Sermon Paragraph Assignment
The Chapel of the Beatitudes, built
1939, tops the Mount of the Beatitudes, by tradition considered the
site of Jesus of Nazareth's Sermon on the Mount,
located at the north end of the Sea of Galilee. On reading the
Sermon, one might be tempted to compare the Sermon (directions on how
to live for Christians) with the Ten
Commandments of Moses (directions on how to live for the
Hebrews). Both instances also involved the climbing of a
there are sometimes problems using Wikipedia, the entry on the Sermon on the Mount
has a very good explanation of the Sermon and the different
interpretations of its meaning.
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Read the Sermon
on the Mount (along with the document background information and the study questions) and answer the following
question in a paragraph:
Citing specific evidence from the Sermon (not from the textbook), did the Sermon describe an ethical
religion, i.e. a religion that required an individual to follow a code of moral behavior?
Your paragraph should be about
one-half page in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12; it should
contain a concise topic sentence that directly responds to the assigned
question (no need to define terms or cite a dictionary) and use
direct, quoted material to support your points. You
may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my thesis/first sentence clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
Your assignment should be sent to your course
instructor following the directions
for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review all of my support materials in
Charlie's History Writing Center for
additional information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course..
The Optional Sermon Paragraph is worth a maximum of 25 points.
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