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Volume 3 Editorial, Daniel Brannan 2017 Abilene Christian University

Volume 3 Editorial, Daniel Brannan

Dialogue & Nexus

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Dorothy Day: The Contemplative Catholic Worker, Jessie Bazan 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Dorothy Day: The Contemplative Catholic Worker, Jessie Bazan

Obsculta

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Mother, Know Again Your Dead Son: Anselm Of Canterbury's Five Movements Of Ritual Healing, Cody Maynus 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Mother, Know Again Your Dead Son: Anselm Of Canterbury's Five Movements Of Ritual Healing, Cody Maynus

Obsculta

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Jesus Speaks To Seven Of His Churches: A Historical And Exegetical Commentary On The Messages To The Seven Churches In Revelation, David E. Graves PhD 2017 Liberty University

Jesus Speaks To Seven Of His Churches: A Historical And Exegetical Commentary On The Messages To The Seven Churches In Revelation, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

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John The Solitary's Homily On The Poor In Spirit: Edition And Translation, Daniel Robert Marolf 2017 Abilene Christian University

John The Solitary's Homily On The Poor In Spirit: Edition And Translation, Daniel Robert Marolf

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines an early fifth-century homily by John the Solitary of Apamea on Matthew 5:3, which I have called Homily on the Poor in Spirit. Mar John wrote the homily to other monks, arguing for the importance of renunciation and voluntary poverty in the life of a monk and exhorting them to develop this practice in their own lives. Although he is understood to be a prominent and influential author during his time, Mar John has received relatively little attention by modern scholarship. Neither an edition nor a translation of the Homily on the Poor in Spirit has ...


Reformation London And The Adaptation Of Observed Piety, Hannah Diaz 2017 East Tennessee State University

Reformation London And The Adaptation Of Observed Piety, Hannah Diaz

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In reformation London, the shift of the governed religion enabled laymen to recognize individuality in their faith, to read scripture in the vernacular, and to exercise their faith outside of mass. Therefore, the overall perception of personal piety took a turn from being exercised communally to becoming something reflective of the individual. Analyzing gender dynamics, language, religious orders, and theology reveal this transition and help gain a holistic understanding of transitioning perceptions of piety. This thesis contributes to the rich historiographical conversation in understanding Reformation studies. By adopting elements from top-down and bottom-up approaches, this thesis further develops on the ...


Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This thesis examines reliquaries and objects associated with medieval Christian practice in fourteenth-century Aachen. The city's cathedral and treasury contain prestigious relics, reliquaries, and liturgical items, aided by its status as the Holy Roman Empire's coronation church. During the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (r. 1349-1378), reliquaries, pilgrimage, and architecture reflect late medieval interests in vision, optics, and transparency. Two mid-fourteenth century reliquaries from the Aachen Cathedral Treasury, the Reliquary of Charlemagne and the Three-Steepled Reliquary, display relics through rock crystal windows, in contrast to the obscuring characteristics of earlier reliquaries. Not only do the two ...


The Letter To Sardis And Eternal Security, Tory Arnesen 2017 Liberty University

The Letter To Sardis And Eternal Security, Tory Arnesen

Masters Theses

Does the letter to Sardis threaten eternal security? The research concerning the context of the letter, word studies for overcome, Book of Life, and an exegetical analysis reveal that the letter is both a warning and a comfort. The warning is directed to the lost people in the church as well as those without assurance, and the comfort is for the genuine believers. Eternal security is not threatened, but an exhortation to ensure that one is in the faith is present in the letter.


The Trinity...The Biblical Mandates For Preaching, Teaching, Worshipping And Evangelism In The Local Church, Pedrerto Graham-Brown 2017 Liberty University

The Trinity...The Biblical Mandates For Preaching, Teaching, Worshipping And Evangelism In The Local Church, Pedrerto Graham-Brown

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The Trinity is viewed as the bedrock of the Christian faith. Notwithstanding, the worship of the Trinity in local churches today are hardly mentioned by pastors in their sermon. The researcher chose this topic to introduce the importance of assimilating the worship of the Trinity in the areas of the four key biblical mandates. The researcher surveyed 50 Southern Baptist Pastors and 10 members were selected from each church to participate. It was discovered that both pastors and members lack the essential understanding of incorporating the worship of the Trinity in these four areas of the ministry. The results of ...


"Enchantment Dissolved": A Reexamination Of The Hymn's Authorship And Significance In The Commonplace Ms. Hannah Swynock, Hannah Bradley 2017 DePauw University

"Enchantment Dissolved": A Reexamination Of The Hymn's Authorship And Significance In The Commonplace Ms. Hannah Swynock, Hannah Bradley

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

“Enchantment Dissolved” is a hymn written by John Newton and a part of the first publication of the Olney Hymns in 1779. However, starting around the year 1803, the hymn was misattributed in multiple publications to William Cowper, the second author of the collection. This article will analyze Cowper’s literary style and consider why the hymn may have been mistaken for his creation. This particular hymn also appears in a 17-18th century commonplace, Hannah Swynock 1687, in the Parker MSS. at the Lilly Rare Book Library at Indiana University. In this hand-written manuscript, the hymn has four additional verses ...


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


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


Bennett's "Using The Bible In Practical Theology: Historical And Contemporary Perspectives" (Book Review), Jeff Gates 2017 George Fox University

Bennett's "Using The Bible In Practical Theology: Historical And Contemporary Perspectives" (Book Review), Jeff Gates

The Christian Librarian

Bennett, Z. (2014). Using the Bible in practical theology: Historical and contemporary perspectives. New York: Routledge. 160 pp. $31.96. ISBN 9781472456229


The New Perspective On Paul And The Correlation With The Book Of James, Zach M. Scott 2017 Liberty University

The New Perspective On Paul And The Correlation With The Book Of James, Zach M. Scott

Senior Honors Theses

The New Perspective on Paul is a new theory of how to interpret the Pauline epistles through the lens of first century Judaism. Three of the leading scholars that hold to the New Perspective are E.P. Sanders, James D.G. Dunn, and N.T. Wright. These men have done their best to defend the New Perspective of Paul, but have not adequately used, or explained the arguments set forth in the book of James, specifically found in James 2:14-26. The New Perspective fails to either give an analysis of James through the proposed lens of the New Perspective ...


Blade Runner And The Divine Menace, Alexander W. Pickens 2017 James Madison University

Blade Runner And The Divine Menace, Alexander W. Pickens

MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference

Following the decline of Christianity in mainstream Western culture, a void rose in the moral and societal code. Those writers that emerged presented alternate visions that worked their way into the literature of the 20th century. Karl Marx's interpretation of the structure of labor in capitalism presented a new societal hierarchy whose finer points have been worked out in the complex film Blade Runner. This dystopian nightmare, in which a Marxist interpretation of current society bogged down by the ennui of capitalist accumulation is confronted, describes a new religious order based upon this economic theory. Central to this reimagining ...


Codex Conquest: The Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen 2017 University of Iowa

Codex Conquest: The Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History teaches students the contemporary value of historical printed books and how these books changed history by contributing to technological advancements, scientific breakthroughs, artistic triumphs, and political shifts from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century. Each player represents a curator competing to create as many high value collections as possible for his or her national library. This presentation discusses the pedagogy, rules, and development of Codex Conquest as an introduction before game play.


“A Curiosity Which Has Many Eyes”: Ante-Nicene Church Fathers’ Attitudes Towards Bathing, Lilian C. Chan 2017 Clackamas High School

“A Curiosity Which Has Many Eyes”: Ante-Nicene Church Fathers’ Attitudes Towards Bathing, Lilian C. Chan

Young Historians Conference

Ancient Rome was known for its extravagant public bathhouses. However, as medieval values began to emerge in Ante-Nicene Rome, the Church Fathers condemned the public and mixed-gender nature of these bathhouses. The bathhouses were declared unchaste, immoral, and unhealthy. The reasons the Church Fathers condemned bathing reveal the stringency of the Ante-Nicene Church towards even long-held traditions. However, these reasonings go beyond religious implications and also provide insight into the medical knowledge and sexism in Ante-Nicene Rome.


The Evolution Of Women Pastors In Mainline Protestant Denominations, Rita G. Burnett 2017 Western Kentucky University

The Evolution Of Women Pastors In Mainline Protestant Denominations, Rita G. Burnett

Dissertations

Subsequent to receiving official approval from denominational authorities more than 40 years ago, an increasing number of women appear to be expressing a ministerial call upon their lives and entering pastoral leadership. Many women pastors find acceptance in mainline protestant denominations (MPD). Yet, despite improvements, women still face unique challenges in ministry compared with men. Nevertheless, they continue to pursue opportunities in ministry. Mentoring helps offset impediments and provides a professional development outlet for enhancing skill sets and empowering women to overcome these hurdles. Thus, the purpose behind this study remains to identify challenges faced by women pastors related to ...


Wendell And Miller's "Torah Ethics And Early Christian Identity" (Book Review), Elijah Hosse 2017 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wendell And Miller's "Torah Ethics And Early Christian Identity" (Book Review), Elijah Hosse

The Christian Librarian

A review of Wendel, S. J., & Miller, D. M. (Eds.). (2016). Torah ethics and early Christian identity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 271 pp, $35.00. ISBN 9780802873194


Kapic And Jones' "The Ashgate Research Companion To John Owen’S Theology" (Book Review), Jeremy W. Labosier 2017 Biola University

Kapic And Jones' "The Ashgate Research Companion To John Owen’S Theology" (Book Review), Jeremy W. Labosier

The Christian Librarian

A review of Kapic, K. M., & Jones, M. (Eds.). (2012). The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen’s Theology. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 352 pp. $49.95. ISBN 9781409484295


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