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Apologetic Research Essay
• The paper must be in MS Word format, 12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial with double line spacing, having a minimum of 2000 words, excluding the title page, notes, and references (if given). Falling under the minimum number of words will incur a substantial penalty in grade. • The paper must be a proper essay. o A title page, proper introduction, body, and conclusion of the paper are required. o This paper must be an essay; it must prove a point. o The paper must focus on apologetics (not another discipline such as Leadership or Theology) and your research from scholarly apologetic sources. • You must write your paper as an MS Word document in proper essay format, with a clear thesis and a section of conclusion. You should include section headings and transitional sentences or paragraphs between sections. The font must be 12 point Times New Roman. The paper itself should be double-spaced, formatted according to the style used by the student. • The citation style for this paper is Turabian. • The paper must cite a minimum of 3 scholarly apologetic sources other than the texts used for this class. Use the notes and bibliographies in Boa and Bowman, Stackhouse, or Dembski. o The major focus of this paper is your research. Papers that rely primarily on course textbooks will receive a deduction in grade. o E-books and full-text articles (which can be viewed on your computer) from the Regent University Library databases (http://www.regent.edu/lib/) are allowed and welcomed as sources. English dictionaries, concordances, and study Bibles are not considered acceptable sources. In all forms, books, collections of essays or journal articles are preferred. o Points will be deducted from the paper for using sources that are not scholarly. o All dictionaries are considered poor sources for this assignment. Note the books cited by the article, then go and research from them. o All web-based sources are forbidden for this assignment. • You must cite your sources using the appropriate Style Guide for your major. Please remember that endnotes are not acceptable for this assignment. o Religious Studies, Bible/Theology, and Christian Ministry majors must use Turabian. o English majors may use MLA. o All other majors may use APA. Potential Paper topics Topics may be drawn from any of the Metapologetic or Apologetic questions raised by Boa/Bowman, or as found in Dembski. Such topics could include, but are not limited to, the existence of God, the problem of evil, the reliability of the Bible, the deity of Christ, or creation as a Divine event.