In doing so, scholars focus on only the historical facets of predestination doctrine which are applicable to their own view of the concept.
Most works on predestination look at the Protestant concept, with others examining a strict orthodox Catholic interpretation.
This is reflected in scholarship that deals with predestination.
Historians and theologians tend to focus primarily on its place within Protestant thinking and its role in the Reformation, generally seeing the earlier Catholic inheritance as something that began with Augustine and stopped with Aquinas.
Conducting a literature review is an ongoing, non-linear, and iterative process.“Your literature review will inform your question, theory, and methods, and your question, theory, and methods will help set the parameters of your literature review.
This is a cyclical process.” (O’Leary 2010, p.83)It is usually one of the first tasks that graduate research students undertake, and one of the last to be completed.With a focus on creative practice, your research may not necessarily be guided by an explicit research question or a gap that your research aims to address.Nonetheless, a literature review should still contextualise and situate your practice, processes and/or work.Rather, it should include the key sources related to the main debates, trends and gaps in your research area.Even if you’re in the early stages of your research and just beginning to conduct a literature review, it’s useful to consider the eventual role that your review will play within your thesis and the way it functions to orient your readers.A literature review written in the early stages of research is likely to change because you need to review and revise it from time to time and ensure it is up to date.You will probably find yourself engaging with the literature in different ways at different stages of your research.In addition, within research-based texts such as a Doctoral thesis, a literature review identifies a research gap (i.e.unexplored or under-researched areas) and articulates how a particular research project addresses this gap.In the following sections, you will find additional information and advice for writing a literature review within specific disciplinary areas.Practice-based research often leads to the production of a creative artifact, a body of work or a performance, as well as an accompanying exegetical text.