Research Paper Topic/Abstract/Sources

You can choose any topic that is dealt with in the course materials. Make it large enough to be flexible, but specific enough so that I understand what you want to research.

There are three components to the topic assignment:

a. What is the historical setting which introduces the topic? (Where in the history of missions to we first encounter this discussion or at least on what part of history or on which theory will you focus the paper?)

b. What are the theological issues/principles involved?

c. How do those issues/principles apply to missions in a contemporary context?

There is a rubric to follow for this submission. (It is worth 50 pts.) You can choose any topic that is dealt with in the course materials. Make it large enough to be flexible, but specific enough so that I understand what you want to research. There are three components to the topic assignment:

a. What is the historical setting which introduces the topic? (Where in the history of missions to we first encounter this discussion or at least on what part of history or on which theory will you focus the paper?)

b. What are the theological issues/principles involved?

c. How do those issues/principles apply to missions in a contemporary context?

 

 

 

You will have to do enough research to find three sources. At this point, feel free to use at least one of your textbooks as a resource. Make sure that your three resources are in proper bibliographic format.

One more word of advice, this is not a book report. I will expect more than a recitation of the facts of history surrounding your topic. You should pick a topic that allows you to interact with the theory of missions as it relates to your topic.

 

Examples:

1. Incomplete topic: William Carey in India

Correct topic: How William Carey used Languages in India

2. Incomplete topic: Women in Missions

Correct topic: Contributions of Women in Missions

Correct topic: The Problems that Missionary Women face in Dubai

 

I will expect that your papers show a biblical Worldview and that you interact with the theory and results of the various subjects to show that you understand its strengths and possible implications for the Contemporary Missions movement.

 

PART 1

 

Topic, Abstract, and Three sources

 

 

RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC SELECTION

 

· Women in Missions History

 

 

I have selected a topic.

 

I need an abstract and 3 scholarly sources.

 

 

The paper will show:

· understanding and analysis of an historical setting in mission history

· understanding/analysis of theological issues/principles relevant to that historical setting

· analysis and application of those principles to contemporary mission concerns

 

 

 

 

TOPIC:

 

Women in Missions History

 

 

ABSTRACT:

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SOURCES

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