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Worship Styles, Musicand Social Identity: A Communication Study, Terri Johnson, Jill Rudd, Kimberly Neuendorf, Guowei Jian Mar 2016

Worship Styles, Musicand Social Identity: A Communication Study, Terri Johnson, Jill Rudd, Kimberly Neuendorf, Guowei Jian

Guowei Jian

This quantitative study investigates music and worship style preferences. A survey measured participants' worship and music preferences in order to further examine the relationship between the two. Multiple and logistic regressions were significant indicating that preferred music genres can be used to predict one's worship style preference. Further investigation used Social Identity Theory to examine the conflict that often occurs within churches over music and worship styles. Therefore, the survey included the Identification with a Psychological Group scale to measure participants' identification with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Multiple regression results showed a significant overall prediction of organizational identity ...


Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak Mar 2016

Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"A new biography of such a seminal figure could hardly be anything but welcome. Yet I can only recommend Hardy's book with reservations. Though written lovingly by a professor of spirituality who seems to share John of the Cross' contemplative sensibilities, and who, moreover, has done his homework, the book remains curiously one-dimensional. In a word it lacks, depth." ~ from the article


Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak Mar 2016

Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"A new biography of such a seminal figure could hardly be anything but welcome. Yet I can only recommend Hardy's book with reservations. Though written lovingly by a professor of spirituality who seems to share John of the Cross' contemplative sensibilities, and who, moreover, has done his homework, the book remains curiously one-dimensional. In a word it lacks, depth." ~ from the article


Where Christian And Revolutionary Meet?, Hille Haker Feb 2016

Where Christian And Revolutionary Meet?, Hille Haker

Hille Haker

No abstract provided.


"Some Perilous Stuff": What The Religious Reviewers Really Said About The Scarlet Letter, Lisa Smith Sep 2015

"Some Perilous Stuff": What The Religious Reviewers Really Said About The Scarlet Letter, Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

No abstract provided.


"The Livery Of Religion": Reconciling Swift's Argument And Project, Lisa Smith Sep 2015

"The Livery Of Religion": Reconciling Swift's Argument And Project, Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Discusses Jonathan Swift's essays `An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity' and `Project for the Advancement of Religion and Reformation of Manners' with their focus on Christianity and the values of the society. Christian hypocrisy; Power and influence of the Church; Reader's perception of Swift's work.


Hawthorne And The Christian Review: Three New Discoveries, Lisa Smith Sep 2015

Hawthorne And The Christian Review: Three New Discoveries, Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

No abstract provided.


Mikveh: The Relationship Of Jewish Ritual Immersion And Christian Baptism, Barry Fike Jul 2014

Mikveh: The Relationship Of Jewish Ritual Immersion And Christian Baptism, Barry Fike

Barry D. Fike

Most Christians understand baptism as an undeniable doctrine of early Christianity. What most don’t grasp is that this practice goes far beyond the confines of Jesus and John the Baptist to some of the earliest recorded stages of the people of God, meaning that it has always been a part of the plan of God for the redemption of mankind. In this book, Barry Fike goes back into the Hebrew background of the concept of Christian baptism into the Jewish understanding of this ritual of cleanliness to show that our present understanding needs to have some backdrop to correctly ...


Risen Apes And Fallen Angels: The New Museology Of Human Origins, Stephen Asma Mar 2011

Risen Apes And Fallen Angels: The New Museology Of Human Origins, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

There has been a little explosion of "origin" exhibitions in the past few years. The recent bicentennial of Darwin's birth, in 2009, ushered in a bevy of traveling exhibitions and events. Grandscale permanent exhibitions have recently opened at the American Museum of Natural History (the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins) in New York, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins) in Washington, D.C. A new museology is afoot, and some of the recent changes are worth tracking. And let's not forget the recently opened Creation Museum in ...


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 ...


Reconsidering The Resurrection, Philip Novak Apr 1994

Reconsidering The Resurrection, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"Episcopal Bishop John Spong has taken a scalpel to the heart of Christianity. As with all heart operations it wll be seen as either life-enhancing or life threatening, depending on one's perspective.

In 'Resurrection: Myth or Reality?' Spong puts his case bluntly: 'If the resurrection of Jesus cannot be believed except by assenting to the fantastic descriptions included in the Gospels, the Christianity is doomed.' But the bishop is no mere skeptic. Although he does no literalize the Easter narrative, neither does he 'abandon the worship of Jesus as [his] Lord.'"


Toward A New Biography Of John Foxe, Michael Graham Sep 1989

Toward A New Biography Of John Foxe, Michael Graham

Michael F. Graham

No abstract provided.