Final Paper (Due Unit Five) Write an essay applying what

Final Paper (Due Unit Five)
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Write an essay applying what you have learned about hermeneutics to James 2:1-8, with a specific focus on 2:5. In this paper, you will look at what James was trying to tell his audience, how it is connected to Jesus’s teaching, and how it applies to your personal life and to the church in America today. Your paper should be 5-6 pages typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and use APA formatting. Answer the following questions, labeling each section of your paper with the headings (in boldface) below:
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Introduction
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Background to James
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Briefly describe the background of James’ letter – audience, situation, and purpose of the letter. How does this relate to the particular passage?
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Historial Background to Words and Phrases
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Historical background to the specific verses – what words or phrases must be understood better based on what the original audience would have heard?
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James and Jesus
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What teaching of Jesus is James referring to here in v. 5? What do you think Jesus was trying to teach and how does that shed light on what James was trying to say to his audience?
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Application to Today
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How does this apply to your personal life? How does this apply to the church in America today?
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Conclusion
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In addition to referencing the Bible in the paper, you must also use the following 3 outside sources at least SIX times in the paper:
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Engaging the Christian Scriptures, pgs. 256-259
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James Commentaries and Sermons, Collection of background material to the book of James, information listed on key words, and connection between James and Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount
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IVP New Testament Commentary on James 2:1-7. This link is to the commentary on these verses on biblegateway.com. Each of the lines gives a link to comments made on those sections.
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Scoring Guide:
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Insight and Comprehension on each question ……………………………………………….. 60%
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Sources and Citations……………………………………………………………………………….. 15%
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Organization and focus…………………………………………………………………………5%
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Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Mechanics ……………………………………………….. 10%
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APA and Length Requirements ………………………………………………………………….. 10%
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TOTAL ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 100%
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