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The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch Oct 2019

The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"In reading Prior’s book, I was given a fresh view on books I’d already read, and was encouraged even more to read those I hadn’t, despite the abounding spoilers."

Posting about the book On Reading Well from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-significance-of-story-a-review-of-on-reading-well/


Learning To Love Literature, John Baas May 2016

Learning To Love Literature, John Baas

Staff Work

"I keep finding people to admire in books."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­developing a love of reading from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/learning-to-love-literature/


Crazy Busy? Overwhelmed? Six Good Reads To Help You Rethink Your Calendar, Leah A. Zuidema Dec 2015

Crazy Busy? Overwhelmed? Six Good Reads To Help You Rethink Your Calendar, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Reading a book can be a restful way to recharge - while also helping you to rethink and reshape your daily walk."

Posting about recommended books from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/crazy-busy-overwhelmed-six-good-reads-to-help-you-rethink-your-calendar/


Philosophy: A Short Visual Introduction, Scott Paeth Sep 2015

Philosophy: A Short Visual Introduction, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

Philosophy: A Short, Visual Introduction is the ideal path to understanding the philosophical ideas that influence Christian theology.

Scott Paeth's fast-paced introduction covers the most important movements and thinkers with precision and clarity. The major ideas are creatively illustrated by artist Joseph Novak, whose crisp, modern style brings big concepts to life for readers.

The result is an articulate, no-nonsense approach that guides readers from the ideas of ancient philosophers to contemporary thinkers and movements that impact Christians today.

Philosophy is part of the Christianity and the Liberal Arts series, which recognizes that many Christians are eager to deepen ...


The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller Aug 2015

The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller

Jon Miller

FREE FULL-TEXT PDF DOWNLOAD From 1849 to 1850, Calista Cummings edited and published Akron's first literary magazine, The Akron Offering. At the time, Akron was a booming canal town on the verge of even greater prosperity. By turns religious, comic, romantic, and political, this extraordinary collection of early midwestern creative literature expresses a wide range of sometimes contradictory opinions on both the important questions of its day and the important questions of today: historical events such as the California Gold Rush of 1849 and the 1848 revolutions in Europe are considered alongside more timeless contemplations on truth, justice, and ...


Kinship Beyond Death: Ambiguous Relations And Autonomous Children In Contemporary Cambodia, Erik Davis Feb 2015

Kinship Beyond Death: Ambiguous Relations And Autonomous Children In Contemporary Cambodia, Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

No abstract provided.


Revivals: Of Antigone, William Robert Dec 2014

Revivals: Of Antigone, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


Ten Great Books On Church History, Scott Culpepper Dec 2014

Ten Great Books On Church History, Scott Culpepper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"We are blessed to live at a time when a number of gifted scholars devote their time and talents to illuminating the story of the Christian church. They stand on the shoulders of giants from centuries past whose work has passed on to us the legacy of the cloud of witnesses who have gone before us."

Posting about great books on church history from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/ten-great-books-on-church-history/


Understanding The Haggadah: The Step-By-Step Seder Companion, Andrew Blitman Dec 2013

Understanding The Haggadah: The Step-By-Step Seder Companion, Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman

A sleek and simple 15-step guide to understanding the celebration of Passover, "Understanding the Haggadah" is meant to be read as a companion to the traditional Pesach Haggadah. Esteemed Jewish sources (primarily the Kabbalah and Talmud) are used to succinctly explain the purpose of each step of the Passover Seder. A must-read for the Passover Seder.


“Birthright 2012: A Voyage Into The Heart And Soul Of Israel”, Book Club Dec 2013

“Birthright 2012: A Voyage Into The Heart And Soul Of Israel”, Book Club

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


The Niebuhr Brothers For Armchair Theologians, Scott Paeth Dec 2013

The Niebuhr Brothers For Armchair Theologians, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This volume offers a compelling introduction to the life, times, and theological thought of H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr--the two most important American theologians of the twentieth century. Although the Niebuhr brothers shared the same heritage and experienced many of the same formative moments, their thought diverged at key points as their lives and careers developed. Scott R. Paeth's expert introduction to the Niebuhr brothers explores this history and the enduring influence of the Niebuhrs on religious and political thought. This lively introduction, which includes witty illustrations from Ron Hill, is an essential resource for understanding these enduring theological ...


Shaping Public Theology: Selections From The Writings Of Max L. Stackhouse, Scott Paeth, E. Harold Brietenberg, Hak Joon Lee Nov 2013

Shaping Public Theology: Selections From The Writings Of Max L. Stackhouse, Scott Paeth, E. Harold Brietenberg, Hak Joon Lee

Scott R. Paeth

Max L. Stackhouse is one of the most prolific and influential American theologians of the last half century, and he has been widely recognized for his contributions to the emerging field of public theology. This volume compiles some of Stackhouse's most significant shorter writings. These selections make clear his central role in the development of public theology as a distinct disciplinary perspective in the fields of Christian theology and theological ethics. Shaping Public Theology serves as an introduction to Stackhouse's extensive corpus; readers will see the depth and breadth of his comprehensive public theology while also gaining insight ...


Beginning A Sketch Of Accumulation By Dispossession In Contemporary Cambodia., Erik Davis Jun 2013

Beginning A Sketch Of Accumulation By Dispossession In Contemporary Cambodia., Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

No abstract provided.


"Birthright Inspiration", Sergio Carmona Dec 2012

"Birthright Inspiration", Sergio Carmona

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


The Cults Of Sainte Foy And The Cultural Work Of Saints, Kathleen Ashley Dec 2012

The Cults Of Sainte Foy And The Cultural Work Of Saints, Kathleen Ashley

Kathleen M. Ashley

Bringing together artifacts, texts and practices within an interpretive framework, Kathleen Ashley here presents a comparative study of the cults of the medieval Sainte Foy at a number of sites where she was especially venerated. The book traces the history of the cult from the early Middle Ages into the present day.


Truth And Reality In Tolkien’S Middle Earth: The Role Of Fantasy In The Christian’S Life, Geoffrey A. Matthews Apr 2012

Truth And Reality In Tolkien’S Middle Earth: The Role Of Fantasy In The Christian’S Life, Geoffrey A. Matthews

Senior Honors Theses

Fantasy literature can express truths found in the physical world and in the Christian faith. J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, The Lord of the Rings is one example of fantasy that does so. In his essay, “On Fairy-Stories” Tolkien introduces four traits of fantasy: subcreation, recovery, escape, and consolation. Beginning with a defense of fantasy, this paper identifies the presence of these traits in the trilogy and how they correlate truth between the Primary and Secondary Worlds. A careful examination of how Tolkien’s worldview is evident in his works follows with a detailed analysis of the portrayal of ...


September Strike Action In Cambodia, And Its Aftermath, Erik Davis Mar 2011

September Strike Action In Cambodia, And Its Aftermath, Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

This article examines the enormous 'General Strike' in Cambodia's garment sector in September 2010, and explains how union leadership styles doomed the nearly successful strike.


Tremper Longman Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2009

Tremper Longman Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and a prolific author of books on Christianity. On the occasion of his visit to Pepperdine University to give the Frank Pack Distinguished Lecture, Longman sat down with Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations, to discuss the inspiration for his work.


Trials: Of Antigone And Jesus, William Robert Dec 2009

Trials: Of Antigone And Jesus, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


Being A Pilgrim: Art And Ritual On The Medieval Routes To Santiago, Kathleen Ashley, Marilyn Deegan Jun 2009

Being A Pilgrim: Art And Ritual On The Medieval Routes To Santiago, Kathleen Ashley, Marilyn Deegan

Kathleen M. Ashley

The Way of St James has been a pilgrimage event for over 1000 years as people have flocked to the site of the burial of the apostle St James the Great. Legend states that the body of James was carried by boat from Jerusalem to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where a church was erected on the site of the tomb. There is no single route for the pilgrims to follow, but there are several key paths. Kathleen Ashley and Marilyn Deegan capture the experience of the medieval pilgrim through an examination of art, historical and social contexts as well ...


John Stackhouse Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Jan 2009

John Stackhouse Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Prolific author and scholar John Stackhouse comes to Pepperdine as the featured lecturer of the fifth annual Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program. In this episode, Jerry Rushford, director of church relations at Pepperdine University, speaks with Stackhouse about his talk, "Can God be Trusted? Faith and the Challenge of Evil." The title of the lecture comes from Stackhouse's book of the same name, in which he critically examines the doubts about a loving God that arise out of difficult situations.


Leonard Allen Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2008

Leonard Allen Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Leonard Allen, director and editor-in-chief of the Abilene Christian University Press and Leafwood Publishing, speaks with Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations, to discuss the world of Christian publishing and education. A nationally acclaimed scholar, Allen is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Discovering Our Roots: The Ancestry of Churches of Christ.


Lauren Winner Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2007

Lauren Winner Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Lauren Winner, author of the books, Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, recently sat down with Pepperdine's Jerry Rushford to discuss her writing. She has appeared on PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today. Her essays have been included in The Best Christian Writing for the years 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former ...


A Guide To The Church : Its Origin And Nature, Its Mission And Its Ministries, Lawrence Porter Dec 2007

A Guide To The Church : Its Origin And Nature, Its Mission And Its Ministries, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Has God Said?: Scripture, The Word Of God, And The Crisis Of Theological Authority, John Morrison Dec 2005

Has God Said?: Scripture, The Word Of God, And The Crisis Of Theological Authority, John Morrison

John D. Morrison

No abstract provided.


Knowledge Of The Self-Revealing God In The Thought Of Thomas Forsyth Torrance, John Morrison Dec 2004

Knowledge Of The Self-Revealing God In The Thought Of Thomas Forsyth Torrance, John Morrison

John D. Morrison

No abstract provided.


Rara! Vodou, Power And Performance In Haiti And Its Diaspora, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2001

Rara! Vodou, Power And Performance In Haiti And Its Diaspora, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Rara is a vibrant annual street festival in Haiti, when followers of the Afro-Creole religion called Vodou march loudly into public space to take an active role in politics. Working deftly with highly original ethnographic material, Elizabeth McAlister shows how Rara bands harness the power of Vodou spirits and the recently dead to broadcast coded points of view with historical, gendered, and transnational dimensions.


Moving Subjects: Processional Performance In The Middle Ages And The Renaissance, Kathleen Ashley, Wim Husken Dec 2000

Moving Subjects: Processional Performance In The Middle Ages And The Renaissance, Kathleen Ashley, Wim Husken

Kathleen M. Ashley

Procession, arguably the most ubiquitous and versatile public performance mode until the seventeenth century, has received little scholarly or theoretical attention. Yet, this form of social behaviour has been so thoroughly naturalised in our accounts of western European history that it merited little comment as a cultural performance choice over many centuries until recently, when a generation of cultural historians using explanatory models from anthropology called attention to the processional mode as a privileged vehicle for articulation in its society.


C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer In The Shadowlands, Angus Menuge Jan 1997

C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer In The Shadowlands, Angus Menuge

Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016

Angus J.L. Menuge discusses editing his book, Lightbearer in the Shadowlands: The Evangelistic Vision of C.S. Lewis.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.


Introduction To The New Testament: Books That Changed The World, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1992

Introduction To The New Testament: Books That Changed The World, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The "New Testament" is the late ancient and modern religious and cultural designation given to the second part of the Christian Bible (in distinction from the "Old Testament," which constitutes the Hebrew Bible). The designation itself (he kaine daitheke, "new covenant," or "new testament") is a religious/theological one, not an historical or literary one descriptive of the character of historical events or literary documents. It is found in a number of passages from the twenty-seven book collection, and in subsequent customary usage first among Christians. The initial reference was not the collection of documents, but to the "new" relationship ...