Big picture oriented, very well-organized, good flow and connection, "if one were to read the first sentence of each paragraph, one would understand the paper," "first paragraph for each section should summarize that entire section. Reading only the first and last paragraph for each section should make reader understand the whole paper." clear and concise and simple, non-convoluted - I hate confusing sentences. I hate having to read something 2 or 3 times just to understand it. I want to see the forest, and then the trees, and understand how each forest is linked with the next, and how the trees are relevant, etc. One paragraph = One major idea, even if it ends up being one sentence.
If something can be explained by a map or a chart or an image, I'd prefer that than to plain text, but try to make the image not too big.
Absolute quality. I look for top quality, not haphazardly done work. Go through the paper at least 2 times to check for clarity.
Job = $100.
Deadline = 3 weeks. Not important, can be adjusted.
Font = 10 calibri, linespacing 1.15. Default margins with page number on top right. (Word 2010?)
Be sure to include work citation as needed. Books preferred to internet sources, but not important.
First page is a flow chart/general overview summary/timeline of entire paper. (For example, bold headers for each major time period(with years) with summary underneath each. This would fill the first page. It can be a combination of text and flow chart or whatever you think best. It want it to be intuitive and clear.) I'd prefer it if the first page wasn't just 100% text, but something I can glance at and intuitively understand, perhaps a timeline mixed with chart? Whatever you think is best.
I want to know the important history of Christianity from after Jesus to the First Great Enlightenment in America (1800s).
I have studied "Early Christian Church" but not middle ages and upwards. I want an overall intuitive and comprehensive document (the one you will be writing) that will refresh my memory on the entire history of the church (at least the important things).
See wikipedia link given at bottom of page for backbone of what the time periods are.
<Important> For each time period, give content on :
- military/political movements at relevant areas. This will give a better picture of how Christianity was shaped and influenced. Draw on map if applicable (for example who came from where and attacked what). You can combine this map with the Christianity population map mentioned below into a single map if applicable.
- idealogical/philosophical/religious trend of thought. For example, after Thomas Acquinas, there was scholasticism. Early church was practical, after Roman persecution, it was polemics vs apologetics, etc.
- who the key people were, make chart of who they were, when they lived, what they did, why were they important, etc.
- what the shape and "feel" of Christianity was like - for example, during early church it was small like a cult and was persecuted by the Romans, etc.
- a basic map of Christian population vs other religions, which cities were important Christian cities, etc. (basically use the same map but color in Christian areas to show how Christianity grew. Maybe color in different areas/religions with different color.)
- major events, like Council of Nicaea, Council of Trent, setting up of Pope (and why, etc.) How did these major events shape Christianity afterwards, why did they happen, etc.
- heretical movements(if applicable), briefly describe what they were, who believed them, why they were heretical, and what is the correct doctrine
- how different branches of Christianity appeared and why. Describe the new branch, why it branched out, where that branch is on the map, etc.
Content I have learned/heard of/you may want to include in paper:
See attached document. Upwork allows up to 5000 characters.
- Search youtube videos on big picture of Christian history for important names, periods, etc.
- Books are better than internet, but I don't mind, as long as information is good.
- See attached document: It is my summary of the first 4 chapters of "Reformed Dogmatics" by Herman Bavinck. Chapter 2 is the history of the church's dogma. Perhaps it may help.
These wikipedia pages should provide "backbone" of timeline. You will need to flesh them out.