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Westcourt iCentre: Studies of Religion

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Bible Concordance for specific text references

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Student Resources in Context

SEARCH State Library of Queensland. [You need to join for free to gain access]

The most relevant databases to to use when researching through the State Library of Queensland include:

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JSTOR

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ProQuest Religion Database (Access this through ProQuest Central)

Three Worlds of the Text

1. World Behind the Text
How is an understanding of this text influenced by what we can learn about its context?

How is an understanding of this text influenced by the community that produced this text?
How is an understanding of this text influenced by what can we learn about its development and communication across time?

2. World of the Text
How is an understanding of this text influenced by what is actually in it?

How is an understanding of this text influenced by its type and structure?

How is an understanding of this text influenced by what can we learn about it from its connections with other Biblical texts?

3. World in Front of the Text
For whom might this text be relevant today?

How might a modern reader gain a deeper awareness of this text?

How might this text be used/applied in contemporary contexts?

Ref: Brisbane Catholic Education (2018). Worlds of the Text. Retrieved from Religious Education Resources: http://religioncurriculump-12.weebly.com/questions-around-the-three-worlds-of-the-text.html 

REFERENCING & BIBLIOGRAPHIES

ATC students use APA 7th Edition citation style to reference their sources.

Year 11 Study of Religion Research Task

Representations of Jesus, Women and Men in the Gospels

TASK :  Analyze one of the sacred Christian texts to evaluate and compare its significance using the 3 Worlds Behind the Text method.

  • Representations of Jesus in either the Gospel of Luke or Matthew (building on previous resources)
  • Representations of women – Mary Magdalene, Mary and Martha, Naomi, Ruth
  • Representations of men – Joseph, King David, Peter, Paul (originally Saul)
  • Events: Birth of Jesus, Passion of Jesus, Resurrection of Jesus, Exodus, Ten Commandments, Babylonian Exile, a miracle, Announcement stories e.g. Sarah, Hagar, Hannah, Zachariah, Annunciation to Mary

Gospel of Luke

The gospel of Luke is the third book in the Christian New Testament and is one of the four gospels.

Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew is the opening book of the New Testament of the Bible, and the first of the Four Gospels.

 

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