REL 210 Saint Leo University History Interpretation of Romans 8 26 30 Summary
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The history of interpretation paper will detail the use of a particular verse in Christian exegesis across the centuries. Students must choose one verse from the reading assignment for the first week. The history of interpretation paper must make use of sources that were assigned for class readings as well as sources that were not assigned. See the details provided further below. The final version of this paper should be 1500-2100 words (approximately 5-7 pages). Students will select a single verse from the list of Scripture verses assigned as reading for the first week (excepting 1 Tim 2:4, which may not be chosen since various reading assignments in the course already cover this verse and students may write their argumentative essay on this verse). This paper should trace the history of the interpretation of the selected verse, noting at least two significant interpretations from assigned course readings and one significant interpretation from readings not assigned for this course. Sources used regularly in this course, like the Anchor Bible Commentary and Sacra Pagina will provide students with ample resources to find theologians not listed on the syllabus. Such commentaries do not count as significant interpretations for the history of interpretation paper. Some popular theologians who are not on the syllabus and would be helpful to complete the history of interpretation paper include St. Basil the Great, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St Gregory the Great, St. Leo the Great, St. Bonaventure, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Henry Newman, Karl Barth, and CS Lewis. Students must state their choice of a verse during the 4th week of class.
The verse that is being used for this paper is Romans 8:26-30
In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will. We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.
The PDF files included are from the theologians Saint Thomas Aquinas and Augustine of Hippo. There is to be a 3rd theologian that is not included in the course. The citations should be from the above Anchor Bible Commentary and Sacra Pagina, journals and websites that are based in the United States if possible.
The Pdf Files are as follows Rebuke and Grace, Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Aquinas, Summa Theologiae
Provide a summary of the selections from Reformation (Calvin and Trent) assigned in the Syllabus. Write a one- to two-page summary of the arguments presented in the commentary/reading specified using the prompts provided on the reading guide pages in this module. The assignment will be graded on a four-point scale using the rubric provided. In this argument summary paper, you should summarize the selections from Calvin’s Commentaries and the Council of Trent. Effectively, you are summarizing two different sets of arguments. This paper needs the scriptures referenced as well as the PDF documents that are attached.
The PDF Files for Part 2 are as follows
Election and Predestination by Jean Calvin 1 & 2
John Calvin of the Eternal Election
and Trent, Session 6