Week 2 Section Discussion This week’s discussion board focuses on secondary sour
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Week 2 Section Discussion
This week’s discussion board focuses on secondary sources. Secondary sources are works that interpret or analyze historical events, cultures, figures, or phenomena. They often rely on primary sources for evidentiary support and can offer a critique.
Most secondary sources use claims, evidence, and counterarguments for their critical analysis. Claims refer to the main points or arguments the author is trying to convey. Evidence includes statistics, historical facts, quotes, opinions from other experts, or anecdotes the author uses to support their claims. Counterarguments represent the viewpoint of someone who disagrees with a thesis for any number of reasons. A counterargument may be about a specific point, piece of evidence, or an overall claim. Good papers include a rebuttal that shows why the counterargument is not significant enough to discount the main thesis.
Based on Elaine Pagels’ “God the Father/God the Mother: The Gnostic Gospels and the Suppression of Early Christian Feminism”, please answer the following questions AND respond to another student.
1) What is one of her claims or arguments?
2) What specific evidence does she use to support this claim/argument?
3) What is one of the counterarguments? (Please refer to MMW counterargument material on Canvas if you need more details on what a counterargument or rebuttal is.)
4) How convincing is she in her overall analysis?
When responding to another student, try to use the 3Cs & a Q format when responding to your peers: Compliment, Comment, Connect and Ask a Question.
It is expected that you will write in complete sentences for your responses to each question.
It’s okay if there is some overlap between this DB and your CA #1.