HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION
ASSIGNMENT ON THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION.
Outline and critically analyze the key factors in the life and times of Martin Luther which gave rise to the Reformation.
SCHEME OF WORK:
(A) PREPARE A BIBLIOGRAPHY TO INCLUDE BOOKS AND INTERNET SOURCES CONSULTED IN SUPPORT OF THE STUDY IN ADDITION TO THOSE BELOW.
Chadwick, Henry. The Early Church: The Penguin History of the Church.Middlesex,England,1964,1969,1972
George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishing Group,2013
Hillerbrand, Hans J. The Division of Christendom: Christianity in the Sixteenth Century. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press,2007
Hillerbrand, Hans J. The Protestant Reformation. New York ,N.Y: Walker and Company,1968
Hillerbrand, Hans J.” Martin Luther: German Religious Leader”. Encyclopedia Britannica.23rd Feb.2016. Web. 20 April 2016.
Kreis, Steven.”Lecture 3:The Protestant Reformation”. The History Guide: Lectures on Early European History. 8th July 2004. Web. April 20th 2016.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reformation. New York: Viking Penguin,2003
“Martin Luther”. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 28th March 2016. Web. 19 April 2016.
” Martin Luther”. New World Encyclopedia. 14th April 2016. Web. 19th April 2016
Marty, Martin E.”Protestantism: Christianity”. Encyclopedia Britannica. 17th March 2016. 19th April 2016.
Prahlow, Jacob J. ” A Protestant reformation Without Martin Luther”. Pursuing Veritas: Reflections on Theology, History, and Culture. 27 May 2014. 16th April 2016.
(B) PREPARE AN OUTLINE OF PROPOSED PAPER( THIS IS DONE BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO WRITE YOUR PAPER) . 3 TO 5 PAGES
What is required is similar to a Table of Content with Headings /Main Points and Sub Headings /Points.
The following questions should guide you in structuring the Outline and the Body of your paper by extension:
-Who was Martin Luther? ( His life/ Biography)
-What events/ factors/ experiences shaped him? (His influences)
– How did he impact the Protestant Reformation ? (His contributions)
BE GUIDED BY THE SAMPLE BELOW(REMEMBER THIS IS A SAMPLE AND IT IS NOT BASED ON YOUR SUBJECT MATTER; BUT IT IS TO GIVE YOU A GUIDE TO EXECUTE A PROPER OUTLINE)
DO NOT PRESENT A FULL SENTENCE OUTLINE THIS IS PROHIBITED AND YOU WILL FAIL IN THIS PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT IF YOU DO!!
OUTLINING YOUR ARGUMENT:
Functionally your outline might look like this:
1. Introduction. Raise the key question and announce your thesis.
2. Background. Present the necessary literary or historical or theological context of the question. Note the “state of the question” or the main agreements and disagreements about it.
3. Development. Present your own insight in a clear and logical way. Marshal evidence to support your thesis and develop it further by:
o offering examples from your primary sources
o citing or discussing authorities to bolster your argument
o contrasting your thesis with other treatments, either historical or contemporary
o confirming it by showing how it makes good sense of the data or answers related questions or solves previous puzzles.
4. Conclusion. Restate the thesis in a way that recapitulates your argument and its consequences for the field or the contemporary religious horizon.
The more detailed your outline, the easier will be your writing. Go through your cards, reorganizing them according to your outline. Fill in the outline with the specifics from your research, right down to the topic sentences of your paragraphs. Don’t be shy about setting aside any materials that now seem off-point, extraneous, or superfluous to the development of your argument.
REMEMBER THIS IS ONLY A SAMPLE!
(C) WRITE COMPLETE PAPER ON THE ABOVE QUESTION! 22-25 PAGES