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Baptism, Susan K. Wood Dec 2017

Baptism, Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

This chapter surveys commonalities and divergences with regard to the theology and practice of baptism that are reflected in the World Council of Churches convergence document on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry, and considers in particular the Anabaptist, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Quaker, and Reformed traditions. Major topics treated include: the role of faith with regard to baptism, interconnections between baptism, faith, and justification; the relationship between baptism and patterns of initiation in various traditions; and elements of the ancient catechumenate in contemporary rites. The chapter argues that in the expansive theology of baptism in the catechumenal tradition baptism is ...


Motivated For Action And Collaboration: The Abrahamic Religions And Climate Change, Jame Schaefer Jan 2016

Motivated For Action And Collaboration: The Abrahamic Religions And Climate Change, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Leaders of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have publicly advocated action to mitigate the adverse effects of human-forced climate change. Particularly prominent prior to, during, and after the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change were Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Pope Francis, and Patriarch Bartholomew. Also prominent was a group of Islamic clerics, leaders of organizations, and scholars who collaborated in issuing a declaration on climate change three months prior to COP 21. Informed by the Earth sciences, these leaders shared their faith-based rationales for acting locally to internationally as indicated in the documents explored ...


Inspiration And Inerrancy In Scripture, Ralph Del Colle Jan 2008

Inspiration And Inerrancy In Scripture, Ralph Del Colle

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Inspiration in Qur'anic revelation is quite different from the Catholic understanding. The incarnational principle through which the human faculties of the inspired writer are active in the very mode of receptivity seems to be understood differently by Muslims. Differences in understanding how the "God who speaks" is known by his creatures can lead to invaluable dialogue and mutual understanding for both of our Abrahamic traditions.


Biblical Terrorism: With A Platonic Deconstruction, Howard P. Kainz Jan 1999

Biblical Terrorism: With A Platonic Deconstruction, Howard P. Kainz

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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