavior Culture encompasses the world in which we live.

Therefore, where we live and how we live reflects the values that society has placed on us or for us.
Your final capstone research paper will require a significant amount of research and insight to support the major writing prompts provided for your

final assignment. To help you prepare for this assignment, this week we will investigate the research process by identifying potential resources for

your final paper. Read the following instructions under the thematic subject you are writing about in this course. Based on the subject information

provided, you will create a Turabian formatted bibliography page based on the requirements listed below.

Jonah
If you are working on the Jonah research strand, find five articles or other resources that shed light on the cultural components of the Assyrian

culture and the Ninevites.
Create a one page Bibliography list of the resources that you find in Turabian format. An example of a Bibliography page can also be found in your CBS

Writing Style Guide. You will use this information in your final research writing project for the course

 

There are three specific resources that you have for this course that can be beneficial to you as you go forward in your academic writing career.

These resources include your CBS Style Guide, Your Kate Turabian text, and your course resource guide on how to cite Scriptures in Turabian format.

For your initial discussion post in this week’s forum, choose one subject area to each and discuss in relationship to this week’s forum. Once again

you will be the Subject Matter Expert and will be responsible for ensuring that other students can be edified by your substantive post and academic

framework of ideas.

Examples of subject matter that you could discuss:
1. How to cite Scripture in Turabian format.
2. How to cite journals and articles in Turabian format.
3. How to utilize computer websites to support writing and documentation for academic writing assignments. (Note: This prompt should only be

used by those who are already familiar with computer programs such as Bibme.com or e-turabian.com)

 

TWO PAGES PLEASE!
Biblical Research Outline
Objective: Demonstrate a mastery of outlining techniques.

WRITING A BIBLICAL RESEARCH OUTLINE
Outlining is the efficient and organized structure of ideas generated for a particular writing assignment or other type of communicative presentation.

Writing outlines gives order and clarity to the writing process by ensuring the major ideas for a particular assignment are clearly presented.
General Instructions
Create a comprehensive outline for your major capstone writing project.
Design your outline to answer and address the major points discussed in your Research Question writing prompt as listed below. Use the “Question Break-
Downs” provided in your “Week 3
Course Resource Folder” to help compose your outline.
Note: you are NOT actually writing the paper this week! Only the outline!
Make sure that your outline is sufficient to fill the 10 – 12 page length requirements for the final paper. However, your outline does not need to be

this long.

Jonah Thematic Research Outline Writing Assignment
Jonah Capstone Outline Requirements
Research Question: Analyze the cultural background of the Assyrian empire and how it relates to the story of Jonah in the Old Testament. Address the

significance of Jonah’s rapid departure from God’s directed place, the literary structure of the narrative, and the cultural differences between the

Ninevites and the Israelites. Further explain how this story leads one to model similar characteristics of cultural sensitivity towards individuals of

different cultural backgrounds. This essay must be 10 – 12 pages in Turabian format with footnotes as well as an annotated bibliography. The sources

must include at least three primary sources, i.e. sources surrounding the time period of the 8th century Babylonian/Assyrian period and at least eight

secondary sources with an annotated bibliography.

 

 

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