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Forgive, Forget Or Feign: Everyday Diplomacy In Local Communities Of Polish Subcarpathia, Iuliia Buyskykh 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Forgive, Forget Or Feign: Everyday Diplomacy In Local Communities Of Polish Subcarpathia, Iuliia Buyskykh

Journal of Global Catholicism

The paper is based on my ethnographic fieldwork in Przemyśl, Poland and several surrounding villages in 2015-2017. While conducting my research on a set of religious practices and pilgrimages in confessionally and ethnically mixed localities, I faced many challenges that changed the main course of my initial research plan. During my interaction with people here themes came to light that seemed little related to religiousness. My status as a researcher from Ukraine and even more so, my being a young single woman from Ukraine, gave rise to a number of other topics that my interlocutors, both of Polish and Ukrainian ...


Wrap-Up Report, Wonsuk Ma 2018 Oral Roberts University

Wrap-Up Report, Wonsuk Ma

Empowered21 Scholars' Consultations

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The Church As A Eucharistic And Prophetic Community In India: A Theological Exploration Into The Challenges And Implications Of A Eucharistic Ecclesiology Based On The Early Church And The Statements Of The Indian Theological Association (Ita), Shibi Devasia 2018 Duquesne University

The Church As A Eucharistic And Prophetic Community In India: A Theological Exploration Into The Challenges And Implications Of A Eucharistic Ecclesiology Based On The Early Church And The Statements Of The Indian Theological Association (Ita), Shibi Devasia

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Theological trends change from time to time to make the faith more meaningful and relevant to the contemporary context. To an extent, the Second Vatican Council, by its commitment to two concepts, “ressourcement” and “aggiornamento,” succeeded in this mission in the last century. The communion ecclesiology of the Council, which has its foundation in the sacrament of Eucharist, shows that the centrality of the Eucharist in the Church cannot be overlooked, because the ecclesial body of the Church is built up by the Eucharistic body of Christ. Any Eucharist-centered ecclesiology is prophetic and eschatological by nature. The “Eucharistic” and ...


Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox 2018 Abilene Christian University

Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

There was a large increase in the number of Churches of Christ missionaries and missionary efforts following World War II (WWII). There were also significant changes and developments in American religious culture following WWII—Churches of Christ were not exempt from these changes. This study examines the question of how postwar developments in American religion influenced missionary efforts of American Churches of Christ by looking at examples of American missionaries in the Philippines.

The study relies heavily on primary sources, including letters and news reports from archival collections, Churches of Christ periodicals, and email correspondence with people familiar with the ...


Schoentube's "Gospel In Transformation: Rethinking Of Goessner’S Insights, Lutheran Heritage In Relation To Mission" (Book Review), Gary R. Averill 2018 George Fox University

Schoentube's "Gospel In Transformation: Rethinking Of Goessner’S Insights, Lutheran Heritage In Relation To Mission" (Book Review), Gary R. Averill

The Christian Librarian

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Maule's "Isesomo: God’S Servant In Congo" (Book Review), Mary Ann Buhler 2018 Manhattan Christian College

Maule's "Isesomo: God’S Servant In Congo" (Book Review), Mary Ann Buhler

The Christian Librarian

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George's "Jesus Beyond Borders: Towards A “Glocal” Christology" (Book Review), Rory Patterson 2018 Liberty University

George's "Jesus Beyond Borders: Towards A “Glocal” Christology" (Book Review), Rory Patterson

The Christian Librarian

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Agang's "No More Cheeks To Turn?" (Book Review), David H. Michaels 2018 Dalhousie University

Agang's "No More Cheeks To Turn?" (Book Review), David H. Michaels

The Christian Librarian

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Ntlha's "Out Of The Shadows Of African Traditional Religion: Christ’S Deliverance Of A Sangoma" (Book Review), Gary R. Peterson 2018 Grace University

Ntlha's "Out Of The Shadows Of African Traditional Religion: Christ’S Deliverance Of A Sangoma" (Book Review), Gary R. Peterson

The Christian Librarian

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Mbewe's "Pastoral Preaching: Building A People For God" (Book Review), Gary R. Peterson 2018 Grace University

Mbewe's "Pastoral Preaching: Building A People For God" (Book Review), Gary R. Peterson

The Christian Librarian

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Jamir's "Racism, The Thorn In The Humanity’S Peaceful Coexistence: With Special Reference To Theological, Tribal, Gendered, And Communication Media Perspectives" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton 2018 Cornerstone University

Jamir's "Racism, The Thorn In The Humanity’S Peaceful Coexistence: With Special Reference To Theological, Tribal, Gendered, And Communication Media Perspectives" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton

The Christian Librarian

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Green, Pardue, And Yeos' "The Spirit Over The Earth: Pneumatology In The Majority World" (Book Review), Darcy R. Gullacher 2018 Alberta Bible College

Green, Pardue, And Yeos' "The Spirit Over The Earth: Pneumatology In The Majority World" (Book Review), Darcy R. Gullacher

The Christian Librarian

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Das And Hamounds' "Strangers In The Kingdom: Ministering To Refugees, Migrants, And The Stateless" (Book Review), Leslie Starasta 2018 Lincoln Christian University

Das And Hamounds' "Strangers In The Kingdom: Ministering To Refugees, Migrants, And The Stateless" (Book Review), Leslie Starasta

The Christian Librarian

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Spiritual Transformation At Austin Christian Church, David Hooper 2018 Abilene Christian University

Spiritual Transformation At Austin Christian Church, David Hooper

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project was designed to meet a need at the Austin Christian Church (ACC) for enhancing the spiritual formation of new converts to Christianity by providing clear direction for mentors seeking to disciple others into the image of Christ. The scope of this project is focused directly on taking the first steps toward a deliberate pathway for spiritual formation by establishing the foundational principles. The apostle Paul’s pastoral theology provides the theological rationale for the project. Theosis, the theologically rich description of the Christian transformative process, also informs the theological foundation for the project. Drawing on the work of ...


Evaluating “Discovery Bible Study” In An Evangelism Program At African Christian College, Floyd Vidler 2018 Abilene Christian University

Evaluating “Discovery Bible Study” In An Evangelism Program At African Christian College, Floyd Vidler

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

The problem addressed in this project emerges from my understanding of evangelism. For me evangelism must include proclamation, discipleship, a reliance on the Holy Spirit, and the utilization of small groups. I see DBS as accomplishing these goals, and the problem of this work was to demonstrate whether this is true in the context of African Christian College and the surrounding area.

I used a method called participatory action research. I made it my goal to learn all that I could about DBS and then share this material in a classroom setting with my students at ACC. We then participated ...


Book Reviews, Arden C. Autry PhD, Edward E. Decker Jr, Christopher G. Foster, Robert W. Graves, Daniel D. Isgrigg, Jeffrey S. Lamp, Wonsuk Ma, Peter A. Reynolds, James B. Shelton, Andrew R. Williams 2018 Oral Roberts University

Book Reviews, Arden C. Autry Phd, Edward E. Decker Jr, Christopher G. Foster, Robert W. Graves, Daniel D. Isgrigg, Jeffrey S. Lamp, Wonsuk Ma, Peter A. Reynolds, James B. Shelton, Andrew R. Williams

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

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Sexuality, Gender, And Marriage: Pentecostal Theology Of Sexuality And Empowering The Girl-Child In India, Brainerd Prince, Atula Walling 2018 ORU E21 Scholars 2017

Sexuality, Gender, And Marriage: Pentecostal Theology Of Sexuality And Empowering The Girl-Child In India, Brainerd Prince, Atula Walling

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th e focus of the article arises from a case study of an Indian woman and her adopted child, Sunita and Komal. Th ere are three key issues that can be abstracted from the story of Sunita and Komal. Th e abandoned “girl-child” Komal raises the question of sex—what am I? What does it mean to be biologically female? What consequences are there for being born female? Sunita’s and Komal’s rejection from their families has led them to ask the question about their gender—who am I? What does it mean to be a girl or woman ...


The Question Of Power In African Pentecostalism, Alex R. Mayfield 2018 Boston University

The Question Of Power In African Pentecostalism, Alex R. Mayfield

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Should the charismatic theology of anointing be considered a democratizing influence in Africa or a reiteration of mediatorial forms of power? Th is article seeks to answer this question by analyzing African traditional religious power structures in comparison to modern African theologies and practices of Pentecostal anointing. Th is comparison, however, highlights the problem of drawing direct lines from Africa’s past to its present; Pentecostal rupture from a traditional past is paradoxically both a break from and connection to pre-colonial conceptions of the self and community. Ultimately, this article argues that while both traditional religions and modern Pentecostal anointing ...


From Orphan To Child Of God: Pentecostal Theologizing As A Channel Of Social Transformation In Mozambique, Jeremy Bone, Samuel Lee 2018 Asbury Theological Seminary

From Orphan To Child Of God: Pentecostal Theologizing As A Channel Of Social Transformation In Mozambique, Jeremy Bone, Samuel Lee

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Heidi and Rolland Baker, founders of Mozambican-based Iris Global, have been influential in developing a distinctively pentecostal framework for holistic mission. While evangelism and social work are now widely seen as integrated processes, pentecostalism demands attention also to the supernatural. This paper posits that the theological convictions of the Bakers have served as a launching pad for their holistic care of orphans in Mozambique. Because pentecostal movements are rooted in experience, pneumatic theologizing presupposes praxis. This paper will initially examine three theological impulses at the core of Iris Global: pentecostalism, revivalism, and incarnational love. These theological impulses are then weaved ...


A Historical And Hermeneutical Approach To The Vice-Lists: A Pauline Perspective, Mark Hall 2018 Oral Roberts University

A Historical And Hermeneutical Approach To The Vice-Lists: A Pauline Perspective, Mark Hall

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

The subject of homosexuality is controversial in the Church, even among Pentecostals; consequently, there has arisen a need for a historical and hermeneutical examination of the topic, especially in the Pauline corpus. The vice-lists of ancient literature along with the ones in the Pauline epistles provide insight into the apostle’s understanding of their purpose and function. Of the ones where Paul lists sexual sins, three specifically mention homosexuality: Romans 1:26–27, 1 Corinthians 6:9–10, and 1 Timothy 1:9–10. Th is article discusses Paul’s understanding of the connection between homosexuality and idolatry and provides ...


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