Together, the death and resurrection of Jesus are the central interpretive events in Christian faith. That is, how Christians live and what Christians know depends radically on Jesus' death and resurrection.
Choose one biblical text from the following list and analyze how it reasons theologically from Jesus' death and resurrection, looking to these events for answers to its particular issues.
Eph. 2:1-10 (or Eph. 2)
Col. 1:3-23 (or Col. 1)
1 Thess. 1
1 Thess. 4
Or any other text whose reasoning draws explicitly on the death and resurrection of Jesus (review especially Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter, 1 John, Revelation). I'm tired of finding examples!
You may wish to consult a commentary for background information, and you will probably want to read the surrounding passages for context. But your main task is to analyze the passage for the way it draws on Jesus' death and resurrection in ways that specifically resemble the course lectures and/or readings (or perhaps constrast with them).
Please keep your paper three pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers.
Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.
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