Ideas for paper
I am at a loss for my Early Church class paper topic. Steph suggested something related to the formation of the canon. I had been thinking an examination of how the Church Fathers viewed a certain biblical passage. But basically anything is fair game if it happened before 400 AD. Art, daily life, church fathers themselves, their stories, the church in Africa, the church in the east. It’s wide open.
The prof has already said that she would rather read something interesting and original, asking a question that hasn’t really been addressed too much. Like, why does the Eastern church attribute the church plants in Ephesus, Thessalonica and Corinth to John instead of Paul (like Acts says)? But that would require a truck load of research, and quite frankly, I’m not sure if this semester is the time for that.
Any ideas? I’m looking for something to spark something. Help a brother out.