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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 ...


Bombadil And Bible Stories: A Biblical Function For Tom Bombadil Within Frodo’S Quest, Clive Shergold 2020 Independent scholar

Bombadil And Bible Stories: A Biblical Function For Tom Bombadil Within Frodo’S Quest, Clive Shergold

Journal of Tolkien Research

This essay probes the purpose of the encounter between Tom Bombadil and Frodo and his friends, within the overall narrative of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. It asks: Why do the hobbits encounter Tom at this point in their journey? Why does Tom rescue, care for, equip and send them on? Why does Tom not accompany them further, and why does he never meet them again? Then it proposes an explanation based on comparisons with Bible stories that include theophanies and angelic appearances, and shown to provide answers to the questions, and suggestions for Tom ...


“What Is That To You?”: The Johannine Community’S Beloved Disciple, Molly Kluever 2020 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

“What Is That To You?”: The Johannine Community’S Beloved Disciple, Molly Kluever

Obsculta

Considering his significance within the Fourth Gospel, the Beloved Disciple’s absence within the synoptic gospels is puzzling. And as modern biblical scholars continue to challenge his traditional identification as John, Son of Zebedee, the question looms ever greater: Who – or, perhaps what – is the Beloved Disciple? Though his name may be lost to history, the character’s role within the gospel narrative still informs our understanding of the Christian community that sprung up around his testimony. This paper seeks to articulate how this unnamed disciple influenced the development of the Johannine Community’s unique theological identity


Paul’S Athenian Treasure For The Church, Jeff Scoggins 2020 General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Office of Adventist Mission

Paul’S Athenian Treasure For The Church, Jeff Scoggins

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

No abstract provided.


The Seventy-Weeks Prophecy Of Daniel 9:24–27 And First-Century Ad Jewish Messianic Expectation, David J. Hamstra 2020 Andrews University

The Seventy-Weeks Prophecy Of Daniel 9:24–27 And First-Century Ad Jewish Messianic Expectation, David J. Hamstra

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

For Christians who interpret the seventy weeks of Daniel 9:24–27 by correlating the coming of the messiah with the arrival of Jesus Christ, the question of whether Jesus could have been identified as the predicted messiah at the time of fulfillment is theologically significant given biblical claims of prophetic intelligibility. There is a consensus among scholars affirming the view that interpretation of the seventy-weeks prophecy led to a climate of messianic expectation among certain sectors of first-century Jewish society. This position is supported by the explicit connection of the seventy weeks to the anticipated arrival of a messiah ...


Eucharist As Sacrifice: A Study Into The Development Of The Eucharist As A Sacrifice Of The Believer In The First And Second Centuries, David Williams 2020 Andrews University

Eucharist As Sacrifice: A Study Into The Development Of The Eucharist As A Sacrifice Of The Believer In The First And Second Centuries, David Williams

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

The sacrifice of the believer at the Eucharist can nowhere be found in the Adventist understanding of the Lord’s Supper. However, Adventists may find value in reexamining the early church’s teachings on sacrifice. While the early church deviated from Scripture in its primary teachings on the Eucharist, they maintained the scriptural notion of the spiritual sacrifice of the worshiper— something Adventists would do well to practice. This article examines the liturgical orders and teachings of the apostolic fathers, apologists, and early liturgical orders of the first and second centuries. The author considers four major issues relating to the ...


The Contradictory Interpretations Of Genesis 4:7—Ellen G. White Versus The Theology Of Ordination Study Committee Position 1, Michael F. Younker 2020 Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research of the General Conference

The Contradictory Interpretations Of Genesis 4:7—Ellen G. White Versus The Theology Of Ordination Study Committee Position 1, Michael F. Younker

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

Reflecting a widespread tension throughout the world of biblical interpretation, Ellen G. White and the Theology of Ordination Study Committee Position 1 (TOSC1) propose contradictory interpretations of Genesis 4:7. Given the content of Genesis 4:7, which addresses issues relating to psychology and authority, which are often connected with Genesis 3:16 and gender, and its use by the TOSC1, the promotion of the TOSC1 interpretation of Genesis 4:7 within Seventh-day Adventist circles as well as broader Christianity will encourage further unpleasant confrontations concerning the issues related to the psychology of gender and authority in Scripture.


The Holy Spirit And Biblical Interpretation: Alexander Campbell And Contemporary Hermeneutics, Ladye Rachel Howell 2020 Harding University - School of Theology

The Holy Spirit And Biblical Interpretation: Alexander Campbell And Contemporary Hermeneutics, Ladye Rachel Howell

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Divine Impassibility: A Definition And Defense, Elisha Randolph 2020 Harding School of Theology

Divine Impassibility: A Definition And Defense, Elisha Randolph

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Astral And Angelic Powers In Romans 8:38-39, Frederick Christian Wright 2020 Harding School of Theology

Astral And Angelic Powers In Romans 8:38-39, Frederick Christian Wright

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Divine Suffering And Passibility: Terence Fretheim And Jürgen Moltmann, Alicia Williamson 2020 Harding University

Divine Suffering And Passibility: Terence Fretheim And Jürgen Moltmann, Alicia Williamson

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Consistent Histories Quantum Divine Action: A Constructive Proposal In Conversation With John Polkinghorne, Robert Russell, And Alvin Plantinga, Derek Preslar 2020 Harding University - School of Theology

Consistent Histories Quantum Divine Action: A Constructive Proposal In Conversation With John Polkinghorne, Robert Russell, And Alvin Plantinga, Derek Preslar

Dissertations and Theses

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Piety And Mayhem: How Extremist Groups Misuse Religious Doctrine To Condone Violence And Achieve Political Goals, Noah Garber 2020 Ursinus College

Piety And Mayhem: How Extremist Groups Misuse Religious Doctrine To Condone Violence And Achieve Political Goals, Noah Garber

Religious Studies Honors Papers

This thesis examines the way in which various groups have used religion as a justification for violent action towards political ends. From the Irgun, which carried out terrorist acts in Palestine, to the Palestinian Islamist organization Hamas, which has waged war on Israel, to the Buddhist leadership of Myanmar, which has waged a genocidal campaign against Rohingya Muslims living in the country, these groups have employed a narrow interpretation of their religious texts as a means to justify the actions they take. It is explained that it is not the compulsion of religious doctrine itself that is to blame, rather ...


Keller And Kellers' "God’S Wisdom For Navigating Life: A Year Of Daily Devotions In The Book Of Proverb" (Book Review), Timothy Skinner 2020 William Carey International University

Keller And Kellers' "God’S Wisdom For Navigating Life: A Year Of Daily Devotions In The Book Of Proverb" (Book Review), Timothy Skinner

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Brake And Beachs' "They Called Him Yeshua: The Story Of The Young Jesus" (Book Review), Cathie Chatmon 2020 Piedmont International University

Brake And Beachs' "They Called Him Yeshua: The Story Of The Young Jesus" (Book Review), Cathie Chatmon

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Fazio's "Two Commissions: Two Missionary Mandates In Matthew’S Gospel" (Book Review), John Jaeger 2020 Johnson University

Fazio's "Two Commissions: Two Missionary Mandates In Matthew’S Gospel" (Book Review), John Jaeger

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Long And Sawyers' "The Bible In Music: A Dictionary Of Songs, Works, And More" (Book Review), Timothy L. Skinner 2020 William Carey International University

Long And Sawyers' "The Bible In Music: A Dictionary Of Songs, Works, And More" (Book Review), Timothy L. Skinner

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Deal's "Daily Encouragement For The Smart Stepfamily" (Book Review), Elizabeth A. Nolan 2020 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Deal's "Daily Encouragement For The Smart Stepfamily" (Book Review), Elizabeth A. Nolan

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Young's "Abigail’S Story: Biblical Wisdom From A Woman Of Strength And Faith" (Book Review), Cynthia Hammell 2020 George Fox University

Young's "Abigail’S Story: Biblical Wisdom From A Woman Of Strength And Faith" (Book Review), Cynthia Hammell

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Keener's " Christobiography: Memories, History, And The Reliability Of The Gospels" (Book Review), Jeff Gates 2020 Cedarville University

Keener's " Christobiography: Memories, History, And The Reliability Of The Gospels" (Book Review), Jeff Gates

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


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