David Croteau Dissertation Outline

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EXPERIENCE SOCIOLOGY BY: DAVID CROTEAU AND WILLIAM HOYNES (1 ST EDITION) Unit 2 (Chapters 4, 6, 7 and 8) Slides by Professor L. DeArman 1
Unit 2 ¤ Chapter 4: Social Structure ¤ Chapter 6: Socialization ¤ Chapter 7: Interaction, Groups, and Organizations ¤ Chapter 8: Deviance and Social Control 2
Chapter 6: Socialization ¨ In this chapter, we will be covering socialization. We will answer the following questions as well as a few others: ¤ How are culture and socialization connected? ¤ What are the agents of socialization? ¤ What are the main stages of the life course? ¤ What is the relative importance of biology and the social environment in shaping a person? ¤ What do sociologists tell us about socialization? 3
Sociologists are… 4 ¨ interested in the patterns of behavior and attitudes that emerge throughout the entire life course. ¨ Socialization is the lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture . ¨ Socialization is simply the acquisition of culture . ¨ Through socialization we forge a sense of self .
5 ¨ Socialization occurs through human interactions . ¨ Remember, the attainment of socially constructed culture is necessary for human survival. ¨ We learn a great deal from those people most important in our lives known as the agents of socialization .
The Agents of Socialization 6 ¨ Socialization helps to reproduce social structure and is a key to stability. ¨ Socialization is a dynamic process. As social structure changes, the process of socialization can change as well. ¨ We are all socialization by a number of different sources – we call these sources the agents of socialization. ¨ Agents of socialization are the people and groups who teach us about our culture .
7 ¨ Family, friends, schools, peers, the mass media, the workplace, religion, and the state are all agents of socialization . ¨ These a gents of socialization play the most powerful roles in shaping the self . ¨ Specifically, our interaction with these agents shapes us dramatically.
Family 8 ¨ Socialization begins at birth and ends at death . ¨ The family is the first and most important agent of socialization for children. ¨ All families play a powerful role in shaping their children (positively and negatively.) ¨ Of course, how children develop a sense of self will vary society to society (e.g. level of independence.)
Cultural Influences Regarding Family 9 ± Children learn expectations of family such as marriage and parenthood through socialization . ± Children do not always play a passive role either. They are active agents, influencing and altering the families, schools, and communities of which they are a part (reciprocity.)
The Impact of Race and Gender 10 ± Social development includes exposure to cultural assumptions regarding gender and race .

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Epistemology | Esthetics | Ethics in Religion | History of Philosophy | History of Religions of Eastern Origins | History of Religions of Western Origin | Other Philosophy | Other Religion | Philosophy | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

The thesis explores the meaning of the concept of believing in the Gospel of John. Chapter 1 provides a discussion of the relevance of the subject and the methodology employed in the research. The methodology is primarily a semantic field approach emphasizing the importance context adds to the interpretation process. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 follow the same basic outline. The goal is to provide an analysis of [Special characters omitted.] within its syntactical relationships and verbal forms. Any relevant conclusions are then integrated into an exegetical discussion. The Gospel of John is divided into three sections, one for each of these chapters: John 1-4, 5-12, 13-21. In Chapter 2 (John 1-4) the evidence for interchangeableness of the [Special characters omitted.] and [Special characters omitted.] + dative constructions is presented. [Special characters omitted] constructions do not refer to a superior belief. Typically, verbal forms of [Special characters omitted.] are not used formulaically. The crowd in 2:23-25 is portrayed negatively. The disciples, the Samaritans, and the royal official progressed in their belief.

In Chapter 3 (John 5-12) the [Special characters omitted.] construction was determined to contain a different meaning than the [Special characters omitted.] and [Special characters omitted.] + dative constructions. John 5:12 can be characterized as, largely, many people rejecting Jesus. While four signs were performed by Jesus, there were seven negative reactions to them; the three signs performed in John 1-4 had mixed reactions. Three inadequate professions were made in John 5-12 (6:14; 7:31; 10:21) and four groups demonstrated deficient belief through poor actions (6:22-66; 8:21-47; 10:22-39; 12:42-43). Positive portrayals were placed in contrast to negative portrayals. The antecedent to “they” (in 12:37) are the negative portrayals of those believing in John’s Gospel, not one specific group.

In Chapter 4 (John 13-21) the [Special characters omitted.] absolute construction was in a synonymous relationship to a [Special characters omitted.] construction, demonstrating the flexibility of this construction in the Gospel. Eternal life, understood in both its qualitative and quantitiative aspects, was discussed in its relationship to believing. The relationship of knowing and believing should be understood as being reciprocal. John 13-21 begins with two pericopae in which Jesus calls his disciples into a deeper faith; later in the narrative they progress. All portrayals of believing were positive in this section. It appears that the beginning of the Gospel was more concerned with a question of whom belief should be placed in, while the latter part was more concerned with the content of this belief.

Chapter 5 summarizes the conclusions while integrating them. Implications are drawn for Lordship Salvation and the doctrine of assurance

Recommended Citation

Croteau, David A., "An Analysis of the Concept of Believing in the Narrative Contexts of John's Gospel" (2002). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 161.
http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/sor_fac_pubs/161

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