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Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan [Toc], Marc Redfield 2020 Fordham University

Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan [Toc], Marc Redfield

Philosophy

In the Book of Judges, the Gileadites use the word shibboleth to target and kill members of a closely related tribe, the Ephraimites, who cannot pronunce the initial shin phoneme. In modern European languages, shibboleth has come to mean a hard-to-falsify sign that winnows identities, and establishes and confirms borders; it has also acquired the ancillary meanings of slogan or cliché. The semantic field of shibboleth thus seems keyed to the waning of the logos in an era of technical reproducibility—to the proliferation of technologies and practices of encryption, decryption, exclusion and inclusion that saturate modern life. In the ...


Mingling With The Universe: The Nature Of Byronic Morality, Adeline M. Macioce 2020 University of Pittsburgh, Oakland

Mingling With The Universe: The Nature Of Byronic Morality, Adeline M. Macioce

The Macksey Journal

Having studied the major works of the Romantic poet Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), I have become familiar with his unique and passionate language of rebellion and tracked its presence in literature from the Victorian Era (1837-1901) all the way to our contemporary moment. I have spent time working closely with the Byronic hero in the context of Byron’s own writing instead of the Victorian adaptations of his hero; something that has not been done often or at length previously. His heroes are self-exiled figures casting an ultra-critical eye on their society, while simultaneously looking inward at the faults ...


The Year Of Jesus’S Birth, Allen Cabaniss 2020 University of Mississippi

The Year Of Jesus’S Birth, Allen Cabaniss

Studies in English

No abstract provided.


“The Death Of Anointed Kings”, Charles D. Cannon 2020 University of Mississippi

“The Death Of Anointed Kings”, Charles D. Cannon

Studies in English

No abstract provided.


The Song Of Songs In The New Testament, Allen Cabaniss 2020 University of Mississippi

The Song Of Songs In The New Testament, Allen Cabaniss

Studies in English

No abstract provided.


Witness Of The Holy Spirit, Louis T. Talbot 2020 Biola University

Witness Of The Holy Spirit, Louis T. Talbot

Biola Radio Publications

A radio bible study to the witness of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to the child of God concerning the things of Christ.

Hebrews 10:15

I John 5:10

Romans 8:16


The Wisdom Revealed By The Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 2, Jennifer G. Dixon 2020 Liberty University

The Wisdom Revealed By The Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 2, Jennifer G. Dixon

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

First Corinthians chapter two opens with the apostle Paul telling the church that he did not come using lofty words, impressive wisdom, or “clever and persuasive speeches” (verses 1, 4). Instead, he came “timid and trembling,” forgetting “everything except Jesus Christ,” relying “on the power of the Holy Spirit” (verses 2-4). Paul then noted that when among “mature believers,” he spoke “with words of wisdom” though not what belonging to this world (verse 7). To establish the difference in Paul’s teaching between the Corinthians, who were fed “milk” (3:2) and other “mature believers,” an exegesis of Paul’s ...


Paradox: The Language Of Transcendence, Paul B. Hussey Jr. 2020 Liberty University

Paradox: The Language Of Transcendence, Paul B. Hussey Jr.

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

Scripture has been the subject of a complex and diverse set of attacks rooted in a denial that human language is adequate for divine revelation. The neo-orthodox stream of thought, seeming to arise from within a christian worldview, argues that the transcendence of God makes it impossible for meaningful truth about him to inhere in the propositional statements of scripture. Paradoxical doctrines are thought to be evidence of this impossibility because they assert things that are contradictory and not meaningful in themselves. When a presuppositionally biblical view of language is taken into account with a consistent model of interpreting paradoxical ...


Divinity Of Christ In The Early Church, Joshua T. Crews 2020 Liberty University

Divinity Of Christ In The Early Church, Joshua T. Crews

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

There has been a move over the last hundred years to analyze Jesus’ life, ministry, and the beginning of the early church through a strictly historical approach devoid of theological concepts. What has resulted from this type of research is a picture of Jesus as a man but not as divine. Scholars such as Bart Ehrman argue that the early church did not believe in the divinity of Jesus, but this was the result of later development in Christianity because of the inclusion of the gentiles who came from various pagan religions where it was commonplace to assign divinity to ...


The Holy Spirit As Illuminator, Amanda Garkow 2020 Liberty University

The Holy Spirit As Illuminator, Amanda Garkow

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

The Holy Spirit’s role in illumination has been misunderstood, resulting in various false beliefs. In order to clear up these misunderstandings, three-key text are examined. John 16:12-15, 1 Corinthians 2, and 1 John 5:6 all have much to say regarding illumination by the Holy Spirit. Doing a detailed exegesis of each will provide the foundation for a much fuller understanding of the Holy Spirit’s involvement in the illumination of those God has predestined (Rom 8:30). This will culminate with the tackling of the misunderstandings using the three-key text. It is the hope that this exploration ...


Editor’S Preface, Tyler Harris 2020 Brigham Young University

Editor’S Preface, Tyler Harris

Studia Antiqua

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, 2020 Brigham Young University

Front Matter

Studia Antiqua

No abstract provided.


Full Issue, 2020 Brigham Young University

Full Issue

Studia Antiqua

No abstract provided.


Why She Ran: Hebrew Bible Well Symbolism In The Protevangelium Of James 11.1–4, Rachel Huntsman 2020 Brigham Young University

Why She Ran: Hebrew Bible Well Symbolism In The Protevangelium Of James 11.1–4, Rachel Huntsman

Studia Antiqua

There are aspects of the annunciation scene—as portrayed in the Protevangelium of James—which have not yet been examined by modern scholars. These issues are important when relating to the history of well symbolism in the Hebrew Bible, which symbolism continued in force through the Second Temple period. This paper examines the symbolism of wells, fertility, and marriage and how the author of the Protevangelium of James consciously knew about this symbolism and wrote his narrative in a way that distanced Mary, the mother of Jesus, from any ideas saying that she was less than virginal.


Taking Away The Sin Of The World: Egō Eimi And The Day Of Atonement In John, Jackson Abhau 2020 Brigham Young University

Taking Away The Sin Of The World: Egō Eimi And The Day Of Atonement In John, Jackson Abhau

Studia Antiqua

The presence of Jewish themes and allusions in the Gospel of John has received much scholarly attention in recent decades. This study follows this trend, exploring several possible connections between the Day of Atonement and the Johannine narrative. In this paper, I argue that these connections—which include John the Baptist’s identification of Jesus with the Lamb of God, echoes of the scapegoat ritual, high-priest-like prayers, and the repeated use of the phrase egō eimi—were deliberately incorporated into the narrative by the author of John as pointed allusions to the Day of Atonement. For the original audience, as ...


Raised Hands In Prayer As An Inducement Motif In The Psalms, Kelsie Cannon 2020 Brigham Young University

Raised Hands In Prayer As An Inducement Motif In The Psalms, Kelsie Cannon

Studia Antiqua

Two hands raised in the air is a commonly portrayed gesture in the Hebrew Bible and broader ancient Near East. Synthesizing previous research done on the same topic, this paper will strive to examine the gesture in order to show that its purpose is to induce and elicit divine favor from a superior being—typically a deity or king-like figure. The conclusion will be reached by first generally surveying the raised hands motif in the Hebrew Bible and then specifically examining the gesture in Psalms. This study will be complemented by exploring relevant extrabiblical textual and iconographic evidence within the ...


Symbolism Of Temple Gates In Ancient Israel, Talitha Hart 2020 Brigham Young University

Symbolism Of Temple Gates In Ancient Israel, Talitha Hart

Studia Antiqua

The gates of the city and the temple establish boundaries between inner and outer space, while also allowing access to an area that is clearly separated from its surroundings. Throughout ancient Israel, the city gate was seen as representing economic activity, belonging, justice, and strength. I would argue that the gate of the temple represented many of the same things and was seen in a similar way. I have decided to include the tabernacle, as well as both Solomon’s and Herod’s temples, in this analysis, as they seem to have been seen in a similar light even if ...


Covenant Peoples, Covenant Journeys: Archetypal Similarities Between The Noah, Abraham, And Moses Narratives, Jeremy Madsen 2020 Brigham Young University

Covenant Peoples, Covenant Journeys: Archetypal Similarities Between The Noah, Abraham, And Moses Narratives, Jeremy Madsen

Studia Antiqua

The stories of Noah, Abraham, and Moses display remarkable similarities. All three follow a narrative pattern where God appears in theophany to a prophet-patriarch figure, God forms a covenant with this prophet-patriarch and his people to bring them to a new land, and God guides them on a divinely-assisted journey until they reach that land. Rather than being the result of typological shaping or historical resemblance, the narrative similarities between these three stories are most likely indicative of a common narrative archetype, which this paper titles the covenant journey archetype. The thrice-fold repetition of this archetype within the Pentateuch attests ...


Talk This Way: A Look At The Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop And Christianity, Joshua Swanson 2020 East Tennessee State University

Talk This Way: A Look At The Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop And Christianity, Joshua Swanson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Christianity and Hip-Hop culture are often said to be at odds with one another. One is said to promote a lifestyle of righteousness and love, while the other is said to promote drugs, violence, and pride. As a result, the public has portrayed these two institutions as conflicting with no willingness to resolve their perceived differences. This paper will argue that there has always been a healthy conversation between Hip-Hop and Christianity since Hip-Hop’s inception. Using sources like Hip-Hop lyrics, theologians, historians, autobiographies, sermons, and articles that range from Ma$e to Tipper Gore, this paper will look at ...


The Great Plan Of Happiness: The Intersections Of The Restored Gospel Of Christ And Positive Psychology, Robin Litster Johnson 2020 University of Pennsylvania

The Great Plan Of Happiness: The Intersections Of The Restored Gospel Of Christ And Positive Psychology, Robin Litster Johnson

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Happiness has been the Holy Grail sought by most of humanity for millennia. What it is and how to find it has been discussed and debated since the earliest records of humankind, and has been the object of countless studies by scholars the world over, including those in the field of positive psychology. Several empirically-based theories of happiness and well-being have emerged, and there is much commonality between them. It is proposed here that religion and spirituality are primary sources of happiness and well-being, and that there is much overlap between these sources and the research and practices emerging within ...


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