Emergence of Christianity. PLEASE USE THE PROVIDED SOURCES(REFERENCES) Grading Rubric for ALL Papers

Emergence of Christianity.

PLEASE USE THE PROVIDED SOURCES(REFERENCES)

Grading Rubric for ALL Papers and Exams

Accurate use of English including careful documentation (including ability to paraphrase and use quotations) and good organizational plan. 40 pts

Adequate research. 20 pts

Accurate and complete reflection of material read for assignment. 40 pts

Note: All assignments submitted to Dropbox are linked to Turnitin.

****Choose just one of the two options below to complete this assignment.***

Option A

Identify any historical purpose(s) behind the writing of Mark’s and Matthew’s Gospels. Include a reference to any historical factor mentioned in the recommended sources that may have triggered the writing of both Matthew’s and Mark’s Gospels as well as references to statements within both of the Gospels themselves. Class lesson material can be used in addition to the recommended sources. Include at least one historical factor and at least one reference to each Gospel studied. Restrict your resources to those below as well as any information within the course modules as well as your text Portraits of Jesus. Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 450-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the appropriate Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 5.

Resources relative to Mark’s Gospel:

eBook available via SLU library: The Gospel to The Romans: The Setting and Rhetoric of Mark’s Gospel Leiden: Brill, (2003), Ch. 5.

eBook available via SLU library: The Gospels of Jesus by Stanton (2002), pp.48-53.

eBook available via SLU library: The Gospels by Barton and Muddiman (2010), Ch. 3.

Resources relative to Matthew’s Gospel: Course material (the Bible, textbook, any books listed on the course syllabus) plus:

eBook available via SLU library: The Gospel of Matthew and Christian Judaism by T&T Clarke by Sim, David (1998), p. 113 and following.

eBook available via SLU library: The Gospels of Jesus by Stanton (2002), pp.74-78.

eBook available via SLU library: New Testament History and Literature by Martin (2012), pp. 93-107.

Option B

Explain how and why Matthew may have edited Mark’s Gospel. Use the following two sets of passages to support your claim.

According to course materials (Bible, textbook, digital materials linked below, etc.):

How and why would Matthew have edited Mark 6:45-52 contrasted with Matthew 14:25- 27,32-33?

How and why would Matthew have edited Mark 9:2-10 contrasted with Matthew 17:1-13?

Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 450-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the appropriate Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 5.

Resources:

eBook available via SLU library: New Testament History and Literature by Martin (2012), pp. 106-108.

eBook available via SLU library: The Gospels by Barton and Muddiman (2010), p.56.…………………………….Answer Preview……………………………………..

The Gospel according to Mark was written by one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, Mark. He writes the accounts of the book based on the experiences as viewed by Peter, who is the other disciple of Christ. Mark manages to write the happenings as well as the doings of Jesus Christ as opposed to the teachings and preaching of Christ. It is the shortest of the Gospel books. The main purpose behind the writing of the book is for Jesus Christ to be presented to the Gentiles as well as to help encourage the believers of Christ have perseverance in the case of being persecuted and to be able to withstand the hostility that the opponents……………………………………………..

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