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Was Yosef On The Spectrum? Understanding Joseph Through Torah, Midrash, And Classical Jewish Sources (Introduction), Samuel J. Levine Jan 2019

Was Yosef On The Spectrum? Understanding Joseph Through Torah, Midrash, And Classical Jewish Sources (Introduction), Samuel J. Levine

Scholarly Works

The story of Yosef (Joseph) presents some of the most challenging questions of all biblical narratives. Yosef’s behavior, interpersonal relationships, and personal journey and development are often difficult to understand, and at times seem to defy explanation. Leading commentators are repeatedly puzzled both by Yosef’s actions and by the events that surround him. This book attempts to achieve a coherent and cohesive reading of the story that offers a plausible understanding of Yosef’s behaviors toward others and those of others toward him, while at the same time accounting for both his successes and his failures. Toward that ...


The Inerrancy Of The Breath Of God: An Examination Of The Bible’S Claim To Inerrancy, Mark A. Roloff Dec 2018

The Inerrancy Of The Breath Of God: An Examination Of The Bible’S Claim To Inerrancy, Mark A. Roloff

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

As the 2018 State of Theology survey reports, American adults today are divided nearly in half over their beliefs on biblical inerrancy. However, without knowing how the Bible expects to be understood it is impossible to formulate an educated opinion on this issue. The purpose of this study is to present the Bible’s position on its own inerrancy, that it is completely inerrant in all its parts because it is entirely “God-breathed.”


Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Papers, 1960-1980, Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Dec 2018

Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Papers, 1960-1980, Ethel Lorraine Webb Small

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

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Grabbe's "Faith And Fossils: The Bible, Creation, And Evolution" (Book Review), D. Jason Gardner Dec 2018

Grabbe's "Faith And Fossils: The Bible, Creation, And Evolution" (Book Review), D. Jason Gardner

The Christian Librarian

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Whiting's "52 Weekly Devotions For Busy Families" (Book Review), Carrie Beth Lowe Dec 2018

Whiting's "52 Weekly Devotions For Busy Families" (Book Review), Carrie Beth Lowe

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Thielges, "All In For Him: Twenty-One Devotions For College Athletes: Strengthen Your Spirit And Become A Complete Competitor" (Book Review), Carrie Beth Lowe Dec 2018

Thielges, "All In For Him: Twenty-One Devotions For College Athletes: Strengthen Your Spirit And Become A Complete Competitor" (Book Review), Carrie Beth Lowe

The Christian Librarian

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Melcher, Parsons, And Youngs' "The Bible And Disability: A Commentary. Studies In Religion, Theology, And Disability" (Book Review), Susan Casstevens Dec 2018

Melcher, Parsons, And Youngs' "The Bible And Disability: A Commentary. Studies In Religion, Theology, And Disability" (Book Review), Susan Casstevens

The Christian Librarian

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Embry, Herms, And Wrights' "Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology" (Book Review), Taylor Wilcox Dec 2018

Embry, Herms, And Wrights' "Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology" (Book Review), Taylor Wilcox

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Nogalski's "Introduction To The Hebrew Prophets" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck Dec 2018

Nogalski's "Introduction To The Hebrew Prophets" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Conway's "John And The Johannine Letters" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck Dec 2018

Conway's "John And The Johannine Letters" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Hall's "Living Wisely With The Church Fathers" (Book Review), Kyle D. Diroberts Dec 2018

Hall's "Living Wisely With The Church Fathers" (Book Review), Kyle D. Diroberts

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Williams' "Matthew: Interpreted By Early Christian Commentators" (Book Review), Kyle D. Diroberts Dec 2018

Williams' "Matthew: Interpreted By Early Christian Commentators" (Book Review), Kyle D. Diroberts

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Pressler's "Numbers" (Book Review), Julianne Burnett Dec 2018

Pressler's "Numbers" (Book Review), Julianne Burnett

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Shreve's "Partnership Theology In Creative Access Regions" (Book Review), Leslie R. Starasta Dec 2018

Shreve's "Partnership Theology In Creative Access Regions" (Book Review), Leslie R. Starasta

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Capes, Reeves, And Richards' "Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction To His World, Letters, And Theology" (Book Review), Jessica Shuck Dec 2018

Capes, Reeves, And Richards' "Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction To His World, Letters, And Theology" (Book Review), Jessica Shuck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Context For Confusion: Understanding Babel In The Book Of Beginnings, Douglas R. Osselaer Nov 2018

Context For Confusion: Understanding Babel In The Book Of Beginnings, Douglas R. Osselaer

Fidei et Veritatis: The Liberty University Journal of Graduate Research

The meaning of the Tower of Babel episode in Genesis 11 proves to be continually elusive for both biblical scholars and pastors. While the results of this momentous event in world history seem obvious, owing to the racial and linguistic diversity present in the world today, the reason for God's judgment over the unified peoples who attempted to build together is far less clear. This has even led some to question the justice and wisdom of God, considering the challenges posed by racial division throughout history. As with most questions of biblical interpretation, however, the key to interpretation lies ...


Bibliography Of Oral Roberts Articles In The Pentecostal Holiness Advocate, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Nov 2018

Bibliography Of Oral Roberts Articles In The Pentecostal Holiness Advocate, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Oral Roberts Collection

A bibliography of Oral Roberts articles in the Pentecostal Holiness Advocate of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Compiled 1970, updated and published November 2018 by the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University.


How Public College Students Experience Biblically-Informed Literature Taught As Cultural Documents: A Transcendental Phenomenology, De'lara Khalili Stephens Nov 2018

How Public College Students Experience Biblically-Informed Literature Taught As Cultural Documents: A Transcendental Phenomenology, De'lara Khalili Stephens

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This transcendental phenomenology describes the experience of public college students who study biblical or biblically-informed literary texts that are taught merely as cultural documents in literature and humanities courses. Two primary theories informed this study: transformation theory in adult learning and the theory of literary apologetics. Furthermore, qualitative methodologies of data collection included journaling, individual interviews with 13 public college students, and focus groups. Data analysis included epoche, member checks, and horizonalization. Three research questions guided the study: (1) How do public college students describe their experiences with biblical or biblically-informed literary texts when they are taught simply as cultural ...


Faith And Environmentalism: A Personal Reflection, Jessica T. Davis Oct 2018

Faith And Environmentalism: A Personal Reflection, Jessica T. Davis

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

This paper was presented as a culminating capstone project at North Cascades Institute as required by Western Washington University’s M.Ed. program in Environmental Education. Guided by seven themes, this paper seeks to demonstrate the connection between Faith and the environment. The seven connections explored include the following: prayer and meditation, peace, food consumption, seasons, material consumption, taking care, and fellowship. While environmentally responsible decisions may not necessarily be a top priority for all people of Faith, religious beliefs and Spirituality may influence some to develop a deeper connection to the environment. Although this paper is a personal reflection ...


Women In The New Testament’S Church Ministry: The Problem Of Remaining Silent, Jose A. Santiago Oct 2018

Women In The New Testament’S Church Ministry: The Problem Of Remaining Silent, Jose A. Santiago

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

In 1 Corinthians 14:34, one finds Paul’ command that women ought to keep silent in the church setting. As a result, this command appears to be a subject of great debate for many since the text seems to contradict Scripture’ view of women’s involvement in ministry. In addition, it seems to contradict the fact that Paul has just previously mentioned women prophesying (1 Corinthians 11:5). Hence, it creates a problem designating this verse to be un-Pauline in nature, either by interpolation or allusive quotation. Subsequently, this begs for further investigation of Paul’s prohibition of a woman ...


Book Reviews, Spiritus Editorial Board Oct 2018

Book Reviews, Spiritus Editorial Board

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

R E V I E W S

  • Graham Twelftree, ed. The Nature Miracles of Jesus: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects. Jeffrey Lamp.
  • David K. Bernard. The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ: Deification of Jesus in Early Christian Discourse. Joseph H. Howell.
  • Vinson Synan, ed. The Truth About Grace: Spirit-empowered Perspectives. Daniel Thimell
  • Margaret English de Alminana and Lois E. Olena, (eds). Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry. Lisa M. Millen.
  • Nimi Wariboko, The Split God: Pentecostalism and Critical Theory. David Bradnick.
  • Jon Bialecki. A Diagram of Fire: Miracles ...


Oral Roberts: A Brief Bibliography, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Oct 2018

Oral Roberts: A Brief Bibliography, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article contains the first published bibliography of works by Oral Roberts and published studies of his life and ministry. Included in this bibliography is an account of the holdings of primary and secondary source works available to researchers at the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.


Oral Roberts’ Impact On The Korean Healing Movement, Yeolsoo Eim Oct 2018

Oral Roberts’ Impact On The Korean Healing Movement, Yeolsoo Eim

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Oral Roberts casts a large shadow of influence upon the healing movements and theology of Korea. Oral Roberts University’s outreach to Korea through the Doctor of Ministry program impacted the local Korean church with the message of healing. Today, there are over 200 ORU alumni in Korea, many of whom graduated from the Doctor of Ministry program during 1992–2012. This article will reflect on the impact of the ORU Doctor of Ministry program in Korea through the stories of several of the most significant graduates.


Oral Roberts: A Man Of The Spirit, Daniel D. Isgrigg Oct 2018

Oral Roberts: A Man Of The Spirit, Daniel D. Isgrigg

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the role that the experience of the Pentecostal baptism in the Holy Spirit played in shaping the ministry of Oral Roberts. It charts the development and importance of his experience from his early life and ministry, his launch into healing evangelism, and the founding of Oral Roberts University.


Oral Roberts’ Theology Of Healing: A Journey From Pentecostal “Divine Healing” To Charismatic “Signs And Wonders” To Spirit-Empowered “Whole Person Healing”, Thomson Mathew Oct 2018

Oral Roberts’ Theology Of Healing: A Journey From Pentecostal “Divine Healing” To Charismatic “Signs And Wonders” To Spirit-Empowered “Whole Person Healing”, Thomson Mathew

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This paper traces the development and articulation of Oral Roberts’ theology of healing through three discernible stages. From the perspective of a participant observer during the final stage of Roberts’ healing ministry, the author examines Roberts’ writings to show that his healing theology moved from a classical Pentecostal theology of divine healing of his roots to a theology of “Holy Spirit in the Now” that emphasized signs and wonders befitting the Charismatic Movement he led, to a final stage that might be characterized as a Spirit-empowered theology of whole person health. Attention has been given to Roberts’ conceptual and linguistic ...


The Pentecostal Roots Of Oral Roberts’ Healing Ministry, Vinson H. Synan Oct 2018

The Pentecostal Roots Of Oral Roberts’ Healing Ministry, Vinson H. Synan

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article delves into the development of the healing doctrine of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in which Oral Roberts was born, raised, and ordained to the ministry. Attention is given to the roots of healing teachings from both Europe and America, which were adopted by the Pentecostal movement. The main part of the paper describes the doctrinal statements on healing in the founding documents of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, the widespread acceptance of the Alexander Dowie position on refusing the use of doctors and medicine, the division over the use of remedies that produced the Congregational Holiness Church, and the ...


Oral Roberts And The Spiritual Dna Of Oral Roberts University, William M. Wilson Oct 2018

Oral Roberts And The Spiritual Dna Of Oral Roberts University, William M. Wilson

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

William M. Wilson, President of Oral Roberts University, shares his thoughts on Oral Roberts and his impact on the spiritual DNA of Oral Roberts University.


An Overview Of The Theology Of Oral Roberts, R. Samuel Thorpe Oct 2018

An Overview Of The Theology Of Oral Roberts, R. Samuel Thorpe

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Oral Roberts’ life and healing ministry were shaped by his theology of God. Roberts viewed God as good, who personally worked in the lives of people in the present, and who had good plans for each believer. The manifestation of these plans depended, however, on the faith of the individual believer. God was affected by events in time, was limited in his ability to act by the cooperation of the believer, and suffered emotional distress even as people do. The overriding element in all of Roberts’ message is that “Something good is going to happen to you.” Christians should expect ...


“Where My Voice Is Heard Small”: The Development Of Oral Roberts’ Television Ministry, Jim E. Hunter Jr. Oct 2018

“Where My Voice Is Heard Small”: The Development Of Oral Roberts’ Television Ministry, Jim E. Hunter Jr.

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Oral Roberts was a pioneer in the development of Christian television. This study traces the development of Oral Roberts’ television ministry from the early days of 1950s televised healing crusades, through the 1970s prime-time variety shows, and his later broadcasts that supported the various ministry endeavors, such as Oral Roberts University and the City of Faith.


A History Of Oru Healing Teams, Kevin Schneider Oct 2018

A History Of Oru Healing Teams, Kevin Schneider

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Healing teams were a revolutionary idea Oral Roberts began to formulate in the 1960s. The concept of the healing team developed from Roberts’ healing ministry, the university, and a vision to continue his healing ministry beyond his lifetime. He hoped to raise up students from the academic colleges within Oral Roberts University to be healers within their respective disciplines. The general healing teams concept involved a team of professionals from various disciplines such as medicine, education, business, law, social work, theology, and others that minister to the whole person and all of his or her needs. This article traces the ...