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Explanation of The Righteousness of God in Romans

MULTI-STEP Research Project – TOPIC: Explanation of The Righteousness of God in Romans

TOPIC: Explanation of The Righteousness of God in Romans

OVERVIEW:

Paul’s letter to the Romans is perhaps the most logical and systematic of his letters in terms of presentation of a biblical theology, so it requires detailed study.

Careful study of Scripture in its context leads to much better results than simply looking for material taken out of context to support a preconceived doctrine. So, the good student of Romans will first analyze Scripture, but always with a view to learning the theological point.

An effective way to learn Romans, then, is to select a topic from a list of passages or sections of Romans on which you conduct scholar level research and analysis of the biblical text and then explain the results of the biblical analysis of the passage or section and the theological theme that can be drawn from the passage or section of the letter.

This multi-step Biblical analysis paper will consist of the following components:

  1. Annotated Bibliography (1-3 pages)
  2. Outline Page (1-2 pages)
  3. Title Page (1 page)
  4. Thesis Statement (approximately 40-100 words)
  5. Research Paper Text (9-10 pages)
  6. Bibliography (1-3 pages – non-annotated)


OUTLINE PAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Create a clear outline using traditional outline style (Roman numerals) that consisely organizes the final research paper which you will submit for this project.

Format:

  1. 12 point Times New Roman font
  2. 1” margins

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INSTRUCTIONS

The bibliography must consist of at least ten sources, written in current Turabian style, other than the annotation mentioned below.

Consult and interact with at least ten published scholarly sources. Only published sources may be used. Unpublished Internet sources are not research level sources. Published material, that is located on library sites, Google Books, etc. are useful. The Holy Bible, dictionaries/lexicons, and concordances must be utilized, but they are not counted in the minimum number of sources. These are simply understood components of research. These types of sources need to be included in the bibliography, but do not count toward the required ten.

A few clarifications should be made regarding acceptable sources for this research paper. First, the sources you consult for your paper must be published sources. That is, they are published by reputable academic publishers as opposed to private essays, blogs, student papers, etc. Second, it is essential that you consult research-oriented sources. These are works that directly relate to your thesis and the biblical text you are analyzing.

The annotated bibliography must include a one sentence statement (only one sentence) for each source regarding how the source will address the paper topic. Here is an example of what that would look like (this is not a suggested source for the paper):

Watson, Frances. Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles: Beyond the New Perspective. Revised Edition.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

This source will help identify how New Perspective positions must evolve regarding Paul’s view of justification.

Suggestions for Research Sources:

The Romans paper is a biblical analysis paper, which is much different from a paper regarding general doctrine. For that reason, systematic theology and other kinds of general theology/doctrinal sources must be avoided for best results. The following kinds of sources will prove to be most valuable:

  1. Commentaries on Romans that you can use to help you explain the questions in the passages that deal with your topic. See a good commentary for an outline of Romans to show you which sections of the letter deals with each of the issues. Your textbook can help with that. (As a hint, pay attention to the footnotes and sources in the commentaries, as they help you see other sources you might wish to use.).  Avoid, however, Matthew Henry. That commentary is devotional and far too old to address the issues ni moden discussion of Romans.
  2. Books that focus on your topic, but only if they focus on what Paul wrote about your topic in Romans. As above, avoid systematic theology sources.
  3. A good Bible dictionary (but only one). See below for where you can locate those. Don’t use standard English dictionaries or encyclopedias for these biblical issues.
  4. Journal articles that address passages in Romans that will address what Paul wrote about your topic.

Locating Good Sources:

The student should abandon the idea that one can do adequate research from his or her own personal libraries. Perhaps one’s church library or a pastor’s library could be helpful, but most often they will also not be adequate. Few such libraries will contain adequate sources directed at Romans.

The student should make constant use of the Falwell Library at Liberty University. In addition to a very large collection of material available in full text online, the library personnel are quite helpful.

Do not overlook the value of ATLA Religion and Pro Quest tools.

Sources such as Google Books contain many commentaries on Romans, as well as other books about Romans that are available online, at least in part. Google Scholar is also available for use as well.

TITLE PAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Format:

  1. Turabian Style (current edition)
  2. 12 point Times New Roman font
  3. 1” margins

THESIS STATEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Guidance for writing a thesis statement:

Students must be careful to submit assignments that qualify as thesis statements.

RESEARCH PAPER TEXT INSTRUCTIONS

Length Requirements:
The paper must consist of 9 to 10 pages, double spaced.

The issues are complex and it may appear to the student that more space is required.

One of the maxims of good writing, though, is detailed analysis, but concise reporting.

It is often the case that the student who has the best grasp of the material will be able to address it most concisely. The paper, then, should be tightly focused to include only material necessary to address the subject for the assignment and the thesis adopted by the student.

Papers that exceed the page limit will not penalized, but it is likely the professor will stop reading (we all have deadlines) after the maximum length limit. Make sure everything needed for the grade is included by then.

The title page, outline, appendices, and bibliography are not included in the pages counted.

Research:
Consult and interact with at least ten published scholarly sources. Only published sources may be used. Unpublished Internet sources are not research level sources and my not be used for this paper.

Published material that is located on library sites, Google Books, etc., is useful. The Holy Bible, dictionaries/lexicons, and concordances must be utilized, but they are not counted in the minimum number of sources. These are simply understood components of research.

These types of sources need to be included in the bibliography, but do not count toward the required ten. Cite Bible references parenthetically within the body of the paper following the quotation, paraphrase, summary, or allusion. Cite reference works in footnote citations.

A few clarifications should be made regarding acceptable sources for this research paper. First, the sources you consult for your paper must be published sources. That is, they are published by reputable academic publishers as opposed to private essays, blogs, student papers, etc.

Second, it is essential that you consult research-oriented sources. These are works that directly relate to your thesis and the biblical text you are exegeting. Avoid the practice of writing that “so and so quotes so and so” except in those instances in which you are referring to a work in a foreign language and you are consulting the translation of that work.

Third, your sources must be scholarly/academic. These are works composed by reputable scholars in their given fields of study. They are research oriented and targeted to an academic audience. These include not only books, but peer-reviewed journal articles.

For example, scholarship related to the book of Romans would include works by Douglas Moo, Thomas Schreiner, James D. G. Dunn, N. T. Wright, F. F. Bruce, and the like.

QUALITY:

In addition, your paper will be evaluated according to the following criteria: ·     

Structure/Organization:
The paper must be well-organized. Use subheadings to indicate major topics. Build your paper on topical paragraphs. Paragraphs must be coherent and lead to the overall cohesiveness of the paper, building upon one another and leading to a strong/persuasive conclusion. Format the paper according to the current edition of Turabian.

Content:

  1. The paper must meet the minimal criteria of 9-10 pages (see next section below).
  2. It must demonstrate serious and critical interaction with scholarly, research-oriented sources.
  3. It must clearly focus on the topic at hand and demonstrate an acute understanding of the topic as it is presented in the book of Romans.
  4. It must coherently present and discuss the topic at hand.
  5. It must demonstrate an awareness of the assumed reader/audience.
  6. It must maintain a consistent argument and line of reasoning throughout the paper. Each premise must be substantially supported.
  7. You must use subheadings for each major topic.

Grammar/Mechanics:

This includes sentence fluency; sentences must be coherent, unified, and varied. Be sure your sentences are complete and make use of excellent grammar. Also, vary sentence style so that the paragraphs are not wooden, stiff, and monotonous. Be aware of verb-noun agreement, tense agreement, etc. Be sure spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct and consistent.

Style:

The style of the research paper must follow the current edition of Turabian. The use of footnotes is required. The 9 to 10-page length requirement refers to text only (i.e., it does not include the title page, contents/outline, bibliography, appendices, etc.).

  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins

Students who pad the paper with irrelevant material, large fonts, blank spaces, wide margins, etc., will experience a grade reduction.

BIBLIOGRAPY PAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Create a non-annotated bibliography that properly lists the citations used in this research project.

Format:

  1. Turabian Style
  2. 12 point Times New Roman font
  3. 1” margins

Textbook Resources Used in this Course:

  • Blackwell, Ben C., John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston, eds. Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. ISBN: 978-0310517955
  • Liberty University Custom: Moo, Douglas J. Romans: The NIV Application Commentary. Nashville: Lifeway Church Resources, 2000. ISBN 978-0310494003

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