My master thesis #5: CONCLUSION

hi guys and welcome to a brand new video this is the final part part number five of my master thesis is this my thesis called souls pixelated micro City it’s an architectural project which is in South Korea this is going to be the main conclusion for this project alright so I’m just gonna dive right into it but this conclusion I will simply compare three different types of apartments we have type number one which is the high-rise apartments that we often have in in Seoul and then we have also the rather smaller low-rise compact homes which are all squeezed together and then we will compare all of this with my own pixelated Micro City that I described previously in the other videos the most important links you see here are the densities that you have on the right here the numbers so these are people per square kilometers and then the graphics they just show you the proportions that you have as you can see here they’re high-rise buildings are obviously more dense the low-rise out not as dense and then when we take a look at the proportions for my pixel in micro City we see that it seems that I’m using more space for the green space which is also made on purpose but this is this is due to the fact that I’m putting all of the cars underneath so I don’t need altar space for parking areas because everything is just on the ground and also have more public functions in this case and still with the help of interior architecture like I showed you in the previous videos I’m able to have even a higher density here because we are talking here about a 10 million City here this is a city where which is very dense where there’s a high demand in apartments and where space is very very limited so we need to reach even a higher density and still guarantee a minimum of quality of life that we have here especially green spaces are important and you know 350 people per square mile of kilometers this is really a lot just in order to give you an idea how much this really is I don’t know if you’ve seen apartment buildings in Hong Kong you know the very high ones which are very close to each other there the density would be around 400,000 people per square kilometers it’s very close to the density we have in Hong Kong and still we are having so much green space here okay and that’s about it this is my thesis this took me two entire years this was fun actually I love doing this I even went to South Korea last year where I met some professors at the Seoul National University I work together with some great architects that I met there and I even met normal people there that I met so many different people and I asked them so much about Korean culture the way how they live and the problems that they have and I try to incorporate that into my project this is really a project it’s a big project because it has so many scales it has an urban scale an architectural scale and a scale of an interior designer and it even has an historical scalers way I mean it’s based on the history of Seoul as well that I haven’t really spoken so much about my goal here well I want to prove to everyone that interior design is very important I’ve been pushing furnitures around when I was a little child my parents thought that I was crazy well guess what now I’m living from that you know this is my job nowadays the project that was the closest to these theses here was working in my own lab now my lab what’s my lap my lab is my own apartment it’s actually this place here this is where I’ve been experimenting with furniture during the last years and before that I lived in an other apartment which was also very small and I highly recommend you to take a look at my tiny apartment tour which is in another video this is where I shall show you how this apartment works and by experimenting with furniture you know on a real scale on a real human scale this allows me to to actually tell people that it is possible to live in a small space this my apartment here is even smaller than the units that I showed you here my goal here is to say that it is possible to live in a small space is because rents are not getting cheaper in cities I think that we need to learn how to deal with space in a more responsible and a more sustainable way flexibility is so important you can add so many functions to your room by having a clever use of furniture if you have further questions leave them in this section below and I’m gonna try my best to answer them in a future video or maybe in some weeks later and if you have other ideas for future videos just please let me know so thank you very much for watching don’t forget to subscribe to my channel like this video give it a thumbs up share this video and see you guys in my next video bye [Music]

Annotated Bibliography in MLA formatting

hello and welcome to this video on how to create a properly formatted MLA annotated bibliography page yay that’s who doesn’t love to do stuff like this alright we’re looking at the blank page here we need to make sure a few things are set up first first everything in MLA is Times New Roman size 12 good wanna make sure we have 1-inch margins on each side click on the layout button margins 1 inch on each side boom got it I’ll make sure the paragraphs are set up correctly the easiest way to do that is going to paragraph will make sure that is double-spaced and don’t add lines between paragraphs of the same style you don’t check this you’re in big trouble but it’s gonna be wrong so make sure it’s double-spaced and make sure that’s a checkmark all right now we have to create the header the header is created by clicking towards the top of the page double click twice double click twice I was just double clicking oh it looks like open it’s a header section once you open the header section you’ll notice there’s a page number thing over here click on page number you want to go to the top of the page we want to go plain number or it’s on the right-hand side boom okay now notice also we want to make sure that this is not checked which says different first page make sure that is unchecked if that’s checked you’re gonna run into headaches so don’t do that for MLA now I’m going to type in the last name of the person who’s doing this paper boom okay that’s me alright and I’m going to click out of this ok so my header is done now for the information the top of them in a paper it is the name approach and ride the paper name of their instructor their classes they are in and then the date it’s been in its order and the date is the day the month and then the year in that order day month year that’s MLA style okay so your name teacher’s name use their title class you’re in Section number helps and then the date okay next we’re gonna do the title you’re gonna do the title we’re gonna do the title okay title is centered okay or Matt and they did video little Rafi all right from an annotated bibliography all right so centered notice it’s not underlined it’s not in bold it’s not in italics none of that okay I also notice that all the words are capitalized except for the really common ones like uh and and such that’s just MLA all right boom now comes the fun part we get to do the actually annotated bibliography formatting again so bibliography thing first thing we need to do is find an MLA source well if you use a source like NC live or something similar so let’s say we found this source here we wanted to cite it okay and well here’s the citation for it here long so I’m going to go ahead and I’m gonna go up to where it says retrieved without anything more than that so it’s about copy that go back to my page and then I’m gonna use merge formatting that way it will keep the italics where it should be okay now that’s good but it’s not quite right for MLA formatting the only thing that should be left aligned here is the first line of the source so everything else needs to be done with the hanging indent that’s a problem so we need that again there’s more than one way to do this I’m just showing you the easiest way to do it so I’ve highlighted the source and then under indentations I click on the little paragraph button there I’m gonna change that to hanging hanging indent okay so now that’s the source this is just the more information about that source okay now let’s make sure that hanging indent is turned off the next part of this here now this is where I pasted my notes again annotated is basically to take notes on bibliography is like list of sources so we’re just gonna take notes on the source this is where your instructor will give you directions on what kind of notes they want to take on an annotated bibliography this video is just to show you how to format it so let’s say we had some text here okay so that’s not where it should be proper formatting is we need to have this the quick and easy way to do this is get this all the way to the front here and hit the tab button three times one two three and then backspace boom okay so now the way they look I got my source here and he after a live to the source or in that was hanging indent and then my notes are actually indented even the step further to show this what if it looks like it has more than one source so here’s an example of more than one source and notice this is all double spaced there’s no huge gaps anywhere okay so this is what it to look like when you’re all done okay well hope this video has been helpful and now go have fun doing your empty bibliography

Write Winning Scholarship Essays

right a winning scholarship si [Music] hello Maya here and I will be answering more of your scholarship questions okay so today’s question is about scholarship essays and scholarship letters what do you do to get the best one and what do you do to stand out in a pool in a large pool of applicants okay so I have five steps for you the first step is to tell your story so explain to the selection committee the people who are reading your essays explain to them what has happened in your life up until now to make you want this scholarship why do you need this scholarship mmm paint a picture tell a story then explain what you have done in your life to deserve two scholarship have you been volunteering have you been giving back to others why should they give you the scholarship out of all the other students who are playing okay number two step two would be to show how you will better serve others with the resources and skills you will gain from the scholarship program so I’ll tell you a little secret scholarship committees love to see students who give back to their communities and who serve others nobody wants to give money to a self-absorbed student who thinks the world revolves revolves around them so explain to them how you will use this money how you use the support from the scholarship program to help and support others get creative with it well and also think about what is the scholarship about for example I got a scholarship from the State Department to study Arabic and online in 2013 and in that scholarship I read I wrote about how I was going to use my new improved Arabic skills to tutor other students on my college campus this showed that when they invested in me when they when they gave that money to me that it wouldn’t just stop at me I was going to spread around you know they love to see that they love to see people who will carry on that scholarship that scholarships mission that that tradition or whatever the scholarships about that’s just one example another example will be maybe there’s a scholarship dedicated to saving abuse animals so in that scholarship I say you weren’t right about well you know how you’re going to later use that scholarship money or that relief that scholarship gave you to go volunteer at the SPCA or something like that you get my drift okay I’m step three would be to highlight all of your activities and goals relevant to the scholarships mission or theme so have you participated in any clubs any activities outside of school that are relevant to that scholarships mission again I can go back to the to the Arabic example or to the abuse animals example right and are you working towards undertaking any activities related to the scholarships mission but you need additional help right so if you were naturally planning to go and let’s say like save endangered animals you wanted to save some pandas in China and you came across a scholarship that was all about saving endangered animals you would explain in that scholarship how you had already been planning to do this in this scholarship you just came across the scholarship and now you have to have the scholarship because it’s gonna support you in achieving a goal that you’ve already set for yourself that’s an example okay step four would be to clearly convey how you will use the scholarship in your current and future work so how will this scholarship help you now and how the scholarship bring you closer to your ultimate career and academic goals what are those goals figure them out and figure out a way to tie in the scholarship with your goals make it relevant get creative if you have to and then finally Step five is to wrap it all up and to get your essay in the application proof read and edited by someone who knows what they’re doing a lot of schools a lot of libraries and a lot of universities oh I would say like most universities and colleges have some type of writing support system have some type of workshop where you can get your essays peer-reviewed or you can get a professional to look at your essay because you know you know you don’t want to have those grammatical mistakes and you know silly things that will turn the selection committee or turn the readers off from your scholarship well you know there are my five tips I hope that these were helpful if you’d like to know anything else please leave me a comment write a message communicate with me tell me what you want to know and I will I’ll do my best to deliver there’s even better information and strategies that will help you get paid to be a student and get a lot more scholarship money now with that said I have something very valuable to share with you I put together in eBook that shows you the exact steps I took to get over 1 million dollars in scholarships as a high school senior the e-book is 100% free and you can access it by clicking the link below in the description or you can type into your browser ww scholar revolution comm again you can type into your 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Lecture: How to Write an Essay by Dr Jonathan Norton, Heythrop College

Lecture: How to Write an Essay by Dr Jonathan Norton, Heythrop College

in your introduction right what do you think the issues involved are and note that there are potentially some complexities are ambiguities involved and then make an argument and then conclude by saying I have now done what I said I would do in the introduction and here are my main insights gathered together so as a broad structure of sections an introduction that says what you intend to do followed by doing it followed by a conclusion it is a good idea but more abstractly what do you think an essay is it’s an argument but that’s just right I think it took me about two days to think of that last year it’s it’s an argument you’re asked a question you then produced an argument in response to the question so your argument will be a response to the question inevitably and there are different kinds of question there are questions like controversial statement followed by discuss Paul was a feminist discuss and then often those controversial statements are so clearly controversial that you immediately have a chance to dissect the question and say well it depends what you mean by feminist and on the one hand one could say this on the other hand you could say that there’s an element of Ekron anachronism involved but I’m going to approach it this way and the new cities out there and then there’s the other kind of question which simply is very broad like disgust sin in Romans which is deceptively hard because then you have to decide what you’re going to say about it and what you think should be in the discussion of sit and you also have to generate an argument because otherwise you’re just going to list a load of things listing what you know is fine it’s not wrong but it’s actually a prerequisite to making an argument you should know some things because you read some things so I would say listing a number of things you know on a subject is in general terms probably the kind of thing that gets you a medium mark like a to to having your list of things in your head identifying an argument that you’re going to make and then make it making it using the list of things you know that’s when the grapes go up so what if I said here does it make any sense yes I mean an S oh and I say actually I was also pleased to discover recently the essay I think simply means an attempt which is nice you don’t have to solve perennial problems of scholarship you’re going to make an argument it’s going to be your attempt to answer the question so as long as you can make a coherent argument in which you set out what you think the issues are and then you discuss them critically and using your insight and then conclude that’s good you marshal the material you’ve studied you make an argument in order to show what you’ve studied and that you’ve thought about it critically you probably know what I’m going to say if we turn to page two what’s the first thing you do when you read an essay title what’s your basic approach in fact to an essay title for the whole thing just identify what you think of the most important terms in the title and then you analyze them so we begin with example a which we don’t need to spend too long on it’s the first kind of question that I mentioned the controversial statement or at least the bold statement in quote marks and then discuss all the theology in Romans is to be found in the first eleven chapters discuss what immediately springs to mind when approaching that question yes if it’s theology in the first eleven Watts in the last five and what would be the key I think there’s probably one key word in that title apart from the fact that you need to talk about Romans theology now of course you could make you could make this discussion terribly complicated for yourself you could draw on your knowledge of theology systematic theology Karl Barth’s theology Augustine’s theology you could draw on your knowledge of theology and you may have read enormous amounts of systematic theology and you can have an extremely long and complex discussion of what theology is that’s probably off track because you need to show what you know about Romans but you knew do need to set out in your introduction the point that theology is a key term here and depending on what you mean by theology that will affect how you will answer the question now I’ve put two main points really it is true that I mean Romans is often thought of as Paul’s systematic treatise the one way he sat down towards the end and sent it all out systematically but if you read works like Wedderburn x’ the reasons for romans i hope he’s here yes there is would have been 1988 or if you read the Romans debate you can’t really hope to study Romans without reading Don freed 1991 the Romans debate or many of the more recent introductions to Romans especially das 2007 solving the Romans debate they’re all on pages 44 and 45 people are not quite so sure that it is a abstract systematic theological treatise first of all Romans does not cover all of the topics that Paul talks about in his no letters secondly there does seem to be a particular situation he’s addressing scholars are divided on whether he writes primarily out of his own situation or primarily with a view to the situation of his Gentile Roman Christian audience in in Rome and many will this when many will conclude it’s a combination of both but he does seem to know something about their situation as we see in Romans 14 there’s two groups who are disagreeing about what kind of customs to follow apparently Jewish customs there’s reference to one group boasting over another group throughout Romans particularly Jews and Gentiles so he does seem to have a sense of a situation in Rome he also wants to visit and you know he greets people by name at the end of Romans so he D he’s got some idea of the situation in Rome so I tend to agree that it’s not simply his most abstract systematic treatise it is him presenting his gospel to people that he knows something about and he’s got reasons to do so so there is a situation even behind Romans but now it’s true that Romans talks consistently on a consistently abstract level about the universal state of sinfulness in which Jews and Gentiles find themselves and how Christ is the universal solution to this estate he discusses you discuss his very broad universal themes like the sinfulness and mortality of Adam which then becomes a state for humans and the activity of sin in the world and the weakness of flesh and how God achieves in Christ what the law couldn’t and that kind of thing so and in Romans 9 to 11 he talks in very broad universal terms about the relationship between Israel and Gentiles and how all in the animal in fact you don’t know there’s been a hardening of part of Israel in the present moment it’s actually Paul’s own Gentile mission that will finally caused the rest of his relative to come in in Romans 11 you know the Gentiles the the gate in gathering of the Gentiles was supposed to make the Jews that he’s worried about who haven’t accepted the gospel yet come in and so all will be safe so very broad terms in Romans 1 to 11 we can see that in a sense you could say they’re more abstractly theological in a sense and then in it is also true that in chapters 2 to 15 Paul switches to practical concerns chapter 12 harmony in the community chapter 30 and and relations with outsiders chapter 13 relations with authorities paying taxes chapter 14 appealing to two groups which he calls the strong in the weak to accept each other even though one group seems to value Jewish customs and another group thinks they’re not necessary and finally chapter 15 his plans to come and visit them on his way to Spain and his hope for support so you have got this broad division between chapters 1 2 11 and 12 to 15 in terms of are the more Universal abstract concepts in the first 11 chapters and and the clearly practical concerns in the final chapter so you could in a sort of a simple way list these things note the difference and say the title is true but then you might also note in your introduction preferably in case you run out of time to finish the essay you’ve shown in the introduction that you thought it you could note but hang on a minute if all the in all the theology is in Romans one to eleven are we really to suppose that what Paul’s practical advice and appeals in chapters twelve to fifteen are unrelated to his theology are his plaque practical discussions simply unmotivated by any of the theology he’s bothered to set out in chapters 1 to 11 is it absent is it is that just a shopping list so then you start just you start to refine your judgement and say well bit the theology set out in more abstract terms in the first eleven chapters must at least inform the practical concerns that he raises in the second so all of a sudden the answer is becoming closer to no not really or at least it depends what you mean so this is just an example of how you might go about answering that question which I’ve set out here probably with spelling mistakes that’s true there isn’t another meaning there isn’t oh yes that’s exactly right you could you could even say so in conclusion I would rephrase the title the first eleven chapters is all theology not necessarily oh you you’re actually reading all Paul’s theology is in the first 11 chapters of Romans rather than all the theology in Romans is in the first 11 chapters that’s a slightly different question again is you could also see an exam question which asked you is Paul’s theology summed up entirely in Romans people have often said yes that’s right you could say it’s set out most abstractly and universally in the first 11 chapters and then applied so there’s a lots of ways you could rephrase it favorite question what were the problems in Corinth and with the caveat answer with reference to 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians is a fascinating letter but it’s often missed out from this sort of syllabus simply because it’s complicated people generally agree that it’s at least two letters of Paul to the Corinthians stitched together many people think it’s three stitched together not necessarily in the right chronological order Schmitt all’s thought it was 13 but then Mittal’s simply dissects everything andrey configures it in order to produce the Gospel according to Schmidt all thinking about 1 Corinthians what were the problems in Corinth what springs to mind if one was asked that question yeah iein Paul seems to list that very early on its virtual virtually the first I mean he mentions divisions as his principal warrior and when you read some of the literature like Kurt Tyson’s 1982 the social setting of Pauline Christianity I know many of these books are old and some out of date and it is frustrating but they are still immensely important and unfortunately it’s just a sad fact of academia that most important books are often also out of print Amazon is very helpful I’d buy these classics for myself for families and in paperback baby books they’re very good so when you read Gert Tyson’s social setting of Pauline Christianity and Wayne Meeks originally 1983 but updated in 2001 I think first urban Christians and then a couple of articles that I will recommend later but in the reading list things like John Barkley 1987 no no no sorry John Berkeley 1992 Thessalonica and Corinth social contrasts or the introduction to Gordon fee oh the there’s there’s a broad literature of the last 30 years which way to take on board Paul’s concern about divisions but then go on to say we’re reading between the lines of his letter we’re starting to see social divisions possibly groups forming around local house patrons in Corinth and their dependents their households clustering about them these patrons having a favorite apostle probably the apostle that are baptized the household it seems like the two apostles in the contention of Paul and Apollo’s so possibly a house patron of a household church trying to get a particular baptismal apostle onto the household payroll to increase the honor of the household and Paul is resistant to receiving fees from the Corinthians it comes up in 1 Corinthians 9 and becomes even more a greater bone of contention in 2 Corinthians their cross that you won’t accept fees because he’s the patron client relation so yes social divisions just going back to this before we leap in though and start to list actual problems in current what will we this this title isn’t quite as easy to analyze I mean presumably problems is a key term what are we going to count as a problem first Paul’s letter to Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians virtually reads like a list of what Paul thinks the problems are they might not have agreed so one thing to notice is the question doesn’t say what does Paul think the problems were in Corinth because then you could virtually summarize the letter especially if you include those moments where he seems to be defending himself from criticism like in 4 3 and 9 3 he mentions some are criticizing him it doesn’t say what does Paul think of the problems in Corinth this is what were the problems in Corinth this could throw us off slightly for a moment again because we might think you know a lot of the commentaries especially the older ones will start with talking about Corinth and its people and they will often mention these sort of early Roman reports from moralizing aristocrats that Corinth was a bit of a city of sin and there was a dock slots of prostitutes and there was just all sorts of debauchery going on so you could end up writing half a page or more as some people do about the problems in wider Corinth it was all terribly immoral that’s not quite what we want to concentrate on really first of all we’re sure that we want to talk about 1 Corinthians and what we know about 1 Corinthians and we do want to get down to Paul’s theology but also try to deduce or infer what some of the Corinthians are thinking to and also when when people do give me these um sort of speeches about how immoral Corinth was there being a little bit of anachronistic often because while you might get some Roman aristocrats of the early Roman period proclaiming that Corinth is immoral people like cleaning and Seneca and Plutarch do moralize a lot they aren’t quite moral moralizing people and they they extol Hellenistic virtues of patience and temperance and modesty and friendship and so that’s just their view to go to an idol Temple is not an immoral thing in the greco-roman world in fact in in the particular context of honouring of God it might be quite appropriate to go to a temple prostitute in the greco-roman world so you’ve got to ask you know by whose standards is currently immoral you know so it probably not worth going down that track particularly there are problems in Corinth for Paul because Paul is Jewish and he’s apostle to the Gentiles and apostle of Christ so he would certainly find idolatry and temple prostitution immoral not all the Corinthians do even though they’re Christians now as we see in Chapter six and eight and also what does the Corinthians think are the problems in Corinth that’s the point that some of them might think it’s Paul Paul might be that one of the problems in Corinth for them now given that khloe’s people in Chapter one have reported divisions to him apparently we might infer that khloe’s people at least think that division is a problem in Corinth but even having said that khloe’s people might simply have been chit-chatting to Paul and Paul might have heard about what he interpreted his divisions clothed people might not even be worried about divisions and thence the farness and when we get to 1 Corinthians 16 14 15 ish Paul says I’m very pleased that Stefano sand akaike sand what’s his name have come to see me it’s a good chance they’ve brought the Corinthians letter to Paul and he’s writing the reply as they sit there with him they might have been gossiping about Corinth and they might have expressed what they thought were problems Paul conveniently forgets for a moment in Chapter one that he’d baptized the father said his household he says who else I baptized that oh yes there was the farness in his household but beyond that I remember although by the time he gets to chapter 16 he’s he’s yeah he’s saying that’s right he’s saying on it’s lovely to cease the furnace and a carcass and the other one and I recommend that you submit sister Barneses Authority so you might have been feigning forgetfulness in Chapter 1 yeah it’s part of his argument in Chapter 1 to quell this interest in who baptized whom because the Corinthian groups are clustering around pop apostles different baptismal apostles so it is actually part of assignment right there to take the emphasis off who baptized whom but when he gets to chapter 16 actually I rejoice that the coming of stephanas fortune artists and a carcass because they have made up for your absence what does he say now brothers and sisters you know that the members of the household of stephanas were the first converts in a care I urge you to put yourself at the service of such chaps so that’s chapter 16 15 forward okay so having looked at this question we’ve realized that the question is problems for whom problems by whose standards and although it says in Corinth we can broadly assume we mean in the Korean in church or the occur in thean assembly having said that problems in wider Corinth like idolatry and sexual kinds of miss currency are a problem for Paul because he’s got this Jewish outlook on such behaviors it’s not at all clear that all the Corinthians see idolatry and going to prostitutes as a problem because as we sent some of them are apparently doing it and Paul has to ask them not to in Chapter six and eight um yes so the simple answer to the question the straightforward answer which shows that you know the contents of the letter would be to list what Paul names as problems divisions people are spouting worldly wisdom although that seems to tie in to some possible critical criticism of Paul possibly not being very well educated we get reading between the lines we get the hint that the one of the groups that is not for a partner Paul might be saying that he’s not very rhetorically gifted that’s that’s right you can almost infer it from 1 Corinthians one to two and then Luke later records that a policy was known for his wisdom and education and erudition and it was that act 17 Luke Luke would calls it later on yeah Corinthian boasting in the behavior of the incestuous man I’ve written in the incestuous behavior of a certain believer here Chapter five lawsuits between believers believers visiting prostitutes good chance that might be temple prostitutes a tendency for some married Corinthians to adopt sexual aesthetic ISM celibacy as a form of devotion to Christ Paul might this Paul might find this worryingly reminiscent of cultic devotion to Isis in Corinth sexual immorality various kinds various issues relating to worship broadly in chapters 8 to 14 8 to 10 are about idolatry fact that some Corinthians claiming monotheistic wisdom their knowledge that there is only one true God asserting their right to go to the temples anyway probably because it’s good for business deals social relations getting meat getting medium your whole social sort of network might collapse a bit if you stop going Paul’s got two answers one in chapter 8 don’t do it for the sake of the weaker brother renounce your right for the up building of the church and then in chapter 9 he presents himself as somebody who else’s rights a series of rights that human Ounces second answer chapter 10 in any case he says they may not be gods but they are demons and you can’t mix them with your with the Lord and then a number of other issues in chapters are 11 to 14 the loose hair of probably married women presumably it would be inappropriate for a married Greek or Roman woman to go out in public with her hair uncovered but in certain cults again women had the opportunity to let their hair down and let it go wild so the Dionysus cults and where they might go into frenzies speaking tongues be possessed by Dionysus and there would be loose and that was more or less appropriate in that context but not normally although Livie gets very grumpy about the Dionysus cults in Rome in 2nd century BC they’re quite brutal but that’s Livie being a moralizing Roman heiress to crack the common folk were probably doing this Paul probably doesn’t want them babbling ecstatically with hair loose so he says to the women prophesied by all means but with your hair properly covered I tend to assume he means married women and then in chapter 14 12 to 14 really would you stop competing about these spiritual gifts they’re all important and would you actually please Curb Your Enthusiasm for babbling in tongues because it’s mayhem I speak in tongues too but I’d rather prophesy because prophesy edifies the church can you at least prophesy one at a time if you speak in tongues one at a time have somebody interpret the whole chapter all of chapter 14 is about doing things in order getting things harmonious and in order reducing the chaos it’s two reasons one that order edifies the church and chaos just alienates brethren from brethren to chaos also alienates potential believers these unbelievers who are apparently present at worship they might be drawn in if they see the sense in it all so 12 13 14 are all about the spiritual gifts 12 is the emphasis that no gift makes you superior to anybody else because all the gifts come from the same spirit same spirit same Lord same God same same same different gifts same spirit that’s chapter 12 chapter 13 he’s exemplifying himself as a model again for annotation I think love is essentially defined in chapter 13 as that which edifies harmonizes and unites a community so you can say I’ve given up all these childish things we need to do that whichever edifies and unites and then chapter 14 he says so let’s apply this principle of love to harmony up to 15 some of them are denying in some sense the resurrection whether they’re denying the corporeal nature of Resurrection they might be offended at the idea of dead bodies rising or as Jeffrey Asher has argued in 2011 sorry mm very good book Asher mm polarity and change in 1 Corinthians 15 they might be appealing to philosophy and physics and objecting hang on Paul terrestrial materials cannot occupy the celestial realm so how is an earthly body supposed to go to heaven Paul says well you’re right but you’ve forgotten the principle of change Aristotle told us we will all be changed there’s your list straightforward answer these are the things that Paul thinks our problems but as we’ve mentioned there are other ways to think about the question what are the indications of what the Corinthians think of problems it’s Paul a problem for some of the Corinthians are the Corinthians worried about all the things that Paul worries about probably some Corinthians are on Paul’s site and thinking along his lines Stefano’s khloe’s people others not so there we go that was a rather long-winded way of going through that possible question we won’t get anywhere near through even a fraction of this enormous handout today but the question I wanted to think about is one of those frightening ly broad questions you do get questions like this what are the difficulties in understanding Paul’s letters it’s deceptively hard really so many ways you could approach it what would you say the key terms I’ve set them out actually surprisingly enough Paul’s letters is an ambiguous term in a sense and I spent I approached C first and my usual that’s the next two pages basic point I make there you can read it at your leisure is it’s worth early on mentioning the fact that you’re aware that there are disputes about authorship of Paul’s letters and there is a an agreement on the seven undisputed letters of Paul and when it comes to Ephesians and Colossians and 2 Thessalonians I would say scholars are divided about 50/50 when it comes to the pastor and epistles of Timothy and Titus you’ve got a majority saying no he probably didn’t write them himself they’re probably written by people of the Pauline school some decades later don’t know put a number on it maybe 80% think that deutero Pauline rather than directly from him and the sense that Paul didn’t write the Hebrews the letter to the iboga as always all the way back to Origen at the Hebrews doesn’t actually claim to be by Paul although it was collected in the Pauline corpus from very very early so manuscript collections show us that Hebrews was collected with Paul’s letters from early on it doesn’t say it doesn’t have a greeting from Paul or a farewell from Paul the only thing and it’s not in Paul’s style at all and it’s not really Paul’s theology but the one thing it does Hebrews at the very end is as this oddly Pauline reference to sending a chap called Timothy which does make it sound a bit Pauline doesn’t it it might be mimicking one of those Pauline habits of mentioning Timothy at the end of letters or it might be just mentioning somebody else call Timothy to be common enough name Hebrews 13 22 forward I appeal to you brothers and sisters bear with my word of exhortation for I have written to you briefly I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been set free and if he comes in time he will be with you when I see with me when I see you anyway what you want to do with the term Paul’s letters is very briefly in the introduction say I’m aware that there are disputes I’m aware that most people agree on the seven undisputed letters these are what I will focus on so mention it so you know about it and dispensed with it almost immediately go otherwise you could end up writing an essay on the authorship of Colossians which isn’t the question the terms difficulty in understanding however really need thinking about although I think I fudged it in the end because I end up saying I think probably the most important term in the whole title is understanding because what you mean my understanding depends on what questions you’re asking of the letters really what do you want to know do you want to know what Paul thought do you want to mirror read a letter to discover what his audience were thinking do you want to discover why Paul put things in this particular way in this letter in which case you still need to mirror read to try to work out the situation and what the audience might have been saying which is then effects how he responds to them do you want to distill Paul’s entire theology in which case you’ve still got to think about the situation of each letter because he puts things differently at different times there are other things I’ve listed but depending on what you’re asking does affect that does affect what you mean by understanding but I think if we just we just map out if we just lay out a few difficulties that are that I can think off the top of my head we’ll probably see different nuances of the word understanding as we go along I then have this little bit which I call section part Part B which I’ve tried to lay out in my own way what I think distinguishes some of the letters and I’ve done it in terms of the situation that each of the audience’s seems to be in that was that was my approach and very briefly I’m rather impressed with the Macedonian churches Thessalonica and Philippi because they seem to have generally genuinely taken Paul at his word they seemed to have become monotheists and drawn some social boundaries around themselves and withdrawn somewhat from their neighbors and kin that’s very impressive actually in the greco-roman world to become a monotheists is by a number of pagan authors as atheism because its ability to refuse to one of the gods it’s basically atheism so insisting on only on acknowledging one God is refusal to honor the gods this leads to social marginalization and proper honor of the gods really holds the whole cosmos together in Roman and Greek views you know honoring the right gods in the right ways keeps the relationship between humanity and rather fickle and easily angered pantheon of gods that keeps that relationship stable there are Emperor’s like Nero and Domitian you got very worried and they thought well the Empire’s falling apart because people aren’t honoring the gods enough these days so for the master for the vessel own vessel own Ian and Phillip Ian Christians to withdraw somewhat from standard worship with the gods and changed their customs and become non earthiness it’s quite impressive and if you read let alone 1 Thessalonians and Philippians Paul is encouraging them in their suffering and saying look at me I suffer imitate me one suffers for the gospel but not for too long because the end is coming so they’re quite impressive really the Corinthians have taken precisely the opposite approach approach the Corinthians seem to have adopted Christ you know that adopted a devotion to Christ but many of them seem to simply have added Christ on to the list of other gods they’re honoring actually because this still that some of them are still going to the pagan temples and Paul’s main complaint throughout throughout Corinthians I suppose there are three main problems for Paul in 2 Corinthians 1 is they’re divided into factions to some of those factions seem to be criticizing Paul so he has to reassert his authority and 3 they’re not drawing proper hope boundaries of holiness around themselves the body of Christ is holy but they’re having the body of Christ polluted by their habitual Corinthian customs idolatry prostitution lawsuits various kinds of incest so really they haven’t changed their habits at all totally the opposite approach the Philippines and the Salone the Galatians have come up with a compromise the Galatians have taken on boards Paul’s gospel they’ve decided yes we want to be saved from sin and from the imminent wrath of the Jewish God who we accept as the creator of the universe so what are we to be like now look around oh wait Jews obviously we’ve become a kind of Jew it’s a fairly reasonable thing for them to think Paul doesn’t even have a word for Christian so they do make a big social change which makes them a bit like the Philippines and the Thessalonians but they look around for the familiar social category that they’ve become and what is familiar to them is the synagogue down there out okay we’ve become Jews and they’re deciding that the men are going to get circumcised and they’re going to obey various Jewish laws and they even have some encouragement from some Jewish Christian preachers who seem to have come up from Judea Paul is determined to ban them from doing that and tell them that they mustn’t become Jews they need to be saved in Christ as Gentiles those are for three broad response responses to Paul’s gospel you can read through that section at your leisure but then in Part C on page 12 I’ve listed some difficulties I don’t want to give you the impression that I’m telling you that there’s a way to answer any of these questions that we’ve looked at so far these are my ways and I’m thinking aloud for you with you but I’m only demonstrating the process of having a think about the question I the last thing I want to do is say there’s one way to write an essay because there isn’t people come up with very interesting and inventive and creative ways to write essays and we’re always surprised by what people come up with but the basic principle of analyzing a question and thinking what are the key terms of what are the ambiguities in the key terms what are the ambu ik ambiguities inherent in the question discussing them and making an argument that’s pretty much a universal rule of thumb I’ve listed the problem of mirror reading number one then you come across the idea of mirror reading a letter resume it but it falls half of a conversation and we don’t have access to the other half but we sort of treat Paul’s text almost like it’s reflecting what the recipients of the letter are saying or at least what Paul thinks they say which is good that’s that’s John Barkley back in 1987 and it’s a really really good essay it just gives you a very clear sense that inferring the situation that that Paul is addressing from Paul’s letter which is all we’ve got is something we all have to do all the time because it even affects how we understand Paul depending on what he’s responding to we all have to do it and yet it’s more complex than one might think John Barkley takes Galatians and it’s a nice case study 1 Corinthians is similar there are difficulties in never reading it further on in the further on in the handout mirror reading 1 corinthians and i get down to page 18 the second item that i’ve mentioned which I call invert evaluating the afore meteo of rhetoric sounds a bit grand really isn’t it it’s it’s very closely related to mirror reading as opposed the point is that Paul isn’t always involved in persuading an audience to modify their view and adopt his view that means that his letters are ultimately rhetorical their acts of persuasion so he’s always having to start with a position that they accept to sort of accommodate that position and then move them step by step towards accepting his position so his letters are arguments they’re processes which moons so we get his rhetoric reading the letter the surface of the letter we are seeing his rhetoric to the audience and on the one hand his rhetoric informs us of the situation because his rhetoric is our only access to that original situation but his rhetoric has as much potential to guide us as to misguide us doesn’t it because he will often present to them his ideal view of how things should be and we are in danger of often reading taking that to be the situation as it is in corinth or as it is in Galatia or I’ve always had this suspicion when Paul presents the Corinthians as a group of people who were united and are now dangerously divided is it possible that that’s his rhetorical way of approaching it is it possible that actually they’ve never seen themselves as a single unity before in ever and Paul is trying to make them unite for the first time but his rhetorical approach could be to present them as once having been united and now dangerously divided threatened them with the fall from grace that and you know the shepherd jeopardizing the salvation from sin that they value what if he’s responded Oracle strategy misguided us in that in that way I’m not saying saying that is the case but his his his rhetoric could misguide us they were reading 1 Corinthians I suppose we’ve talked about some of those issues already in that what were the problems in Corinth they’re saying that we had to think about I suppose one question is the letter tells us what Paul thinks our problems but we have to infer what might be problems in the eyes of some of the corinthian groups but there is there is this feeling that Paul identifies divisions as a problem commentators like Gordon fee and Kingsley Barrett and Witherington will say so we can assume that there are some parties in Corinth but the problem for Paul might be something that the main problem of division in Corinth for Paul might be that one or more groups in Corinth are criticizing him so it’s a sort of a loss of authority so Authority might be a problem for Paul he doesn’t say explicitly in his letter one of my main concerns is that I’m losing authority in some sections of the corinthian assembly but reading between the lines that may well be what’s going on Annie says as I said in chapters 4 & 9 um some of you are judging me in chapter 4 he says I don’t care because I don’t judge myself God judges me and in Chapter 9 he says this is my defense to those of you who judge me but we also we get other indications for example the whole diatribe about wisdom wisdom of the world and wisdom of God in chapters 1 and 2 why does he go into that because Eddie Adams again who’s listed in the bibliography in his book from 2000 constructing the world he was looking at the terms cosmos and Issus in Paul’s letters which is world and creation and he does a survey of attitudes to the world in the creation in Greek literature and then he looks at Paul and he says well actually Paul isn’t generally very negative about the world or creation it’s God’s good creation when you can say in Romans 8 that all of creation is groaning to be reconciled to God so we do get the sense perhaps that creation and humanity are somewhat astray and need reconciling again the end of Romans 11 Paul can say once all the Gentiles have come in and then all Israel will be saved then everyone will be saved and then God can be all in all everything and everything and the word for everything is tap hunter which is another Greek term for the universe really so the whole universe is reconciled at the end of Romans 11 as well so Paul didn’t generally I mean Paul can be negative about this age at the age which is perishing the present evil age and Galatians 1 but in the main he’s not particularly negative about creation and the world because it’s God’s good creation there is something somewhat unusual about 1 Corinthians 1 to 2 in this stark dichotomy between the perishing world and those being saved the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God why does he create this stark dichotomy but again reading between the lines and judging by some of his more defensive sounding statements for example at the beginning of 1 Corinthians 2 when I came to you I did indeed not come speaking in world worldly wisdom or lofty world words of erudite wisdom I did indeed speak so even if you know the sense is maybe that they’ve said some of them have said well Paul Paul’s restoration very good his oratory isn’t very good levels of education aren’t very impressive he turns it back round he turns the criticism back round again on them in a classic Pauline way indeed you’re right I didn’t come speaking in terms of worldly wisdom but this is because the wisdom of the world is actually foolishness in terms of the wisdom of God he separates there is the world into that well he separates reality essentially into two spheres a perishing sphere and the sphere of those being saved he puts worldly wisdom on one side and divine wisdom on the other and then he places himself squarely in the sphere of divine wisdom and those being saved which of course rhetorically somewhat excludes those Corinthians who are being negative about him the door is now being held open by Paul but they’re outside he’s holding it ajar in saying now I’m inside holding the door open for you but the way you’re acting places you into the perishing sphere of worldly wisdom do you want to come in or do you want to stay outside because if you come in you’re going to have to accept me as your apostle your one father in Christ that’s where he gets to in Chapter four a policy is my coworker and helper I planted Apollo’s watered but I’m your father in Christ if you want to come in through the door you’re going to have to accept me as your authority again but if you want to come back into the sphere of those being saved and the sphere of wealth and wisdom you’re going to have to come through the door on my terms he’s not saying they’re not saved he says we’ve been sanctified you’ve been made righteous you are saved but in that typical Pauline way the already not yet you know you are saved therefore act as though you were say you are holy therefore act as though you were holy you are you are in Christ but your behavior is starting to jeopardize your status in Christ you’d better come back in under my authority so chapters 1 to 4 create this stark dichotomy and it starts to exclude them but he gives them the opportunity to be included again by the end of chapter 4 I’m your father don’t make me come with a rod so I sort of set out this this dichotomy in on page 16 and try to sort of I suppose I haven’t done it in the text but I’ve just tried to locate that within what we think might be the dispute some of the issues going on for Paul so again it’s he mean is what he says but if you sat down and asked Paul over a calm cup of tea on a Sunday morning what do you think about wisdom and the world and God you might give you a rather different answer and more Placid answer the fact that he puts it in these stark terms here does seem to have to do with something to do with the dispute he’s having in Corinth so the terms in which he puts a thing can be very much related to the issue that is at hand and it might it might well be a dispute or an attempt by him to persuade people and to get them back on his side then we get this very interesting phenomenon I don’t know what Bible translation is your favorite which is the one you usually use NRSV RSV isn’t bad as a study Bible and it’s they try to be consistent in their translation of terms you’ll find in your RSV and your NRSV you get in particular in 1 Corinthians you get quote marks around some of the things Paul says to indicate that feat translators of the RSV or the NRSV think that Paul is quoting and Corinthian position back to them and then trying to correct it we’ve got some examples 1 Corinthians 1:12 I am of Paul I’m of Apollo’s I am of Cephas that seems to be him reflecting possibly and slightly in terms that slightly mimic them but he’s reflecting their fact the fact that some are affiliating with different apostles six twelve thirteen is quite interesting that’s quite right and I did want I mean on thinking them page 19 I mentioned this is it 19 to 20 so RSV tends to translate I belong to Paul I belong to Paulo’s but Margaret Mitchell in her Paul and the rhetoric of reconciliation points out that it’s we’re actually better off sticking with the old King James Here I am off Paul I am of amorous because that particular genitive construction I am of X is she scours the Greek literature which is imminently qualified to do and finds that this is actually a sort of a fixed phrase that doesn’t it doesn’t indicate Allegiance expressed by political parties so much as the allegiance of a child to a parent or a slave to a master so in fact he’s teasing them a bit for being childish and actually he teases them for being childish throughout the letter at different points very good so for example once you’ve once Mitchell’s pointed this out to us that’s I am of Paul I am of her policies actually teasing them for being childish and expressing themselves in terms of allegiance to a parent or a master all of a sudden we noted we we recall that in at the end of chapter four he presents himself as a parent and presents himself as and presents them as naughty children and then where else do we get it end of chapter 13 where he’s presenting himself as a model of somebody who renounces childish ways and grows up like an adult beginning of chapter 3 he says you know we who are spiritual ones are tutored by the Spirit but when I wrote to you brothers I have to write you write to you as though you were babes infants in Christ because you were only ready for milk but not solid food chapter 14 be children in terms of innocence but would you please grow up no don’t don’t babble in tongues chaotically his childish and he makes this distinction between the mature and the childish in chapter 14 because again as he does in chapters 2 to 3 and Jeffrey a sure in his Paul of polarity and change in 1 Corinthians 15 points out that Paul’s tone throughout the second half of 1 Corinthians 15 is actually classically of a schoolteacher admonishing school children so so actually some of these subtle studies done by people that really know their Greek literature start to expose some a consistent thread of Paul’s rhetoric throughout teasing them for being childish I’ve even wondered whether we know that you know how in Romans sorry 1 Corinthians 10 Paul principally alludes to the episode in numbers 25 and what’s the other principal episode the golden calf that you know the idolatry episode in the Exodus where whereabouts was it the exodus 13 or 16 that he only went oh x2 the Golden Calf incident in in numbers and Exodus he doesn’t quote it explicitly as a citation the one thing he quotes explicitly as a citation is what there’s 1 Corinthians 10 7 as it was written the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play quite subtle but some a commentator like Gordon fee takes us through it and says well actually the Septuagint the Greek translation of the Jewish Scriptures talks about associates idolatry with playing actually and sexual mystery and see associated with pagan idolatry it can express in terms of playing but like children a number of times that’s very subtle but you one does note without without expecting the Corinthians to trace this rather subtle wordplay through the Septuagint like Gordon fee can do he does quote scripture explicitly and says rose up to play the kind of he’s using child language again for the Corinthians behavior so that that’s just a little bit of a tangent there because we’re so um I am of Paul I am of Cephas then we get into chapter 6 12 to 13 commentators can’t quite agree on where to put the quote marks but I think as it that they’re generally probably on the right track when they notice that Paul will quote a Corinthian position and then immediately correct it virtually deny it and correct it so quote all things are lawful for me and then Paul says but not all things are helpful quote all things are lawful for me this isn’t lawful in terms of Jewish law this is actually just the word meaning miserable ordinary Greek word me excess tin meaning permissible all things are permissible for me and then Paul corrects but I will not be enslaved by anything and then probably another Corinthian quote food is meant for the stomach and stomach for food is this the Corinthians justification for actually doing what they like physically well I mean if my spirit is saved append and there’s going to be no physical resurrection then I can I can go to prostitutes and I can do various things Paul replot responds yes but God will destroy both one and the other he does care about what you do in your body the body is not meant for immorality but for the Lord and the Lord for the body so a pattern of Paul quoting what he takes to be at least a parody of their position and then correcting it in his own words we see the same sort of thing in 1 Corinthians 8:1 — for now concerning the food offered to idols we know that quote all of us possess knowledge that seems to be their justification for their idolatry we have knowledge where monotheists we know there’s only one God therefore we can go to the temples but Paul it Paul responds yes but knowledge puffs up where his love builds up and he adds if anyone imagines that he knows something he does you’re not yet know as he ought to and goes on in verse 4 hence the food the eating of the food offered to idols we know that quote an idol has no real resistant existence and quote there is no god but one then I think I probably should have added Paul’s response again he goes on to correct them again so a pattern of parodying a corinthian position and then reflect and then correcting it so this is the one way in which we neuro read and start to construct corinthian positions what about 1 corinthians chapter 7 verse 1 this is a very interesting case in my RSV and pretty much every I know now the NRSV is quite unusual Paul writes now concerning the matters about which you wrote and then the NIR sv have decided to put it is well for a man not to touch a woman in quotes this shows you that the NRSV think that this is actually the position of some of the corinthians he’s responding to and he’s going to go on to correct it apparently some of them are particularly married corinthians are proposing to abstain from nuptial relations that’s why the NRSV and thornton fee incidentally would put it in quotes and then paul corrects it yes but because of sexual immorality i want you know men and women who are married to sleep together in the in the natural married way these are their conjugal rights stop defrauding each other yes okay have a break by consent for prayer for a while but come back together again so that satan doesn’t tempt i wish everyone had my gift presumably he means of being celibate whether he never married or is a widower we don’t know but not everybody does have my gift so his actual his argument 3 1 corinthians 7 turns out to be stay as you are stay as in the state you were in when the Lord called you will you married stay married don’t defrauder of nuptial relations were you unmarried ok I’m going to advise that you remain unmarried because it’s easier at the end of days and the time is drawing nigh but nevertheless marry if you need to will you circumcised stay circumcised will you uncircumcised dancers I stay as you are so the quote marks there in 1 Corinthians 7:1 be it is well for a man not to touch a woman whether or not you put quote marks there makes quite a big difference because I think traditionally that’s been taken to be Paul’s title statement for the whole chapter is that means that the chapter is broadly about you’re better to avoid having sexual relations whereas if you do put the quotes around it and it’s Paul’s position which he’s then somewhat modifying and correcting in different ways for different kinds of people his main point of chapter 7 is becomes principally stay as you were in the state stay in the state in which you were when Paul when when the Lord called you remained you remain a Gentile remain married having your proper nuptial relations remain unmarried if you can that’s a case where the quote marks and trying to mirror read which is Paul’s position on which is the Corinthian position makes it actually quite a profound difference to how we understand what Paul’s saying and why he’s saying it does that make sense yes this then gives me an opportunity to give you another this is less of a handout than me just having a little rant but I think it’s actually quite a nice example of how depending on how you read Paul’s rhetoric you will have quite different readings of the letter again I’m going to go with Gordon fee and Margaret Mitchell as I’ve mentioned a couple of times before fee is one of the people who says divisions are a problem that divisions are particularly a problem for Paul because some groups are criticizing him so fundamentally for fee the real problem for Paul in 1 Corinthians is his authority and regaining it over all sections of the church yes he seems to presuppose a broad base of support still because he can address them all as you plural throughout the whole letter but the loss of authority in some sections is the principal worry for Paul according to fie and Barrett and others this is related to division but division is subordinate to his principal problem of losing his authority Margaret Mitchell writes her book as she sets out at the beginning that one of her aims is to correct people like V and monk who you’re Hanna’s monk who fears depending on she says I think we should take Paul at his word Paul says division is the problem and in fact every single issue raised in the letter does relate to a division division about wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God division surrounding Apollo’s and Paul division surrounding some Corinthians boasting in the behavior of the incestuous man division regarding breath believers suing each other in law courts some believers going to prostitutes others abstaining from nuptial sexual relations so division in marriage we’ve got division between the knowledgeable and the weak in Chapter 8 as to whether or not to go to idle temples I suppose the list just goes on division about hairstyles when women a prophesy in church division about who competition and rivalry about the spiritual gifts and some apparently boasting disproportionately in the gift of tongues this agreements about the resurrection yeah I mean that you know it’s a catalogue of divisions really isn’t it if you look at it that way Mitchell goes on to say we’ll take Paul at his word and take division to be an actual problem so far she hasn’t really disagreed with fee yet has she because we acknowledges division as a problem that does see that as a subordinate problem to Authority but this is where fee Mitchell diverges from fee Mitchell sassette says nobody’s criticized Paul when Paul says in four three I don’t care if you judge me anyway in fact I find nothing wrong with myself got judges me and when Paul says in nine three this is my defense to those who judge me Mitchell says actually this is just a rhetorical device he’s fabricated this rhetorical law court situation where they’re judging him in order to convey teaching he wants to teach to them it’s all a rhetorical fabrication she even finds one example from my Socrates in one of his one of his writings I can’t remember which one now where our TOC Bertie’s recounts an occasion on which he wanted to eulogize himself in public he wanted to praise himself but he felt that it might annoy his audience because he had quite a long list of things to praise himself for so in this anecdote he said so what I decided to do was present my own self eulogy in terms of a courtroom defense as though some sycophant had accused me of something and I was presenting a self defense in court and this I felt would be a way of conveying all the positive points I wanted to make about mice there’s clearly a humorous piece but it’s the one piece of literature where Mitchell says well this is an example of somebody fabricating a courtroom defense in order to say something else I’m not sure it’s necessarily a very good parallel to what she thinks Paul is doing because it’s my Socrates writing for an audience of his text an anecdote about some other occasion where he did something amusing so I’m not sure it’s a very good damn parallel but anyway one of her main points is if we look at 1 Corinthians 9 1 Corinthians 9 is clearly Paul presenting himself as a model for imitation he’s asked the knowledgeable of chapter 8 to renounce their right to go to temple were Revival temples for the sake of the weaker brother thus to edify the church and then in chapter 9 Paul says look I renounce rights I have the right to bring a wife around with me like Seif us but Barnabas and I don’t take it I have the right to demand fees even the LORD commanded those who preach the gospel who live by it I renounced that right so that I can boast still Mitchell says this sounds quite complicated but it does make sense Mitchell says if as fee and monk and Barrett to claim 1 Corinthians 9 is simultaneously a defense against criticism and a presentation of himself as a model for imitation it’s rhetorically completely incoherent in his defense he’s asking his judges to imitate the behavior for which they’re judging him and she says this is an incoherent thing for somebody to do so clearly it’s a made up it’s made up criticism and a mock defense my response to this would be actually I can’t think of another case in history in which the defendant thought the eternal salvation of his judges depended on their minutes eating it this might be one difference but also I think she might have missed the difference the distinction between a judicial trial and political criticism some have criticized it let’s say some of criticized him in Corinth and he is defending himself from that criticism that’s real but the fabrication the rhetorical fabrication is the fact that this is a courtroom trial he does present it in the courtroom terms so in a sense she’s right that he’s invented a court case but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been criticized anyway and this I present to you you may decide one way or the other but this I present as an example of how Paul’s rhetoric might guide or misguide us his fee right or his Mitchell right I don’t know I think I tend to side with fee but Mitchell is very remarkably erudite and good scholar and yet she she comes to a completely different conclusion on the basis of the same letter in the same rhetoric you

An Introduction to Academic Writing

An Introduction to Academic Writing

hi my name is John Connor Oskie I’m an English as a foreign language instructor here at the National University of Science and Technology new species in this series of videos for the academic Writing Center I will be talking about different concepts techniques and strategies related to the field of academic writing in English in this first video I’d like to begin the series by providing a brief introduction to the field of academic writing and answer the following questions question 1 what is academic English number 2 what is academic writing number 3 what are the general characteristics of academic writing and number 4 why’s academic writing important let’s begin by addressing the first question what is academic English according to dr. Karen oh well of the Cambridge University Language Center at its most basic academic English is the variety of the English language that we use to share research research refers to the process of answering a research question by creating an argument that is supported through critical analysis and the use of evidence we use academic English to reach a wide general academic audience in an attempt to persuade them that the argument we’ve created to answer our research question is an effective one there are two varieties of academic English spoken academic English and written academic English let’s take a closer look at this second variety when most people think of academic writing they think of thesis papers composed by graduate students and research articles written by professional scholars while these are two great examples of academic writing the concept can be applied more generally to include a much wider variety of tasks and objectives as I mentioned in part 1 academic English is the variety of English used to convey research so academic writing is the variety of academic English used to convey research in writing that means there are many different kinds of academic writing from literature reviews to research papers to abstracts and lab reports while trying to compare and contrast all the many different types of academic writing is a tall order the most important thing to remember is that generally each kind of academic writing has its own rules and conventions as such it’s important to identify the rules and expectations for a particular genre of writing before starting to write I will discuss the rules and expectations for a few different genres in later videos while the characteristics of a piece of academic writing may differ depending on type there are few traits that are common to most academic writing first there are focused and specific expectations when producing a piece of academic writing academic writing is used to answer research questions these questions are either provided by a course instructor or developed by the writer or researcher good academic writing starts with focused and specific questions to be answered second academic writing emphasizes logical reasoning over emotional or sensory perceptions facts are more important than feelings writing clearly means thinking clearly and so effective academic writing demonstrates clear critical thinking and the ability to make arguments stronger by supporting them with evidence third academic writing must be clear English is both a low context and reader responsible language by this I mean readers will depend on what’s been written and believe it is the writers job to make his or her argument as comprehensive as possible fourth academic writing must be coherent this means that there are logical connections between sentences one way to do this is to begin sentences with information that relates back to the previous sentence it also means that paragraphs are unified around the single idea and that all the information included in a piece of writing helps to create an effective argument used to answer the research question finally the most effective academic writing follows a process while each writer will eventually develop his or her own unique process there are a few steps that most people follow when producing a piece of academic writing these steps include analyzing the task this involves clarifying your purpose for writing and identifying your target audience number two planning your argument next you need to develop a main claim and decide how you will support this claim using evidence step 3 research this is necessary in order to gather quality fact-based objective evidence that you need to create the argument you will use to support your main claim number four start and engage in the writing and drafting process no good writing is done overnight it’s important to produce multiple drafts and to both edit and proofread your writing while it is important to consider things like punctuation and proper spelling it is even more important to see how well you’ve structured your argument and the information in your writing to do this it’s a good idea to ask for comments from peers and colleagues finally there are many benefits of investing your time and energy in becoming a proficient academic writer academic writing is an important skill to master for a wide variety of professional and personal reasons first it allows writers to make individual contributions to the ongoing dialogues in their fields it allows individuals a greater voice and ability to participate in conversations about topics important to them additionally by mastering the skills necessary to become an effective academic writer a person also becomes an effective researcher and critical thinker finally academic writing is a marketable skill that improves one’s professional qualifications and makes one a more attractive candidate for potential employers so in the end we see that academic writing is about much more than just the act of writing which is itself not simply a skill but a collection of skills in addition to putting your thoughts on the page effective academic writing involves critical thinking the ability to create a convincing argument and good research skills I hope this video has helped to improve your understanding of what people mean when they talk about academic writing if you have any questions please feel free to bring them to us at the academic Writing Center once again I’m John Capp NeuroSky see you next time

Annotated Bibliography Sample

Annotated Bibliography Sample

as you gather your sources and work on beginning your annotated bibliography I’d like to go through this sample with you so you can know exactly what you need to put in your assignment to get a good grade the first thing you want to do is when you open your word document make sure you have double spacing make sure that you have a 12-point font Times New Roman is a good one make sure you put your header up here in the corner by going to insert page number and then after the page number appears typing your last name putting a space in between your name and the number and I want you to just begin with a work cited page so that’s the first component of the annotated bibliography you need five sources and the breakdown is as follows you need to database articles one book one online resource but be careful with those make sure you’re avoiding coms and things that aren’t that reputable and then a fifth source of your choice so here’s my works cited page you do have to think about the different types of sources you’re using so if you look at this one right here the third one this is from pursuing happiness so we already know how to cite this we’re very very good at citing a short work from an anthology but we also have to learn how to cite other kinds of sources now so you’ll see this first one by the volume and numb and issue numbers here as well as the name of a database I know that this is a journal article from a database so this is one of my database sources my second source is the documentary happy because I want to use something from that in my paper I want to talk about some of the research they cited in the movie so you could also use that on your work cited page if you feel like you might use the documentary the third one is from the book so this is my book this is my fifth choice source by the way again here’s another one that has the name of a database and it has the journals I know this is another Journal article from the database and then my last one is from a website called psyche your mind but it’s published by the Berkeley science you so though it is a calm it does have a little bit more credibility so you have to evaluate accordingly when you’re looking at your sources so I have two database one book one online and then the source of my choice I picked the documentary but you could pick another database source a book whatever you want just start with five for now and then you might add more sources or you might have more out there that you want to use as you write your paper so then you go do a page break and go to the next page and if you follow the instructions on the assignment you’ll see that for every source for all five of them you’ll write one paragraph so I just put number one here I listed the article just in case this is the first one on my work cited page and then I answer I address the the credibility of the source the timeliness of the source the bias I evaluate it completely in the form of a single paragraph here so I was using the chart in the book if you go to that table depending on what source it is so mine was a journal so I looked in the you know the periodical column and I answered all of the considerations and questions that the book asked for each of the four major categories you’ll see that mine is a little bit detailed it goes to almost one full page so I would say if you’re writing your paragraphs for this and it’s not at least you know 75% of the page three-quarters of the page you got to keep writing okay so I want these to be an in-depth evaluation I want you to really look at the particulars and specifics of a source because you need to make very good choices in the sources that you choose to include in your paper I am including this document so you can read through it as a model for what you’re doing okay and then here I just put number two three four five this would be all your sources and I just said continue to keep doing this for all the sources that you found use mine as a model don’t skip over the details said that already and then page 364 is really important to making sure you get all of the details basically I just want to know that you you’ve read the source you’ve evaluated the source and you’re really clear about how this is gonna help your essay or where it will fit into it the last component is a reflection and you can just write like reflection and then write your paragraph where you answer some all a few of the questions that I included on the assignment page so this is what I’m looking for so the work cited page is one page and then if you do about a page for each of your sources that’s gonna be six pages and then your reflection so this might be about a seven page document as you work through it just FYI there’s no need to put your name on it at the top or do a heading because your last name is here and then when you submit it your name is beside the beside the document so I know who you are okay so I hope this is helpful make sure you download a copy of this from canvas so that you can take a look and make sure that you use mine as a model as you are developing yours but if you do run into problems or have questions please let me know

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Vital Pieces of Cbd Non Psychoactive

What is Really Going on with Cbd Non Psychoactive

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Full-spectrum CBD oils use the whole collection of cannabinoids in the hemp plant. It is not the same as hemp oil. As a customer, if you find it possible to take full-spectrum CBD oil, a reason to contemplate doing so would be what is called the entourage effect.

As it happens, nearly every outcome is likely to declare CBD to be non-psychoactive. The impacts of CBN are reportedly sedative-like. The anti-anxiety effects appear to be the absolute most useful element of CBD for most people. The best influence on the endocannabinoid-releasing cell is dependent on the essence of the traditional transmitter being controlled. There have been a number of studies done on the possible health benefits of CBC, and it’s been proven to have a fairly considerable entourage effect, which means that, besides working independently, it may also work nicely with different cannabinoids. After all, it doesn’t offer you any intoxicating outcomes. You might feel extremely high, and you could also experience a number of the less desirable effects of THC, like a heightened feeling of paranoia.

Read on to discover if CBD is really non-psychoactive. CBD is among the reasons that cannabis was known for centuries as an anti-seizure medication. CBD works very differently, but it doesn’t indicate it doesn’t have an impact on the central nervous system. CBD is non-psychoactive as it does not act on the very same receptors as THC. CBD, on the flip side, is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s experiencing major demand as a result of its wide selection of medicinal applications. CBD is non-psychoactive since it does not act on the very same pathways as THC. Contrary to what you may have heard, CBD itself doesn’t cause individuals to truly feel stoned but still provides the very same medical effects found in medical Cannabis.

Because of molecular similarity and simplicity of synthetic conversion, it was initially believed that CBD proved to be a pure precursor to THC. Because of molecular similarity and simplicity of synthetic conversion, CBD was initially thought to be a pure precursor to THC. Today, CBD is offered in a number of products that range from oils and tinctures to edibles and vaporizers. Although CBD shows much promise for a medicine, it remains illegal in many areas of the world.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it’s not psychoactive. CBD may also be vaporized using e-liquids. Also, CBD can provide relief from assorted physical and mental ailments. Naturally, CBD is psychoactive. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t cause a high. CBD is among a group of over 100 chemicals referred to as cannabinoids. Although CBD and THC act on unique pathways of the human body, they appear to have a number of the identical medical advantages.

THC binds nicely with CB1 cannabinoid receptors. Moreover, THC has anti-inflammatory advantages. THC can lead to a number of side effects which can impact things like memory, movement, concentration, and sensory perception along with a number of other things. Meaning, THC is the sole molecule that will provide you with a stoned or higher feeling. Most people know of THC, that is the ingredient in marijuana accountable for the high.

The Insider Secrets for Hello World

The Insider Secrets for Hello World

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The Forbidden Facts Regarding Full Spectrum Cbd Oil Revealed by an Expert

The Forbidden Facts Regarding Full Spectrum Cbd Oil Revealed by an Expert

Non-addictive and non-intoxicating, CBD oil makes it possible for users to go through the multiple benefits without the negatives related to cannabis usage. Nonetheless, it is CBD oil, or so the focus isn’t on the THC content. A complete spectrum CBD oil would potentially have a little quantity of THC. There are a number of approaches to take whole spectrum CBD oil.

Fortunately, full spectrum is an excellent alternate to prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. As soon as you’ve decided between full spectrum vs normal CBD, at this point you need to earn the option of picking the appropriate seller. When it has to do with full spectrum vs normal CBD, a lot of people could be unclear precisely what the distinction is. Total spectrum vs normal CBD is an intriguing subject of research and study for many individuals. It is an easy choice for some people as long as they are okay with some exposure to THC. It has a few key differences you’ll want to be aware of.

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A lot of people feel the advantages of CBD with only a little dose. The potential advantages of CBD exist in both types of merchandise q carbo the story. Arguably the most essential advantage of Full Spectrum CBD Oil is it can deliver pain relief. Actually, data demonstrates that there are quite a few advantages of choosing full spectrum hemp oil.

Choosing Good Full Spectrum Cbd Oil

Whichever solution you opt to select, you should now be fully informed on which product to purchase and the ideal way to give pets CBD oil. To have the ability to make enormous profit in your sales of CBD oil goods, it is important that you select high-quality products mostly desired by people. So, you shouldn’t feel as if you’re stuck with a CBD product which you do not appreciate! If you’d like to obtain bulk quantities of CBD hemp oil goods, contact to acquire certain prices. You’ve got to make certain that the CBD oil product you are purchasing is safe, effective, and dependable. Total spectrum CBD oil products have the benefit of containing many unique cannabinoids and terpenes and the capacity for a broader health reach.

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A growing number of individuals are turning to CBD oil on account of the variety of benefits it has. Total spectrum CBD oil is the best option for those with chronic illnesses who are not able to access medical marijuana. Total spectrum CBD oil, which might also be called whole plant CBD, is different to CBD isolate since it includes each one of the cannabinoids that may be extracted from the cannabis plant.

CBD oil differs from hemp oil, since they have various impacts on the body. So, in case there are reasons you ought to avoid complete spectrum CBD oil, that still does not signify that you must prevent CBD usage completely. It may be more effective than CBD isolate. It acts as a pain reliever regardless of what causes the pain. If you want to Full Spectrum CBD oil on a wholesale basis, you have to remember that the price tag and superior caliber of the oil is dependent on the plant it comes from. Complete spectrum CBD oil provides an increased effect based on your ailment. Whether you decide on complete spectrum CBD oil or normal CBD oil, the most significant thing of all is to make sure you’re investing in a high excellent product.

Hemp seed oil is offered in many supermarkets. It has nutrients such as Omegas, yet has no cbd. Secondly, you have to make sure that you are buying CBD oil and not hemp oil. Industrial hemp oil isn’t a drug.