Course on Diaprax
Read course outline two or more times until you clearly understand class requirements.
I. Class objective is to know:
A. Diaprax: the Dialectic process and praxis (exposing the enemy). Genesis 3:1-6
B. what God's Word has to say in regard to its affect upon us. Romans 7:1-25
C. what God has provided as a means to 'limit' it's control over our lives. Hebrews 12:5-11
D. what God has provided to redeem us from His judgment upon us for our use of Diaprax.
E. how God want us to respond. Proverbs 3:5, 6
1. how to respond to ourselves when we are doing the dialectic process.
2. how to respond to others when they are doing the dialectic process.
3. how we are to live (think and act) in this present dialectical age.
II. Class materials are:
A. The Scriptures from the Textus Receptus, , i.e. KJV (Authorized), Geneva, Tyndale, etc. for paper.
B. The Diaprax Articles:
C. Other articles which can be of assistance to your understanding but are not necessary reading:
III. Class procedure is:
A. Read each articles one at a time:
1. First reading:
a. Read all the way through first time.
(i) making notes, jotting down:
(a) scriptures which come to mind.
(b) ideas or events which relate to the subject.
(ii) underlining statements that stick out.
(iii) making a check mark (√) at sections you don't understand.
(iv) check marks (√) are to be X'ed over when you later understanding that section.
b. Read quickly, trying not to get bogged down.
If I get bogged down I will skip ahead a few pages and read for a bit, then go back to where I left off and pick up again. (It usually works.) If that does not work then trudge on through or take a break (but not to escape).
c. Always read scriptures when referenced and when they come to mind, (jotting them down on the margins of the article or in your notes).
d. Make notes:
(i) on pages of article,
(ii) or in separate note book.
Always reference the article and the article page you are making notes from.
2. Seconding reading:
a. Read article again until you come to:
(i) notes you made on first reading to see if you got it right.
(1) Making new notes correcting errors to your thinking.
(2) Making notes of new thoughts and understanding.
(ii) underlines to see if what you underlined still "sticks out."
(a) Underline any sentences of the second reading which stick out.
(b) Emphasizing underlings (of first or second reading) that really stick out to you. These will help direct you in creating your final outline and paper.
(iii) check marks (√) to see if you can read that section with understanding this time round, Xing out or erasing the check mark if you have understand this time through.
b. Start to compile notes in an orderly fashion, using your marks and notes on the article. Refer to class objectives above to keep your thoughts (and objective) in order.
3. Third reading is more of an overview:
a. Pick areas which you need to read over again to make the subject clearer in your mind.
b. Pick what to emphasize in your notes (which will then be used to develop your paper).
B. Turn in:
a. With brief notes and quotations to make your reasoning/understanding clear.
b. These will be used by you to compile your paper on the first article.
The outlines will not be graded but will influence my grading of your paper.
a. Make it as short as six pages (very succinct) or as long as twenty pages, double spaced.
b. It must convey what the article is all about.
c. It must be in your own words. (It is not to be wordy or repetitive.)
d. You must use key quotations or parts of quotations from the article (and the other articles). Always, Always, Always, sight sources. Never, Never, Never, leave them out.
e. It must explain:
(i) the dialectical process and praxis. ('Reasoning' and acting from sensuousness, i.e. sight)
(ii) God's response. (Reasoning and acting from righteousness, i.e. faith)
Be aware that others may read your paper. Make sure it is not to personal of yourself or of others, i.e. more than you or they would want others to know.
They must be biblical events which cover the whole process with God's response.
C) Grading will be based upon:
1. Your writing ability.
2. Your note taking: (will influence my grading but will not be graded).
Your ability to select, organization, and condense information.
3. Your knowledge (coverage) of the subject:
a. Dialectic process and praxis (exposing the enemy). Genesis 3:1-6
b. what God's Word has to say in regard to its affect upon us. Romans 7:1-25
c. what God has provided as a means to 'limit' it's control over our lives. Hebrews 12:7-11
d. what God has provided to redeem us from His judgment upon us for our use of Diaprax.
e. how God want us to respond. Proverbs 3:5, 6
(i) how we are to respond to ourselves when we are doing the dialectic process.
(ii) how we are to respond to others when they are doing the dialectic process.
(iii) how we are to live (think and act) in this present dialectical age.
My judgment of your fulfillment of the above requirements will determine your grade.
Dean Gotcher, Box 233, Herndon, KS 67739
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2010