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The Religious Right In Court: The Decision Making Of Christian Evangelicals In State Supreme Courts, Donald R. Songer, Susan J. Tabrizi 2010 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Religious Right In Court: The Decision Making Of Christian Evangelicals In State Supreme Courts, Donald R. Songer, Susan J. Tabrizi

Donald R. Songer

Much has been written recently about the emergence of evangelicals and others often labeled the "new Religious Right" in American politics. However, little attention has been paid to whether officials who have been socialized in the denominations characterized as being part of this Religious Right actually behave differently in office from those brought up in other religious traditions. The present study begins such an inquiry by examining differences in the voting behavior of state supreme court justices in three issue areas. Evangelical justices were found to be significantly more conservative than mainline Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish justices in death penalty ...


Pierce, Thomas Allen (Sc 2294), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Pierce, Thomas Allen (Sc 2294), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2294. Paper by Thomas Allen Pierce titled "History of Hebron Methodist Church, 1844-1974." Includes a list of pastors and a sketch of the church building.


Mcnulty, Sara Jane (Fa 529), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mcnulty, Sara Jane (Fa 529), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 529. Interviews, conducted by Sara Jane McNulty, with Logan County, Kentucky residents about their memories and association with the Shakers or the subsequent Shaker Museum at South Union, Kentucky. An index and transcription accompanies each interview.


Doctrine And Covenants Section 110: From Vision To Canonization, Trever Anderson 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Doctrine And Covenants Section 110: From Vision To Canonization, Trever Anderson

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis answers the question of how a vision recorded in Joseph Smith's journal found its home in the Doctrine and Covenants and become recognized as canonized scripture. The April 3, 1836, journal entry became known as Section 110. Section 110 serves as a foundation for the current practices and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, involving temple building and temple ordinances. Thus it is important to understand the history of this Section from journal entry to canonization because it is an example of recovering revelation. This thesis also explores contributing factors that could have ...


The Messages Of The Restoration: A Study Of The Doctrinal Development Of The Missionary Message Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Sheldon Nixon 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Messages Of The Restoration: A Study Of The Doctrinal Development Of The Missionary Message Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Sheldon Nixon

All Theses and Dissertations

Proselyting has always been an important part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in recent history the proselyting message has remained primarily the same. But that was not the case in the earliest days of the Church. When Joseph Smith received his First Vision and started to share that experience to others, the proselyting message of the Church was born. But that message, the message of the Restoration, did not linger on that event for too long. In fact the message of the Restoration underwent a series of evolutions and modifications as the Lord continued to ...


Volume 26, Number 1, Department of Church Relations 2010 Pepperdine University

Volume 26, Number 1, Department Of Church Relations

Pacific Church News

Edited by Jerry Rushford

Summer 2010


Engaging The Religious Dimension In Significant Adolescent Literature, Rickey Cotton 2010 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Engaging The Religious Dimension In Significant Adolescent Literature, Rickey Cotton

Selected Faculty Publications

This article discusses the religious dimension in contemporary adolescent novels of recognized merit. It notes psychological and sociological studies indicating that religion is a significant factor in the actual lives of both adults and adolescents and observes that consequently it can be expected that quality literature will reflect this reality. A functional definition of religion was used to address the practical and varied ways religious or religious-like dynamics are engaged by adolescent characters. Religion was defined as whatever individuals do to come to grips with profound existential issues—questions dealing with ultimate issues. An examination of works by three major ...


The First Amendment’S Religion Clauses: The Calvinist Document That Interprets Them Both, Leah Farish Esq. 2010 Oral Roberts University

The First Amendment’S Religion Clauses: The Calvinist Document That Interprets Them Both, Leah Farish Esq.

College of Arts and Cultural Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

This paper suggests that the Westminster Confession of Faith's provisions about church and state, revised in Philadelphia at the start of the Constitution's ratifying convention, furnished much of the syntax and vocabulary for the First Amendment's religion clauses. Recognizing the cultural links between the new American government and the Presbyterian Church, the author argues that it was natural for the founders to look to how the new Westminster Confession situated church and state. The author argues that Fisher Ames's proposed wording for the First Amendment won immediate adoption because it resonated with the Confession, standing as ...


What Difference Does It Make?: E-Learning And Faith Community, Mary E. Hess 2010 Luther Seminary

What Difference Does It Make?: E-Learning And Faith Community, Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

By adopting a relational model of teaching and learning we can better align our programs of Christian education with our fundamental understandings of the faith. Digital technologies can help us do this more fully and more effectively.


An Evangelical Lutheran Presence: A Retreat For Congregational Elders, Mark Steiner 2010 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

An Evangelical Lutheran Presence: A Retreat For Congregational Elders, Mark Steiner

Other Student Publications

The purpose of Even unto Death: The Spiritual Armory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is to serve as a resource for Lutheran congregations to understand what it means to be Lutheran and why it matters in our spiritual warfare. Similarly, the purpose of this retreat is to assist congregational elders in evaluating the practices and activities of their congregations to determine if they bear faithful witness to the teachings of Scripture. I recommend congregational elders first complete Even to Death before engaging in the retreat.


Social Networking And Church Systems, Dwight J. Zscheile 2010 Luther Seminary

Social Networking And Church Systems, Dwight J. Zscheile

Faculty Publications

Most existing church systems were shaped by bureaucratic organizational paradigms of a previous century that are coming under increasing stress today. The shift to a network society brings both profound challenges and great opportunities to the church in our culture.


Religious Groups & “Affluenza”: Further Exploration Of The Tv-Materialism Link, Mark D Harmon 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Religious Groups & “Affluenza”: Further Exploration Of The Tv-Materialism Link, Mark D Harmon

School of Journalism and Electronic Media Publications and Other Works

The researcher explores whether previously noted links between television viewing and materialism also appear among those in religious communities. Secondary analyses were conducted using data from six previous studies: Mennonites, American Buddhists, North American Hispanic Youth in Seventh-Day Adventist Congregations, two studies of youth in various Protestant denominations, and a national youth study with an over-sample of parochial students. Across the six studies heavier TV viewing generally correlated with materialist values, especially the value of "making a lot of money" for the young. The results validate Georg Simmel’s observation that even those devoutly dedicated to salvation and the soul ...


Identity In A Digital Age, Andrew Root 2010 Luther Seminary

Identity In A Digital Age, Andrew Root

Faculty Publications

Not long ago, “identity” was understood to be established and retained more-or-less as is throughout life. No longer. The digital shrinking of time and space has made identity fluid, and the church faces a new task.


American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism, Heather J. Sharkey 2010 University of Pennsylvania

American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism, Heather J. Sharkey

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


A Fourth Quest For Jesus: So What, And How So?, Paul N. Anderson 2010 George Fox University

A Fourth Quest For Jesus: So What, And How So?, Paul N. Anderson

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

No abstract provided.


Lalanne Handbook 2010-2011, University of Dayton 2010 University of Dayton

Lalanne Handbook 2010-2011, University Of Dayton

Lalanne Handbook

No abstract provided.


Farewell To An Old Friend: Remembering Antony Flew, Gary R. Habermas 2010 Liberty University

Farewell To An Old Friend: Remembering Antony Flew, Gary R. Habermas

LBTS Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Altered States During Shamanic Drumming: A Phenomenological Study, Anette Kjellgren, Anders Eriksson 2010 University of Karlstad

Altered States During Shamanic Drumming: A Phenomenological Study, Anette Kjellgren, Anders Eriksson

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

This study investigated the experiences gained from a 20-minute shamanic-like drumming

session. Twenty-two persons participated and made written descriptions afterwards about

their experiences. A phenomenological analysis was applied which generated 31 categories,

that were organized into six themes: 1) The undertaking of the drumming journey, 2)

Perceptual phenomena: visual, auditory and somatic, 3) Encounters, 4) Active vs. Passive role,

5) Inner wisdom and guidance, and 6) Reflections on the drumming journey. A multitude

of detailed experiences were described such as visual imagery, hearing sounds, encountering

animals, as well as gaining insights. Participants generally appreciated the drumming session

and few negative ...


Catholic Secondary School Principals As Faith Leaders: A Study Of The Dioceses Of Lismore, Caroline Thompson 2010 Australian Catholic University

Catholic Secondary School Principals As Faith Leaders: A Study Of The Dioceses Of Lismore, Caroline Thompson

Theses

Faith leadership as a critical dimension of the role of the Catholic secondary school principal within the Diocese of Lismore is the focus of this study. Set in the context of constant change; ecclesial, social, cultural and educational, this research seeks a more informed and sophisticated understanding of the phenomenon of faith leadership. This topic is problematic within the Diocese of Lismore, with the perception that there is little support for principals in policy or professional development. At the same time there are clear indications of a gap in the research regarding faith leadership especially from the perspective of principals ...


Field Based, Supervised Theological Education, Murray House, Douglas E. Robertson 2010 Avondale College of Higher Education

Field Based, Supervised Theological Education, Murray House, Douglas E. Robertson

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

Churches expect exceptional leadership from their pastors to lead in the ministry and mission of their local congregation. Every time a new pastor is appointed to their church, many members hold their breath, praying that their new leader will rise up to their expectations. When ministerial interns enter their first parish, they hope that their training has prepared them for the demands they know they will face in their new appointment.


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