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The Hair: Reflections By A White Parent, Aana Marie Vigen 2018 Loyola University Chicago

The Hair: Reflections By A White Parent, Aana Marie Vigen

Aana Vigen

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Martin Luther King Jr. On Economy, Ecology, And Civilization: Toward A Mlk Jr-Inspired Ecotheology, Theodore Walker 2018 Southern Methodist University

Martin Luther King Jr. On Economy, Ecology, And Civilization: Toward A Mlk Jr-Inspired Ecotheology, Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

This MLK Jr-inspired ecotheology [eco-theology] connects “economics,” “ecology,” and “ecological civilization” to the theological ethics of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Though we often remember King primarily as a domestic civil rights leader; attention to King’s book—Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967) reveals that he advanced a global ethics. King called for replacing recourse to war with nonviolent resistance to evil, and for abolishing poverty throughout “the world house.” He prescribed that we “civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.” King was concerned with civilizing “the world house” (house ...


The Scandal Of Our Tradition, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. 2018 Molloy College

The Scandal Of Our Tradition, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Katherine Schmidt

I began college with visions of protests dancing in my head. Cautionary tales from high school teachers about the evils of liberal higher education— tales that, incidentally, only whetted my growing appetite to challenge unjust systems—created my image of college as a place of activism and revolution. But instead, I found complacent teenagers at a small, liberal arts Catholic college in the mountains, seemingly unaware of American wars being fought on dubious premises and annoyed by talk of current events. Although some students shared my concern for the injustices happening in the off-campus world, I struggled to find a ...


The Power Of Virtual Space, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D., Derek C. Hatch 2018 Molloy College

The Power Of Virtual Space, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D., Derek C. Hatch

Katherine Schmidt

The following essay emerges from the consultation of Evangelical Catholics and Catholic Evangelicals at the 2016 convention of the College Theology Society, which brings together Catholica and Protestant voices concerning a shared topic. In 2016, the theme of liturgy and contemporary social and communications media was in focus. As panelists, we offered complementary papers that have become two sections of this essay. In the first section, Katherine Schmidt provides a theological account of media from a Catholic perspective. Through reflections on the mediatory character of the incarnation, she argues that para-liturgical or extra-liturgical spaces are integral to the Eucharistic assembly ...


Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion In The Theology Classroom, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. 2018 Molloy College

Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion In The Theology Classroom, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Katherine Schmidt

I am currently a doctoral student in theology in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, a Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary, or Marianists. I have the pleasure of teaching the mandatory introductory course for the department, which can be a complicated task on its own, given that the course is intended to introduce students to both religious studies and theology. I will, however, largely bypass this particular complication in this essay and focus instead on the challenges of what it means to hand on the faith in the college classroom. In thinking about ...


Speculations On Real And Virtual Worlds Fall Short, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. 2018 Molloy College

Speculations On Real And Virtual Worlds Fall Short, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Katherine Schmidt

Every day millions of people get together -- virtually -- to trade goods, slay beasts and talk to wizards -- all from the comfort of their computer chairs. At first blush, the fantastic world of online video games like “World of Warcraft” and “EverQuest” -- where people are slaying those beasts -- may appear to be just another form of entertainment.


From Sunday School To #Sundayfunday: Social Media And The Semi-Public Performance Of The Weekend, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. 2018 Molloy College

From Sunday School To #Sundayfunday: Social Media And The Semi-Public Performance Of The Weekend, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Katherine Schmidt

The paper focuses on the role of internet technologies in the mediation of weekend activities in social networks, arguing that internet technologies facilitate and shape the social activities once occupied by more traditional institutions, namely religious communities. It compares three contemporary weekend events that have serve as identity-constructing performances in ways that religious communities have in the past. The three events are social drinking, exercise/fitness, and Sunday brunch. These three activities bear striking resemblance to the structure (such as ritual and symbols) and aims (such as community building) of religious communities. Moreover, social media facilitate the semi-public performance of ...


Catholicism In Ya Literature: A Theological Perspective, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D., Jennifer Miskec 2018 Molloy College

Catholicism In Ya Literature: A Theological Perspective, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D., Jennifer Miskec

Katherine Schmidt

Though modern children’s literature owes a clear debt to religious tradition, the majority of literature written for young readers today avoids discussion of religion. Texts invested in explicitly religious exploration are often a product of religious or non-mainstream presses—and are quite often proselytic, resulting in a binary distinction of children’s and young adult literature as either secular (religiously neutral [1]) or religious (overtly proselytizing). Scholars have long been troubled by this reductive but powerful divide. As Graeme Wend-Walker notes in his 2009 MLA presentation “The Inexplicable Moon and the Postsecular Moment: Turkish and American Experiences of the ...


The Context And Effects Of The Spirit Filled Seventy Elders, David Abbott 2018 Liberty University

The Context And Effects Of The Spirit Filled Seventy Elders, David Abbott

Masters Theses

The passage of Numbers 11:16-17, 24-29 is an important passage in understanding the work, role and gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. It also is a passage that sends ripple effects throughout the rest of the Bible, most notably through Joel 2:28-32, Acts 2, 10, and 19, and in Paul’s teachings in Galatians 3:28 and 1 Corinthians 12:31 and 14:1. Although this work does not settle any theological debate about speaking in tongues, it does look into the gifts of the Spirit from an Old Testament perspective. The resting of the ...


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin 2018 Winthrop University

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...


Tarry There! Spiritual Endowment For Today's Generation Per Luke 24:49, Cleveland Taylor 2018 Liberty University

Tarry There! Spiritual Endowment For Today's Generation Per Luke 24:49, Cleveland Taylor

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This project will revisit the biblical significance of the treatment of tarry in Luke 24:49 (KJV) and the key principle of waiting on the timing of God’s provision of “power” promised to accomplish the job description He has given Christians. A period of radical fasting and prayer retreat will be an initial tarry presented to encounter the Holy Spirit experience. The word for power that Luke uses in Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:8 references “that ability to do work.” Acts 1:4 placed emphasis on the disciples not leaving Jerusalem without the promise. The potential value ...


Facts Indicating The Divine Origin Of The Bible, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

Facts Indicating The Divine Origin Of The Bible, Harold Willmington

The Owner's Manual File

No abstract provided.


The Canon Of The Bible, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

The Canon Of The Bible, Harold Willmington

The Owner's Manual File

No abstract provided.


The Collections Of The Sixty-Six Books Of The Bible, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

The Collections Of The Sixty-Six Books Of The Bible, Harold Willmington

The Owner's Manual File

No abstract provided.


The Symbols For And Supreme Authority Of The Bible, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

The Symbols For And Supreme Authority Of The Bible, Harold Willmington

The Owner's Manual File

No abstract provided.


Statements From Famous Personalities Concerning The Bible, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

Statements From Famous Personalities Concerning The Bible, Harold Willmington

The Owner's Manual File

No abstract provided.


Chart 5: The Three Testimonies Of Praise Relating To The Birth Of Jesus, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

Chart 5: The Three Testimonies Of Praise Relating To The Birth Of Jesus, Harold Willmington

The Second Person File

No abstract provided.


Chart 2: The First Twelve Years Of Jesus' Earthly Ministry, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

Chart 2: The First Twelve Years Of Jesus' Earthly Ministry, Harold Willmington

The Second Person File

No abstract provided.


Chart 1: The Fourfold Gospel Account, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

Chart 1: The Fourfold Gospel Account, Harold Willmington

The Second Person File

No abstract provided.


Chart 7: The Circumcision And Dedication Of Jesus, Harold Willmington 2018 Liberty University

Chart 7: The Circumcision And Dedication Of Jesus, Harold Willmington

The Second Person File

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