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Mary, The Holy Mother Of God/World Day Of Peace - 1 January 2023, Patricia Gemmell 2023 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Mary, The Holy Mother Of God/World Day Of Peace - 1 January 2023, Patricia Gemmell

Pastoral Liturgy

No abstract provided.


Musicians’ Appendix, 2023 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Musicians’ Appendix

Pastoral Liturgy

No abstract provided.


Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time - 5 February 2023, Joe Tedesco 2023 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time - 5 February 2023, Joe Tedesco

Pastoral Liturgy

No abstract provided.


The Development Of The Holistic Pastoral Wellbeing Assessment: A Mixed Methods Study, Timothy Captain 2023 University of San Diego

The Development Of The Holistic Pastoral Wellbeing Assessment: A Mixed Methods Study, Timothy Captain

Dissertations

Some pastors are clearly in crisis. Research has indicated that clergy struggle to cope with the stressors of their profession. While pastoral work is overtly spiritual in nature, day-to-day tasks include interactions with God, themselves, congregants, and the world at large. Without multi-dimensional tools to consider their wellbeing, specifically assessments that reflect their worldview and role, pastors may remain unaware of dangerously low levels of wellbeing until they reach a place of crisis. Therefore, in this mixed methods study, the Holistic Pastoral Wellbeing Assessment (HPWA) was developed and tested to offer a validated, useful tool for pastors and those who …


Behind The Numbers: A Traditional Church Faces A New America, Larry Vogel 2023 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Behind The Numbers: A Traditional Church Faces A New America, Larry Vogel

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

The dissertation examines membership data for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) from the mid-1970s to the present. It considers the analysis of LCMS decline by two scholars, George Hawley and Ryan MacPherson, who independently proposed that LCMS membership decline was internal in causation due to diminished birthrates and fewer young families. While acknowledging the reality of such internal decline, this dissertation argues that the lack of external growth is a greater cause for LCMS decline. Its lack of external growth is due primarily to the racial and ethnic homogeneity of the LCMS and its failure effectively to evangelize the increasingly …


The Nazis, The Vatican, And The Jews Of Rome, Patrick J. Gallo 2023 New York University

The Nazis, The Vatican, And The Jews Of Rome, Patrick J. Gallo

Purdue University Press Books

On October 16, 1943, the Jews of Rome were targeted for arrest and deportation. The Nazis, the Vatican, and the Jews of Rome examines why—and more importantly how—it could have been avoided, featuring new evidence and insight into the Vatican’s involvement. At the time, Rome was within reach of the Allies, but the overwhelming force of the Wehrmacht, Gestapo, and SS in Rome precluded direct confrontation. Moral condemnations would not have worked, nor would direct confrontation by the Italians, Jewish leadership, or even the Vatican.

Gallo underscores the necessity of determining what courses of actions most likely would have spared …


John's Canonical Portrait Of Christ: A Biblical-Theological Approach To The Depiction Of The Glorified Christ In Revelation 1, Christopher Matthew Carpenter 2023 Liberty University

John's Canonical Portrait Of Christ: A Biblical-Theological Approach To The Depiction Of The Glorified Christ In Revelation 1, Christopher Matthew Carpenter

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Throughout the history of evangelical scholarship, a significant lacuna has formed in Apocalyptic studies. Many theologians have expressed fear or uncertainty concerning the text of Revelation as numerous ambiguous aspects exist within the Apocalypse. A proposed path forward into the gap in scholarship is to return the focus to the intent of the author of Revelation, John the apostle, and examine the definitive truths of the text. John’s priority is revealed in the initial chapter as he depicts the subject of his Apocalypse, Jesus Christ. This intent is revealed in John’s use of allusions, metaphors, and other rhetorical devices through …


Soldiers Of Christ In A Pluralistic Army, Jordan Lee Pittman 2023 Liberty University

Soldiers Of Christ In A Pluralistic Army, Jordan Lee Pittman

Masters Theses

This thesis seeks to answer the question: How does a Christian chaplain in the U.S. Army fulfill the Great Commission given by Jesus in Scripture while facilitating the free exercise of religion for everyone in his organization? Jesus commands his followers to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). The primary audience of this thesis consists of military chaplains and candidates. The conclusion reached is that the chaplain can accomplish both tasks stated in the question. To facilitate a soldier’s free exercise of religion does not automatically betray the teachings and guidance of Scripture nor does it prevent the chaplain from making disciples. …


The “Heaven Ab Initio” Argument From Evil, Carlo Alvaro 2023 CUNY New York City College of Technology

The “Heaven Ab Initio” Argument From Evil, Carlo Alvaro

Publications and Research

Logical and evidential arguments from evil are generally thought to have been rebutted by various refutations, defenses, and theodicies. While disparate, these responses employ similar strategies to show that God has morally sufficient reasons to permit evil and suffering in the world, either to preserve human freedom, for the sake of the moral growth of human souls, or to train humans to be able to act freely without sinning once in heaven. In this paper, I defend the heaven ab initio argument from evil (HAIAFE), which demonstrates that God could have accomplished all these goals, without the need for evil …


2023: "A Life Worthy Of The Gospel": Studies In The Macedonian Epistles, Trevor Brailey, Daniel Broadwell, Jonathan Brown, Andy Cantrell, Todd Chandler, Terry Francis, Jared Hagan, Benjamin Lee, Phillip Martin, Mark Reeves, Shane Scott, Adam Shanks, Collin Stringer, Travis Walker, Joseph "Joe" Ryan Works, Jason Scott Longstreth 2023 Florida College

2023: "A Life Worthy Of The Gospel": Studies In The Macedonian Epistles, Trevor Brailey, Daniel Broadwell, Jonathan Brown, Andy Cantrell, Todd Chandler, Terry Francis, Jared Hagan, Benjamin Lee, Phillip Martin, Mark Reeves, Shane Scott, Adam Shanks, Collin Stringer, Travis Walker, Joseph "Joe" Ryan Works, Jason Scott Longstreth

Florida College Annual Lecture Books

Table of Contents

Part One--The Evening Lectures

Only Live Worthy of the Gospel, Chandler

Our Citizenship is in Heaven, Francis

Excel Still More, Cantrell

Part Two--The Day Lectures

Think on These Things, Stringer

Not the Word of Men, but the Word of God, Reeves

Peay with Ceasing, Bradiley

To Walk and Please God in a Way Worthy of the Gospel, Lee

Consider Others as More Important, Brown

Standing Firm in One Spirit with One Mind, Martin

Taught by God to Love One Another, Shanks

Admonish Him as a Brother, Works

Rejoice in the Lord Always, Broadwell

The Peace of God …


Concordia Seminary Magazine Fall/Winter 2023, Vicki Biggs 2023 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary Magazine Fall/Winter 2023, Vicki Biggs

Concordia Seminary Magazine

Sharing the Gospel. Sharing Our Lives.


A Universe Of Mirrors: The Mirror Metaphor In Ibn ʿArabī’S Thought In Relation To Ontology, Knowledge, And Perfection, Basma Eletreby 2023 American University in Cairo

A Universe Of Mirrors: The Mirror Metaphor In Ibn ʿArabī’S Thought In Relation To Ontology, Knowledge, And Perfection, Basma Eletreby

Theses and Dissertations

The mirror metaphor is ubiquitous in sufi texts. It operates uniquely in Ibn ʿArabī’s thought and writings as a representation of his conception of the cosmos. Being, knowledge, and perfection are among the seminal themes of al-Shaykh al-Akbar’s thought, and the mirror metaphor is employed in revealing their reality in his writings. As opposed to Unity of Being, a term that Ibn ʿArabī does not employ, the mirror embodies the pillars of Ibn ʿArabī’s conception of Being through representing the quintessential huwa lā huwa, the configuration of oneness and manyness, and most importantly, the definition of the relation between God …


Plan C, Dereck Daschke 2023 Truman State University

Plan C, Dereck Daschke

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of PLAN C (2023), directed by Tracy Droz Tragos.


Full Issue, 2023 Brigham Young University

Full Issue

Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Early Christianity And The Question Of Evil, Carl W. Griffin 2023 Brigham Young University

Early Christianity And The Question Of Evil, Carl W. Griffin

Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

If God is good, why does he permit evil to exist? People through the ages have wrestled with this philosophical question, often called simply "the problem of evil." The Bible contains one of the earliest works to address it-the book of Job.


Hor Book Of Breathings Analyzed In New Study, 2023 Brigham Young University

Hor Book Of Breathings Analyzed In New Study

Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary, by Michael D. Rhodes, was recently published by FARJv1S. This landmark volume is a full publication of the Hor Book of Breathings ( the extant portions of the roll from which Facsimiles 1 and 3 of the Book of Abraham also derive) and includes a transliteration, translation, and philological commentary; a complete glossary of all Egyptian words in the surviving text; and both color and grayscale digital images of the papyri.


New Book Enriches Nt Study, 2023 Brigham Young University

New Book Enriches Nt Study

Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

A new book from FARMS offers a world of information about the New Testament and its background. Charting the New Testament contains scores of charts, tables, and graphs, each with helpful explanatory and reference materials in a reader-friendly format. Covering a wide array of topics-from the ancient Jewish setting of the New Testament and the world of the Greeks and Romans in which the activities of Jesus and his apostles took place to detailed analysis of the scriptural text itself-the book offers an extensive overview of matters doctrinal, literary, and historical. A companion volume to Charting the Book of Mormon, …


No Lack Of Gain: A Biblical Theology Of Feminine Generosity, Jenny Zoë Huelsman 2023 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

No Lack Of Gain: A Biblical Theology Of Feminine Generosity, Jenny Zoë Huelsman

Master of Art Theology Thesis

This thesis traces a biblical theology of feminine generosity. The capable wife of Prov. 31:10–31 sets an Old Testament paradigm, which is inhabited and enlarged by women in the New Testament. The thesis considers the women who supported Jesus’ ministry (Luke 8:1–3); the widow and her mites (Luke 21:1–4); Mary’s anointing of Jesus (John 12:1–8); and Tabitha caring for the widows (Acts 9:36–42). Throughout these profiles, a picture emerges of women who make essential contributions to the mission and work of Christ as agents of generosity that is derivative, expressive, contextual, intemperate, and Christocentric, always flowing from and returning to …


Full Issue, 2023 Brigham Young University

Full Issue

Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Special Book Offer, 2023 Brigham Young University

Special Book Offer

Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

For a limited time, FARMS subscribers can obtain at special discount the first two volumes of the Book of Mormon critical text: The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Extant Text and The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Entire Text in Two Parts, published by FARMS in 2001 (see the order form). For a full report on these essential resources for serious study of the Book of Mormon text, see the lead article in INSIGHTS 21/5 (2002).


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