The student will complete a theological essay that will address the relationship of human
sinfulness to an aspect of the doctrine of salvation.
Students will examine one of the biblical images of salvation (adoption, conversion,
regeneration, redemption, reconciliation, justification, election, sanctification, or glorification)
and define and describe the doctrine with its biblical, historical and theological contours as well
as discuss how this image of salvation relates to and addresses the problem of sin. Finally, the
student will apply the implications of this doctrine to the Christian life and for the students
chosen vocation. The essay will be 750-1000 words and the formatting should be compatible
with your current degree program.
Use the provided Image of Salvation Essay Template as a guide.

Introduction (100-125 words)
Definition and description of chosen doctrine, including biblical, theological, and
historical contours (200-275 words)
Explanation of the relationship between the chosen doctrine and the problem of sin (150-
225 words)
Application (200-250 words)
Conclusion (100-125 words)
Refer to the “Course Policies” in the course syllabus for the formatting expectations in this

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