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Illness And God's Will, Liberty University
Illness And God's Will, John Sherret
Senior Honors Theses
Originally, God never put sickness on people. After the fall, the early history of man as recorded in the Bible further demonstrates Him refraining to use sickness. However, once the law was instituted God began to use sickness as a punishment. In the Old Testament, sickness was always defined as a curse and never a blessing. It was used by God to curse people for disobeying the law. In the New Testament, God was seen healing the multitudes instead of cursing them. Through the atonement of Jesus, believers have been redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13 ...
Martin Luther On Marriage And Family, Andrews University
Martin Luther On Marriage And Family, Trevor O'Reggio
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The Matter Of Jerusalem: The Holy Land In Angevin Court Culture And Identity, C. 1154-1216, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
The Matter Of Jerusalem: The Holy Land In Angevin Court Culture And Identity, C. 1154-1216, Katherine Lee Hodges-Kluck
This dissertation reshapes our understanding of the mechanics of nation-building and the construction of national identities in the Middle Ages, placing medieval England in a wider European and Mediterranean context. I argue that a coherent English national identity, transcending the social and linguistic differences of the post-Norman Conquest period, took shape at the end of the twelfth century. A vital component of this process was the development of an ideology that intimately connected the geography, peoples, and mythical histories of England and the Holy Land. Proponents of this ideology envisioned England as an allegorical new Jerusalem inhabited by a chosen ...
Principles Of Church-State Relationships In The Writings Of Ellen G. White, Andrews University
Principles Of Church-State Relationships In The Writings Of Ellen G. White, Marcio D. Costa
Since the beginnings of Seventh-day Adventism there have been real or perceived tensions between two contrasting perspectives of church-state relationships: (1) the “eschatological view” that a union of church and state will lead to persecution in the times preceding the second coming of Christ, and (2) the “temporal view” that in order to accomplish its mission in the present, the church needs to work in an independent, but non-conflictual relationship with the state as far as it can do so without violating its primary allegiance to God.
In order to discover Ellen G. White’s position ...
Approaching Christianity: Exploring The Tragic Impact Of Greek Philosophical Thought On Christian Thought, Olivet Nazarene University
Approaching Christianity: Exploring The Tragic Impact Of Greek Philosophical Thought On Christian Thought, Tammy Galvan-Barnett
M.A. in Political Theory Theses
This study explores the impact of Greek philosophical thought on Christian thought. I argue that Greek dualism is the fundamental contradiction in Christian thought creating problems for the doctrines of Christianity and ultimately thwarting a biblical approach to Christianity. From the early days of Christianity, Greek philosophy became absorbed into Christian thinking. Christian theology is often incorrectly interpreted through Platonic metaphysics. Platonic Christianity distinguishes between sacred and secular realms of the cosmos and devalues physical things. Furthermore, the tragedy is not only that Greek philosophy has had such a profound impact on Christianity, but also that its influence is still ...
The Satanic Phenomenon: Medieval Representations Of Satan, Rollins College
The Satanic Phenomenon: Medieval Representations Of Satan, Morgan A. Matos
Master of Liberal Studies Theses
This project deals with the one and only character of Satan, revealing him through the eyes of the medieval world. The ever-evolving, interconnectedness of culture, religion, and superstition make for a truly unique theatrical experience in the middle ages. With limited understanding and access to scripture, medieval Christians generated a blended belief system, in order to make sense of the metaphysical world, which manifests itself in medieval drama‟s representations of Satan. While the medieval character of Satan upholds many of the Church‟s teachings about his nature and purpose, he takes on a new persona when left to the ...
The Relationship Between Scripture And Tradition According To The Council Of Trent, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
The Relationship Between Scripture And Tradition According To The Council Of Trent, Matthew L. Selby
School of Divinity Master’s Theses and Projects
On April 8, 1546, the Council of Trent in its Fourth Session on Scripture and Tradition decreed, “This truth and rule [of the Gospel] are contained in written books and [et] in unwritten traditions.” With this dogmatic statement, Trent affirmed that the Gospel (i.e. revelation) is contained in both Scripture and Tradition, in contradistinction to the Protestant claim that it is contained in Scripture alone (i.e.sola scriptura). Yet, the decree remained rather ambiguous on exactly how revelation is contained in both of them, begging the question of what the Council affirmed, if anything, about the nature of ...
Martin Luther Stands In History As A Leader Of The Protestant Reformation, 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 ...
Questioning The Comma In Verse 13 Of The Word Of Wisdom, Brigham Young University - Provo
Questioning The Comma In Verse 13 Of The Word Of Wisdom, A. Jane Birch
The 1921 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants included an additional comma, which was inserted after the word “used” in D&C 89:13: “And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.” Later authors have speculated that the addition of the comma was a mistake that fundamentally changed the meaning of the verse. This article examines this “errant comma theory” and demonstrates why this particular interpretation of D&C 89:13 is without merit.
A Late-Medieval Crisis Of Superstition?, Iowa State University
A Late-Medieval Crisis Of Superstition?, Michael D. Bailey
The medieval church had always been concerned about superstition. In the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries—the waning years, as some would have it, of the European Middle Ages—certain theologians and other clerical authorities became obsessed with it. Authors from Iberia to the Low Countries and from Paris to Vienna turned their attention to this topic, and particularly in the first half of the 1400s a wave of tracts and treatises explicitly de superstitionibus issued from their pens. For these men, superstition was a serious error, not the typically harmless foolishness that modern use of the term tends ...
Based on downloads in October 2021
Based on downloads in October 2021