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Different Approaches, Different Interpretations, Same Nonsense: Aquinas, Luther, And Ways Justification Does Not Work, Stephanie Falkowski 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Different Approaches, Different Interpretations, Same Nonsense: Aquinas, Luther, And Ways Justification Does Not Work, Stephanie Falkowski

Obsculta

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The Priesthood Of The Laity, James J. Weidner 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

The Priesthood Of The Laity, James J. Weidner

Obsculta

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Formed For Diverse Communion: Toward Developing An Ecumenical Formation Process For New Members Of Holy Wisdom Monastery’S Sunday Assembly, Rosy Kandathil OSB 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Formed For Diverse Communion: Toward Developing An Ecumenical Formation Process For New Members Of Holy Wisdom Monastery’S Sunday Assembly, Rosy Kandathil Osb

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

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Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus?: O'Connor's Critique Of Protestantism In Wise Blood, Jessica Saunders 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus?: O'Connor's Critique Of Protestantism In Wise Blood, Jessica Saunders

English Class Publications

Published in 1949, Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, Wise Blood, satirizes not Christianity itself, but rather man’s twisted practice of the faith that O’Connor held so dear. O’Connor, a devout Roman Catholic living in the Bible Belt, writes to critique the heresy, hypocrisy, and apathy that pervaded the lives of Protestants in the South—a region that O’Connor describes as “hardly Christ-centered” but “most certainly Christ-haunted” (Mystery and Manners 44). O’Connor portrays the characters in Wise Blood as Protestants, non-Christians, or the nihilistic protagonist and hero himself, Hazel Motes, who in his rejection of ...


A Church Planting Church In South Korea: A Case Study On Missional Outreach, Deokjong Bang 2017 Liberty University

A Church Planting Church In South Korea: A Case Study On Missional Outreach, Deokjong Bang

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Gallup Korea, in 2015, reported that 30% of people under 30 years old had stopped attending churches in South Korea during last ten years. The primary reasons that young people leave a church is secularization of growth-oriented churches represented by huge buildings, power-oriented pastors and lack of morality of Christians. Therefore, a new church model that will engage young people is required for Korean Christianity. The missional church movement can be an alternative model for churches in South Korea. That is because the movement pursues a small church, a non-power-oriented pastor, and real life as a disciple of Jesus. Based ...


A Study On The Use Of Church Building Space On Sundays And Weekdays: The Case Of Yongin Jeil Church, Byeong Im 2017 Liberty University

A Study On The Use Of Church Building Space On Sundays And Weekdays: The Case Of Yongin Jeil Church, Byeong Im

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The objective of this study is to propose alternatives for better utilizing church space. It aims to help the church space serve multiple purposes during weekdays in addition to Sundays, and meet the needs of both the local community and the next generation. In many places in South Korea, the church buildings are too big to deliver the pastoral philosophy and the spirit of the times. Consequently, the South Korean public oppose building large churches. Furthermore, the church buildings are typically used only during the weekends, an inefficient use of space for their size. In order to improve such use ...


Strobel's " The Ecumenical Edwards: Jonathan Edwards And The Theologians" (Book Review), Jeremy Labosier 2017 George Fox University

Strobel's " The Ecumenical Edwards: Jonathan Edwards And The Theologians" (Book Review), Jeremy Labosier

The Christian Librarian

Strobel, K. C. (Ed.). (2015). The ecumenical Edwards: Jonathan Edwards and the theologians. New York: Routledge. 270 pp. $109.95. ISBN 9781317034568


Schreiner's "Faith Alone: The Doctrine Of Justification" (Book Review), Mark Hanson 2017 George Fox University

Schreiner's "Faith Alone: The Doctrine Of Justification" (Book Review), Mark Hanson

The Christian Librarian

Schreiner, T. (2015). Faith alone: The doctrine of justification. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 284 pp. $19.99. ISBN 9780310515784


Shannons' "George Liele’S Life And Legacy: An Unsung Hero" (Book Review), Erin McCoy 2017 George Fox University

Shannons' "George Liele’S Life And Legacy: An Unsung Hero" (Book Review), Erin Mccoy

The Christian Librarian

Shannon, D. (Ed.). (2012). George Liele’s life and legacy: An unsung hero. Macon, GA. Mercer University Press. 184 pp. $35.00. ISBN 9780881463897


Vandrunen's "God’S Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart Of Christian Faith And Life" (Book Review), Mark Tubbs 2017 George Fox University

Vandrunen's "God’S Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart Of Christian Faith And Life" (Book Review), Mark Tubbs

The Christian Librarian

VanDrunen, D. (2015). God’s glory alone: The majestic heart of Christian faith and life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. $16.99. ISBN 9780310515807.


Blackhouse's "Kierkegaard: A Single Life" (Book Review), Kristin Vargas 2017 George Fox University

Blackhouse's "Kierkegaard: A Single Life" (Book Review), Kristin Vargas

The Christian Librarian

Backhouse, S. (2016). Kierkegaard: A single life. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 304 pp. $24.99. ISBN 9780310520887


Allison, G., & Castaldo, C. A.'S " The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites And Divides Catholics And Protestants After 500 Years" (Book Review), Kyle DiRoberts 2017 George Fox University

Allison, G., & Castaldo, C. A.'S " The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites And Divides Catholics And Protestants After 500 Years" (Book Review), Kyle Diroberts

The Christian Librarian

Allison, G., & Castaldo, C. A. (2016). The unfinished Reformation: What unites and divides Catholics and Protestants after 500 Years. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 171 pp. $12.99. ISBN 0310527937


Sources Of Developmental Supervision And Their Influence On Long Term And Missional Productivity Within New Churches Of The Nazarene, Michael P. Morris 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

Sources Of Developmental Supervision And Their Influence On Long Term And Missional Productivity Within New Churches Of The Nazarene, Michael P. Morris

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Cohort XI


Evangelical Perceptions On Linguistic Sexism In English, Anna M. Beckmeyer 2017 Cedarville University

Evangelical Perceptions On Linguistic Sexism In English, Anna M. Beckmeyer

Linguistics Senior Research Projects

This study explores how evangelical Christians view connotatively and denotatively sexist language in English through a comparative study against non-evangelicals. Research on unnecessarily gendered language establishes English as contextually and denotatively sexist through falsely generic nouns, lexical asymmetries, and derogatory terms for females. Evangelical Christians have historically viewed gender roles as distinct from each other, however, little research has been done on how that affects perceptions of gendered language. Taking the stance that English unnecessarily prioritizes maleness, this study uses surveys and interviews to gather opinions on definitions of sexist language and asks participants to apply that definition in specific ...


How To Attain Liberation From A False World? The Gnostic Myth Of Sophia In Dark City (1998), Fryderyk Kwiatkowski 2017 Jagiellonian University in Kraków

How To Attain Liberation From A False World? The Gnostic Myth Of Sophia In Dark City (1998), Fryderyk Kwiatkowski

Journal of Religion & Film

In the second half of the 20th century, a fascinating revival of ancient Gnostic ideas in American popular culture could be observed. One of the major streams through which Gnostic ideas are transmitted is Hollywood cinema. Many works that emerged at the end of 1990s can be viewed through the ideas of ancient Gnostic systems: The Truman Show (1998), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Others (2001), Vanilla Sky (2001) or The Matrix trilogy (1999-2003).

In this article, the author analyses Dark City (1998) and demonstrates that the story depicted in the film is heavily indebted to the Gnostic myth of ...


Strivens' "Philip Doddridge And The Shaping Of Evangelical Dissent" (Book Review), Paul Hartog 2017 Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary

Strivens' "Philip Doddridge And The Shaping Of Evangelical Dissent" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

A review of Strivens, R. (2016). Philip Doddridge and the shaping of evangelical dissent. Ashgate studies in evangelicalism. New York: Routledge. 201 pp. $87.96. ISBN 9781472440754


Allen's "The Sbc And The 21st Century" (Book Review), Charles Huckaby 2017 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Allen's "The Sbc And The 21st Century" (Book Review), Charles Huckaby

The Christian Librarian

A review of Allen, J. K. (Ed.). (2016). The SBC and the 21st Century. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. 269 pp. $29.99. ISBN 9781433644399


Adams' "Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs" (Book Review), Mary Ann Buhler 2017 Manhattan Christian College

Adams' "Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs" (Book Review), Mary Ann Buhler

The Christian Librarian

A review of Adams, D. (2016). Top 10 United Methodist beliefs. Nashville, TN: Abington Press. 162 pp. $14.99. ISBN 9781501804229


Five Practical Steps For Increasing Church Membership: A Case Study Of First Baptist Church Of Venice, Florida, Christopher Cornette 2017 Liberty University

Five Practical Steps For Increasing Church Membership: A Case Study Of First Baptist Church Of Venice, Florida, Christopher Cornette

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The Bible implores Christians to commit themselves to one another for spiritual growth and personal accountability. This valuable mandate is best recognized in the New Testament as the local church. Many church leaders do not aggressively seize the opportunity to engage church attenders in making the church membership commitment. This thesis project will analyze and investigate the church membership growth processes of ten churches in three different denominations. This author will interview in depth the senior staff members as it relates to their effectiveness in moving attenders to church members compared with First Baptist Church of Venice. This church has ...


"Mistris Hutchinsons Double Weekly-Lecture": Puritan Assemblies And The Antinomian Controversy Of 1636-38, Courtney H. Forster 2017 Liberty University

"Mistris Hutchinsons Double Weekly-Lecture": Puritan Assemblies And The Antinomian Controversy Of 1636-38, Courtney H. Forster

Senior Honors Theses

The Antinomian Controversy of 1636-38 was a complex religious conflict concerning politics and disruption of Puritan society. It began when the Massachusetts Bay colony split into religious factions within the Church at Boston. At the height of the controversy it seemed a majority of the congregation favored a grace-only means of salvation. Most in authoritative positions believed religious works were important to the societal foundation of a holy Puritan community. With the feared breakdown of society looming over them, they would prosecute and convict Anne Hutchinson for violating the cohesion of the colony. Hutchinson was a prominent woman in the ...


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