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The Call Of Nathanael: A New Recruit For The Jesus Movement (John 1:45–51), J. Lyle Story 2020 School of Divinity, Regent University

The Call Of Nathanael: A New Recruit For The Jesus Movement (John 1:45–51), J. Lyle Story

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

The call of Nathanael narrated in John 1:45–51 not only depicts the call of this disciple of Jesus, but also functions paradigmatically as an invitation for future generations of disciples to personal relationship with Jesus and participation in his messianic mission. The article argues that the horticultural metaphors of the fig tree in the Nathanael narrative and the vine in Jesus’ discourse in John 15 illustrate complementary aspects of discipleship, with the former emphasizing personal relationship with Jesus and the latter a relationship of abiding. It is through the work of the Holy Spirit that disciples, both original ...


"I Tried Poverty": Exploring The Psychological Impact Of Poverty And Prosperity In The Life Of Oral Roberts, Daniel D. Isgrigg 2020 Oral Roberts University

"I Tried Poverty": Exploring The Psychological Impact Of Poverty And Prosperity In The Life Of Oral Roberts, Daniel D. Isgrigg

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

The origin of the prosperity gospel is most often linked to the influence of American Pentecostal Christianity, particularly to Oral Roberts and his concept of “seed faith.” In light of this, this study seeks to understand Oral Roberts’ concepts of poverty and prosperity by exploring the psychology of his own experience of poverty. It will suggest that the biology of inequality he experienced as a child shaped the development of his prosperity theology.


Editorial: Earthly Minded And Heavenly Good?, Jeffrey S. Lamp 2020 Oral Roberts University

Editorial: Earthly Minded And Heavenly Good?, Jeffrey S. Lamp

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Spiritus 5.1 (Spring 2020)


Front Matter, Spiritus Editors 2020 Oral Roberts University

Front Matter, Spiritus Editors

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Spiritus 5.1 (Spring, 2020)


Full Issue: Volume 5, Number 1 (2020), Spiritus Editors 2020 Oral Roberts University

Full Issue: Volume 5, Number 1 (2020), Spiritus Editors

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

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Teaching And Testing Textual Analysis In Reacting To The Past: Thucydides And Jigsaw Method Discussion, Cary Barber 2020 California State University, San Bernardino

Teaching And Testing Textual Analysis In Reacting To The Past: Thucydides And Jigsaw Method Discussion, Cary Barber

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

The activity this work presents is designed to both strengthen and evaluate students’ ability to think critically about ancient texts within a Reacting to the Past gaming environment (specifically in the game ‘The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.’). The activity is part of a preliminary set of assignments meant to improve students’ sense of the game’s historical, social, political, economic, and religious context. Moreover, the activity helps to ensure that students can incorporate texts appropriately into speeches, writings, and general gameplay.

Using the Jigsaw Method of discussion, I organize students into ‘numbered’ (I, II, III, etc ...


The Conceptions Of Self-Evidence In The Finnis Reconstruction Of Natural Law, Kevin P. Lee 2020 Campbell University School of Law

The Conceptions Of Self-Evidence In The Finnis Reconstruction Of Natural Law, Kevin P. Lee

St. Mary's Law Journal

Finnis claims that his theory proceeds from seven basic principles of practical reason that are self-evidently true. While much has been written about the claim of self-evidence, this article considers it in relation to the rigorous claims of logic and mathematics. It argues that when considered in this light, Finnis equivocates in his use of the concept of self-evidence between the realist Thomistic conception and a purely formal, modern symbolic conception. Given his respect for the modern positivist separation of fact and value, the realism of the Thomistic conception cannot be the foundation for the natural law as Finnis would ...


Touro Torah Volume 4 Issue 11, Lander College for Women 2020 Touro College and University System

Touro Torah Volume 4 Issue 11, Lander College For Women

Yearbooks and Newsletters

Divrei Torah Newsletter, Nissan Edition 5780


The Sword & The Mask: Toward A Confessional Lutheran Account Of Spiritual Warfare, Jon Furgeson 2020 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The Sword & The Mask: Toward A Confessional Lutheran Account Of Spiritual Warfare, Jon Furgeson

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Furgeson, Jon C. “The Sword and the Mask: Toward a Confessional Lutheran Theology of Spiritual Warfare.” Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2020. pp. "[Number of pages]"

This dissertation, a work in Trinitarian & ecclesial theology, seeks to recover the foundations of a full doctrine of spiritual warfare. Considering seeming disparate voices such as Walter Wink, C. Peter Wagner, John Kleinig, Gustav Wingren, and Leopoldo A. Sánchez, this dissertation asserts a constructive and integrative approach to spiritual warfare wherein the warfare is only enacted by the fallen powers of the sinful nature, the fallen world, and the fallen angels. This warfare is ...


The Christian Family: Implications Of Familial Language For The Identity Of The Church, Rebekah Lukas 2020 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The Christian Family: Implications Of Familial Language For The Identity Of The Church, Rebekah Lukas

Master of Art Theology Thesis

Lukas, Rebekah L. “The Christian Family: Implications of Familial Language for the Identity of the Church.” M.A. thesis, Concordia Seminary, 2020. 85 pp.

The family is a prominent image for the identity of the Church. Biblical language reflects the truth that the Church is a family, and God’s promises include familial rhetoric. For Christians, God is “Our Father who art in heaven,” and Jesus is our brother. Christians are made “sons of God” through Baptism, becoming a member of the whole family of God. These are essential aspects of the Christian’s identity. When the Church neglects its ...


Universal Leadership Model, Derwin Lamont Hickman Sr 2020 Liberty University

Universal Leadership Model, Derwin Lamont Hickman Sr

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The Great Commission is the call of Jesus to his people to go out into the world and make disciples. The universal leadership model presents an opportunity for disciples/leaders to step up and fulfill the Great Commission. The church should be involved in discipleship training, outreaches and supporting the issues that are aligned with Christian ideology and important to people in the communities they serve. An effective universal leadership model should include diversity, training, desired change, accountability and effectiveness of change. In so doing, the church can then find parishioners within the church who may be transformed into disciples ...


The Priority Of Homiletics In Preaching Teams: A Strategy For An Effective Homiletical Process For Christ-Centered, Gospel-Driven, Expository Sermons, Bob C. Greene 2020 Liberty University

The Priority Of Homiletics In Preaching Teams: A Strategy For An Effective Homiletical Process For Christ-Centered, Gospel-Driven, Expository Sermons, Bob C. Greene

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this thesis project is to propose an effective strategy for preparing Christ-Centered, Gospel-Driven, Expository Sermons (CGES) by developing an effective methodology for redemptive sermon preparation. Many contemporary churches today often have multiple preaching pastors and preaching teams, many of which have little to no seminary training in homiletics, yet even those that do, recognize that a seminary education does not necessarily mean that competency in preaching exists merely due to the education or degree earned. Due to talented and gifted pastors with multiple approaches to sermon preparation, it is imperative that preachers have a proper homiletical process ...


Apocalypse And Eschatology In John Ford's The Grapes Of Wrath (1940), Nancy Wright 2020 University of Victoria, Canada

Apocalypse And Eschatology In John Ford's The Grapes Of Wrath (1940), Nancy Wright

Journal of Religion & Film

John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath (1940) visualizes conventions of the apocalypse genre to represent not simply a particular historical setting, the Great Depression, but also a vision of history to be interpreted in terms of eschatology. Expressionistic photography transforms the characters’ experiences into enigmatic visions that invite and guide interpretation. A comparison of montage sequences in Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath and Pare Lorentz’s The Plow That Broke The Plains (1936), a Farm Security Administration documentary, clarifies how Ford’s narrative film aligns spectators within and outside the mise-en-scène.


Hail, Caesar! A Jesus Film In Search Of A Christ Figure, Jon Coutts 2020 Ambrose University, Calgary

Hail, Caesar! A Jesus Film In Search Of A Christ Figure, Jon Coutts

Journal of Religion & Film

For over a century the moving picture has been a medium ripe for propagation or exploration of the story of Christ. Since the first wave hit screens in the late 1890s and early 1900s, the list of so-called “Jesus films” has come to number in the dozens. Given that Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2016 Hail, Caesar!­ sets itself up as a reprisal of such films, the question is how to interpret it. To explore this, interpretation of the film is framed by consideration of the Coen brothers' attention to religious themes, is set against the backdrop of the second ...


The Moving Image And The Time Of Prophecy: Trauma And Precognition In L. Von Trier’S Melancholia (2011) And D. Villeneuve’S Arrival (2016), Luca Zanchi 2020 Stony Brook University

The Moving Image And The Time Of Prophecy: Trauma And Precognition In L. Von Trier’S Melancholia (2011) And D. Villeneuve’S Arrival (2016), Luca Zanchi

Journal of Religion & Film

Both the deferred recurrence of post-traumatic symptoms and the foresight granted by prophetic vision bring about a disruption of temporality and generate a chronological discontinuity which is often formally rendered as narrative discontinuity. This similarity produces an interpretive ambiguity that is central to the films, Melancholia (2011) by Von Trier and Arrival (2016) by Denis Villeneuve. Both movies begin by hinting at the post-traumatic origin of visions and then gradually shift towards a prophetic explanation. In addressing these two case studies, this article approaches prophecy and its temporality from a narratological perspective, integrating the critical parameters of trauma-theory with the ...


Creation Of Electronic Programs On The Sanctuary Of Al-Hakim Al-Termizi, Jumayev Turdali Saminjonovich, Alimjon Dadamuhamedov Irgashevich 2020 INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ACADEMY ОF UZBEKISTAN

Creation Of Electronic Programs On The Sanctuary Of Al-Hakim Al-Termizi, Jumayev Turdali Saminjonovich, Alimjon Dadamuhamedov Irgashevich

The Light of Islam

We recognize that the sustainable development of tourism has great potential for the development of cultural and humanitarian ties around the world. We emphasize the importance of information technology in tourism tourism, especially in the areas of advertising, marketing, differentiation and specialization of tourism products. In addition, we reaffirm our commitment to pilgrimage tourism for the individual growth of people and the strengthening of basic social norms and national values. The program uses modern programming languages such as Php, Java, C ++. Al-Hakim at-Termizi is one of the most famous places of worship in Uzbekistan, which is also known for its ...


Features Of Aspects Of Information Exchange, Donoxon Kalandarova 2020 INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ACADEMY OF UZBEKISTAN

Features Of Aspects Of Information Exchange, Donoxon Kalandarova

The Light of Islam

This article is dedicated to the ideas, stages and development of an informed society. A number of scientific views and theoretical foundations of the contents, types, types, basic functions and features of the exchange of information, which is one of the main parts of the information society, are analyzed and argued. And also, the scientific views and conclusions of Western and Russian researchers in the field of information security are presented. The article puts forward the ideas of the influence of information on public consciousness and the formation of personal identity.

The author classifies the means of information resources from ...


Aspects And Possibilities Of Using The Cluster Approach In Developing The Effectiveness Of Ziyarah Tourism, Anvar Xudoyarov 2020 INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ACADEMY OF UZBKISTAN

Aspects And Possibilities Of Using The Cluster Approach In Developing The Effectiveness Of Ziyarah Tourism, Anvar Xudoyarov

The Light of Islam

In the context of global economic innovation, it is important to study the methodological and practical aspects of this problem from the point of view of identifying trends, aspects and possibilities of using the cluster approach in developing the effectiveness of ziyarah tourism. In our country, the government must create all the necessary conditions for the formation and effective functioning of the tourism industry, in particular tourism pilgrimages, also create a regulatory framework and take appropriate measures for the development and development of certain types of tourism. One of the important factors in the development of tourism in our country ...


Tourism Development In Uzbekistan: Current Trends And National Priorities, Abduvali Isadjanov, Gulmuratov Ilyos 2020 INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ACADEMY OF UZBEKISTAN

Tourism Development In Uzbekistan: Current Trends And National Priorities, Abduvali Isadjanov, Gulmuratov Ilyos

The Light of Islam

Considerable attention is paid to the role of tourism in the structure of the modern economy, in creating new jobs and developing small businesses.The analysis of current trends in the development of tourism in the world economy and certain regions, developed and developing countries. Special attention is paid to priority areas of tourism development in Uzbekistan, measures to stimulate its development, including measures to improve transport logistics, infrastructure, develop a network of hotels, and simplify the procedure for issuing tourist visas. The article reviews global, regional and national tourism development in some countries. The trends and prospects for the ...


Rhythmic-Syntactic Parallelisms In Old Turkic Poetry (By Example Of Extract From “Devon Lugati-T-Turk”), Abdulazizkhan Nig'monov Mr 2020 INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ACADEMY OF UZBEKISTAN

Rhythmic-Syntactic Parallelisms In Old Turkic Poetry (By Example Of Extract From “Devon Lugati-T-Turk”), Abdulazizkhan Nig'monov Mr

The Light of Islam

One of the main elements that have an important role in the formation of verse and give it a rhythmic melody, musicality and emotionality are rhythmic-syntactic parallelisms. In this article based on poetic extracts from “Divan Lugati-t-Turk”, parallelisms and their features, which played an important role in the formation of versification and the history of the development of the Turkic language, are analyzed. Syntactic parallelism is manifested in the genres of oral folk art as the main and powerful tool that ensures the integrity of various poetic works, and especially quatrains. If rhythmic-syntactic parallelisms form poetry, then parallelism itself is ...


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