Discussion Questions and Written Reflections
* The following hyperlinked web-pages contain questions to guide your
reading of each of the assigned texts. *
* They also list the specific questions that you are to address in your written reflections for each block. *
* All of these questions (and others) will form the basis for our Thursday Discussion Groups. *
* Some general guidelines for the writing assignments are at the bottom of this page. *
BLOCK 1: INTRODUCTION AND BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS
(Tues, Jan. 11 - Thurs, Jan. 20)
BLOCK 3: UTOPIA & DYSTOPIA, esp.
the Holocaust and Feminist Visions
(Tues, Feb. 8 - Thurs, Feb. 24)
BLOCK 4: APOCALYPTIC AESTHETICS: The
Sublime and the Grotesque
(Tues, March 7 - Thurs, March 16)
BLOCK 5: MODERN MILLENARIAN MOVEMENTS
(Tues, March 21- Thurs, March 30)
BLOCK 6: LOS ANGELES IN APOCALYPTIC PERSPECTIVE
(Tues, April 4 - Thurs, April 13)
All short written exercises this semester should be:
For biblical reference format, see also Prof. Just's page of "Writing Tips."
Some of what you write will be based on your personal reflections, but much of it should be based on close and careful readings of the assigned texts. Thus, it is important that you provide support for your assertions with brief but explicit references to the texts themselves. See the latest edition of the LMU Style Manual (available in the bookstore) for tips on proper format for notes and references.