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Schizophrenia And Its Effects On An American Family: A Call To Action For The 21st Century, Cynthia Newton Captain 2017 Dominican University of California

Schizophrenia And Its Effects On An American Family: A Call To Action For The 21st Century, Cynthia Newton Captain

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Our country’s healthcare system is at a moral crossroads. The way we treat those whom we call “the homeless” is deplorable. The majority of the homeless are mentally ill and need treatment. Our country needs to treat those with the severe brain diseases of schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, and bi-polar disorder just as we would Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Those with severe mental illness, who have no insight into their illness, should not be allowed to dictate their own treatment. If a homeless person is brought to San Francisco General Hospital and is found to be a ...


On That Heart-Knotting Feeling: An Outline, Lawrence JY Liang 2017 The University of Western Ontario

On That Heart-Knotting Feeling: An Outline, Lawrence Jy Liang

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The following feeling is what inspired this thesis and what this thesis aims to outline: the human heart is a knot, formed by a string, tying a human being to the divine. Simone Weil’s notion of affliction will broach the topic of the heart-knotting feeling. In the first chapter of the thesis, five qualities of affliction will be identified. In the second chapter, we will make a connection between Weilian affliction and the heart, understood by Dietrich von Hildebrand as an organ of affectivity and by the author as a transcendent souvenir. In the third chapter, we will discuss ...


Al-Ghazali On Causation, Omnipotence, And Human Freedom, Christopher P. Garber 2017 Liberty Univeristy

Al-Ghazali On Causation, Omnipotence, And Human Freedom, Christopher P. Garber

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

In his work entitled "On Power," famous Muslim philosopher al-Ghazali lays out his particular brand of occasionalism. Al-Ghazali views god as the ultimate cause for everything that is logically possible, including the acts of man. In this paper, al-Ghazali's occasionalism is fully fleshed out to reveal what appear to be his true views on both God and man's power (or lack thereof) and the implications of such views.


Untamed God Or Reckless Risk-Taker? A Reply To Hasker's Natural Order Theodicy, Nathan S. Justice 2017 Liberty University

Untamed God Or Reckless Risk-Taker? A Reply To Hasker's Natural Order Theodicy, Nathan S. Justice

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

This paper argues that Molinism best rebuts the problem of natural evil when compared to the attempts of Open Theists, particularly William Hasker. The author begins by summarizing Hasker's own Natural Order Theodicy, and subsequently critiques it. He finds no issues with the proposed theodicy, but takes issue with Hasker's attempt to establish the coherence of Open Theism from this theodicy. He then explains the weaknesses of Open Theism's response to natural evil, and simultaneously argues for the strength of Molinism's response. He concludes that Open Theism leaves God as a reckless risk-taker, and therefore Molinism ...


Difficulties Of Simplicity, Cody M. Bradley 2017 Liberty University

Difficulties Of Simplicity, Cody M. Bradley

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

This paper attempts to show that the doctrine of divine simplicity suffers from difficulties which undermine its plausibility. The main difficulties explored are Plantinga’s problem of double identification, Pruss’ multiple attributes problem, and Schmitt’s co-specificity problem. In more recent years, defenders of the doctrine have offered a way out of these problems by interpreting it in light of a truthmaker account of predication. This paper analyzes this recent defense, among others, and attempts to show that this new interpretation of divine simplicity still has problems which undermine the plausibility of the doctrine.


A Review Of John Rists' "Augustine On Free Will And Predestination", Caleb H. A. Brown 2017 Liberty University

A Review Of John Rists' "Augustine On Free Will And Predestination", Caleb H. A. Brown

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

In this paper I seek to summarize and critique John Rist’s article “Augustine on Free Will and Predestination.” Rist treats Augustine with honesty. When someone is as prominent, loved, and recognized as Augustine, when someone has as much authority as he does, the temptation to manipulate his writings into saying things which agree with one’s own position is strong. Rist resists this temptation, even concluding that Augustine holds a position on free will and predestination which Rist finds highly objectionable. But in his objections to Augustine’s position, Rist does not do justice to the whole system of ...


The Interplay Between Forms Of Revelation: Implications For Theological Method, Andrew Tompkins 2017 Andrews University

The Interplay Between Forms Of Revelation: Implications For Theological Method, Andrew Tompkins

Andrew Tompkins

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The Interplay Between Forms Of Revelation: Implications For Theological Methodology, Andrew Tompkins 2017 Andrews University

The Interplay Between Forms Of Revelation: Implications For Theological Methodology, Andrew Tompkins

Andrew Tompkins

The interplay between forms of revelation has been a matter of much discussion in theological discourse for many centuries. While this paper is not particularly concerned with the final say on the doctrine of revelation it is concerned with revelation and its relation to theological method. In other words, what is the significance of the various modes or forms that revelation takes in connection with the way theology is approached and done? The thesis of this paper is that God is not limited to one form of revelation, but rather that each revelatory form can and does inform the others ...


Theology On The Way: Hermeneutics From And For The Frontline, Wagner Kuhn, Andrew Tompkins 2017 Andrews University

Theology On The Way: Hermeneutics From And For The Frontline, Wagner Kuhn, Andrew Tompkins

Andrew Tompkins

No abstract provided.


Method In Catholic Bioethics: Anh And Pvs Patients, Gregory J. Smith 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Method In Catholic Bioethics: Anh And Pvs Patients, Gregory J. Smith

Bioethics in Faith and Practice

This paper discusses the methods used in Catholic Social Teaching (CST), a part of the Catholic Moral Tradition (CMT), as applied to bioethical problem solving and decision-making. In order to apply CST to a concrete bioethical problem and to analyze the methods used in CST, the nature and extent of the obligation to provide artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) to patients in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) is addressed. In particular, this paper focuses upon the extent to which providing ANH to PVS patients is or should be considered morally obligatory. In this discussion, the current official view of the ...


Genesis 1:14 - Translation Notes, Ross Cole 2017 Avondale College

Genesis 1:14 - Translation Notes, Ross Cole

Ross Cole

The purpose of these notes is twofold: first, to evaluate John H. Sailhamer's argument that Gen 1:14 does not place the creation of the heavenly lights on the fourth day of Creation; and second, to determine whether the term "appointed times" in Gen 1:14 is used to designate annual sacred times or particular rhythms of the natural cycle.


The Trajectory Of The "Warrior Messiah" Motif In Scripture And Intertestamental Writings, Sook-Young Kim 2017 Andrews University

The Trajectory Of The "Warrior Messiah" Motif In Scripture And Intertestamental Writings, Sook-Young Kim

Sook Young Kim

The purpose of this study was to investigate the continuity/discontinuity between the Testaments with the Warrior Messiah motif as a test. The intertestamental writings (IW) were also included with their interpretive role to assess the continuity. The approach of "canonical biblical theology" was adopted as the methodology.

The findings of chapter 2 on the OT show: the core messianic ideas already existed from the beginning, rather than gradual developments; earlier biblical material forms the background of the later ones, and not the surrounding ANE texts; the nature of the warfare is universal and cosmic; the divine Warrior fights the ...


Proverbs 8 And The Place Of Christ In The Trinity, Richard M. Davidson 2017 Andrews University

Proverbs 8 And The Place Of Christ In The Trinity, Richard M. Davidson

Richard M. Davidson

No abstract provided.


Word Made Flesh: The Inspiration Of Scripture, JoAnn Davidson 2017 Andrews University

Word Made Flesh: The Inspiration Of Scripture, Joann Davidson

Jo Ann Davidson

No abstract provided.


"See That You Do Not Refuse The One Who Is Speaking": Hearing God Preach And Obedience In The Letter To The Hebrews, Felix H. Cortez 2017 Universidad de Montemorelos

"See That You Do Not Refuse The One Who Is Speaking": Hearing God Preach And Obedience In The Letter To The Hebrews, Felix H. Cortez

Felix H. Cortez

No abstract provided.


Paul And Revelation 14, P. Richard Choi 2017 Andrews University

Paul And Revelation 14, P. Richard Choi

P. Richard Choi

No abstract provided.


The Hebraic Monarchy As God’S Redemptive Response To Israel’S Unfaithfulness, Caleb H A Brown 2017 Liberty University

The Hebraic Monarchy As God’S Redemptive Response To Israel’S Unfaithfulness, Caleb H A Brown

The Kabod

The first portion of this paper will argue that the Old Testament portrays the monarchy neither as God’s chosen method of relating to his people, nor as an intrinsically evil institution, but as God’s redemptive response to Israel’s unfaithfulness. The second portion addresses a potential objection to this portrayal by arguing that Moses serves primarily as a type for Samuel, not the monarchy.


Ad Fontes: Desiderius Erasmus’ Call For A Return To The Sources Of A Unified And Simple Christian Faith, Amanda Kieffer 2017 Liberty University

Ad Fontes: Desiderius Erasmus’ Call For A Return To The Sources Of A Unified And Simple Christian Faith, Amanda Kieffer

The Kabod

Desiderius Erasmus’ humanism greatly shaped his view of Christianity. He developed a “philosophy of Christ” that led him to seek peaceful reforms from within the Church while attempting to maintain unity. He was a consummate scholar and inspiring figure of his time. Unfortunately, his interactions with Luther did not bring out the best in him, or in Luther for that matter, but there is still much to be learned by modern Christians from Erasmus’ views on reform that can be applied to the modern Church.


John Calvin, Authority, And The Evangelical Conviction Of The Evidentness Of Truth, Joshua Miller 2017 Liberty University

John Calvin, Authority, And The Evangelical Conviction Of The Evidentness Of Truth, Joshua Miller

The Kabod

John Calvin stands apart as a singularly powerful figure in the history of Western Civilization. His thought undergirds the fundamental principles of liberal democracy that dominate the most advanced nations on earth in the modern age, and his theology continues to influence the doctrine and leadership of the Reformed church’s many inheritors. This paper emphasizes and identifies the importance of understanding of Calvin’s views on secular and ecclesiastical authority and evaluates them.


Deconstructing Theodicy: A Fresher Reading Of The Book Of Job, Anthony Maynard 2017 Liberty University

Deconstructing Theodicy: A Fresher Reading Of The Book Of Job, Anthony Maynard

Masters Theses

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