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The Letters Of St. Paul [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair 2017 Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California

The Letters Of St. Paul [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

Religion and Philosophy Course Materials

Course Description
A study of the major themes of Paul's thought through the letters he wrote as responses to problems in the early Christian church.

Student Learning Outcomes
For this course: A knowledge of 1) the literal contents of Paul’s Letters, 2) the cultural and historical situations to which the letters respond, and 3) the enduring theological perspectives that appear in these responses.


The Emerging Church - Part 4: Levels Of Change, Fernando Canale 2017 Andrews University

The Emerging Church - Part 4: Levels Of Change, Fernando Canale

Fernando L. Canale

No abstract provided.


The Emerging Church - Part 3: Evangelical Evaluations, Fernando Canale 2017 Andrews University

The Emerging Church - Part 3: Evangelical Evaluations, Fernando Canale

Fernando L. Canale

No abstract provided.


The Emerging Church - Part 2: Epistemology, Theology, And Ministry, Fernando Canale 2017 Andrews University

The Emerging Church - Part 2: Epistemology, Theology, And Ministry, Fernando Canale

Fernando L. Canale

No abstract provided.


The Emerging Church Part 1: Historical Background, Fernando Canale 2017 Andrews University

The Emerging Church Part 1: Historical Background, Fernando Canale

Fernando L. Canale

No abstract provided.


Luther Goes Viral: Mass Communication In The Lutheran Reformation, Brent A. R. Hege 2017 Butler University

Luther Goes Viral: Mass Communication In The Lutheran Reformation, Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Presentation given at the Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting on February 18, 2017 in Lafayette, Indiana.


Telling Fisk’S Story, John Hubers 2017 Northwestern College - Orange City

Telling Fisk’S Story, John Hubers

Northwestern Review

Pliny Fisk (1792-1825) was one of two missionaries sent in 1819 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) to the Ottoman Empire. This made them not only the first American missionaries in the Muslim majority world, but two of the first Americans to make a permanent move to the Middle East. Hubers’ book explores what it meant for Pliny and his companion Levi Parsons to make that trip, exploring in particular the impact this had on their perceptions of the religious other.

What makes this an interesting study is noting that Fisk never met a Middle Easterner ...


Protests From The Pulpit: The Confessing Church And The Sermons Of World War Ii, William S. Skiles 2017 Regent University

Protests From The Pulpit: The Confessing Church And The Sermons Of World War Ii, William S. Skiles

Sermon Studies

This article examines sermons delivered by Confessing Church pastors in the Nazi dictatorship during World War II, and specifically explores the messages of opposition against the regime. The approach of most historians has focused on the history of the Christian institutions, its leaders, and its persecution by the Nazi regime, leaving the most elemental task of the pastor - that is, preaching - largely unexamined. To understand Confessing Church opposition during World War II, I have analyzed 255 sermons delivered in pulpits, published in pamphlets, and broadcast over the airwaves. Furthermore, I have examined sermons delivered "out in the open" in German ...


The Politics Of Special Collections And Museum Exhibits: A Civil War Or The War Of Northern Aggression?, Christopher J. Anderson 2017 Drew University

The Politics Of Special Collections And Museum Exhibits: A Civil War Or The War Of Northern Aggression?, Christopher J. Anderson

Christopher Anderson

This essay examines the political nature of curating special collections and museum exhibits. Exhibits are designed to draw attention to historical or contemporary issues in order for viewers to reflect on the past and to ask questions in the present. The contents of an exhibit also echo the educational backgrounds, interests, and biases of both curator and curatorial team. As a result exhibits are framed ideologically, sociologically, and even theologically in order to give voice to the voiceless and to champion certain positions from history. This essay investigates the contested nature of exhibits by highlighting their basic and complicated spectrums ...


Reading The Bible In The 15th-Century: The Case Of Juan De Segovia, Jesse D. Mann 2017 Drew University

Reading The Bible In The 15th-Century: The Case Of Juan De Segovia, Jesse D. Mann

Library Faculty Publications

Scholars have long recognized the importance of the Bible in the work of the noted Spanish conciliarist Juan de Segovia (d. 1458). To date, scholarly interest in Segovia's use of the Bible has focused on his ecclesiological and Islamic writings. This article addresses Segovia's little-known devotional approach to bible reading. It locates this approach, which also includes an intriguing mnemonic component, in its historical context and suggests that this approach provides further evidence of a link between Segovia and the Devotio Moderna.


The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Among American novelists since 1945, Thomas Pynchon ranks as one of the most accomplished, with arguably the most fully realized and profound visions of Postmodernity. Therefore, his absence from the field of Ecocriticism is alarming. The aim of my thesis is to demonstrate that Pynchon’s 1997 novel Mason & Dixon ought to be considered as an essential text of American environmental writing. My thesis triangulates the environmental vision of Mason & Dixon by highlighting its affinity with environmental literature on three overlapping levels: the specter of the ancient, the spectacle of the new during the Enlightenment setting of the novel, and ...


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 2016 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

No abstract provided.


The Faith Delivered Unto The Saints: The Doctrine Of Biblical Sufficiency In The Writings Of Clement Of Rome And Ignatius Of Antioch, Elijah M. Cisneros 2016 Liberty University

The Faith Delivered Unto The Saints: The Doctrine Of Biblical Sufficiency In The Writings Of Clement Of Rome And Ignatius Of Antioch, Elijah M. Cisneros

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

This article examines whether two of the apostolic fathers, Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch, believed the Bible is sufficient for salvation and progressive sanctification. It also explores their views on whether the Bible should be supplemented by phenomena such as extra-biblical revelations, popes, creeds, councils, and the like. The article concludes that because of Clement's consistent use of Scripture and his emphasis on doctrinal transmission it is feasible to suppose that he held to the doctrine of biblical sufficiency. Likewise, since Ignatius emphasized doctrinal transmission and pleaded that churches remain faithful to what the apostles taught, it ...


Thomas Becket, Megan Milholland 2016 Whitworth University

Thomas Becket, Megan Milholland

Theology Student Work

No abstract provided.


The Wesleyan Connection And Discipleship, Woodrow W. Whidden 2016 Andrews University

The Wesleyan Connection And Discipleship, Woodrow W. Whidden

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

No abstract provided.


Subsistit In: Full Identity Or Discontinuity?, Brian Kusek 2016 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Subsistit In: Full Identity Or Discontinuity?, Brian Kusek

School of Divinity Master’s Theses and Projects

In its dogmatic constitution, Lumen Gentium, Vatican II teaches, “This Church, constituted and ordered as a society in this world, subsists in the Catholic Church.” Within this statement, the council fathers affirmed what had always been taught in the tradition of the Church, namely, that the Church of Christ is fully identical with the Catholic Church. Yet, controversy was quick to arise from the statement, as the words subsistit in replaced the words of the more direct phrasing of the original draft, which asserted that the Church of Christ is [est] the Catholic Church. Indeed, for the past fifty years ...


John's Usage Of Ἐρωτάω And Αἰτέω: A Theological Distinction, David Haggard 2016 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

John's Usage Of Ἐρωτάω And Αἰτέω: A Theological Distinction, David Haggard

School of Divinity Master’s Theses and Projects

This work systematically examines the usage of ἐρωτάω and αἰτέω in Gospel of John in order to unveil the nuanced distinction between the words. Particular focus is placed on the Greek text of John 16:23, in which both ἐρωτάω and αἰτέω are used in distinct ways. The history of interpretation of ἐρωτάω and αἰτέω is presented from the patristic to modern biblical exegesis in order to give the work an historical framework. Then the various theological and literary concerns of the Fourth Gospel are related to John’s usage of the word. Topics such as the divinity of Christ ...


The Temple Character Of Early Christianity, Matthew Higdon 2016 Winthrop University

The Temple Character Of Early Christianity, Matthew Higdon

Graduate Theses

I will argue that early Christianity more or less comprehensively envisioned itself, across varying traditions, to be a human-temple community, or a series of such communities; and that this word picture, this symbol, to a certain extent ordered their social life and aspirations. I propose three interlocking aspects to this priestly sociology. First, there is the element of unity. From the beginning, the temple model promoted unity, and it became particularly important later among very disparate groups of people within the church Second, the cultic motif generated a fresh kind of priestly ethics appropriate to the self-understanding of the movement ...


An Historical Study Of Christian Cosmic, Ray Roennfeldt 2016 Avondale College

An Historical Study Of Christian Cosmic, Ray Roennfeldt

Ray Roennfeldt

Cosmic dualism presented one of the most pervasive and challenging alternatives to Christian orthodoxy from early Christian times through to the Middle Ages. Manichaeism was the most prominent sect to purposefully promulgate dualism within the Christian Church, and its success can be measured by the fact that for centuries the Church tended to label anything that seemed to be dualistic as "Manichaean". The problem for the historian is to determine whether the sects on the fringe of the Church were indeed dualistic and whether they, in fact, had any common link with Manichaeism. Time and space preclude an exhaustive treatment ...


Verdens Undergang (1916) And The Birth Of Apocalyptic Film: Antecedents And Causative Forces, Wynn Gerald Hamonic 2016 Thompson Rivers University

Verdens Undergang (1916) And The Birth Of Apocalyptic Film: Antecedents And Causative Forces, Wynn Gerald Hamonic

Journal of Religion & Film

This essay describes the antecedents and causative forces giving rise to the birth of apocalyptic cinema in the early 20th Century and the first apocalyptic feature, Verdens Undergang (1916). Apocalyptic cinema's roots can be traced back to apocalyptic literary tradition beginning 200 BCE, New Testament apocalyptic writings, the rise of premillenialism in the mid-19th Century, 19th century apocalyptic fiction, a growing distrust in human self-determination, escalating wars and tragedies from 1880 to 1912 reaching a larger audience through a burgeoning press, horrors and disillusionment caused by the First World War, a growing belief in a dystopian future, and changes ...


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