1. MIDTERM ESSAY (Reflection on the Mystery of God): Reflecting on the varied views of God that have developed throughout the history of Christianity (Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern) formulate a thesis in which you postulate an argument related to what you think constitutes the mystery of God based on your own view of God. The essay must provide the reasons for the argument with solid supporting evidence utilizing quality scholarly sources. The essay should identify views of God within the Christian tradition with which there is agreement and disagreement. Provide the reasons for the agreement and disagreement. The essay should incorporate at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. MIDTERM ESSAY must be submitted in the Blackboard course on September 30 by 11:59 pm.
Extra instructions or help
I hope this email finds you well today! I just wanted to give a little more specific direction of what I’m seeking in your midterm essays. Please the instructions below which are taken directly from the course syllabus. By your own view of God I mean state whether your view of God reflects theism, deism, atheism, or agnosticism and explain why. Also, your essay should state reasons why you oppose the other views of God. You can also have a view of God that is partly one view and partly another but you have to clearly explain your view.
You should use some of the theological figures of the Christian Church that we have discussed from the ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern eras of Christian history to support your argumentation. It is imperative that your essay has a clearly stated thesis statement in the essay’s introduction. Generally, the thesis statement is the last sentence of the introduction. An example of a good strong thesis reads as follows, “The view of God in theism is the most accurate view because God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresence”. That the thesis and the body of the essay should provide critical analysis utilizing theological evidence to support and solidify the essay’s argumentation. Also, interrogating other views of God and explaining why they are not accurate in your view.