Compare and contrast Paul’s correspondence to Thessalonika (I and II Thessalonians), Galatia (Galati
Specifically, please begin your entry by briefly addressing 1) the nature of Christian hope in I Thessalonians? (Why were the Thessalonians worried, and what did Paul do to reassure them?) And 2) what Paul means by justification by faith in Galatians and how it differs from justification under the law? (Be sure to define what Paul means by faith. It means more than just an intellectual belief in a proposition.)
After addressing hope and faith, 3) what is the key virtue in I Corinthians? (Spend most of your essay on this third question.) Why is salvation impossible without it? (Note: In answering this third question, please address the situation in Corinth. What was happening that was undermining the process of salvation there? How does Paul respond? Hint: What does he mean when he says that all is lawful, but not all is beneficial?)
As always, in writing your essay, please have a controlling thesis statement near the beginning, please reference the biblical text to support your argument, and please define and illustrate with biblical or contemporary examples the technical terms you use: terms like hope and faith and justification.