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Provide an examination of at least 1 biblical text that can be used as an argument for a Christian’s responsibility to conduct research ethically.

Provide an examination of at least 1 biblical text that can be used as an argument for a Christian’s responsibility to conduct research ethically. Cite and summarize the biblical text and provide the specific application to common research practices.

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What is “bliss” to you?

In the 1980s, Bill Moyers interviewed the famous mythologist, Joseph Campbell, over a series of shows for PBS. Campbell mentioned this phrase for success: “Follow your Bliss.” Later, Campbell joked that one should “Follow their blisters.” The phrase became very popular.
As we study this chapter, answer this question: What is “bliss” to you? Is bliss successfully completing a task? Is it love, happiness or joy? Compare your understanding with the “bliss” of the Buddhist nirvana.

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Describe the basic characteristics of the Vedas.

Describe the basic characteristics of the Vedas.
Explain in what ways Vedic sacrifices/rituals are understood as (a) benefiting the patron/sponsor of the ritual, (b) benefiting the gods, and (c) supporting the cosmic order (ṛta).
How do the Upaniṣads differ from the early parts of the Vedas? Trace and discuss the development of the new religious trends, in beliefs and practices, that they represent.
Instructions: Make sure to use the relevant secondary readings/sources from our classes so far, adding references to them throughout the essay. If possible, also provide examples from the primary sources (see: Excerpts from the Vedas: R. N. Dandekar and R. Weiler, “The Brahmanical Tradition: The Vedic Period,” in: Ainslee T. Embree (ed.), Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. 1, pp. 9–28; for excerpts from the Upaniṣads, see the PPT slides). Your essay should clearly reflect that you have read all the relevant assigned readings/sources. You can find them on eLearn. Any additional sources should be reliable academic sources (journal articles, book chapters, books, etc.). Most internet websites do not count as reliable academic materials. Be careful to cite all the sources properly. You can use any citation style, as long as you use the same one throughout the essay. Make sure to add a bibliography at the end of the essay. The bibliography does not count toward the required essay length (1000 words).

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Describe the process you normally go through, using examples from recent writing experiences.

he personal writing assessment should be about 500 words. Format this APA style. I will look for the following in your assessment: A thesis (choose three things to discuss), grammar, paragraphing (paragraphs should be even and full), detail, and focus (don’t shift focus mid paragraph). Please try to format this correctly as well.
Must be in APA format with a title page.
What follows below gives you some idea of what I would like to see in your paper; however, you do not need to include the answers to all of the below questions.
In the first part of your assessment, give your instructor a complete picture of how you go about writing. Describe the process you normally go through, using examples from recent writing experiences. Address questions such as the following:
Mechanical procedures: When and where do you like to do your writing? Do you compose your drafts by hand, by typewriter, or by word processor? If by hand, what kind of paper and pens do you use for your drafts? Subsequent drafts? Do you single-space or double-space your early drafts? One side of the page or two? If you handwrite, do you write large or small? Big margins or little margins? Do you write rapidly or slowly? Do you use the same procedures for second and later drafts? If you use a word processor, do you compose directly at the terminal or do you write out a draft and then type it in? Do you revise at the terminal or make changes on hard copy?
Mental procedures: Do you procrastinate when you need to write? Do you suffer writer’s block of anxiety? Do you write a paper the night before it is due or spread your writing time out over several days? Do you normally do exploratory writing such as free writing and idea mapping? Do you organize your ideas before drafting or draft first and then organize? How many drafts do you typically make? What kinds of changes do you typically make as you revise? Do you discuss your ideas with friends before you write or between drafts? Do you exchange drafts with friends?
Writing preferences: Do you like to write? What kind of writing do you most like to do? Least like to do? Do you like to choose your own topics or have the teacher choose topics for you? Do you like open-ended assignments or assignments with clear guidelines and constraints? How much time are you willing to put into a paper?
In the second part of your writing, analyze your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. Address questions such as these:
Strengths and weaknesses in final products: What have you been praised for or criticized for in the past as a writer? How consistent are you in coming up with good ideas for your papers? In general, do you have trouble organizing your papers or is organization a strength? Are your sentences usually clear and grammatically correct? Do you have trouble with punctuation? Are you a good speller?
Strengths and weaknesses in writing process: How does your writing process compare with the typical writing processes of experienced writers as described in this chapter? If you were to improve your writing process, what would you work on most?
These questions are meant to be representative only. You do not have to respond to ALL of them! Use them as suggestions for the kinds of information your instructor needs to get to know you as a writer

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How can you cultivate an attitude of wonder and gratitude as you work through all the theological truth?

JUST A LITTLE SIDE NOTES ABOUT ME: PLEASE write/create the assignment to sound as you are ME and, from my perspective as a Christian woman with a Christian worldview and beliefs in a Christian school. Please keep in mind that I have a 4.0 and need assignments that resemble that for my university. Thank you for your help, your urgency would be greatly appreciated…………………………. This is for from a Christian Worldview Perspective. PLEASE FOLLOW EVERY DETAIL as this is expensive and NO PLAGIARISM as I do run it through multiple sources for plagiarism and grammar.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS: Read Psalm 78:1-8
This Psalm, one of the longer chapters in the Bible, begins with a proclamation of the intention to pass on the traditions about God to the next generation. And this tradition is summarized in this passage as “the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” (v. 4). Then the Psalmist gives a list of reasons and purposes for teaching these things to their children and their children’s children.
The first is that they would know God’s revelation, which includes His laws, but also His praiseworthy deeds and nature. The second is that they would put their trust in God, obey Him and never forget Him. And the third is that they would avoid the rebellion of the generation that was faithless toward God.
In the same way, as we study theology, we are receiving the traditions passed on to us which originated from God Himself. In this week and the next, we are going to survey the major Christian doctrines. And as a result, we will be able to more fully know the praiseworthiness of God’s character and deeds. We are so blessed to have access to revelation from God Himself. We should therefore take full advantage of this privilege. We should trust and obey God. We should flee from unfaithfulness, and we should in turn proclaim this truth to the people around us, so that they too can share in this privilege.
Prayerfully consider what a blessing it is to have authoritative revelation from God on so many topics. And consider how you can most faithfully respond to this privilege. In what ways can you trust Him more? How can you know Him more? How can you remain faithful and obedient to Him? And how can you cultivate an attitude of wonder and gratitude as you work through all the theological truth this week?

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Describe in detail how the biblical teaching will be applied in your own life and ministry.

JUST A LITTLE SIDE NOTES ABOUT ME: PLEASE write/create the assignment to sound as you are ME and, from my perspective as a Christian woman with a Christian worldview and beliefs in a Christian school. Please keep in mind that I have a 4.0 and need assignments that resemble that for my university. Thank you for your help, your urgency would be greatly appreciated…………………………. This is for my class called Statistics from a Christian Worldview Perspective. PLEASE FOLLOW EVERY DETAIL as this is expensive and NO PLAGIARISM as I do run it through multiple sources for plagiarism and grammar. MY PROFESSOR SAID: “In this project, you will consider appropriate application for your chosen theological question or topic, which you articulated in the previous activity (Assignment 5b: Continued Topic Investigation Discussion). In this PowerPoint presentation, you will focus on the biblical and theological data enough to give solid grounding to your application but concentrate primarily on how this doctrine will impact your life and ministry. Demonstrate the relevance and impact of a sound biblical conclusion on this issue through this intentional process and clearly communicate your findings. ”
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS: Read relevant biblical passages and any helpful secondary theological resources.
Examine the relevant application contexts in which this doctrine can be applied.
Develop an 8-10 slide presentation that addresses the following points.
Give the question or topic of investigation.
Survey biblical teaching that is relevant for this topic.
Summarize and communicate your findings and the answer it gives to your question.
Describe in detail how the biblical teaching will be applied in your own life and ministry.{Book included in attached files}

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Can you think of any beneficial aspects of the traditional Hindu class/caste system? Explain.

Can you think of any beneficial aspects of the traditional Hindu class/caste system? Explain. Have you experienced a “Class System” in your life? If so, please share examples (including movies and television shows, as appropriate).

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Examine the background knowledge and/or impressions of Islam and the Quran that you bring to the class.

Examine the background knowledge and/or impressions of Islam and the Quran that you bring to the class. Where have these come from? How do you think they might inform or bias the way you approach the Quran? What can you do to counteract these potential biases?
Answer the question while you Continue on the text below:
Coming into this class, I have very little to no background knowledge about the Quran or Islam. I don’t have any personal impressions of Islam. Still, I have experienced numerous impressions from trusted media giants and different political rhetoric strategies, constantly pushing a negative conception of Islam.

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Identify the influence of Bultmann and Barth on 20th century exegesis.

Objective 1: Identify the influence of Bultmann and Barth on 20th century exegesis.
The effects of higher criticism that dominated biblical exegesis in the 19th century moderated in the 20th century due to the research and teaching of numerous theological giants. Two of those giants were Rudolf Bultmann and Karl Barth. Their work had a profound impact on the theological landscape of their era.
Bultmann is credited with the inauguration of demythology. This position discounts the supernatural acts recorded in the New Testament, while laying stress on the resurrected Christ. Barth initiated Neo-orthodoxy, which restored an authoritative stature to the Bible, but stopped short of affirming that the entire Bible is the authoritative Word of God.
Comprehending the exegetical world of the 20th century requires an understanding of Bultmann and Barth. Therefore, in this Learning Activity you will conduct research on both men.
Research Butlmann and Barth, using a minimum of four sources.
In a two to three page paper you are to:
Describe the view of scriipture held by Bultmann and Barth
Describe “demythology” and “Neo-Orthodoxy”
State your opinion on how you think Bultmann’s and Barth’s work impacted the world of biblical exegesis.
Meet the expectations provided in the Paper Writing rubric.
All written assignments should be formatted using APA.

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What does it mean to be human?

Week 7: Thursday, October 6, Daoism
Read in NAWR 1.
James Robson, Daoism, “Introduction: Daoism – Lost and Found,” pp. 1473 – 1487.
Review the Chronology, pp. 1497 – 1504.
“The Dawn of Daoism,” and readings pp. 1505 – 1545, and 1570 – 1586.
“Classical Daoism Takes Shape,” pp. 1587 – 1596 and readings pp. 1597 – 1629, 1635 – 1638, 1646 – 1667, 1671 – 1675, 1689 – 1708, 1733 – 1748, 1758 – 1760, 1771 – 1786.
Matteo Ricci, From “Religious Sects among the Chinese” pp. 2032 – 2036.
If you choose to do an Academic Essay for this week, please submit it below.
Required Textbooks:
The Norton Anthology of World Religions (NAWR), Jack Miles, ed. 2 vols. WW Norton, 2015. ISBN 978-0-393-06253-3.
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction. Daniel K. Gardner. Oxford University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0-19539891-5
Course Writing Assignments
1.) Eight academic essays: As a part of your preparation to engage in class discussion, you will prepare and submit a minimum of eight academic essays that reflectson the assigned readings for a particular week, to be completed and submitted on-line on Canvas prior to the class for which the readings were assigned. The entries are to be two to three pages [625 – 950 words]. In your essays you will properly reference the reading materials using proper APA citations [see below]. More specifics on Canvas.
2.) Four assigned Papers [Prompts and specific instructions on Canvas]:
• A three page [900 – 1000 words] paper that answers the question “What Constitutes a Religion?” due on Canvas Saturday, September 10 at midnight.
• A five page [1500 – 1650 words] paper discussing theories about the origins of religion, due on Canvas Saturday, October 8 at midnight.
• A five page [1500 – 1650 words] paper discussing religions as sources for moral decisions due on Canvas Saturday, November 12 at midnight.
• A ten page [3000 – 3300 words] paper that reflects upon and compares how each of the religions we have considered over the semester answers the question, “What does it mean to be human?” due on Canvas Saturday, December 17 at midnight.
Appropriate topics that can be included in the eight academic essays are:
1.) How do the readings assigned for this week fit in with the course overall? How do they relate to material already covered?
2.) Did something confirm what you already knew, believed, or suspected? What was the source of the information you brought to the material? How do the readings relate to your own life experience and background?
3.) Was anything surprising to you? Why?
4.) Was anything completely new to you? Does this build on what you already knew, or does it challenge strongly held beliefs? Does it make a difference? Why?
5.) What questions did the readings raise for you that you would like to see discussed in class? Can you propose some possible answers to your questions based on what you already know.
6.) The focus of each essay however is to be on the current reading assignment. Do not merely turn in your notes from the previous class lecture.
Citation Style: This course uses APA style for all writing and research assignments. Resources for this citation style are available through the Library Citation Guide and APA Style Guidebook.