Choose one or two of the following aspects of Temperance (from Lecture 2 slides) and draw/expand upon the ideas (presented in the readings and lectures) to explain how these ideals could change/impact the way people discuss or engage in alcohol consumption. How would/could this be practically lived on a college campus? :
- Temper (metal): Makes metal stronger but endures testing = Christians must become tempered in virtue to grow in relationship with God (recall the image of pruning the vine)
- Temperature: Seeks thermal equilibrium and balance = Christians must gauge the climate of a room when discerning alcohol consumption.
- Temporal (time): Seeks a proper time or season for something = Christians must balance celebration with ordinary life and leisure with work.
- Temper (music): Allows harmonies to match up better = Christians must seek an inner harmony between the various aspects of one’s life.
Personal narrative accounts are encouraged but not necessary. Small narratives to accompany different theological/philosophical points can be helpful for illustrating your point. If you choose to use personal accounts, please do not let them exceed 30% (1/3rd) of your paper’s content. For example, if your paper is 6 pages long you can write up to 2 pages worth of personal accounts.
It is highly encouraged to draw upon the ideas and language of virtue, telos, and the worries of compartmentalization and objectification. I also encourage you to draw from Scripture and Christian Tradition.
Please have a thesis and develop your argument around this thesis.
Length: 4 full pages (not 1 line or paragraph on the 4th page) – 6 full pages.
12 pt. font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, double-spaced, 6pt. spacing after paragraphs.
Only include Title and Name on front page (do not include class or date)