The Argumentative Essay will engage at least one serious theory discussed in this class, state the student’s response to this theory, and provide an argument that justifies the student’s response. Each student will select one of the options listed below.
1. Defend or reject the thesis that every human person will be saved according to Christian principles.
2. Defend or reject the theory that predestination interrupts free will and argue for which should be the case for Christianity.
3. Defend what Christians should mean by 1 Tim 2:3-4, “This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.” (NAB)
Students must state their choice of argument during Module 5. A preliminary thesis and bibliography is due at the end of Module 6. The essay is due by the conclusion of Module 8.
The final version should be 1200 to 1800 words (approximately 4-6 pages).