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.
A successful scientific literature review will not only identify the current gap in knowledge, but also position your own research project as a viable way of addressing it.
You thus need to build a solid argument to convince the reader thatyour theoretical and methodological approach is likely to result in a worthwhile contribution to knowledge.
This involves identifying and discussing the key concepts, ideas and theories that are relevant to your research.
In addition, it involves analysing the relevant practices, processes and/or work of other practitioners, whether they be architects, artists, designers, musicians, performers, writers or other key practitioners and researchers.
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.
If you are writing a literature review as part of a practice-based exegesis, the content within this module will be relevant to you.
However, it’s important to note that, to some extent, your literature review is likely to deviate from a typical literature review.