Precis and Argument

March 30, 2004

I am once again revisiting chapter three.

My second reader wanted me to more clearly articulate the chronological changes and my argument about benevolent organizations, denominations, and common Christianity.

I went through once and revised my transitions to better foreshadow what would come and to play up the notion that common Christianity inspires people to differentiate themselves from the mainstream, and that through cooperation and competitive emulation the broad sphere of Christian action expanded.

Now I think I get to sit down with a yellow pad and sketch out the bare bones of what I think I am arguing, then compare that bare bones to the blocks of text, then write a brief precis.

As I go through this exercise I see what the second reader means, despite all my work I do still have problems with the chronology and organization of this chapter.

And so it goes.

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