RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC NATURAL AND SPECIAL REVELATION RESEARCH PAPER: ANNOTATED B

RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC NATURAL AND SPECIAL REVELATION
RESEARCH PAPER: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TOPIC SELECTION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
You will complete this assignment using the template provided. Delete current material from the template and replace with your own material. This assignment will prepare you for the Research Paper. It may also be used to begin to explore ideas or concepts you find interesting within the realm of the doctrines covered in this course.
INSTRUCTIONS
You must use the Jerry Falwell Library Research Portal and identify 5 journal articles from peer-reviewed religious journals addressing your topic of interest. At least 3 of the 5 articles must be fewer than 10 years old. Each journal article must be at least 5 pages. Each reference must be cited in current Turabian format. The instructor’s approval of the topic choice will serve as the grade for this assignment unless otherwise noted.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
RESEARCH PAPER: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TOPIC SELECTION TEMPLATE
Statement of Topic:
In 1 sentence, tell the reader the topic you are researching.
Bibliography Information for Resource #1:
Smith, Mark A. “Religion, Divorce, and the Missing Culture War in America.” Political Science Quarterly 125, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 57–85.
Brief statement regarding the author and his or her credentials as an authority:
The author, Mark A. Smith, is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. His research generally consists of political waves in America but is not intended to influence the government. His intent is rather to educate cultural and political trends in America. His intended audience is working professionals in counseling and sociology.
A crisp statement regarding the relevance of this article for your topic:
This article compares the conservative and liberal arguments on how divorce has impacted American Christian families and the culture in which these families survive. This particular argument discusses how the church and Christians, as a whole, are responding to divorce and how the liberals are using this against the values of Christians and the families affected by divorce. This is relevant to my research as I am looking at the cause and effect divorce has on the family, church, and community. In order to do so, I am looking at the history of divorce and its dissolution over the past 100 years.
A salient or meaningful quote from the article that you would likely cite if you were to write an essay on this topic:
Quote: “With the underlying causes affecting Christians and non-Christians alike, the national divorce rate reached nearly 20 percent by the 1920s as a rising wave of marital breakups moved over and around barriers built by religious institutions.”
Bibliography Information for Resource #2
Bray, Gerald L. The Doctrine of God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Brief statement regarding the author and his or her credentials as an authority:
Gerald L. Bray, D.Litt. University of Paris-Sorbonne, is a professor of Divinity History and Doctrine at Beeson Divinity School in Alabama. In 2006, his position at the seminary became a research position where he focuses on research, writing, and speaking.
A crisp statement regarding the relevance of this article for your topic:
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A salient or meaningful quote from the article that you would likely cite if you were to write an essay on this topic:
Etc.
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