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Little Rebecca, Rebecca Collins, Rebecca Collins 2016 University of Montana - Missoula

Little Rebecca, Rebecca Collins, Rebecca Collins

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

Santiago de Compostela, a city in Galicia, Spain, has been said since the 8th century to hold the remains of St. James, an apostle and the patron saint of Spain. Old walking routes, still in use, fork all throughout the European continent toward this singular destination, with the collective label of the “Way of St. James,” (the Camino de Santiago in Spanish, Le Chemin du St. Jacques in French). For nine months of this past year, the Camino de Santiago and the study of pilgrimage was my singular destination as well. I studied the history of pilgrimage, European pilgrimage literature ...


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2016 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Walking With God Or The Devil,...Which? And The King's Gold Mine, Bud Robinson 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

Walking With God Or The Devil,...Which? And The King's Gold Mine, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Missions Prayer List, Summer 2015, Cedarville University 2015 Cedarville University

Missions Prayer List, Summer 2015, Cedarville University

Summer Missions Trips

No abstract provided.


Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala MTh, Tapani Innanen DTh 2015 University of Eastern Finland

Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala Mth, Tapani Innanen Dth

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier 2015 University of Montreal

The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.


Informative, Formative, And Transformative Reading In Christianity And Islam, Iulian Vamanu, Elysia Guzik 2015 School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa

Informative, Formative, And Transformative Reading In Christianity And Islam, Iulian Vamanu, Elysia Guzik

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


#Fatherforgiveme: Digital Confessionals, Michael Toy 2015 Princeton Theological Seminary

#Fatherforgiveme: Digital Confessionals, Michael Toy

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


Faith Thinking Foundations: Online Religious (Meta)Literacy Education Within A Congregational Context, Rebecca Klemme Eliceiri 2015 University of Missouri - Columbia

Faith Thinking Foundations: Online Religious (Meta)Literacy Education Within A Congregational Context, Rebecca Klemme Eliceiri

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract:

Online religious literacy education framed within metaliteracy in a congregational context is a little-researched topic. Congregational religious educators tend to focus more on in-person educational opportunities regarding static content and facts about religion or devotional materials and methods than providing members with the educational processes, tools, and framework needed to explore their faith questions and other theological and religious topics for lifelong learning from an integrative critical-devotional perspective. Available literature within the subject area of online religious and theological education generally focuses on the educational endeavors of seminarians, clergy, and students within K-12 educational institutions, thus leaving unaddressed the ...


Reel Religion And Real Clergy: A Comparison Of Information Use By The Fictional And Factual Faithful, Mark Stover, Marianne Ryan 2015 California State University - Northridge

Reel Religion And Real Clergy: A Comparison Of Information Use By The Fictional And Factual Faithful, Mark Stover, Marianne Ryan

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Reel Religion and Real Clergy: A Comparison of Information Use by the Fictional and Factual Faithful

A proposal by:

Marianne Ryan, Associate University Librarian for Public Services at Northwestern University Library

and

Mark Stover, Dean of the Library at California State University, Northridge

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Kent State University

Abstract:

From its inception, cinema has been used to portray the information seeking and dissemination practices of clergy and, by extension, to present perspectives on religion and religious organizations. Initially fairly simplistic, these depictions of priests, ministers, rabbis, and nuns have become more sophisticated over time, keeping pace ...


Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston 2015 Nyack College

Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract

In our information-saturated world, it is appropriate to ask how religious communities use data that has been gathered by reputable research and/or poll-taking organizations. Perhaps a more pertinent question would be whether religious communities do, in fact, use such information – or whether they deliberately ignore the discoveries of information-gathering groups. Do religious groups who have adopted a “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Against Culture” approach to their surroundings (borrowing H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic paradigm) tend to go their own way despite the sociological and demographic information made available to them? Would the various “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Of Culture” groups ...


Dissemination Of Information And Taiwanese Buddhist Organizations, ANITA SHARMA 2015 University of Delhi

Dissemination Of Information And Taiwanese Buddhist Organizations, Anita Sharma

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of The Technological Delivery Systems Used By U.S. Religious Groups, Rena M. Baker, Maurice Washington Sr. 2015 Cleveland Public Library

An Examination Of The Technological Delivery Systems Used By U.S. Religious Groups, Rena M. Baker, Maurice Washington Sr.

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Dissemination of Information by Religious Groups


What Aspects Of A Religion Influence Its Information Landscape?, Timothy Gorichanaz 2015 Drexel University

What Aspects Of A Religion Influence Its Information Landscape?, Timothy Gorichanaz

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract: Advances in technology allow for new modes of access to both secular and religious information. Historically, some religious groups seem to have been eager to acknowledge technological developments, while others have done so reluctantly. Nevertheless, the sustainability of a religious tradition depends on the ability of its practitioners to continually access information in an evolving world. Modern technology has occasioned such innovations as online religious communities and the wide availability of sacred texts and exegeses, to the extent that a person can practice a religion using entirely online tools—without ever setting foot in a physical place of worship ...


In Search Of A Tradition: A Textual Criticism Of Orphic Texts, Shellie A. Smith 2015 Kent State University

In Search Of A Tradition: A Textual Criticism Of Orphic Texts, Shellie A. Smith

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

The Orphic (and to a lesser extent, Bacchic) mystery tradition are unique among ancient Greco-Roman cults. Whereas mainstream Greco-Roman cults were sanctioned by the state, with rituals that followed a set format of sacrifice and feasting, the Orphic tradition was a secret initiatory tradition, with written rituals relying heavily on sacred texts. The Orphic tradition is also unique in that, rather than operating out of specific temples, it has no center of worship. Rather, itinerant priests traveled from location to location with their holy books, seeking individual worshippers. Because they traveled to different locations, the tradition is eclectic, as the ...


Nuancing Czech Secularism And Debunking Assumptions Of Atheism: Finding Spirituality And Questioning Identity In A Culturally Christian Post-Communist Society, Molly Irene Pailet 2015 Bates College

Nuancing Czech Secularism And Debunking Assumptions Of Atheism: Finding Spirituality And Questioning Identity In A Culturally Christian Post-Communist Society, Molly Irene Pailet

Honors Theses

After a history of religious wars, movements, and suppressed religious activity during Communism, the Czech Republic continues to secularize and is recognized as one of the most secular countries in the world. In my thesis I explore the character of this assumed secularism and ask how religion and irreligion in the Czech Republic contribute to Czech identity. Religion, mainly Christianity, might define national culture but only through secular traditions with disintegrated religious significance. My own research allows me to expand on other sociological work in the field and interpret Czech secularism in relation to the present day Czech Republic’s ...


Free Zone Scientology: The Social Structure Of A Contemporary Reform Movement, Kyle D. Byron 2015 Western Michigan University

Free Zone Scientology: The Social Structure Of A Contemporary Reform Movement, Kyle D. Byron

The Hilltop Review

In lieu of an abstract, a short excerpt is provided:

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The Church of Scientology has a notorious history of controversy. The sources of this controversy stem from both the legal realm (most notably in the acquisition of the legal label of “religion” and, therefore, tax exempt status) and the social sphere, with critics from both the Christian and secular “anti-cult” movements publishing polemics against the Church. There also, however, exists a third source of criticism: self-identified Scientologists who have chosen to leave the official institution of Scientology. These understudied groups, practicing outside of the Church, are known as Free Zone ...


Late Medieval Mediterranean Apocalypticism: Joachimist Ideas In Ramon Llull’S Crusade Treatises, Michael Sanders 2015 Western Michigan University

Late Medieval Mediterranean Apocalypticism: Joachimist Ideas In Ramon Llull’S Crusade Treatises, Michael Sanders

The Hilltop Review

The thirteenth century witnessed dramatic changes that transformed the medieval world and remain important today. The violent changes caused by the War of the Sicilian Vespers and Spiritual Franciscan movement popularized the apocalyptic ideas of the twelfth-century Italian abbot, Joachim of Fiore. The abbot's historical paradigms of biblical history influenced many southern Europeans, including the medieval mystic, missionary, and philosopher Ramon Llull (c. 1232-1316). Llull dedicated his life to converting the world to Catholic Christianity using a variety of means, including evangelical missions, Neoplatonic philosophy, and crusades. Llull's crusade treatises, the Tractatus de modo convertendi infideles (1292), Liber ...


Against A Process View Of Divine Patience, Luke Asher 2015 Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Against A Process View Of Divine Patience, Luke Asher

Global Tides

When one chooses to tolerate suffering, waiting calmly without reacting emotively or physically, he is demonstrating the virtue of patience. Process theology claims that the patience of God is more or less identical to the experience of human patience. That is, when we sin and rebel against God, He refrains from smiting us, that we might repent and return to Him. In other words, God demonstrates patience when he restrains Himself temporally from interfering with or punishing mankind, waiting for their repentance. Such an explanation of divine patience may seem intuitive, but the patience of God is much greater, much ...


C.S. Lewis And The Struggle For Existence, Callaghan R. McDonough 2015 Pepperdine University

C.S. Lewis And The Struggle For Existence, Callaghan R. Mcdonough

Global Tides

Man exists upon a continuum of existence and nonexistence. Throughout the works of C.S. Lewis, one unearths the notion that God beckons man higher into a greater reality, one in which man is both more independent and more united with God; meanwhile, Satan attempts to drag man downward into increased nonexistence. Man is called into a higher existence, but God is not calling us to be Him. God is calling us to be more human, the humanity that He intended.


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