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Full Issue, 2016 Brigham Young University

Full Issue

Studia Antiqua

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A Postexilic Reading Of The Biblical Flood Narrative, Kyla Beckstrand 2016 Brigham Young University

A Postexilic Reading Of The Biblical Flood Narrative, Kyla Beckstrand

Studia Antiqua

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Recovering Female Authors Of The Bible, Sarah Palmer 2016 Brigham Young University

Recovering Female Authors Of The Bible, Sarah Palmer

Studia Antiqua

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On The Unified Authorship Of The Oracle To Ariel (Isaiah 29:1–8), Wilson C. Parson 2016 Brigham Young University

On The Unified Authorship Of The Oracle To Ariel (Isaiah 29:1–8), Wilson C. Parson

Studia Antiqua

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Editor's Preface, Juan D. Pinto 2016 Brigham Young University

Editor's Preface, Juan D. Pinto

Studia Antiqua

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Front Matter, 2016 Brigham Young University

Front Matter

Studia Antiqua

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Maimonides’ Yahweh: How His Via Negativa God Influenced Rabbinic Judaism And Its Subsequent Misunderstanding Of Incarnational Christian Theology, Amy Downey 2016 Liberty University

Maimonides’ Yahweh: How His Via Negativa God Influenced Rabbinic Judaism And Its Subsequent Misunderstanding Of Incarnational Christian Theology, Amy Downey

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The life of Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides) remains a mystery to many within evangelical Christianity while he is lauded as a “Second Moses” within Modern Judaism. In many ways, Maimonides is deserving of the title as his understanding of the nature of God being that of via Negativa created a rationale for rejecting the Messiahship claims of Jesus in Rabbinic Judaism. However, and one of the purposes of this dissertation, is to illustrate that Maimonides in his desire to create an anti-Christian apologetic regarding the Incarnation fashioned a Judaism that does not reflect the truths of the Tanakh (Old Testament ...


The Four Prohibitions Of Acts 15 And Their Common Background In Genesis 1-3, Elena Helen Butova 2016 Avondale College of Higher Education

The Four Prohibitions Of Acts 15 And Their Common Background In Genesis 1-3, Elena Helen Butova

Theses PhD

The occasion for this study was the observation that there is no agreed understanding of the theological background of the four prohibitions found in Acts 15:20, which seem to be cultic in their original form. During the Jerusalem Council these four prohibitions were denoted as necessary for keeping, even though Jewish ritual law was not imposed on Gentile converts. If Jews were not liberated from observing the ritual law, the Apostolic Decree would have reflected a compromise between two different forms of the Christian faith. The research methodology is inductive, based on semantic diagrams of relevant passages. Structuring the ...


Parallels Of John's Anointing With His Raising Of Lazarus And Last Supper, Keith L. Yoder 2016 University of Massachusetts

Parallels Of John's Anointing With His Raising Of Lazarus And Last Supper, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

This chart compares the consecutive elements of John's Anointing (John 12:1-11) with parallel elements in his preceding Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-53) and his following Last Supper (John 13:1-30). Analysis reveals that 23 of the 27 elements of the Anointing are paralleled in the Lazarus and/or Last Supper texts, suggesting that the Anointing is a previously unrecognized narrative bridge that closely connects the Lazarus/Mary/Martha stories with the Last Supper/Farewell Discourse section of John's Gospel. I intend to include this chart in a forthcoming revision of my unpublished paper "From Luke to ...


The Return Of The Prophetic Ministry Of The Western Church Within The Context Of Liberation Theology And The Prophets, Cedric D. Starr 2016 Gardner-Webb University

The Return Of The Prophetic Ministry Of The Western Church Within The Context Of Liberation Theology And The Prophets, Cedric D. Starr

Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference

While there may still be churches in the West that take up the prophetic call against injustice their voices are the minority. Generally speaking, the prophetic church in Western Christendom is dead. Its prophetic voice has become mute. Its prophetic vision has diminished. Its prophetic call has vanished from the ears of its members. The Western Church has lost its prophetic role in the Global World. The prophets of the West have vanished. However, the prophetic call has been taken up by a new church tradition that rises upward from the ruin of oppression. The Southern Church of the developing ...


The Perceived Need For Spiritual Development Among Female Church Of Christ Students At Harding University, Anessa Westbrook 2016 Harding University

The Perceived Need For Spiritual Development Among Female Church Of Christ Students At Harding University, Anessa Westbrook

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

This work explores how female students perceive their need for personal spiritual development. In a male-dominant structure, women may question their need to develop spiritually. Three areas of college life were investigated to see how they influenced female students’ perception of their own need for spiritual development: pre-college experiences, classroom experiences, and co-curricular religious activities. The research questions focused on these three areas in an effort to identify what was most effective in achieving spiritual growth among female students from a Church of Christ background. A survey was conducted among a sample of 610 sophomore female and male students.

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A Narrative, Missional Approach To Discipleship And Spiritual Growth, Travis A. Sharpe 2016 Lipscomb University

A Narrative, Missional Approach To Discipleship And Spiritual Growth, Travis A. Sharpe

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

All Christians have the desire to grow in faith and knowledge of God. The difficulty is that most do not have the tools to help them accomplish the task. While churches desire to help their members grow in faith, many have never created an intentional plan to make spiritual formation possible. While there are a multitude of ways this could be accomplished, one avenue would be for churches to implement an intentional discipleship program. A discipleship program that combines a missional/narrative reading of scripture with spiritual disciplines has been shown to help participants grow in spiritual formation and join ...


Through The Lens Of The Cross: Cruciformity As A Model For Teaching Ministry, Benjamin D. Pickett 2016 Abilene Christian University

Through The Lens Of The Cross: Cruciformity As A Model For Teaching Ministry, Benjamin D. Pickett

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

As the contemporary church travels deeper into the postmodern era, modern methods of education and catechesis have remained. In this paper, a foundational set of principles drawn from Michael Gorman’s analysis of Pauline spirituality—known as “cruciformity”—is examined and presented as a lens to inform and support the teaching ministry in churches. Gorman’s thought provides a fresh way to understand the central theme of Paul’s correspondence to the first century churches.

The paper begins with a brief explanation of the current conditions regarding the adult education ministry of churches and then examines Gorman’s cruciform patterns ...


Easter 7 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Easter 7 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

No abstract provided.


Forward To The Son Of God: Three Views Of The Identity Of Jesus, James F. McGrath 2016 Butler University

Forward To The Son Of God: Three Views Of The Identity Of Jesus, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

James McGrath's Forward to: The Son of God: Three Views of the Identity of Jesus, by Charles Lee Irons, Danny Andre Dixon, and Dustin R. Smith. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015.


Jude's Enochian Apocalypse, Lucian Lopez O.S.B. 2016 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Jude's Enochian Apocalypse, Lucian Lopez O.S.B.

Obsculta

Jude’s was an apocalyptic imagination much like that of the writer of Revelation, but he had no need to write his own apocalypse. In his brief epistle, written sometime before 62 CE,1 Jude revealed that the apocalyptic imagery fueling his own mythos was none other than that of Enoch and various other ancient stories of the Hebrew people.

1. Simon J. Joseph, “’Seventh from Adam’ (Jude 1:14-15): Re-examining Enochic Traditions and the Christology of Jude.” The Journal of Theological Studies, NS, Vol. 64, Pt. 2 (2013): 464. Simon J. Joseph is Adjunct Professor of Religion at California ...


A Biblical Hermeneutic For Dominion: Domination Vs Stewardship, Nancy Opstad Weldon 2016 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

A Biblical Hermeneutic For Dominion: Domination Vs Stewardship, Nancy Opstad Weldon

Obsculta

In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis argues that modern anthropocentrism has contributed to the valuing of technical thought over the dignity of the natural world with grave environmental consequences. Over a half-century earlier, Lynn White Jr. offered a similar criticism, stating that the dualism existing between humans and nature allows Christians to exploit nature for their own end. This paper turns to scripture to explore how an intertextual understanding of the original Hebrew may help reframe what it means for humans to have dominion over the natural world.


Easter 6 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Easter 6 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

No abstract provided.


‘Perfect’ In Matt 5:48: A Case For Mandatory Retirement, Kent Yinger 2016 George Fox University

‘Perfect’ In Matt 5:48: A Case For Mandatory Retirement, Kent Yinger

Faculty Publications - George Fox Evangelical Seminary

The English gloss “perfect” is used less and less to translate Heb tam and Gk teleios in biblical texts referring to human beings (e.g., Noah, Job). Understandably so, since it strikes most readers (and exegetes) as out of place to refer to flawed human beings as “perfect.” In one place, however, this gloss stubbornly persists; namely, in Matt 5:48 (“be ye therefore perfect”). This paper will examine the interpretive background to this translation, possible reasons for its persistence in Matt 5:48, and will suggest alternatives for future translators.


Suffering In The Human Experience: An Examination Of The Book Of Job And King Lear, Allison Denton 2016 College of the Holy Cross

Suffering In The Human Experience: An Examination Of The Book Of Job And King Lear, Allison Denton

English Department Student Scholarship

This thesis uses the Old Testament figure of Job and the Shakespearean character King Lear to examine how suffering calls us to question life and its meaning. These works were chosen because of their authors' demonstrated value of life despite their protagonists' pain. This project originated from a desire to answer questions about the meaning of life that had arisen during four years of study at the College of the Holy Cross.


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