Response Paper for The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan due Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Requirements: Your response paper should be 5 type-written pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman font. Please have a cover sheet which contains your name, title of the course, and date of submission. List each question as a heading in your paper then write your answer below the heading.
Your Response Paper should answer the following questions:
Write a two-page essay in which you talk about two-three things you learned about the final week of Jesus’ life from reading the book. What did you not know before reading this book? What did you not think about before reading this book? Is there anything that surprised you when you read it? In your answer, please share quotes from the book to support your answer.
Write a three-page essay answering the following questions:
Has your understanding of Jesus – your way of seeing Jesus – been affected by reading this book? If so, how? If no, why not?
Has reading this book affected your understanding of the Christian life and what it means to take it seriously? If so, in what way? If no, why not?
In the preface to the book, Borg and Crossan quote the novelist Flannery O’Connor when they state, “we live in a ‘Christ-haunted’ culture” (p. vii). After reading this book, do you agree with O’Connor’s conclusion? Defend/support your answer.