To prepare for our first class session, read Winger pp. 1-166, Thielman pp. 1-30, and Peterson pp. 1-52.
Keeping notes of scholarly work is a challenge. Different students have developed different habits. Please be prepared, as you introduce yourself, to tell how you gather and preserve research and study notes. Throughout the course, think about how effective your methods are and how they prepare you to retrieve information you have encountered even years previously.
Some thought prompts:
1) Compare Thielman's and Winger's use of scholarly sources. What difference do you perceive in the target audience? Add Peterson into the mix. Categorize the types of knowledge the three authors point out.
2) Winger has a particular way of dealing with arguments. Pay particular attention to the way Winger engages other authors, especially on pp. 55-68.
3) Compare Thielman's discussion of pseudepigraphy on pp. 4-11 with Winger's discussion of it on pp. 71-75.
4) Winger discusses Artemis at length. Where does the typical Greek mythological Artemis come from? Paul knew which island that was.
5) Winger speaks of classical rhetorical methods. If you are not familiar with them, pay a visit to http://rhetoric.byu.edu/ and do some exploring.