Monthly Archives: August 2012

Propaganda & Persuasion, Ethics Short Response Paper – Is propaganda in the 20th Century a pessimistic enterprise?

Matthew Lipscomb Dr. Heather Palmer Propaganda & Persuasion, 2/8/2011 Ethics Short Response Paper     Q: Do you think propaganda in the 20th Century in fact rests on a fundamentally pessimistic vision of the human psyche and its latent drives … Continue reading

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A Controversy in Manhattan

Matthew Lipscomb Dr. Heather Palmer Propaganda & Persuasion, 3/1/2011 Corporate Propaganda Paper     A Humble, Precursory Preface – Before I begin, I would like to state that in terms of the discussion that follows, I have felt deeply impacted … Continue reading

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The Three Perspectives of Genesis 11:1-9

Matthew Lipscomb Exercise 8 Old Testament Survey 8/22/12       The Three Perspectives of Genesis 11:1-9     Perspective One: The World Behind the Text             Genesis 11:1-9 is perhaps one of the best known bible stories, because it … Continue reading

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Propaganda & Persuasion – Chomsky Study Questions

Matthew Lipscomb Dr. Heather Palmer Propaganda & Persuasion, 2/1/2011 Chomsky Study Questions Part One: Pre-Viewing Questions   1) What do you know about Noam Chomsky?          I know that I do not like him. I have had a bit of … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions for K. Burke’s “Rhetoric of Hitler’s Battle”

Matthew Lipscomb Dr. Heather Palmer Propaganda & Persuasion, 3/10/2011 Discussion Questions for K. Burke’s “Rhetoric of Hitler’s Battle” 1) Burke tells us that “Hitler combines and coalesces ideas the way that a poet combines or coalesces images” (158)-explain what he … Continue reading

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Propaganda & Persuasion – Benays’ Questions

Matthew Lipscomb Dr. Heather Palmer Propaganda & Persuasion, 2/1/2011 Benays’ Questions     1)How does Bernays defend propaganda?        Bernays defends Propaganda because he feels that it is a necessary dynamic within our present culture, one that is inescapably critical … Continue reading

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‘Oh, For The Love Of Christ,’ Exploring the Word αγάπη (Agapē) from Within Judeo-Christian Thought.

‘Oh, For The Love Of Christ,’ Exploring the Word αγάπη (Agapē) from Within Judeo-Christian Thought.   I love you even if you think that I don’t. Sometimes I find you doubt my love for you but I don’t mind. Why … Continue reading

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Wrede (On Paul and the Law; Viewpoints in the ‘New Perspective on Paul’)

Wrede – 11/3/2011   Wrede spends the bulk of his time discussing the nature of Christ as it relates to Paul’s doctrine. For Wrede this means examining ‘the Person’ and ‘the Work’ of Christ’.  For Wrede, this is central to … Continue reading

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Rudolf Bultman (On Paul and the Law; Viewpoints in the ‘New Perspective on Paul’)

Rudolf Bultman – 10/17/2011     Bultman is essentially defined by two rubrics: Existentialism and Demythologization. Existentialism can be seen as a method of correlating the self to the given context, whereas Demythologization is understood to relate in terms of … Continue reading

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J. Louis Martyn (On Paul and the Law; Viewpoints in the ‘New Perspective on Paul’)

J. Louis Martyn – 11/3/2011     Martyn’s focus in this essay is to attempt to unpack an understanding of Pauline Doctrine through an apocalyptic rubric. Initially, Martyn’s approach is to go through the traditional methods of Pauline Theory – … Continue reading

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