MID-TERM EXAM (NEW PROPOSAL)
At the beginning of the school year, I said that your Mid-term Exam will be a group presentation. However, I missed out instructing you about it and we do not have time, so, IN PLACE OF A GROUP PRESENTATION, I WILL JUST ASK YOU TO READ (SINCE WE WON’T HAVE TIME TO DISCUSS IT IN CLASS) THE LAST SUPPER DISCOURSE (JN.14-17; 13 not included) AND THE WRITTEN MID-TERM EXAM WILL BE ON THIS ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK, JAN. 29, DURING THE FIRST HOUR. YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO LOOK AT THE TEXTS, HOWEVER. As usual, focus your study on the JOHANNINE FEATURES/TECHNIQUES AND CONTENT/MESSAGE. Thank you very much for your attention.
POSSIBLE THEMES TO REFLECT ON JOHN 9 AND POST HERE
1. Doing the Works of God in Our Times
2. Various Forms of Blindness in Our Times
3. Standing Up for Your Faith Amidst Persecutions and Trials
4. Struggling with Faith
5. To Share/Sharing Christ’s Light in Our Times
FIRST TAKE HOME QUIZ
A) Choose ONE of the ff. texts and answer the questions that follow:
1) Jn. 5 (whole chapter)
2) Jn. 6, 22-71
B) Questions to answer:
1) Give at least 3 Johannine features/devices used in the passage you have
chosen and illustrate using the text
2) Give 3 themes in this passage that are also in the Prologue
3) Give a summary of the message of the chapter or pericope and its
relevance to believers of our times.
C) Submission on 08 JANUARY in class. Typewritten.
FOR 27 NOVEMBER 2012:
Read the text of John 3,1-22: Jesus’ Conversation with Nicodemus
a) Note very well how the “conversation” proceeds or develops. What typical “Johannine” style do you observe in terms of the structuring or plotting of the conversation and the message Jesus conveys? What theme/s here have we seen in the Prologue?
b) How do you show the author’s/narrator’s concern over people’s responses or reactions to Jesus’ words and deeds, thus putting them in a certain category of “believers -unbelievers, “those in the light – “those in darkness,” etc.?
FOR TUESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER:
– Be ready to compare the 3rd parallel texts, the way we did with the first 2 (although we haven’t finished with the 2nd)
– Read the PROLOGUE ahead (1,1-18) and start analyzing it using the Guide Questions (see separate pages in this blog)