Palimpsest : a creative honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Palimpsest (pal'imp sest), n. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially erased to make room for another text.This creative piece is definitely a work in progress that will continue to be added to and polished for many years to come. I believe this is a much larger work that will become more detailed and focused, and it might be a piece that I add to throughout my lifetime. This thesis of seeking to discover more about the identity and character of Jesus Christ has been a goal of mine for many years. As I grow in maturity, both mentally and spiritually, I see how the life of Jesus Christ has dramatically impacted my actions, my thinking and my perception of my existence. I seek to find a deeper connection to the relationship of who Jesus Christ is and my purpose for living. Writing and compiling this creative composition has assisted me in drawing together physical and spiritual parallels so that I can better understand who Christ is and who I want to become.Some of the essays, stories and poems have arisen from class work and others I have written specifically for this piece. The two non-creative pieces on Arianism and the life of Polycarp were written for a theology class, but because of their pertinence to the subject matter I found it reasonable to include them. Writing my honors thesis has fulfilled just as much of a personal purpose as an academic purpose, but I think that this is how it should be.