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THEO 111 Take-home Exam #1 (Revised)
02/20/2014

1) Swartley’s step #1: Observe carefully what the passage says. a) Ask who, what, why, where questions.
“Why would Jesus come down so hard with a blanket condemnation of anger, especially considering that it seems to be a natural human emotion?” (Leininger 1)
He is doing step #1(a) because he asks a why question about the passage.

“Anyway, are there not times when we SHOULD get angry?” (Leininger 1)
He is doing step #1(a) because he asks what time we should get angry.

“That is the kind of anger Jesus says to get rid of. Why?” (Leininger 2)
He is doing step #1(a) because he asks why we should get rid of that kind of anger as Jesus says.

“Why would Jesus come down so hard on something as seemingly trivial as name-calling?” (Leininger 2)
He is doing step #1(a) because he asks a question about name-calling.

“Does the punishment fit the crime?” (Leininger 3)
He is doing step #1(a) because he asks whether the punishment in the passage fits the crime. b) Look at the literary structure of the passage.
“Jesus starts off with one of the problems that ALL relationships sometimes face…anger.” (Leininger 1)
He is doing step #1(b) because he finds out the literary structure of the passage is all the problems relate to anger. c) Look at literary context of the passage
“The mirror we use today is the Sermon on the Mount, this incredibly detailed set of instructions concerning our relationships with God and with one another.” (Leininger 1)
He is doing step #1(c) because chapter 5 in the Matthew talks about the Sermon on the Mount. He looks at the chapter 5 to explain Matthew 5:21-26.

“The Lord became incensed at the callous commercialism there, the blatant money-grubbing of those who were taking advantage of honest worships by charging outrageous prices for sacrificial animals or…...

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