Religion and Theology BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY
Ferda, Tucker S. “The Seventy Faces of Peter’s Confession: Matt. 16:16-17 in the History of Interpretation.” Biblical Interpretation 20, no. 4/5 (October 2012): 421-457. Religion and Philosophy Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed May 24, 2014).
This article reveals the confession made by Peter in Mathew.16: 16inn reference to Jesus. The source presents a critical analysis of the beliefs that made Peter make this confession. It also highlights the reasons behind the blessings that Jesus directed to Peter after his confession. This article helps in the understanding of Peter’s conviction on the identity of Jesus.
Foster, Robert L. “Your, Ours, and Mine: Jesus’ Use of the Prophetic Possessive in the Gospel of Matthew.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 37, no. 1 (Spring2007 2007): 3-11. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed May 24, 2014).
In this article, the author highlights the special relationship that Jesus had with his Father and His disciples. Peter was one of Jesus disciples and hence the article helps readers to understand the existing relationship between Peter and Jesus His master. It also reveals the kind of relationship that Peter had earned with God the father by being Jesus disciple.
Huizenga, Leroy Andrew. “The Confession of Jesus and the Curses of Peter.” Novum Testamentum 53, no. 3 (July 2011): 244-266. Religion and Philosophy Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed May 24, 2014).
This article is based on Mark 14.62. The author of the article offers a critical commentary on the narrative presented in this chapter. A close analysis of the commentary offers relevant information concerning Peter, who was one of the disciples.
Little, Edmund. “Peter and the beloved disciple: unfinished business in John 21.” Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practice 18, no. 4 (November 2010): 36-43. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed May 24, 2014).
This article is based on John 21 and presents relevant information concerning Peter and John. Although the author sought to analyze the author of the chapter, the article is a reliable source which provides information on some of the actions and activities that defined the life of Peter as a disciple.
Ramelli, Ilaria. “Simon, Son of John, Do You Love Me?” Some Reflections on John 21:15.” Novum Testamentum 50, no. 4 (October 2008): 332-350. Religion and Philosophy Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed May 24, 2014).
The author of this article sought to analyze what Jesus implied in John 21:15 when He asked Peter whether he loved Him more. The article analyzes the implied meaning of the question posed by Jesus to Peter. A close analysis of the question implies that due to Peter’s character, Jesus was willing to entrust his ship under his care. This was because of the existing relationship between Peter and Jesus and the admirable traits that Peter had portrayed when he was Jesus disciple.
Shepherd, David. “Do You Love Me?” A Narrative-Critical Reappraisal of a?apa? and f??e? in John 21:15-17.” Journal of Biblical Literature 129, no. 4 (Winter2010 2010): 777-792. Religion and Philosophy Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed May 24, 2014).
This article offers a critical analysis of John 21:15-17. It describes a narrative approach of the responsibility accorded to Peter by Jesus. The source is reliable because it exposes the reader to further understanding of the context under which Peter was given the responsibility to shepherd Jesus sheep.
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BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY – OUTLINE INSTRUCTIONS
Having examined the stories and information about your character in the Gospel accounts, you will develop a working plan or outline for your Biographical Study. It demonstrates the internal logic and integrity that holds the study together and ensures that every section and paragraph of the paper or presentation is “on topic” and supports the research as a whole. Typically, outlines are produced in the Harvard format:
I. Major point
A. Sub point
1. Supporting point
Upload your outline as a Word document and make sure that it includes the following elements:
• The working title of your Biographical Study;
• A paragraph describing your research methodology (see Biographical Study – Overview Instructions for more on what a proper research methodology must include);
• A working outline with an overall introduction containing a thesis statement and conclusion to the study, as well as a description of all lessons or sections the study will contain;
• A bibliography (revised and updated from Module/Week 2) in current Turabian format of all scholarly and biblical sources that the study will employ.