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Q. "Why is it important for Christians to memorize Scripture"?
Answered By: Ann Moriarty Last Updated: Apr 26, 2021 Views: 0
Start with the library's discovery tool, Summon, then try subject-specific databases*, after searching them go for the library catalog and/or Google Scholar (access GS from the library's A-Z database list).
The core search techniques are keyword phrase searching, truncation and search queries (combine multiple search terms). A search query uses Boolean Operators to connect the search terms.
You can use the same search techniques for Summon, the databases & Google Scholar. For this assignment use these databases listed in this guide curated by the Biblical Studies librarian:
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religion Database (1986 - current)
Christian Periodical Index - this is fruitful, but you'll have to use ILL to get the full-text. The two religion databases will have full-text, remember to check the box, Limit to Full-Text
Suggested Keyword Search Techniques:
memoriz* AND Bible
memoriz* AND scripture
memoriz* AND (scripture OR Bible)
"memorize scripture" AND benefits
"memorize scripture" AND (importance OR significance OR value)
To search the library catalog change KEYWORD to SUBJECT and paste or type
Bible -- Memorizing
You should get (7) results, they are all print books. Submit a book request to ILL if you want any of these.
Because there are not a lot of academic sources on this topic, you could use sources about the benefits of memorizing generally, such as its role in learning and extrapolate to scripture. For example:
You could discuss the role memorization has in the Islamic faith. I found several of articles similar to this:
Berglund, Jenny and Bill Gent. 2018. Memorization and Focus : Important Transferables between Supplementary Islamic Education and Mainstream Schooling Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för de humanistiska och samhällsvetenskapliga ämnenas didaktik. doi:10.1007/s40839-018-0060-1.
Using the strategies described here are a few I found (not in any particular order):
Rahman, Mukaila Alade, Benjamin Segun Aribisala, Irfan Ullah, and Hammad Omer. 2020. "Association between Scripture Memorization and Brain Atrophy using Magnetic Resonance Imaging." Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 80 (1): 90-97
My favorite resource for this assignment is the publication Heard of Gospel Liberty. If the Gale link doesn't open for you,
go directly to the database Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500-1926, type or paste
Herald of Gospel Liberty
from the table of contents you are looking for
volumer 115, number 3 (18 Jan 1923)
in the reader the article is pages 1168-1169
the actual text pages 1166 (14) - 1167 (15)
the passage Bible Passages We Should Memorize and Why starts at the bottom left of the actual page 1166 (14)
Disclaimer: I have no idea if your professor agrees with me :)
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