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Reconsidering Christianity As A Support For Secular Law: A Final Reply To Professor Calhoun, Wayne R. Barnes 2019 Texas A&M University School of Law

Reconsidering Christianity As A Support For Secular Law: A Final Reply To Professor Calhoun, Wayne R. Barnes

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

This symposium has revolved around Professor Calhoun’s article, which posits that it is completely legitimate, in proposing laws and public policies, to argue for them in the public square based on overtly religious principles. In my initial response, I took issue with his argument that no reasons justify barring faith-based arguments from the public square argument. In fact, I do find reasons justifying the prohibition of “faith-based,” or Christian, arguments in the public square—and, in fact, I find such reasons within Christianity itself. This is because what is being publicly communicated in Christian political argumentation is that if ...


Das Ausleihen Des Geldes Im Lichte Des Gebotes Der Nächftenliebe, un known 2019 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Das Ausleihen Des Geldes Im Lichte Des Gebotes Der Nächftenliebe, Un Known

Digitized Pamphlets

A pamphlet on loaning money to your neighbor.


Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr. 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Essay, written for a festschrift for Bob Cochran, argues that the much-discussed friction between evangelical supporters of President Trump and evangelical critics is a symptom of a much deeper theological divide over the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus told his disciples to turn the other cheek when struck, love their neighbor as themselves, and pray that their debts will be forgiven as they forgive their debtors. Divergent interpretations of these teachings have given rise to competing evangelical visions of justice.

The historical context dates back to the 1880s, a period when the influence of the Sermon on the ...


Say Something Theological Vol. 2 Iss. 1 Introduction, Josh Shrader-Perry, Kristin Kissell 2019 LMU

Say Something Theological Vol. 2 Iss. 1 Introduction, Josh Shrader-Perry, Kristin Kissell

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Isis Online: Analyzing Isis’S Use Of The Internet As A Method Of Legitimation, Griffin Baumber 2019 Loyola Marymount University

Isis Online: Analyzing Isis’S Use Of The Internet As A Method Of Legitimation, Griffin Baumber

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Faith-Based Service In Los Angeles: An Ethnographic Approach To The Comparative Theology Of Sikhism And Catholicism, Harman Brah 2019 LMU

Faith-Based Service In Los Angeles: An Ethnographic Approach To The Comparative Theology Of Sikhism And Catholicism, Harman Brah

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Justice As Love, Facundo Gonzalez Icardi 2019 Loyola Marymount University

Justice As Love, Facundo Gonzalez Icardi

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Comparing Contemporary Islamophobia In The U.S. With Early American Anti-Catholicism Of The Modern Era, Kathy Merkl 2019 Loyola Marymount University

Comparing Contemporary Islamophobia In The U.S. With Early American Anti-Catholicism Of The Modern Era, Kathy Merkl

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


The Purple Book, Office of Mission 2019 College of the Holy Cross

The Purple Book, Office Of Mission

Holy Cross Books

This untitled volume, commonly referred to as "The Purple Book" was first produced in 2011 by the College Committee on Mission and Identity to provide informative essays on Jesuit education, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and the history of the College of the Holy Cross. It was intended that the book might also offer a rich sampling of sacred texts and poems submitted by students, faculty, and members of the staff.


Transforming Anger, Mike Lueken 2019 Fuller Theological Seminary

Transforming Anger, Mike Lueken

Doctor of Ministry Projects

This study explores the spiritual transformation of anger as a starting point for personal and ecclesiastical renewal and reconciliation. Dr. Dallas Willard writes, “To cut the root of anger is to wither the tree of human evil.” This is an extraordinary claim which suggests anger is a primary human sin, and a catalyst for many other sins and social problems. The implications of anger reach deep into one’s personal life and relationships and threaten the unity and witness of the Church. The transcendent problem of anger, according to Willard, is why Jesus addresses it before lust, divorce, retaliation, and ...


Recapture, Transparency, Negation And A Logic For The Catuṣkoṭi, Adrian KREUTZ 2019 University of St Andrews

Recapture, Transparency, Negation And A Logic For The Catuṣkoṭi, Adrian Kreutz

Comparative Philosophy

The recent literature on Nāgārjuna’s catuṣkoṭi centres around Jay Garfield’s (2009) and Graham Priest’s (2010) interpretation. It is an open discussion to what extent their interpretation is an adequate model of the logic for the catuskoti, and the Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā. Priest and Garfield try to make sense of the contradictions within the catuskoti by appeal to a series of lattices – orderings of truth-values, supposed to model the path to enlightenment. They use Anderson & Belnaps's (1975) framework of First Degree Entailment. Cotnoir (2015) has argued that the lattices of Priest and Garfield cannot ...


Apophatic Community: Yannaras On Relational Being, Fred DALLMAYR 2019 University of Notre Dame, USA

Apophatic Community: Yannaras On Relational Being, Fred Dallmayr

Comparative Philosophy

For Martin Heidegger the story of Western philosophy ended basically in egocentrism or the metaphysics of “subjectivity”; however, he acknowledged the possibility of another path in Greece: that of pre-Socratic thinking. Yet, there is a further path he did not acknowledge: the tradition of Orthodox philosophy and theology. The paper focuses on some key works of the prominent contemporary Greek philosopher Christos Yannaras, for a long time professor in Athens. Taking over the notions of “Being” and ontology, Yannaras construes them (with Heidegger) not as ontic “substances” amenable to epistemic knowledge, but as guideposts to “relational” or participatory experience. His ...


Varieties Of Spiritual Sense: Cusanus And John Smith, Derek A. Michaud 2019 University of Maine - Main

Varieties Of Spiritual Sense: Cusanus And John Smith, Derek A. Michaud

Derek Michaud

No abstract provided.


Three Reasons Martin Luther King Jr. Disliked Being Labeled "Civil Rights Leader", Theodore Walker 2019 Southern Methodist University

Three Reasons Martin Luther King Jr. Disliked Being Labeled "Civil Rights Leader", Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

Three reasons King disliked being labeled "civil rights leader:"

(1) He was a religious leader, a preacher (not a secular politician).

(2) He advanced "economic rights" ("civil rights" do not include "economic rights").

(3) He opposed war in Vietnam (not a civil rights issue).


Christian Scholars' Conference Records, 1981-2009, Christian Scholars' Conference 2019 Abilene Christian University

Christian Scholars' Conference Records, 1981-2009, Christian Scholars' Conference

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Finding Aid For Christian Scholars Conference Records, (1981-2009), Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives 2019 Abilene Christian University

Finding Aid For Christian Scholars Conference Records, (1981-2009), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Christian Scholars Conference Records

Finding aid for the Christian Scholars Conference Records, (1981-2009).


Mackie's Arguement For The Infinite Man, Abigail J. Basile 2019 Liberty University

Mackie's Arguement For The Infinite Man, Abigail J. Basile

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

Theists and non-theists alike have toiled with the characteristics of the Judeo-Christian God and how they may or may not be contradictory with the existence of evil. Some philosophers, such as J. L. Mackie, have decided that God and evil cannot coexist, mainly because the existence of evil means that any God is unable to keep evil and suffering away from His beloved creation, and such a limited God is no God at all. But Mackie’s argument rests on flawed foundation. Mankind is necessarily finite because even the infinite God cannot do the logically impossible and create the infinite ...


The Superfluity Of Purgatory, Israel-David J.J. Healy 2019 Liberty University

The Superfluity Of Purgatory, Israel-David J.J. Healy

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

This article is a refutation of Jerry Walls's model of Purgatory, based on God's respect of our free will and the necessity of morally significant choices. Additionally, it will show how Walls's positing of a temporal Purgatory as a means of sanctification through cooperation with God is unnecessary for the Christian in light of our earthly life and God's perfect justice and omnipotence. Finally, it will speculate as to the effects of an instantaneous purification and how it fits more clearly with traditional doctrine.


Truth-Makers And The "Grounding Objection" To Molinism, Tyler Crown 2019 Liberty University

Truth-Makers And The "Grounding Objection" To Molinism, Tyler Crown

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

One of the most discussed topics on the nature of God, in Christian circles today, is the subject of God’s knowledge. There are a few popular positions today that are engaged in a serious debate as to what the true biblical and philosophical position on the nature of God’s knowledge is. One such position, which has become increasingly popular and has found support among many leading Christian philosophers, such as Alvin Plantinga, Thomas Flint, and William Lane Craig, is called Molinism. While Molinism does have an abundance of supporters, there are many detractors as well. Calvinist’s, Thomists ...


Against Molinism: A Refutation Of William Lane Craig's Molinism, Daniel T. Clemons 2019 Liberty University

Against Molinism: A Refutation Of William Lane Craig's Molinism, Daniel T. Clemons

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

The debate concerning human free will, human moral culpability, and God’s sovereignty has raged for millennia within the Christian church. The recent rediscovery of the medieval philosophical theory known as Molinism brought Molinism to the fore of this debate. One major contemporary proponent of Molinism is William Lane Craig, the famous philosopher, theologian, and apologist. The purpose of this essay is to present a refutation of Craig's brand of Molinism by arguing that Craig’s Molinism relies on a flawed view of human freedom and further fails to reconcile this flawed view of human freedom with God’s ...


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