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Semitic Residue: Semitic Traits That Indicate Early Source Material Behind The Gospel Of Matthew, Brian Gray Chilton 2022 Liberty University

Semitic Residue: Semitic Traits That Indicate Early Source Material Behind The Gospel Of Matthew, Brian Gray Chilton

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Skeptics have often argued that the Gospels were written too late to have contained any valuable information about Jesus. Furthermore, the likes of Rudolf Bultmann and the Jesus Seminar claim that very little can be known about the voice of the historical Jesus. However, this work argues that the oral traditions stemming from community-based transmission provides a basis to hold that the oral traditions that undergird the finished Gospels are much earlier than the written texts themselves. Using the Gospel of Matthew as a test case and seven criteria to gauge the strength of residue, this study argues that the ...


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1572: Graduale, Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1572: Graduale, Dot Porter

Collation Models

Complete portable gradual with chants for the Mass according to the Use of Brixen (now Bressanone), possibly from a Benedictine monastic foundation. The temporal and sanctoral cycles are combined (including references to Masses for the feasts of Saint Thomas à Becket, f. 19r; Saints Albuinus and Ingenuinus, both bishops of Brixen, f. 32v; Saint Benedict, f.36r; translation of Saint Albuinus, f. 99r, translation of Saint Benedict, f. 110r; and Saint Cassian, legendary founder of the diocese of Brixen under the name of Säben, f. 112v), followed by texts and music for the Common of Saints; various settings of the ...


“Longing For A Better Country: The Stone-Campbell Movement And The Search For Atlantis”, John M. Young 2022 Amridge University

“Longing For A Better Country: The Stone-Campbell Movement And The Search For Atlantis”, John M. Young

Journal of Discipliana

Two people with Stone-Campbell Movement ties, Edgar Cayce and Maxine Klein Asher are noted for their interest in Atlantis. Their stories serve as reminders that the Stone-Campbell Movement is neither as uniform nor as unchanging as is normally assumed.


Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 1225: Ex Lib[Ris] Paris De Grassis Bonon[Iensis], Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 1225: Ex Lib[Ris] Paris De Grassis Bonon[Iensis], Dot Porter

Collation Models

An abridged summary of the continuation of Burchard's Diarium by Paris de Grassis, master of ceremonies under popes Julius II and Leo X, covering the pontificate of Leo X up to 1521, followed by a further continuation by Blasius Martinellus up to 1538 (and thus encompassing Adrian VI, Clement VII, and part of Paul III). By far the largest section is devoted to 1513, the year of Leo's accession, with the amount given to each year declining sharply thereafter until 1538 receives only half of a page. Written in Italy.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1229: [Processional [Manuscript] : Dominican Use]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1229: [Processional [Manuscript] : Dominican Use]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

A selection of texts and chants for use in a French Dominican convent, including the service for after the death and at the burial of a member of the order, and the processions for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, the Ascension, Corpus Christi, the Assumption, and the Purification. The procession for Maundy Thursday is the distinctively Dominican observance of Washing of the Altars, in this case dedicated to the Trinity, Saint Dominic, Saint Margaret, the Virgin Mary, the Holy Cross, the Eucharist, and all saints. Liturgical directions in French refer to the women of the order and the ...


Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 96: [Opuscula Varia], Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 96: [Opuscula Varia], Dot Porter

Collation Models

Collection of works by Jean Gerson (works 1-11; 21-24), together with a few works not by him. The pastedown in the front of the volume lists its contents, but does not include works 21-24 and the subsequent notes (f. 157v-159v).


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1589: [Texts For The Commemorative Office Of The Virgin Mary And Notated Office Of The Dead], Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1589: [Texts For The Commemorative Office Of The Virgin Mary And Notated Office Of The Dead], Dot Porter

Collation Models

Benedictine manuscript containing texts for Matins and Lauds from the Commemorative Office of the Virgin. This version of the Office was said most often on Saturday in place of the usual Office of the day. Also contains the Office of the Dead accompanied by musical notation for the chants. The manuscript once had leather finding tabs flush to the edge of the leaves, all but one (f. 96) of which have been torn out (for example, f. 1, 7, 69).


Contemplative Vision: Visual Language In The Sermons Of Johannes Tauler, Joshua P. Reifsteck 2022 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Contemplative Vision: Visual Language In The Sermons Of Johannes Tauler, Joshua P. Reifsteck

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

Reifsteck, Joshua P. “Contemplative Vision: Visual Language in the Sermons of Johannes Tauler.” STM Thesis, Concordia Seminary, 2022. 91 pp.

Johannes Tauler conceives of thought, contemplation, and mystical experience in visual ways, and this conception manifests in visual language and metaphor throughout Tauler’s preaching corpus. This visual language is influenced heavily by Neoplatonic conceptions of contemplation and the One, and by an interior-exterior tension within Tauler’s anthropology which is especially significant for his portrayal of the senses. This thesis focuses especially upon a group of Middle High German words related to the verb schoͮwen. These words are ...


Accepting The Cost: German Baptist Brethren, Faith, And The American Civil War, Sheilah Rana Elwardani 2022 Liberty University

Accepting The Cost: German Baptist Brethren, Faith, And The American Civil War, Sheilah Rana Elwardani

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The German Baptist Brethren, Dunkers, were a Pietist sect which organized in the Palatinate region of the German lands in central Europe in 1708. The sect was founded upon the structure of the Apostolic, or Primitive, Christian Church. The founder, Alexander Mack, was strongly engaged with the theology of the Pietist movement and taught that the structure of the Christian life must be firmly founded in scripture with Mathew 5 proscribing the elemental principles of the sect. The Brethren practiced adult, believers, baptism and firmly adhered to core peace principles as interpreted from Mathew 5. Increasing persecution forced the two ...


Then Sings The Church A New Song, Ian D. Bula 2022 Liberty University

Then Sings The Church A New Song, Ian D. Bula

Masters Theses

The collective life of the Ancient Israelites was defined by a tumultuous journey through the desert as the primary setting where God continuously sought a relationship with them. Their liberation from Egyptian bondage was the central element that resulted from God’s self- revelation and action toward His people. Their response to Him in worship reflects the nature instilled in all humankind to respond in many ways to divine action. One of these ways is through the use of music. Music has accompanied the worship of God’s people since the time of the Patriarchs. The Exodus was the experience ...


Review Of: Our Amish Heritage—Publishing Committee Of The Geauga Amish Historical Library, Dan Raber 2022 The University of Akron

Review Of: Our Amish Heritage—Publishing Committee Of The Geauga Amish Historical Library, Dan Raber

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

The booklet, Our Amish Heritage, succeeds admirably in its stated goal of being a general history suitable for parochial schools or home use. The overall flow of the narrative reads well, not going into great detail anywhere but pointing out highlights in a nearly 500 year attempt at the Anabaptist, then Amish, people literally living Christ’s commandments.


Review Of: Grounded Upon God’S Word: The Life And Labours Of Jakob Amman—Andrew V St. Marie And Mike Atnip, Osiah Horst 2022 The University of Akron

Review Of: Grounded Upon God’S Word: The Life And Labours Of Jakob Amman—Andrew V St. Marie And Mike Atnip, Osiah Horst

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

This book is an easy read for the average person, and has adequate footnotes, bibliography, and photos for the interested student. It relies heavily on John D. Roth’s “Letters of the Amish Division” for sources. While it is quite factual, it presents facts in story form. The book focuses on Amman’s life, not just on the Amish division. It is part of the “Cross Bearers Series” which is designed to bring to today’s youth, stories of role models from history. Other books in the series introduce Conrad Grebel and Michael Sattler in a similar easy reading format.


Review Of: Heaven Will Heal: Eternal Perspectives In The Life And Times Of Oregon Bishop, John P. Yoder. Iowa To The West Coast, 1885-1975—Mary (Gingerich) Kropf, Paul Smucker 2022 The University of Akron

Review Of: Heaven Will Heal: Eternal Perspectives In The Life And Times Of Oregon Bishop, John P. Yoder. Iowa To The West Coast, 1885-1975—Mary (Gingerich) Kropf, Paul Smucker

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

Heaven Will Heal is a history of the life and times of John P. Yoder written by John’s granddaughter. John wrote and received numerous letters in his lifetime and saved all his letters that he received. After John’s death his son Glenn also saved the letters. When John’s granddaughter Mary gained access to the letters and postcards, she read them carefully, and she decided to use these letters as a basis of telling the history of her grandpa, the Anabaptist community in the southern Willamette Valley, and the Harrisburg Mennonite Church from its beginnings to the 1970s ...


Review Of: Hoofbeats In The Bluegrass: Thirty Years Of Mennonite History In Western Kentucky, 1987-2017—Elvin S. Eberly, Donald Martin 2022 The University of Akron

Review Of: Hoofbeats In The Bluegrass: Thirty Years Of Mennonite History In Western Kentucky, 1987-2017—Elvin S. Eberly, Donald Martin

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

When Elvin Eberly sat down to write Hoofbeats in the Bluegrass (that is to say, horse-and-buggy people in Kentucky), he, as an Old Order Mennonite, wrote about his Old Order Mennonite community. The theme of the book is community. Throughout the book, references are made to building projects, accidents that happened, and the funerals and weddings that occurred within the community. In fact if this factual matter were removed, the writing would be reduced to a pamphlet of little stories. It is those humorous stories and community events that will intrigue readers outside of the Old Order community. Hoofbeats in ...


Review Of John Young, Redrawing The Blueprints For The Early Church: Historical Ecclesiology In And Around The Stone-Campbell Movement., Joshua W. Jeffrey 2022 Verde Valley School

Review Of John Young, Redrawing The Blueprints For The Early Church: Historical Ecclesiology In And Around The Stone-Campbell Movement., Joshua W. Jeffrey

Journal of Discipliana

A review of John Young’s Redrawing the Blueprints for the Early Church: Historical Ecclesiology in and around the Stone-Campbell Movement


Carl Spain’S Waves: How A Powerful Lecture Ended Segregation In Church Of Christ Colleges, Dyron Daughrity 2022 Pepperdine University

Carl Spain’S Waves: How A Powerful Lecture Ended Segregation In Church Of Christ Colleges, Dyron Daughrity

Journal of Discipliana

In 2018, the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action was founded by Dr. Jerry Taylor of Abilene Christian University in honor of a man ahead of his time. The Center memorializes Carl Spain, a courageous professor who, in 1960, delivered a scorching lecture at Abilene Christian's Bible Lectureship entitled: “Modern Challenges to Christian Morals.” The lecture publicly excoriated the college for rejecting African American students from attending it. This paper investigates the man and the lecture that tipped the scales towards integration in Church of Christ colleges.


Mashiah: Messianism In Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Of The Second Temple Period, Fred R. De Leon 2022 CSUSB

Mashiah: Messianism In Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Of The Second Temple Period, Fred R. De Leon

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This Thesis challenges notions that have dominated biblical scholarship for more than a hundred years. Up until the end of the twentieth century scholars uniformly believed that the concept of a suffering Messiah was not part of early first century CE Judaism. It was believed to a be a Christian creation. There is however startling evidence of messianic precursors to Jesus, including one who is introduced as the 'Prince of the Congregation' in recently published fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is not surprising since the authors of the Tanakh lay the groundwork for an evolving and malleable concept ...


To The Glory Of God Evaluating Origen’S Exposition Of The Scripture In His Leviticus Homilies, Andrew Johnson 2022 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

To The Glory Of God Evaluating Origen’S Exposition Of The Scripture In His Leviticus Homilies, Andrew Johnson

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Johnson, Andrew M. “To the Glory of God: Evaluating Origen’s Exposition of the Scripture in His Leviticus Homilies”. Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2022. 237 pp.

Origen has been called “Adamantine,” an impossibly hard metal. Many have found his work to be strong and powerful and equal in its density. Origen’s preaching is almost impenetrable to the Evangelical preacher. This dissertation seeks to offer an entry for modern evangelical preachers to engage with the historic practice of figural exposition in Origen’s Leviticus homilies. The dissertation investigates the interpretative, homiletical and rhetorical histories which intersect in Origen’s ...


Review Of Faith-Based Organizations In Transnational Peacebuilding, Timothy Seidel 2022 Eastern Mennonite University

Review Of Faith-Based Organizations In Transnational Peacebuilding, Timothy Seidel

The Journal of Social Encounters

No abstract provided.


Review Of Social Justice And Subsidiarity: Luigi Taparelli And The Origins Of Modern Catholic Social Thought, William J. Collinge 2022 Mount St. Mary’s University, MD

Review Of Social Justice And Subsidiarity: Luigi Taparelli And The Origins Of Modern Catholic Social Thought, William J. Collinge

The Journal of Social Encounters

No abstract provided.


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