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"Introduction" To Theology And Science Fiction, James F. Mcgrath Jan 2016

"Introduction" To Theology And Science Fiction, James F. Mcgrath

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

What is the difference between a god and a powerful alien? Can an android have a soul, or be considered a person with rights? Can we imagine biblical stories being retold in the distant future on planets far from Earth? Whether your interest is in Christianity in the future, or the Jedi in the present--and whether your interest in the Jedi is focused on real-world adherents or the fictional religion depicted on the silver screen--this book will help you explore the intersection between theology and science fiction across a range of authors and stories, topics and questions.

Throughout this volume ...


How Jesus Became God: One Scholar’S View, James F. Mcgrath Mar 2015

How Jesus Became God: One Scholar’S View, James F. Mcgrath

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Dr. James McGrath's brief analysis of early Christology. Originally presented as a seminar paper at the University of Michigan, March 19, 2015.


Hindu-Christian Conflict In India: Globalization, Conversion, And The Coterminal Castes And Tribes, Chad M. Bauman Aug 2013

Hindu-Christian Conflict In India: Globalization, Conversion, And The Coterminal Castes And Tribes, Chad M. Bauman

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

While Hindu-Muslim violence in India has received a great deal of scholarly attention, Hindu-Christian violence has not. This article seeks to contribute to the analysis of Hindu-Christian violence, and to elucidate the curious alliance, in that violence, of largely upper-caste, anti-minority Hindu nationalists with lower-status groups, by analyzing both with reference to the varied processes of globalization. The article begins with a short review of the history of anti-Christian rhetoric in India, and then discusses and critiques a number of inadequately unicausal explanations of communal violence before arguing, with reference to the work of Mark Taylor, that only theories linking ...


The Africanization Of Roman Catholic And Presbyterian Churches In Krobo-Odumase, Ghana, Lori Elizabeth Godich May 2000

The Africanization Of Roman Catholic And Presbyterian Churches In Krobo-Odumase, Ghana, Lori Elizabeth Godich

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

The following pages include a combination of scholarly research and fieldwork pertaining to the Africanization of Christianity, specifically the relationship between Christianity and culture in the Ghanaian village of Krobo-Odumase. Chapter One outlines a brief history of Christianity in Africa, followed by Chapters Two and Three which contain more detailed histories of the Roman Catholic and Presbyterian Churches in Ghana. Special attention is given to Zimmermann Presbyterian Church and Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Krobo-Odurnase, where most ofthe study's fieldwork was conducted. Chapters Four -Eight examine five critical issues facing churches in Krobo-Odumase and throughout the African continent ...


Problems And Progress In The Development Of Girls' Education In India, Rozaline Jean Cleaveland Jan 1952

Problems And Progress In The Development Of Girls' Education In India, Rozaline Jean Cleaveland

Graduate Thesis Collection

In a country where only 2.53 per cent of the female population is literate, the importance of education for girls cannot be overestimated. India, being freed from British Rule in 1947, is now an independent self-governing nation. In its draft constitution it has accepted the democratic way of life. Democracy postulates an equality of opportunity for every individual to develop his abilities to the fullest extent and to be able to play his proper role in society. Therefore, in Indian today women have equal opportunity with men guaranteed by the constitution; and, in order to exercise this libety with ...


Indiana Migrants: An Open Door For The Church, William Jesse Briggs Jr. Jan 1951

Indiana Migrants: An Open Door For The Church, William Jesse Briggs Jr.

Graduate Thesis Collection

A study of migrant workers in Indiana and their relationship with various Christian churches and programs throughout the state.


A Critique In The Field Of Certain Problems Involved In Relating Missions To The Church, Martin Bailey Clark Jan 1950

A Critique In The Field Of Certain Problems Involved In Relating Missions To The Church, Martin Bailey Clark

Graduate Thesis Collection

Since the beginning of the twentieth century missionary leaders have become aware of the national church as the focal point of their difficulties. The church on the mission field is a victory in itself, but with it comes an awareness of problems both new and old. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze these problems and draw certain conclusions. The procedure will follow this outline: (1) Definition (2) The Problems Involved (3) Origin of the Problems (4) Efforts Toward Resolution of the Problems.


The History Of The Negro Church In Indianapolis, Sarah Parham Zeigler Jan 1943

The History Of The Negro Church In Indianapolis, Sarah Parham Zeigler

Graduate Thesis Collection

This attempt to collect material concerning the history of the organisation of the Negro church in Indianapolis, and to present it in thesis form, has as its primary purpose the preserving of such information as exists of this nature, assembling it in usable form, and the encouraging of further efforts at keeping church records completely and accurately in the future.