You must submit a 2000-2500-word essay (use the word-count function in your word processor) including footnotes, title page, and bibliography, on a biblical, theological, or ministry topic chosen by you and approved by the professor. The paper must be original and not one that you have written on before, based on prior work, or one you are currently writing for another course. A. Your topic will be approved only upon submission of a thesis statement via the assignment submission link. See the Thesis Statement assignment instructions. B. Your paper must include a title page, table of contents, footnotes (not in-text or endnotes), and a bibliography. You must use eight (8) sources or more in the paper, including at least three books and three periodical articles. Note that you may NOT use any internet or web-based sources for this assignment. You may cite them as essays or journal articles.