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Christian Disunity: Tracing Scriptural Discords Of The Last Two Millenniums, Jennifer Peltier 2018 Liberty University

Christian Disunity: Tracing Scriptural Discords Of The Last Two Millenniums, Jennifer Peltier

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

The motto In God We Trust is printed on American currency. Yet, the Bible is not taught in the public-school system. Though America’s beginnings were Christian and founded upon biblical principles, laws have been passed in postmodern America that seem to contradict the Holy Scriptures standard of morality. Religious divisions concerning the Holy Scriptures have transpired throughout human history. This paper traces religious discords that have occurred over the last 2000 years to reveal the roots of disunity that precedes America’s apathy toward the Bible as the infallible authority and standard to live by. This paper is broken ...


Toward A Theology Of Transformation, Hannah Kathleen Griggs 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Toward A Theology Of Transformation, Hannah Kathleen Griggs

Eddie Mabry Diversity Award

Black liberation theologians come to terms with white supremacy by collectively remembering the story of the Exodus and Jesus' crucifixion--affirming God's preference for freedom and in-the-world salvation. The particular history of white American Christianity requires a different story to provide the foundation for our social memory. As white American Christians, we have certain blind spots—blind spots created by historical and social privileges that have given white people unequal access to power and resources. The story of Zacchaeus has the potential to help reframe white Christianity’s conception of race relations in the United States, shifting from a reconciliation ...


Records Of United Christian Ashrams, ATS Special Collections and Archives 2018 Asbury Theological Seminary

Records Of United Christian Ashrams, Ats Special Collections And Archives

Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Records Of United Christian Ashrams, ATS Special Collections and Archives 2018 Asbury Theological Seminary

Records Of United Christian Ashrams, Ats Special Collections And Archives

Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Crusader Orientalism: Depictions Of The Eastern Other In Medieval Crusade Writings, Henry Schaller 2018 University of Puget Sound

Crusader Orientalism: Depictions Of The Eastern Other In Medieval Crusade Writings, Henry Schaller

Summer Research

This paper examines the ways in which different texts (crusade chronicles, French epic poems, and crusade sermons) written during the early Crusades and Crusader States created a coherent portrait of the East. It compare the ways Edward Said’s Orientalism, which examines colonial texts, and the effect their portrait of the East had on European identity, with texts of the Crusades. These texts cast the Orient into a place that was the antithesis of Christendom, defining what it meant to have a Christian, European white identity. This was done through representations of: threatening sexuality, skin color, unlimited wealth, and a ...


'Not Cruelty But Piety': Circumscribing European Crusading Violence, Susanna A. Throop 2018 Ursinus College

'Not Cruelty But Piety': Circumscribing European Crusading Violence, Susanna A. Throop

History Faculty Publications

Was there such a thing as “crusading violence”? Traditionally the crusading movement has been sharply distinguished from other forms of Christian violence motivated, or at least justified, by religion. However, we have increasingly come to recognize the difficulties of drawing clear-cut boundaries between crusading and other aspects of western European culture in the Middle Ages. This chapter assesses the ways in which crusader violence was like and unlike other forms of medieval Christian violence.


Collection 0172: Melvin Easterday Dieter Papers, 1924, Fuller Seminary Archives and Special Collections 2018 Fuller Theological Seminary

Collection 0172: Melvin Easterday Dieter Papers, 1924, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Melvin Easterday Dieter Collection contains correspondence, published and unpublished material, research notes, lecture notes and syllabi as well as tracts, pamphlets and ephemera documentary of the Holiness and Pentecostal Movements. The material in this collection consists of 18 boxes and spans his academic career.


Collection 0074: Jesus Movement Collection, 1964-1982, Fuller Seminary Archives and Special Collections 2018 Fuller Theological Seminary

Collection 0074: Jesus Movement Collection, 1964-1982, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

Bringing together the gifts, mementos and recordings of many of the “Jesus People,” this is a growing collection which includes documents and recordings from the era as well as updated and current productions. Also included are items of contextual importance such as underground newspapers of the era and the Woodstock soundtrack.


Developing A Spiritual Growth Pathway For Adults At St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Jeffrey Bassette 2018 Fuller Theological Seminary

Developing A Spiritual Growth Pathway For Adults At St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Jeffrey Bassette

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this project is to lay foundations at St. Matthias Episcopal Church for a new adult educational ministry that designs a contextualized pathway for spiritual growth, train lay leaders, and initiate small groups. The purpose is to deepen community and cultivate spiritual maturity among the church’s members. Particular attention is given to the social-emotional dimensions of Christian maturity, with reflection on both the classical call to “love God and neighbor” and the current contributions of developmental psychology toward an understanding of human and Christian maturity.

St. Matthias Episcopal Church is an historic church in Whittier, California, seeking ...


Collection 0065: Papers Of Charles Edwin Jones, 1873-2011, Fuller Seminary Archives and Special Collections 2018 Fuller Theological Seminary

Collection 0065: Papers Of Charles Edwin Jones, 1873-2011, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Charles Edwin Jones Collection at Fuller Theological Seminary includes both printed and archival materials. The printed collection is an extensive corpus of materials documenting the Holiness, Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, as well as the contexts in which these traditions have developed. The Jones archives include his research notes, correspondence, rare ephemera related to the subjects of his research. His collection contains significant runs of Holiness periodicals both on paper and on film.


Review Of Writing Conscience And The Nation In Revolutionary England By Giuseppina Iacono Lobo, Geoffrey M. Vaughan 2018 Assumption College

Review Of Writing Conscience And The Nation In Revolutionary England By Giuseppina Iacono Lobo, Geoffrey M. Vaughan

Political Science Department Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Diakonoi, Nevi'im, And Other Illustrious Women: Understanding The Role Of Women In The Early Church, Spencer Silver 2018 University of Iowa

Diakonoi, Nevi'im, And Other Illustrious Women: Understanding The Role Of Women In The Early Church, Spencer Silver

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This paper explores the status of women in their original social and cultural contexts, starting with the early Jewish faith and working its way through the Greco-Roman world, ending with the early Christian movement of the 1st and 2nd century C.E. This paper illustrates that men and women alike were equal in the early church but, they became unequal due to cultural gender norms present in Greco-Roman society.


Nietzsche’S Critique Of Morality And Revaluation Of Values, Omar Bin Salamah 2018 University of Iowa

Nietzsche’S Critique Of Morality And Revaluation Of Values, Omar Bin Salamah

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

One of Nietzsche’s main projects was to critique morality and to invite a revaluation of our values. Neither secular nor religious interpretations of Nietzsche’s critique of morality do it justice. Each support their own interpretation by appealing to certain aspects of his writings. The former appeal to Nietzsche’s rejection of Christianity and Christian morality; while the latter appeal to Nietzsche’s anti-democratic and anti-egalitarian remarks. In actuality, Nietzsche was neither of the two: he argued that Western secular moralities are a modern manifestation of Christian morality, and that Christian morality is a manifestation of what he comes ...


The Waldenses: Historical Perspectives From The Writings Of Ellen G. White, Kathleen Demsky 2018 Andrews University

The Waldenses: Historical Perspectives From The Writings Of Ellen G. White, Kathleen Demsky

All Books

Excerpts from: White, Ellen G. The Great Controversy. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1911. Chapter 4. White, Ellen G. Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists. Basle: Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1885. Chapter 57.


Trip To The Holy Land With Oral Roberts And Other Testimonies, Oral Roberts 2018 Oral Roberts University

Trip To The Holy Land With Oral Roberts And Other Testimonies, Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts Collection

A transcript of an account of a trip to the Holy Land with Oral Roberts by Dr. Myron Sackett, Director of OREA Jewish Outreach. The date is unknown.


Oral Roberts Vertical File Finding Aids, Holy Spirit Research Center, Oral Roberts University 2018 Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts Vertical File Finding Aids, Holy Spirit Research Center, Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts Collection

The Holy Spirit Research Center houses a vertical file of individuals, organizations, and topics related to the global Spirit-empowered movement. The items in these files are being documented through finding aids to provide researchers with a list of uncatalogued holdings in the HSRC. Finding aids are updated periodically as items are added to these files.

This file contains finding aids for the Oral Roberts Vertical File which consists of:

  • HSVF-OR-01 - Artifacts
  • HSVF-OR-02 - Press Clippings
  • HSVF-OR-03 - Mailing & Advertisements
  • HSVF-OR-04 - Miscellaneous Writings


The Unselfishness Of God And How I Discovered It, Hannah Whitall Smith 2018 Asbury Theological Seminary

The Unselfishness Of God And How I Discovered It, Hannah Whitall Smith

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Alexander The Great, W. B. Godbey 2018 Asbury Theological Seminary

Alexander The Great, W. B. Godbey

William B. Godbey

No abstract provided.


The Presbyterian Enlightenment: The Confluence Of Evangelical And Enlightenment Thought In British America, Brandon S. Durbin 2018 James Madison University

The Presbyterian Enlightenment: The Confluence Of Evangelical And Enlightenment Thought In British America, Brandon S. Durbin

Masters Theses

Eighteenth-Century British American Presbyterian ministers incorporated covenantal theology, ideas from the Scottish Enlightenment, and resistance theory in their sermons. The sermons of Presbyterian ministers strongly indicate the intermixing of enlightenment and evangelical ideas. Congregants heard and read these sermons, spreading these ideas to the average colonist. This combination helps explain why American Presbyterians were so apt to resist British rule during the American Revolution. Protestant covenantal theology, derived from Protestant reformers like John Calvin and John Knox, emphasized virtue and duty. This covenant affected both the people and their rulers. When rulers failed to uphold their covenant with God, the ...


“‘Bere We Þe Cros’: The Persistence Of The Cross In English Ritual And Religious Practices From Bede To The Reformation”, David Black 2018 James Madison University

“‘Bere We Þe Cros’: The Persistence Of The Cross In English Ritual And Religious Practices From Bede To The Reformation”, David Black

Masters Theses

Long before Christian missionaries arrived in England in the 7th century, the pagan population recognized the cross as a potent magical symbol. As a result, proselytizers shrewdly used the population’s familiarity with the cross, and their understandings of its power, to encourage converts to the new religion. Over the ensuing centuries of English Christian dominance, the magical aspects of the cross continued to develop both mythologically and theologically, without ever losing connection to their pagan origins. The Crusades, both through the propaganda of preachers and the massive influx of True Cross Relics, contributed in a substantial way to ...


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