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Beliefs About Personal Salvation Held By Primary And Secondary Teachers In North American Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson 2019 Avondale College of Higher Education

Beliefs About Personal Salvation Held By Primary And Secondary Teachers In North American Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson

Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

Adventist human subjects research association.

This presentation reports the responses of teachers from the North American Division to questions regarding their understanding of salvation. The responses reveal a diverse understanding of salvation in keeping with the variety influences which have shaped this doctrine in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Qualitative Analysis Revealing Teachers’ Perceptions Of Their Institution’S Mission, Sherry J. Hattingh 2019 Avondale College of Higher Education

Qualitative Analysis Revealing Teachers’ Perceptions Of Their Institution’S Mission, Sherry J. Hattingh

Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

No abstract provided.


Integration Bibliography, Daniel J. Estes 2019 Cedarville University

Integration Bibliography, Daniel J. Estes

Integration Resources

No abstract provided.


Olson's "The Essentials Of Christian Thought: Seeing Reality Through The Biblical Story" (Book Review), John D. Laing 2019 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Olson's "The Essentials Of Christian Thought: Seeing Reality Through The Biblical Story" (Book Review), John D. Laing

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Cook's "Faith In A Pluralist Age" (Book Review), Samuel S. Richardson 2019 University of Tennessee at Martin

Cook's "Faith In A Pluralist Age" (Book Review), Samuel S. Richardson

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Marian Library Newsletter, Issue No. 69, University of Dayton. Marian Library 2019 University of Dayton

Marian Library Newsletter, Issue No. 69, University Of Dayton. Marian Library

Marian Library Newsletter

Features:

  • Ezio Anichini’s Litanie della Madonna (circa 1930-31)
  • Director's report: A woodblock from the early 1700s, recently acquired in the Marian Library, became the subject of a student's undergraduate project, a summary of which also appears in this issue.
  • Marian Library faculty and staff are supporting undergraduate courses with innovative instruction sessions, a recent one being for the course "Miracles, Mysticism, Madness, and Modernity" — a religion course taught by instructor and doctoral student Josh Wopata.


The Sacralization Of Absolute Power: God's Power And Women's Subordination In The Southern Baptist Convention, Sydney Smith 2019 Bowdoin College

The Sacralization Of Absolute Power: God's Power And Women's Subordination In The Southern Baptist Convention, Sydney Smith

Honors Projects

No abstract provided.


Faith In The Marketplace : Measuring The Impact Of Church Based Entrepreneurial Approaches To Holistic Mission, Samuel Lee 2019 Asbury Theological Seminary

Faith In The Marketplace : Measuring The Impact Of Church Based Entrepreneurial Approaches To Holistic Mission, Samuel Lee

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ascetical Practice And Ignatian Pedagogy For Sustainability: Tools For Teaching Sustainable Living, James Leighter, John O'Keefe 2019 Creighton University

Ascetical Practice And Ignatian Pedagogy For Sustainability: Tools For Teaching Sustainable Living, James Leighter, John O'Keefe

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

Inspired by Laudato Sí, we outline an application of the Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability to our course, Sustainable Practice: The Examined Life. We describe the development of the course in the context a new undergraduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University. In the course, we draw from the notion of ascetical practice, an approach for students as they strive for incorporating more sustainable practices into their daily living. We concentrate on four domains of asceticism: attention, sustenance, materials, and energy. Additionally, we argue that mindfulness through meditation is a necessary activity for students pursuing sustainable ...


The Practice Of Children’S Ministry: Developing A Cohesive Vision Of Practice With Church Leaders, Shannon Clarkson Rains 2019 Abilene Christian University

The Practice Of Children’S Ministry: Developing A Cohesive Vision Of Practice With Church Leaders, Shannon Clarkson Rains

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

The purpose of this project was to create a congregational workshop for church leaders that leads to the development of a cohesive vision for the practice of children’s ministry. In order to do this, I began by presenting the evolution of children’s ministry in the Churches of Christ along with the current tensions that exist between ministers and church leadership created by a lack of cohesive vision for the practice of children’s ministry. This foundational understanding of the origins of this tension supports my discussion of a vision for children’s ministry that includes attention to the ...


Potentials, Actuals, And The Logical Problem Of Evil, Stephen Thomas Irby 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Potentials, Actuals, And The Logical Problem Of Evil, Stephen Thomas Irby

Theses and Dissertations

J.L. Schellenberg has recently formulated a new logical problem of evil that is claimed to avoid Alvin Plantinga’s Free Will Defence. I begin my argument against this new formulation by analyzing the grounding for some of God’s maximal perfections. God’s maximal moral perfection, for example, is grounded in virtuous potentialities that are disposed to the actualization of virtuous actions. From this account, I argue that Schellenberg’s logical problem of evil fails due to one of the following two reasons. First, some good actualizations of good potentialities require evil but compose the best worlds. Second, both ...


"We Are Strangers In This Life": Theology, Liminality, And The Exiled In Anglo-Saxon Literature, Nathan John Haydon 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

"We Are Strangers In This Life": Theology, Liminality, And The Exiled In Anglo-Saxon Literature, Nathan John Haydon

Theses and Dissertations

In “‘We Are Strangers in this Life’: Theology, Liminality, and the Exiled in Anglo-Saxon Literature,” I analyze the theme of exile in the theological literature of the Anglo-Saxon era as a way of conveying the spiritual condition of eschatological separation. The anthropological theory of liminality will be applied in this dissertation as a way of contextualizing the existence of the exiled, and the multiple ways in which exile is enacted. The intervention of the theory of liminality in this dissertation offers a methodology and vocabulary for assessing what exile means in terms of a spiritual identity, how it operates in ...


The Possibility For Short-Term Missions Program In Activating Missional Effectiveness For Full Gospel Churches Of Kenya, Kiambu District, Michael G. Mwangi 2019 Asbury Theological Seminary

The Possibility For Short-Term Missions Program In Activating Missional Effectiveness For Full Gospel Churches Of Kenya, Kiambu District, Michael G. Mwangi

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study On Church Revival And Growth Through Prayer Ministries: The Case Of Busan Sooyoungro Church In Korea, Dong Won Chun 2019 Liberty University

A Study On Church Revival And Growth Through Prayer Ministries: The Case Of Busan Sooyoungro Church In Korea, Dong Won Chun

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study is to emphasize the necessity and importance of prayer ministries by studying the effect of prayer church revival and growth and to offer practical and concrete suggestions. Korean churches are currently experiencing a serious crisis of stagnation and decline due to their focus on the quantitative measurement of success and the moral failure of pastors. It is certain that various aspects of churches must go through major changes in order to overcome the current crisis and to revitalize the churches. It is meaningful to highlight the role of prayer ministries as a part of the ...


The Logic Of Intersubjectivity: Brian Mclaren’S Philosophy Of Christian Religion, Darren M. Slade 2019 Liberty University

The Logic Of Intersubjectivity: Brian Mclaren’S Philosophy Of Christian Religion, Darren M. Slade

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

To survey harsh criticisms against Brian Douglas McLaren (1956‒), readers gain the inaccurate impression that he is a heretical relativist who denies objective truth and logic. While McLaren’s inflammatory and provocative writing style is partly to blame, this study also suspects that his critics base much of their analyses on only small portions of his overall corpus. The result becomes a caricature of McLaren’s actual philosophy of religion. The thesis of this dissertation is simple: McLaren is, in fact, a rationalist and empiricist, who utilizes irony, humor, generalization, and ridicule to disturb those expressions of faith common to ...


2019: Religious Freedom Laws, C. J. Rhodes, Eleanor Ruffner, Richard Howorth, Sarah Moses, Matthew Hall, Amy McDowell 2019 University of Mississippi

2019: Religious Freedom Laws, C. J. Rhodes, Eleanor Ruffner, Richard Howorth, Sarah Moses, Matthew Hall, Amy Mcdowell

Policy Talks

The common reading resource (see additional documents below) for this event is the Honors thesis of Religion major Samuel Brassell, "The Baptist Tradition and Religious Freedom: Recent Trajectories." This 2019 thesis provides an analysis of religious freedom laws in the state of Mississippi. We encourage all attendees to read this common reading resource prior to the event for a more focused conversation during the Q and A session and during the reception.


To See God - Analyzing Christian Perceptions Of God, George Nemie 2019 Carroll College

To See God - Analyzing Christian Perceptions Of God, George Nemie

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

In this study, the perceptions of God that two traditionally Catholic theologians held were compared in an analytical style for the purpose of discerning whether such perceptions, as seen in their literary works, varied greatly from each other or were vastly similar. These two individuals were Dante Alighieri, author of the Divina Commedia, and St. Gregory of Nyssa, a 4th century Catholic mystic. For the purposes of academic focus, Canto XXXIII of Dante’s Paradiso and selected sections of Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses were examined.


Our Journey: A Look Into Catholic Social Teaching, Marko Prizmic, Sophia Rodrigues, Maija Hadwin 2019 Carroll College

Our Journey: A Look Into Catholic Social Teaching, Marko Prizmic, Sophia Rodrigues, Maija Hadwin

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The mission of the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice is to encourage, foster, and support a culture of service that shapes the whole person. Its dedication to service, action, and education is continually renewed through shared fellowship and prayer with all people of good will. In this mission, Catholic social teaching is an essential foundation in which the work of the Hunthausen Center is focused on. At the heart of Catholic teaching, the importance of human dignity is expressed through all aspects of life. Three student workers from the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice will talk about their ...


Towards A Renewed Mysticism: Epistemic Standards In Theory And Practice, John Cooney 2019 Carroll College

Towards A Renewed Mysticism: Epistemic Standards In Theory And Practice, John Cooney

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

This paper seeks to contribute to an important debate in philosophy of religion that asks whether a subject is epistemically justified in forming beliefs about God based on a mystical experience. In this paper, I survey the most prominent standards used to secure epistemic justification and consider their respective strengths and shortcomings. I then compose my own set of criteria to use in evaluating the veridicality of putative mystical experiences which draws upon the subject’s religious tradition, rationality, and affectivity. I defend the utility and efficacy of my criteria by showing how they better capture the well-known and contextually-distinct ...


The Value Of What We Owe God, Sofia Minudri 2019 Carroll College

The Value Of What We Owe God, Sofia Minudri

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

There is a widely-conceived notion amongst Christian communities that people owe it to God to be virtuous and good. John Milton’s Paradise Lost – an elaborated re-telling of the biblical beginning of the human race – gives a glimpse of what God expects from mankind through his condemnation of Adam and Eve’s first sin. Yet in his examination of this first sin, Milton distorts the ignorant state in which it was committed. This topic of ignorance is elaborated upon by Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics, where he argues that vices committed out of ignorance ought not be treated as severely ...


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