Choose 2 – 3 theology statements in your textbook (the large T in the green boxes). How do those statements fit with the theological understanding of your church? What new insights do they offer that clarifies a theological issue that has been confusing to you? Was there anything that surprised you? Was there anything that raised a question for you? If you do not currently belong to a church/denomination: Choose 2 – 3 theology statements in your textbook (the large T in the green boxes). How do those statements fit with your understanding of theology? What new insights do they offer that clarifies a theological issue that has been confusing to you? Was there anything that surprised you? Was there anything that raised a question for you? Purpose 3: Identification of events, persons, or broad themes in history (2 pages) Choose one of the following essay questions and write a response. Make sure you back up your positions from the Bible and from scholarly sources, i.e. the textbook or even outside resources. Based on some of the videos, your readings, and your responses to the Contemporary Based on your readings, class lectures, and assignments in the module, compare and contrast the cultural practices and political issues of Biblical times with modern day issues of the Middle East. What challenges are the same? What is different? How has the modern day media influenced the understandings? Select two Bible characters (other than Jesus). Compare and contrast those two in terms of personalities and their roles in life. How are they alike/different in their responses to circumstances and challenges laid before them? Could you see ways in which they acted/reacted similar to yourself? Purpose 4: Links to your real life learning (3-4 pages) The fourth part of the summary paper forms a transition from information to transformation, from textual analysis to personal application. Focus on the class itself. Illustrate your points with statements, comments, and reflections you have seen in class, readings from the text or Bible, or insights you gained while talking with classmates, friends, co-workers and family. What new insights will “stick with you?” What assignments or lectures were the most profitable to you? Are there specific people in Scripture that you have identified in this course that now have a kind of “hero” status for you? Why? Has your understanding of the Bible been changed or enhanced in the last five weeks? How? Identify any issues you plan to continue exploring as a result of new insights.