BASIC OUTLINE OF AN EXEGETICAL PAPER

Cover Page
1. 2. 3. 4. Title which includes key terms/concepts of study, and reference to passage under discussion Author Date Provenance if desired

Introduction (the Plan)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Topic Thesis statement Assumptions and other pertinent background information (e.g., author, audience, date, provenance, rhetorical situation, historical event(s) that provided the "occasion" for the text) A brief "history of research" on your passage (designed to segué into your argument and establish why it is significant) Methodology—what approach you will take toward the text (e.g., historical, liberationist, social-scientific) and why A sketch of how you will proceed in proving your thesis

Body (the Argument)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Argument establishing your views about the text-critical, literary, rhetorical, and historical aspects of the passage How the passage fits into its literary context Form, source, and other historical critical issues (other than your main method) and how they shed light on the passage and shape your application of the main method (remember to explicitly name each method when you use it) Application of the contemporary, critical exegetical method(s) you have decided to "feature" in this investigation, and discussion of how it resolves current issues of scholarly debate Exposition of what/how the text meant to its original audience Analysis of the ethical or theological implications of your exegesis for a specific contemporary audience of your choice

Conclusion
1. 2. How your thesis has been proven Remaining issues/opportunities for further research

HEADINGS & REFERENCES
HIERARCHY OF HEADINGS
If fewer than five levels of headings are needed, any of the following may be omitted, but the ones used must follow this order. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Centered, underlined or boldface, capitalized Centered, not underlined or in bold, capitalized Left side heading, underlined or boldface, caps-headline Left side heading, not underlined or bold, capitalized sentence style - eg: The Gospel as it related to Jesus. Run into paragraph & underlined or in boldface, cap. sentence style eg: The gospel legalized in the Church. The gospel that....

WHAT NEEDS A REFERENCE? Students often struggle with when and how to document outside materials they incorporate into research papers. The rules are new and sornetirnes confusing when first encountered. To provide some practice applying the principles, here are some examples that are at the same time familiar, perhaps a tad bit funny, and very instructive. Rules 1. Do not document: 1. Your own ideas about what you read 2. Minor details 3. Your own editorializing 2. Do document: 1. All quotations 2. All paraphrases 3. All ideas you learned from someone else 4. Facts from the reading that you are using to make an argument concerning how to interpret the text

chapter. Calif. When Cinderella asks to go to the ball. If you actually took your material from a videocassette recording or DVD rather than the original film. 8. Freeman-Grenville. The first persons to try on the glass slipper were the princesses and the duchesses. Nathanael Bonwetsch. (Scrittori Cristiani Antichi 9. Historia Ecclesia Christi (Magdeburg: 1559–1574). first published in Utrecht. cited by G. 1984. see Johannes Quasten. 1926). 5. and willingly proffered her services. 2.: Harvard University Press. the use of ff to indicate page numbers. Cinderella forgives her sisters and finds them husbands.      . No. L'eresia dei Frigi: Fonti e frammenti. The eldest sister wanted to wear her French-trimmed. The Godmother changed ―six mice into six horses.: Christian Classics. 2." Eusebius: the Ecclesiastical History (Cambridge. "Introduction. Volume III: The Golden Age of Greek Patristic Literature from the Council of Nicaea to the Council of Chalcedon (Westminster. II." Journal of Ecclesiastical History 5 (1954): 7. London: William Heinemann. who earlier had argued that the Montanist prophesy is of the same nature as that in the Apocalypse. 158. Cinderella leaves the ball just before midnight. 3. etc. advised others for the best. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. 2. 1982): 648–51. A. 2001. The stepmother is an obvious paranoid. Livingstone (Oxford. English with French and Spanish subtitles. "The Date of the Outbreak of Montanism. 65 mm. 1965. chapters. Footnote to a Volume in a Series: o Compare the view of Agostino Faggiotto. ed. then the information concerning the tape/DVD also needs to be documented. or verses in a series is no longer permitted. a rat into a fine coachman. 103–106. Cinderella and the Prince fell in love at the ball. 6. inclusive page. 315. Md. Santa Monica. Also. Note of more than one reference on the topic: o See Leske. digitally remastered from original 65 mm film." Cinderella was a good counselor because she had excellent ideas. Segments of the text that support the argument you are trying to make or provide the grounds for your editorial remarks 6. fuller abbreviations (not the two-letter ones currently used for surface mail). Faggiotto. Hollywood. Holland: Spectrum. Annotated Footnotes: o For a brief but more recent discussion of the evidence. P. Hollywood.: Pergamon. I think the Prince saved Cinderella in the nick of time. o The Greatest Story Ever Told (2 DVD set). The stepmother's major personality traits are pride and haughtiness.. "Montanism. Mass. 199 min. 7.5. 10. and that consecutive page numbers and years are indicated with an en-dash rather than a hyphen. Rome: 1924) 17–18. Cinderella was a young girl of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of temper. Cent. Footnotes     Footnote of Journal Article: o G.." 99–103. MGM-DVD 4001800. "It would make the people laugh. 1950). Die Geschichte des Montanismus (Erlangen: Andreas Deichert. henceforth cited as Geschichte. SAMPLE CITATIONS & BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES Note that state abbreviations are the older. and six lizards into footmen. 11. Daunton-Fear. 9. S. Note of a previously cited source: o Froehlich. Elizabeth A. A. Reference to a motion picture: o The Greatest Story Ever Told. Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It Examples Evaluate each of the following statements about "Cinderella. Cases where you are not sure whether or not they require documentation 3. produced and directed by George Stevens. Reference to Article within a Book: o See Kirsopp Lake. 199 min. the sisters claim." Lutheran Theological Journal 15 (1981): 80. xix–xxiv. red velvet suit to the ball." Studia Patristica 17.. "Montanism and Gnosis. or verse numbers should be used. 1965. Indirect Reference (with Notice of Short Title): o Matthias Flacius et alii. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. "The Ecstasies of Montanus. 4. 12.‖ In the end. Patrology. 1881)." Which statements should be documented and which do not need to be? Which of the reasons above provide(s) the best grounds for why that statement should or should not be documented? 1.

ed. Digitally remastered from original 65 mm film.. 1965.. Quasten. Ed. Ed. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment. 1984. Grand Rapids.: Eerdmans. Ed. Mich. 1965.: Pergamon.‖ Translation from the Spanish of Elsa Tamez.: Christian Classics. McGinn. "The Ecstasies of Montanus. 199 min. Sheila E. Volume III: The Golden Age of Greek Patristic Literature from the Council of Nicaea to the Council of Chalcedon. 65 mm. Mich. McGinn. McGinn. Hollywood. Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology. Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett.. Patrology. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. English with French and Spanish subtitles. McGinn. MGM-DVD 4001800.‖ In Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology. Oxford. Sheila E. 1950. Hollywood. First published in Utrecht. Sheila E. Holland: Spectrum. remember to include access date & time . trans.. Md. A. Sheila E. The Greatest Story Ever Told. Grand Rapids. Other resources for how to document your sources:     Chicago Manual of Style (see here for some samples) Modern Language Association (MLA) format American Psychological Association (APA) format Citing electronic sources. 2 DVD set. 2004. Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett. Grand Rapids.. McGinn.Bibliographic References        Daunton-Fear. Elizabeth A.‖ In Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology. etc. Calif. Produced and directed by George Stevens. 2004. Livingstone. 177–89.: Eerdmans. The Greatest Story Ever Told. 165–76. 2. 648–51. No. Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett. Mich. ―Justification as Good News for Women: A Re-reading of Romans 1–8. Sheila E. Santa Monica. Westminster. 199 min. ―Feminist Approaches to Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Johannes. 2001. 2004. ―La Justificacíon como Buena Nueva Para las Mujeres: Relectura de Romanos 1–8. 1982.: Eerdmans. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios." Studia Patristica 17.

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