Pentecostals and Alcohol

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I WILL ATTACH A document THAT IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCES PLEASE INTERACT WITH IT FOR IT IS IMPORTANT PIECE OF THIS assignment. YOU CAN INTERACT WITH OTHER SOURCES BUT THE DOCUMENT IS ATTACH WILL HELP YOU THE MOST. *PLEASE USE ONLY THEOLOGICAL/CHRISTIAN BASED BOOK AND ARTICLES AND WHEN YOU ARE DONE THE PAPER PLEASE ATTACH ALL SOURCES YOU USED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.* IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE TOPIC: Topic of the Paper: Pentecostals and Alcohol The current PAOC bylaws state that a credential holder can be disciplined if they consume “mood altering substances.” The 2014 PAOC General Conference in Saskatoon included a discussion regarding a motion to specify “alcohol” as a mood altering substance in the bylaws. The motion was defeated. You have your views on what the Bible requires, but you wonder how Pentecostals in Canada have typically thought about drinking alcohol. Were they always against it? Why or why not? Were there cultural factors that influenced decisions or were there only biblical arguments? What has the official PAOC stance been on this issue? What is the official PAOC stance on this today? You have many questions that keep coming to your mind. What other historical questions might help you address this issue? Note: This is not a paper for a theology course. Therefore, you should not engage in debates about how to interpret key scriptures regarding alcohol. Rather, your only aim should be to interpret and analyze this issue with historical awareness. in this paper demonstration that you have interpreted and analyzed a contemporary church issue with historical awareness. While in this project might include reflections on recent history, please be certain to include discussion of historical issues further in the past as well (i.e., before the last 30 years or so). Regardless of which option you choose, I will expect you to use archival resources (i.e., primary sources), which are available in the library. Furthermore, this assignment should be the equivalent of a 7-page paper. There are many possibilities of how you will present your research, including: While you should aim to describe history in a non-biased way, you assignment should still have a thesis statement which will state what you will demonstrate/argue throughout your paper. All papers can have thesis statements. For example, “John Wesley was revival preacher from the 1800s and the founder of the Methodist movement.” Citing archival resources: For the most part, archival sources require the same information as other sources. It all depends on what you have. If there is an author and title (periodical article, extract from a book): Author, Title of article, Title of Publication, date (issue), page(s). If it is a letter: who from, who to, the date and PAOC Archives, Mississauga, ON. If it is untitled, like a personal note or account, make up a descriptive title, for example: Gordon Atter, (if the authour is known, or, “Authour Unknown”) “Handwritten account of early days in Canada” plus the date, if your have it and PAOC Archives, Mississauga, ON. If there is no date, put “n.d.” at the end. Use the same format for a diary entry and so forth. If the source is not a typical print source (like a book or article), then you should usually end an archival citation with the name of the archives where the material is located. For example: PAOC Archives, Mississauga, ON. You can define an abbreviation the first time you mentioned the location: PAOC Archives Mississauga (PAOCA). Subsequent references would be simply PAOCA. RUBRIC GUIDELINES PLEASE FOLLOW: Topic relates an issue in pentecostal history to issues in the contemporary church. Length: about 2100 words (about 7-8 pages) + your bibliography. Introduction and Conclusion: at an appropriate length (about 100-150 words each) Citations: appears to include citations in footnotes when paraphrasing, summarizing, or quoting from other sources. Includes a bibliography. Research: Includes both primary and secondary sources (a total of 7 or more). Includes relevant scholarly sources, including at least one journal article (dictionary definitions do not count as sources). Most pages integrate research from various sources. Introduction: clearly informs the reader regarding the specific topic of the paper. Includes a thesis statement. Structure: most related points are grouped together; outline supports the thesis statement. Includes appropriate transitions to bring cohesion to the structure. Substance: describes numerous historical issues relevant to the topic of the paper with accuracy, clarity, and sufficient detail (uses historical evidence to support most points and incorporates some factual information). Does not discuss issues that do not relate to the paper’s thesis. Application: explains the significance of the historical observations for understanding some issue in the contemporary church. Conclusion: summarizes the key points from the paper and reaffirms the thesis statement; does not introduce new information.

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