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Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts 2014 SelectedWorks

Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

This presentation to a seminar on organizational storytelling at Lincoln Business School in 2013 explores how told and untold stories were filtered during a narrative review by a team of churches in Warwick, UK. The full paper was distributed beforehand to participants and a revised version appears in Untold Stories in Organizations – further details can be found here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138790018/


A Rhetorical Analysis Of Catholic Feminism: Understanding Prophetic And Deliberative Responses To The Institutional Catholic Church, Mridula Mascarenhas 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

A Rhetorical Analysis Of Catholic Feminism: Understanding Prophetic And Deliberative Responses To The Institutional Catholic Church, Mridula Mascarenhas

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation contrasts the Catholic Church's rhetorical framing of feminist activism within the Church against the rhetoric of two organizations that speak on behalf of Catholic feminism. The study conceptualizes the engagement between the Church hierarchy and the feminists as a chorus of voices, each claiming to advocate for authentically Catholic principles. The rhetorical voice of each agent is analyzed to uncover underlying rhetorical strategies. The dissertation argues that although the Church establishment, through the use of the doctrinal voice, claims a contradiction between Catholicism and radical feminism, Catholic feminists attempt to dissolve the alleged contradiction with the use ...


Multifaith Centre Building Design And Demonstration - Introduction To Asian Culture And Religion, Chuen-Tat Kang 2014 SelectedWorks

Multifaith Centre Building Design And Demonstration - Introduction To Asian Culture And Religion, Chuen-Tat Kang

Chuen-Tat Kang (江俊达)

Understanding religious culture involves wide ranges of knowledge. Most religions are originated from Asia. In order to suit the need of Australian multifaith building concept that represent the faith available, namely majority of Christianity and other minority religions and philosophies namely Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Bahai, understanding the architectural representation and symbol is necessary to help interfaith venue designer to better equipped with the knowledge that is required to integrate the identity of various culture into a single religious centre.


Taking The Archetypes To School, Karen Basquez 2014 Providence College

Taking The Archetypes To School, Karen Basquez

The Assisi Institute Journal

No abstract provided.


Intimations In The Night: The Journey Toward New Meaning In Aging, Michael Conforti 2014 Providence College

Intimations In The Night: The Journey Toward New Meaning In Aging, Michael Conforti

The Assisi Institute Journal

No abstract provided.


Karl Kautsky's Forerunner's Of Modern Socialism By Roland Boer, 2014 Western University

Karl Kautsky's Forerunner's Of Modern Socialism By Roland Boer

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

The four-volume Forerunners of Modern Socialism, by Karl Kautsky, is one of the most neglected yet important works concerning Christian communism. Only part of this work has been translated, comprising the last section of volume one and all of volume two, as Communism in Central Europe in the Time of the Reformation. The German text is far more extensive. Indeed, so grand was the task that Kautsky was unable to complete it, with the final one and a half volumes written by others. In what follows, I begin by outlining the topics covered, before focusing on the way Kautsky deals ...


Martin Luther Stands In History As A Leader Of The Protestant Reformation, Nickie Kranz 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Martin Luther Stands In History As A Leader Of The Protestant Reformation, Nickie Kranz

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Martin Luther, often called the father of Protestantism, fundamentally changed the Christian world through his force of will and new ideas. He tried passionately to reform the Catholic Church. His desire was to return Christianity to its roots, putting more focus on the reading of scripture and less focus on Catholic dominance. His personal theology inclined him to write works including The Sermon on Good Works and the 95 Theses. Once these works were distributed, the Roman Emperor placed him under an imperial ban. Martin Luther escaped and hid in a castle to avoid imprisonment and/or death. During his ...


Humanism And Religion: How To Use One To Understand The Other, Manar Darwish 2014 St. John Fisher College

Humanism And Religion: How To Use One To Understand The Other, Manar Darwish

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"Humanism is a concept that was more realized than discovered during the Renaissance era (cultural awakening) in Europe during the fourteenth century. Since then, it has developed in the way we look at, not only the arts and architecture, but also the way we view religion. It helps incorporate ideas and ethics of human action to how we focus on the belief, values, and morals we derive from religion. If anything, humanism has helped the spiritual form of religion to grow. However, it is not in any way ...


Sikhism: The Religion Of The Gurus, Megan Tiernan 2014 St. John Fisher College

Sikhism: The Religion Of The Gurus, Megan Tiernan

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"The understanding of the scriptures within a religion is often imperative to the understanding of that religion as a whole. The content of the scriptures, as well as their origin and the message that they represent, are all very important aspects of learning about a religion. The religion of Sikhism is no exception to this idea. The understanding of this Indian religion derives from the comprehension of the complex sequence of development and current usage of its scriptures, commonly known as the Adi Granth."


A Look At The Life And Teachings Of St. Augestine, Jodi Rowland 2014 St. John Fisher College

A Look At The Life And Teachings Of St. Augestine, Jodi Rowland

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"After deciding to research St. Augustine, a long process of digging through the multiple books in the library and the vast amount of articles on the Internet was needed. Sifting through the voluminous load of information was a great task. However, this task supported the reason I initially chose Augustine: to learn about the man who converted, the convert who became a bishop, the bishop who became a saint, and the saint who became how we know Augustine today—as a great theologian and devoted Christian. Within his ...


Orthodoxy Vs. Compassion, Jayme C. Wintish 2014 St. John Fisher College

Orthodoxy Vs. Compassion, Jayme C. Wintish

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"Antonia Bird’s 1995 film “Priest” illuminates the significance of the humanity of Jesus, as does The Gospel of Luke. The controversial issues of homosexuality, the seal of confession, and the oath of celibacy are examined from a human perspective throughout “Priest.” This film makes it apparent that when we apply the humanity of Jesus to these issues, there is a revelation that the Catholic Church acts in opposition to the Jesus represented in Luke. The Gospel of Luke depicts Jesus as a man with compassion for all ...


Syncretisms And Popular Catholicisms In Portugal, David Frier 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Syncretisms And Popular Catholicisms In Portugal, David Frier

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Improving Learning Through Information Technology, Barry Bandstra 2014 Hope College

Improving Learning Through Information Technology, Barry Bandstra

Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Christian Feminism: Female Pastors And Feminism, Amanda A. Slowinski 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Christian Feminism: Female Pastors And Feminism, Amanda A. Slowinski

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Christian feminism is a belief system, ideology, and an identity of feminism that combines Christian beliefs with feminist theory. Using the methodology of oral history, I interviewed two female pastors in southern Minnesota. I wanted to know how they dealt with issues such as women’s place in the church, abortion, sexist behavior, sexuality, gender roles, the gender of god, and inclusive language while being a pastor. I also investigated why the two women I spoke with either chose to identify themselves as a Feminist or not. I analyzed the interviews using theoretical perspectives from Christian feminist, feminist, and religious ...


Political Agendas In The Letters Of Hildegard Of Bingen, Anna Sweeney 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Political Agendas In The Letters Of Hildegard Of Bingen, Anna Sweeney

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Hildegard of Bingen is mentioned only briefly in historical accounts of musicology, religious philosophy, and biographical studies of various monarchs from the twelfth century; however, she played a crucial role in maintaining the Catholic Church's influence as a political institution. In her correspondences, Bingen used enormous amounts of prophetic language to refer to many current events that were happening throughout Western Europe. In her letters to churchmen, bishops, popes and kings, she counseled against rampant heresies and political behavior contradicting the will of the Church. The sickly tenth daughter of a German aristocratic family, Hildegard was born 44 years ...


Re-Emerging Pietism: The Emerging Church As Postmodern Pietism, Tysen Dauer 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Re-Emerging Pietism: The Emerging Church As Postmodern Pietism, Tysen Dauer

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Germany in the seventeenth century was ripe for religious reform: the Thirty Years War had created doubts about the correctness of contemporary religious institutions, theologians of most denominations were engaged in abstract, scholastic theological controversy, and inter-denominational conflict was increasingly off-putting. It was into this climate which Pietism emerged as an alternative way of doing religion. Its central tenants were: (1) a more extensive use of Scripture, (2) a reinvigorated spiritual priesthood, (3) an emphasis on orthopraxy, (4) irenic conduct in religious controversies, (5) the establishment of seminaries as centers of personal spiritual cultivation, and (6) sermons emphasizing faith and ...


"Jesus Thrown Everything Off Balance": Grace And Redemption In Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", Abbie C. Harris 2014 University of North Georgia

"Jesus Thrown Everything Off Balance": Grace And Redemption In Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", Abbie C. Harris

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

By creating flawed, hypocritical, and sometimes mad characters, Flannery O’Connor demonstrates the religious decay of the South in her short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” While they appear to be quite different on the surface, Grandma and The Misfit are both the same at the core: sinners in need of Christ’s redemption. The Misfit is blatantly sinful and enraged at the concept of God’s grace, and Grandma masks her sinfulness with respectability and chooses to treat God as something that she can accept or ignore depending on her situation, a common practice of “good ...


The Heliand: The Warrior's Strength And The Transcendence Of Faith, Nathanael Rhody 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Heliand: The Warrior's Strength And The Transcendence Of Faith, Nathanael Rhody

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The research project centered on the literary text, Heliand, a biblical paraphrase of the Gospel originally written in Old Saxon in the 9th century. Throughout this period, Christianity was steadily spreading to the pagan lands of northern Europe. Because this initially involved a form cultural clash between the Christian and Germanic world-views, Christianity is often thought to have been an overt replacement of the earlier traditional folk-culture of these lands. The Heliand, though, expresses differently by drawing parallels between the old Germanic warrior culture and the Christian faith. The project examines how this is accomplished by exploring deeper into the ...


Church Hospitality: A Biblical Model For Growth Based On The Seven Churches In Revelation, Gesner Noel 2014 Liberty University

Church Hospitality: A Biblical Model For Growth Based On The Seven Churches In Revelation, Gesner Noel

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Church growth seeks both to actualize the precepts of the "Great Commission", to attract new members and sustain current congregation. One of the fundamental problems is the inability to preserve hospitality. The pertinence of hospitality to the Church originates from Scriptures that clearly exemplify Christ's deeds and teachings of hospitality. This thesis project will investigate the seven churches in Revelation and reveal factors of outstanding and inhospitable practices in relation to Church growth and hospitality. Surveys will be based on unregulated interactions among pastors. Twenty pastors across five denominations, Evangelical Lutheran, Charismatic, Pentecostal, Seven-Day Adventist, and Roman Catholic will ...


Addressing Apathy In The Church: Moving People Towards A Biblical Healthy Discipleship Model, Kevin Brooks 2014 Liberty University

Addressing Apathy In The Church: Moving People Towards A Biblical Healthy Discipleship Model, Kevin Brooks

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

In 1 Corinthians 12, the apostle Paul speaks to the giving of spiritual gifts by the Holy Spirit to individuals at the time of conversion. However, current statistics reveal that a large majority of church members are not actively serving their current ministry. The purpose of this project is to investigate the problem of apathy in the church, the failure of God's people to use their spiritual gifts and also present an effective model for solving the issue. A ministry filled with servants instead of spectators will help unify the body and more effectively reach the community for Christ ...


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