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Theological<br />This is how you write a summary!<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />PresenterMedia, 2011, Bu...
Definition<br />        A theological summary is as an exposition. Its function is to inform, describe and explain. The su...
What are the main traits of a theological summary?<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />3<br />
Attributes<br />Thesis driven<br />Opinion free<br />Concise<br />Explains<br />Describes<br />Synthesizes<br />PresenterM...
Overview<br />Launches with a strong thesis<br />Elaborates with supporting points<br />Has concise & condensed wording<br...
All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />6<br />
“Real”Time Advice on Writing a Theological Summary…<br />Organize according to trends, then cluster details around them. <...
What makes for an effective theological summary?<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />8<br />
Relevant Content<br />A summary with relevant content encompasses connected key elements and maintains focus on them.<br /...
Tips: Keeping  Content<br /><ul><li>State thesis and explanatory points, providing the reader with a clear, vivid mental p...
Sustain main idea, showing high relevancy and meaning to topic  content (no extraneous details)
Launch, by explaining the main idea and key points, and close  by revisiting the thesis and bringing everything together.<...
Clear Content<br />  Content shows transitions & clarity<br />                                                            ...
Tips: KeepingContent<br />Content doesn’t stray – Isn’t muddy<br /><ul><li>Move the reader through the  summary in a logic...
Vary sentence structure to produce cohesion
Incorporate transitions to create coherence</li></ul>A<br />E<br />C<br />L<br />R<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2...
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Writing a Theological Summary

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This slideshare provides information regarding the summary process for academic studies in theology. It includes summary traits, overview, "real-time" advice and tips for effective summarizing.

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Writing a Theological Summary

  1. 1. Theological<br />This is how you write a summary!<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />PresenterMedia, 2011, Business Binder<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />        A theological summary is as an exposition. Its function is to inform, describe and explain. The summary can be defined as a synopsis of a written or verbal biblical source -- Scripture, ancient documents, commentaries, research, writings, videos, podcasts, interviews, etc. <br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What are the main traits of a theological summary?<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Attributes<br />Thesis driven<br />Opinion free<br />Concise<br />Explains<br />Describes<br />Synthesizes<br />PresenterMedia, 2011, Stick Figure Profit Building Blocks<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Overview<br />Launches with a strong thesis<br />Elaborates with supporting points<br />Has concise & condensed wording<br />Informs, describes & explains<br />Is free of opinion, analysis, interpretation or evaluation <br />Shows third-person point of view and present tense<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />5<br />
  6. 6. All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. “Real”Time Advice on Writing a Theological Summary…<br />Organize according to trends, then cluster details around them. <br />Don’t list. Extend topic sentences with support.<br />Read deep. Annotate with post-its.<br />Write tight. Remove nonessen-tials.<br />Review required length beforehand. <br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. What makes for an effective theological summary?<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Relevant Content<br />A summary with relevant content encompasses connected key elements and maintains focus on them.<br />Not Disjointed<br />Focused<br />Connected<br />Little Black Duck Blog, 2008; Pencil Pattern iPod Touch Wallpaper, 2011; apenchantforpaper.blogspot, 2010. <br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Tips: Keeping Content<br /><ul><li>State thesis and explanatory points, providing the reader with a clear, vivid mental picture of the summary’s intent
  11. 11. Sustain main idea, showing high relevancy and meaning to topic content (no extraneous details)
  12. 12. Launch, by explaining the main idea and key points, and close by revisiting the thesis and bringing everything together.</li></ul>T<br />N<br />A<br />E<br />L<br />R<br />E<br />V<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />10<br />
  13. 13. Clear Content<br /> Content shows transitions & clarity<br /> Content is not disorderly or muddy<br />L-R: iittala.com, 2011; Allthingscrystal.com, 2011; Eyes4Art.net, 2011,; cheap-drinking-glassesblogspot.com, 2009<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />11<br />
  14. 14. Tips: KeepingContent<br />Content doesn’t stray – Isn’t muddy<br /><ul><li>Move the reader through the summary in a logical manner
  15. 15. Vary sentence structure to produce cohesion
  16. 16. Incorporate transitions to create coherence</li></ul>A<br />E<br />C<br />L<br />R<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />12<br />
  17. 17. Proper Summary Elaboration<br />Even development<br />Opinion & idea free<br />Third person POV<br />Minimally, 2nd order support<br />Informs, describes & explains<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />13<br />
  18. 18. Tips: Making Summary Elaboration<br />Content doesn’t stray – Isn’t muddy<br /><ul><li>Summarize without adding opinion, idea, interpretation, evaluation or analysis
  19. 19. Show extended support for each point
  20. 20. Exposition by informing, describing and explaining,
  21. 21. Incorporate short quotes from Scripture and other resources as part of support
  22. 22. Write in third-person point of view</li></ul>R<br />P<br />O<br />P<br />R<br />E<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />14<br />
  23. 23. Content doesn’t stray – Isn’t muddy<br />Got it!<br />PresenterMedia, 2011, Business Binder<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />15<br />
  24. 24. All Nations Leadership Institute<br />Content doesn’t stray – Isn’t muddy<br />Would you like to learn more about biblical research and writing? Visit the All Nations Leadership Institute website. <br />The institute offers courses that will suit your interests. It specializes in preparation for urban, multi-ethnic ministry.<br />See:<br />http://allnationsleadershipinstitute.org<br />Contact Pastor Deb Strlek:<br />708.385.6020<br />Location:<br />4501 West 127th Street<br />Alsip, IL 60803<br />All Nations Leadership Institute 2011<br />16<br />

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