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Book Review: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant In The American West, 1848—1861, David M. Morris 2012 Durham University

Book Review: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant In The American West, 1848—1861, David M. Morris

David M Morris

No abstract provided.


"God's Recurring Dream:" Assessing The New Monastic Movement Through A Historical Comparison, Kimberly C. Kennedy 2012 Olivet Nazarene University

"God's Recurring Dream:" Assessing The New Monastic Movement Through A Historical Comparison, Kimberly C. Kennedy

M.A. in Philosophy of History Theses

In April of 1208, Francis of Assisi came to Rome with a handful of his followers, seeking papal permission to found a new religious order. Innocent III had other issues on his mind at the time. But tradition holds that a dream changed the pope’s mind, and he gave his qualified approval to the order of the Friars Minor that day. His gamble was vindicated by history. Twenty years later, Francis of Assisi was canonized, beloved by all Christendom as the founder of the Franciscan mendicant order. His order and others like it constituted a revolutionary departure from traditional ...


Creating A Millennial Generation Contextualized Church Culture, Christopher Deitsch 2012 Liberty University

Creating A Millennial Generation Contextualized Church Culture, Christopher Deitsch

Masters Theses

The Millennial generation, or Generation Y as some people know them, is the biggest generation in the United States of America history. As they flood schools, universities, and the job market it is easy to see that there are major differences between them and previous generations. Simultaneously, the church in America has hundreds of individual churches each year closing and tens of thousands each year declining; most churches are ceasing to grow. The inability to reach Millennials is one of the reasons for this decline. This thesis purposes to give a snapshot of the Millennial generation, overview a few of ...


A Strategy To Transition A Traditional Church Educational System To A Small Group System: A Case Study Of Eternal Life Baptist Church, Kyoung Gil Cho 2012 Liberty University

A Strategy To Transition A Traditional Church Educational System To A Small Group System: A Case Study Of Eternal Life Baptist Church, Kyoung Gil Cho

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this thesis is to research the avenues in which to have Eternal Life Bible Baptist Church transition to a small group system. This thesis was done through field analysis and literature research, as well as the case study of Eternal Life Bible Baptist Church (ELBBC). The case study was totally focused on the process of changing to a small group system at Eternal Life. The author was a minister at Eternal Life for 8 years, and an associate pastor for a year. In a few years the author will become the next senior pastor of Eternal life ...


Insights From Charles Spurgeon's Preaching For A Changing Culture, John Lewis 2012 Liberty University

Insights From Charles Spurgeon's Preaching For A Changing Culture, John Lewis

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This project has been done in order to increase the amount of literature available that demonstrates how to preach to a 21st century culture and to enlighten preachers to the timeless truths that transcend from the great 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon. A close evaluation of Charles Spurgeon's biblical preaching reveals a model for pastors to emulate in a post-modern context in the local church. Spurgeon was a master communicator and a survey of his mid to late 1800's preaching reveals those areas of his ministry that are still useful in the New Millennium. By reviewing Spurgeon's ...


The Postmodern Church, Timothy C. Lawless 2012 Liberty University

The Postmodern Church, Timothy C. Lawless

Senior Honors Theses

Within the past twenty years, the Church (especially in America) has experienced dwindling membership and attendance, along with a host of other problems. Many of these problems are symptomatic of a massive cultural shift toward postmodernism, leading to discontentment with the Church. In attempting to respond to these challenges, the emergent Church has arisen as a major element of American religious culture. Their methodology and doctrine is heavily influenced by postmodernism, which presents a further challenge for Christian leaders and ministers. This paper will survey the challenges facing the Church, will describe the emergent Church’s origin and response to ...


The Pharisee Church: Why The Heart Of The Modern American Church Does Not Match The Heart Of Christ And What We Can Do To Change It, Samantha J. Blue 2012 Liberty University

The Pharisee Church: Why The Heart Of The Modern American Church Does Not Match The Heart Of Christ And What We Can Do To Change It, Samantha J. Blue

Senior Honors Theses

Religious discussions often hinge on semantics. Currently debate abounds concerning the state of the modern American Church. Is it failing? Is it flourishing? Who is a part of it? Comparing the biblical understanding of church to the state of the modern American Church provides great insight into how the modern church has erred. Investigating the semantic range of the word “church” also sheds light on why perceptions of the modern American Church vary. Additional comparisons are made between the typical American Christian and Pharisees. Potential similarities are identified and analyzed. Finally, suggestions are made regarding church reform so that the ...


El Conflicto En Xinjiang, Alberto Sánchez Estrada 2012 albertosanchez29

El Conflicto En Xinjiang, Alberto Sánchez Estrada

Alberto Sánchez Estrada

ANÁLISIS DEL CONFLICTO DE LA PROVINCIA MUSULMANA XINJIANG DEL EXTREMO OESTE DE CHINA, CONTRA LA POLÍTICA COMUNISTA.


The Methodology Of Resistance In Contemporary Neopaganism, Rebecca Short 2012 University of Puget Sound

The Methodology Of Resistance In Contemporary Neopaganism, Rebecca Short

Summer Research

This paper seeks to evaluate the generalizations made by scholars about the inherent attitudes and identification of counter-culturalism in NeoPaganism. By critiquing and expanding the ritual theory of Catherine Bell and employing the language of ritualization, this paper demonstrates that broad statements about a wildly individualistic and mufti-faceted culture cannot encapsulate the myriad of ways NeoPagans do and do not confront dominant culture.


Soli Deo Gloria: A Doxological Hermeneutic Of Mission In Emerging Ministries In The Evangelical Lutheran Church In America, Daniel R. Anderson 2012 Luther Seminary

Soli Deo Gloria: A Doxological Hermeneutic Of Mission In Emerging Ministries In The Evangelical Lutheran Church In America, Daniel R. Anderson

Doctor of Philosophy Theses

This research project is a grounded theory, ethnographic study of emerging ministries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Twenty emerging ministries were selected from within the ELCA. Six of those sites were the subjects of indepth site visits by a research team. Eleven additional sites were the subjects of partial site visits and interviews. The data-gathering phase of the research concluded with a consultation with thirty emerging leaders held at Luther Seminary. Four sensitizing concepts were used as lenses in data gathering: Lutheran, emerging, missional, and doxological hermeneutics. Leadership in emerging ministries and emerging ministries as contextual and ...


The Emerging Church - Part 4: Levels Of Change, Fernando Canale 2012 Andrews University

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

Journal of the Adventist Theological Society

No abstract provided.


The Emerging Church - Part 3: Evangelical Evaluations, Fernando Canale 2012 Andrews University

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

Journal of the Adventist Theological Society

No abstract provided.


Did Secularism Fail? The Rise Of Religion In Turkish Politics, Zeynep Taydas, Yasemin Akbaba, Minion K.C. Morrison 2012 Clemson University

Did Secularism Fail? The Rise Of Religion In Turkish Politics, Zeynep Taydas, Yasemin Akbaba, Minion K.C. Morrison

Political Science Faculty Publications

Religious movements have long been challenging the modernist and secularist ideas around the world. Within the last decade or so, pro-religious parties made significant electoral advances in various countries, including India, Sudan, Algeria, and the Palestinian territories. In this article, we focus on the rise of the pro-religious Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi- AKP) to power in the 2002 elections in Turkey. Using the Turkish experience with political Islam, we evaluate the explanatory value of Mark Juergensmeyer's rise of religious nationalism theory, with a special emphasis on the "failed secularism" argument. Our analysis indicates that the ...


The Rise Of The New Apostolic Reformation And Its Implication For Adventist Eschatology, Trevor O'Reggio 2012 Andrews University

The Rise Of The New Apostolic Reformation And Its Implication For Adventist Eschatology, Trevor O'Reggio

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Rise Of The New Apostolic Reformation And Its Implication For Adventist Eschatology, Trevor O'Reggio 2012 Andrews University

The Rise Of The New Apostolic Reformation And Its Implication For Adventist Eschatology, Trevor O'Reggio

Trevor O'Reggio

No abstract provided.


The Rise Of The New Apostolic Reformation And Its Implications For Adventist Eschatology, Trevor O'Reggio 2012 Andrews University

The Rise Of The New Apostolic Reformation And Its Implications For Adventist Eschatology, Trevor O'Reggio

Journal of the Adventist Theological Society

No abstract provided.


Atheist Scripts In A Nation Of Religiosity: Identity Politics Within The Atheist Movement, Jacqueline Frost 2012 Portland State University

Atheist Scripts In A Nation Of Religiosity: Identity Politics Within The Atheist Movement, Jacqueline Frost

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis explores the use of identity politics within the atheist movement at both the national and individual levels. I conducted a content analysis of two national atheist groups and three best-selling atheist authors in order to assess the use of atheist identity politics at the national level. I then conducted 15 in-depth interviews with a sample of atheists in Portland, Oregon about their atheist identity and their reactions to and identification with national atheist movement strategies. Findings suggest that national atheist organizations and atheist authors are using a strategy of identity politics that encourage atheists to "come out" as ...


Review: 'God's Own Party: The Making Of The Christian Right', William Vance Trollinger 2011 University of Dayton

Review: 'God's Own Party: The Making Of The Christian Right', William Vance Trollinger

History Faculty Publications

There has been no end of predictions that the demise of the Religious Right is imminent. Over the past three decades, proof of its impending collapse has included the televangelist scandals, Pat Robertson’s failure to secure the Republican presidential nomination, the election and re-election of Bill Clinton, and the emergence of “young” evangelicals who refuse to toe the Religious Right line (this one keeps popping up).

The latest version involves the notion that economically focused libertarians of the Tea Party will inevitably find themselves in heated conflict with evangelical and fundamentalist social conservatives, thus challenging the power of the ...


Interview Of Steven J. Stahley, Steven J. Stahley, Kate Ambrose 2011 La Salle University

Interview Of Steven J. Stahley, Steven J. Stahley, Kate Ambrose

All Oral Histories

Steven J. Stahley was born in 1951 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He spent his childhood growing up in the Catholic school system, eventually moving to Cardinal Dougherty in 1965 to attend high school. It was in high school that Mr. Stahley decided he would enter the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. During his first year with the Missionary Servants, a decision was made that all men would attend college and receive the “full college experience.” This brought Mr. Stahley to LaSalle University in 1970. After three years, Mr. Stahley graduated and worked his way through the process of becoming ...


The Emerging Church - Part 2: Epistemology, Theology, And Ministry, Fernando Canale 2011 Andrews University

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

Journal of the Adventist Theological Society

No abstract provided.


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