Second Core Paper

SECOND CORE PAPER, due October 27

Respond to the following problem in a three to five page essay:

Do the books of Genesis, Matthew, and the Qur’an reveal God to be an all-seeing, all-knowing authority who from the getgo to finish knows what he is doing? Or does God come across as a trial-and-error creator, humanity consequently his ongoing work-in-progress? You may survey all three texts to answer this question, or just pick one. But you must respond to the prompt strictly based on the words in the text, not your prior assumptions about the text.

Alternative assignment:

Can Gilgamesh be understood as a “Nietzschean” figure? Does he live his life via the ideas and concepts outlined in the Genealogy of Morals? Delve into The Epic and Genealogy  to make your case.

The texts, your roadmap of the texts, free-writing, daydreaming, class discussion, Writing Assistants, office hours with instructor. Since this is not a research paper, there is no call to use outside sources. Feel free to use personal pronouns.

An intelligent person who has not read the texts but might like to hear what you have to say about them.

Use a plain, serif font (like Times New Roman or Palatino), 12 pt., double-spaced, with 1” margins all around. Use this cover sheet for your paper. Use parenthetical citations for all textual quotes (eg, Sartre, 357). Please do not place extra line spaces between paragraphs. Please staple your paper.

See my guidelines for writing core papers.

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