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Ward's " Authorized: The Use & Misuse Of The King James" (Book Review), Jill Botticelli 2021 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ward's " Authorized: The Use & Misuse Of The King James" (Book Review), Jill Botticelli

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Collins' " Genesis. Net Abide Bible Journal" (Book Review), John Jaeger 2021 Johnson University

Collins' " Genesis. Net Abide Bible Journal" (Book Review), John Jaeger

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Rieger's "Jesus Vs. Caesar: For People Tired Of Serving The Wrong God" (Book Review), Samuel S. Richardson 2021 University of Tennessee at Martin

Rieger's "Jesus Vs. Caesar: For People Tired Of Serving The Wrong God" (Book Review), Samuel S. Richardson

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Mancuso's "New England Ramblings: Seeking Spiritual Revival In A Land Of Beauty" (Book Review), Deborah McConkey 2021 Epic Bible College & Graduate School

Mancuso's "New England Ramblings: Seeking Spiritual Revival In A Land Of Beauty" (Book Review), Deborah Mcconkey

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Hays' "Reading With The Grain Of Scripture" (Book Review), Julianne Burnett 2021 Asbury University

Hays' "Reading With The Grain Of Scripture" (Book Review), Julianne Burnett

The Christian Librarian

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An Overview Of Life And Works Of Jami & His Perception Of Love, LEYLA HAJIMEHDITAJER 2021 Help University Malaysia

An Overview Of Life And Works Of Jami & His Perception Of Love, Leyla Hajimehditajer

Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

Abd al-Rahman Jami (817/1414- 898/1492) is regarded as the last grand classical poet of Persian literature and a great Sufi of his time. Towards the end of his life, he compiled his Divan in which one can trace his life pattern that he has divide into three main phases. These include: 1) the period of his childhood and early phases of education, which is reported in Fātiḥah al-Shabāb; 2) his mid-life phase as elaborated in Wāsiṭah al-‘Aqd; and, 3) the last stage of his life, discussed in Khātimah al-Ḥayāt. In the latter, Jami tends to evaluate his ...


Bible Minor, Major Growth, Chris A. Miller 2021 Cedarville University

Bible Minor, Major Growth, Chris A. Miller

Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Palestinian Evangelical Christian Music In Bethlehem, Israel/Palestine, Abby Smith 2021 Liberty University

Palestinian Evangelical Christian Music In Bethlehem, Israel/Palestine, Abby Smith

Senior Honors Theses

Often the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is portrayed as Jewish vs. Muslim, Hebrew vs. Arab. There is little room in the international dialogue for minorities such as Arab Christians. Though Palestinians have a rich culture of Arabic musical and poetic heritage, they are unable to produce their own new songs. In this study I interviewed three members of Immanuel Evangelical Church on their experiences and opinions on local Christian worship. The findings show that Palestinian Christians may feel unable to write worship music because of a prevalent feeling of inadequacy and a lack of musical training. I propose several ...


Christ's View Of Scripture: Authoritative And Relevant For All Time, Erik Knight 2021 Liberty University

Christ's View Of Scripture: Authoritative And Relevant For All Time, Erik Knight

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

Throughout church history, Scripture has been under attack, particularly the Old Testament, and questions pertaining to the authority and relevance of the Old Testament have risen since the coming of Christ. In Jesus’ earthly ministry, not only does He adhere to Scripture perfectly, He also demonstrates consistent teaching from Scripture. Jesus viewed Scripture, in its entirety, as the authority for those who follow Him. An exegetical study of Matthew 5:17-20 reveals Jesus’ view of Scripture, as well as Jesus issuing a warning for anyone who invalidates any part of Scripture and teaches others to do the same. Anyone who ...


Hebrews 10:26-31: Apostasy And Can Believers Lose Salvation?, Jonathan T. Priddy 2021 Liberty University

Hebrews 10:26-31: Apostasy And Can Believers Lose Salvation?, Jonathan T. Priddy

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

The warning passage of Hebrews 10:26-31 is one of five warning passages throughout the book of Hebrews regarding apostasy. Hebrews 1:1-2:4; 3:7-12; 5:11-6:15; 10:26-31; and 12:25-27 are the five warning passages; the one being addressed in this paper is the fourth, and arguably the most serious and sobering. These warnings are some of the hardest passages to interpret in the New Testament and have been thoroughly investigated and debated throughout church history, and even today. The problem with these passages, and specifically the fourth, is that they have raised concerns regarding apostasy ...


Culture's Impact On Scriptural Interpretation, Evan W. Capps 2021 Liberty University

Culture's Impact On Scriptural Interpretation, Evan W. Capps

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

In every society, many cultures are present. Additionally, every culture is laced with presuppositions that undergird interactions between its members. Often, these presuppositions go unstated and unnoticed. Because the Bible was authored in different times and cultures by different people, different subtexts may be present within biblical texts that are not readily discernible to the modern reader. This article will demonstrate that since cultural presuppositions are often not obvious, considering different cultures, both ancient and contemporary, is a necessary step for an in-depth study of Scripture.

This article compares the culture of the United States to a couple of other ...


Civil Disobedience From A Biblical Perspective, Gabriel Reed 2021 Liberty University

Civil Disobedience From A Biblical Perspective, Gabriel Reed

CULTURE & CRISIS: Reconciling Constitutionalism & Federalism in a Time of Crisis

To say that civil disobedience is a complicated topic is to severely understate the topic. It is a subject matter that has derived many different and disparate opinions, points of view, and public policies. Specifically, within America today, we observe calls for civil disobedience from both sides of the political spectrum, over several divergent political ideals. These issues are, primarily, driven from both sides’ desire to provide protection and provision for the oppressed and those who cannot necessarily speak for themselves. The definition of who is necessarily oppressed and whom their oppressors are varies from person to person, regardless of ...


The Source And Application Of Thomas Müntzer's Theology Of Divination In His Marginal Notes On Tertullian, Roger Drinnon 2021 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The Source And Application Of Thomas Müntzer's Theology Of Divination In His Marginal Notes On Tertullian, Roger Drinnon

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

Drinnon, Roger A. “The Source and Application of Thomas Müntzer’s Theology of Divinization in His Marginal Notes on Tertullian.” Thesis, Concordia Seminary, 2021. 101 pp.

Traditional Lutheran and Marxist interpretations of Thomas Müntzer inadequately account for Müntzer’s theology and practice. The doctrine of the order of creation tied Müntzer’s theology and practice together. According to the order of creation, the goal of the material world was to return to God at the end of time. Müntzer’s writings on the order of creation stated the doctrine was the central tenet of Christianity. By returning to God, Müntzer ...


From Vice To Virtue: Contours Of Idolatry And New Obedience, Michael Fieberkorn 2021 Concordia Seminary - Saint Louis

From Vice To Virtue: Contours Of Idolatry And New Obedience, Michael Fieberkorn

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Fieberkorn, Michael T. “From Vice to Virtue: Contours of Idolatry and New Obedience.” Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2021. 290 pp. What are the specific contours of life lived in accordance with God’s will? That is the primary question this dissertation seeks to answer. Discerning the particular shape of Christian sanctification is difficult. Radical Lutheranism attempts to define sanctification simply as “love,” which lacks the specificity necessary to adjudicate between competing and mutually exclusive claims concerning Christian morality. Theologians attempting to address this insufficiency by incorporating virtue ethics within a Lutheran theological construct must clearly articulate the particularly Christian ...


Fortuita Misericordia:
 Luther On The Unchosen Figures In The Patriarchal History As Shown In His Lectures On Genesis, Chan-U "Vincent" Kam 2021 Concordia Seminary - Saint Louis

Fortuita Misericordia:
 Luther On The Unchosen Figures In The Patriarchal History As Shown In His Lectures On Genesis, Chan-U "Vincent" Kam

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

In this study, we attend to Luther’s Lectures on Genesis with a specific focus—Luther’s idea of fortuita misericordiaand his view of the unchosen figures in Genesis, including Cain, Hagar, Ishmael, Esau, and the Egyptians. We suggest that Luther’s use of fortuita misericordia and his treatment of the unchosen exemplify the highpoint of his evangelical theology.

Fortuita misericordia can be understood in two ways, one personal, and another salvation-historical. Regarding the person, fortuita misericordia is part of Luther’s explanation for why God generously spared some from deserved punishment, and instead provided temporal subsistence and blessings ...


Jesus In, With, And Under The Spirit: The Spirit's Presence And Activity In Christ In The Sacrament Of The Altar, Brian A. Gauthier 2021 Concordia Seminary - Saint Louis

Jesus In, With, And Under The Spirit: The Spirit's Presence And Activity In Christ In The Sacrament Of The Altar, Brian A. Gauthier

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Contemporary theological scholarship has seen a turn toward pneumatology and the use of a pneumatological lens for exploring and [re]considering Christian doctrines. Spirit Christology has long been considered the first major, successful work in this movement of scholarship which has come to be called Third Article Theology.

This study proposes to consider the Lord’s Supper pneumatologically through use of a Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Three primary aspects of a traditional account of the Lord’s Supper will be the subject of pneumatological reimagining. Spirit Christology will inquire into the Spirit’s presence and activity in the presence and activity ...


"If You Are Willing To Receive It": The Presentation Of John The Baptist As Elijah In Matthew's Gospel, Aaron Goldstein 2021 Concordia Seminary - Saint Louis

"If You Are Willing To Receive It": The Presentation Of John The Baptist As Elijah In Matthew's Gospel, Aaron Goldstein

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Goldstein, Aaron, J. “‘If You Are Willing to Receive It’: The Presentation of John The Baptist as Elijah in Matthew’s Gospel.” Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2021. 214pp.

In Matthew’s Gospel, John the Baptist demonstrates a viewpoint of himself and Jesus, in their respective roles in the in–breaking kingdom of heaven, which is correct, but also insufficient. An exploration is undertaken to better understand this phenomenon.

With John identified in the Gospel as ‘Elijah who is to come,’ Malachian texts concerning expectations for Elijah’s return are examined. From this context, three figures emerge, each with an ...


Exodus 14–15 As An Anti-Baal Polemic And Its Implications For Interpreting Exodus 15:17 And Dating These Chapters, Brent Olson 2021 Concordia Seminary - Saint Louis

Exodus 14–15 As An Anti-Baal Polemic And Its Implications For Interpreting Exodus 15:17 And Dating These Chapters, Brent Olson

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Olson, Brent, M. “Exodus 14–15 as an Anti-Baal Polemic and Its Implications for Interpreting and Dating These Chapters.” Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2020. 257 pp.

This dissertation seeks to answer the following questions: What is the relationship of Baal-zephon worship and its governing narrative, the Baal Myth, to the accounts of the Sea Event in Exodus 14–15? Secondly, what are the implications of this relationship for interpreting and dating these chapters? Building upon scholarship’s engagement with these questions since the Ras Shamra discoveries, the dissertation makes the case that Exodus 14–15 function in part as ...


Placing God: Defining “Post-Christianity” For Contemporary Japanese Christians, Leryan Anthony Burrey 2021 The University of San Francisco

Placing God: Defining “Post-Christianity” For Contemporary Japanese Christians, Leryan Anthony Burrey

Master's Projects and Capstones

This work suggests that we consider a new, working definition of post-Christianity. This new paradigm is in response to Western Christian thought being too dominant a force that fails to take into enough account other global experiences— like those of Japanese Christians. These reflections are based on scholarly opinions claiming that Christianity is a “global culture,” and ultimately argues for more international inclusivity in Western Christian thought and institutions, especially regarding the Asia-Pacific. Moreover, this paper illuminates how iitoko dori allows Christian thought to peacefully coexist in Japan’s greater society. The research also explores specific Japanese cultural practices that ...


Manumission In Virginia: The Anti-Slavery Legacy Of John Lynch, Stephen A. Langeland 2021 Liberty University

Manumission In Virginia: The Anti-Slavery Legacy Of John Lynch, Stephen A. Langeland

CULTURE & CRISIS: Reconciling Constitutionalism & Federalism in a Time of Crisis

This paper is in no way an apology for the institution of slavery in any form. In fact, it is a reiteration of Biblical doctrine and natural rights philosophy that posit all humans are created equal. The institution of slavery knew few bounds throughout recorded history and was as ubiquitous and durable as the activities of marriage or warfare, practiced by every culture and religion (Drescher 2009, 7-8, 12-39). Negro slavery specifically was an institution in all colonies of the New World at some point in history (Davis 1969, vii). The morality of slavery was an unquestioned fact of life ...


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