Theology of Suffering Paper(Psychology)
Topic: Theology of Suffering Paper(Psychology)
A. Theology of Suffering Paper
Prior to turning in the research paper, the student will turn in a 1-page summary (in current APA format with title page, abstract, and reference page) of his/her personal theology of suffering for the instructor’s feedback prior to the research paper being turned in. This will help the student fully think through his/her own theology prior to turning in the paper.
B. Research Paper
Without ones’ own understanding of the purpose of suffering, crisis responders cannot truly offer emotional and spiritual care in disasters and provide comfort and direction to others in their suffering and pain. With that thought in mind, the student must compile an original paper of 8–10 pages in current APA format that begins by explaining his/her own personal theology of suffering. The student must use commentary and biblical references to support his/her position. In addition, the student must explain how he/she would consult with a congregation to set up a plan of preparation for pre-incidence disasters. Utilizing information presented in the textbooks as well as theoretical and practical elements from academic and Christian sources, the student must describe how he/she would foster resiliency in the pastor and the congregation. A minimum of 10 scholarly sources (books and journal articles) is required in addition to the textbooks (if applicable). Grades will be assigned based on quality of content, how well APA guidelines are adhered to, the richness of citations utilized, quality of expression, and biblical integration presented.