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Christian Faith And The Olympic Games, Steven W. Thompson Dec 2016

Christian Faith And The Olympic Games, Steven W. Thompson

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

The Olympic games can enrich pastoral explanations of the most basic Christian question: “What do I have to do in order to be saved?”


Multiple Entries In The Encyclopedia Of Christianity In The United States, Daniel Rhodes Nov 2016

Multiple Entries In The Encyclopedia Of Christianity In The United States, Daniel Rhodes

Institute of Pastoral Studies: Faculty Publications and Other Works

List of Entries Authored by Daniel P Rhodes in the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States: 1).Orestes Augustus Brownson 2). Christian Community Development Association 3). Frank William Stringfellow 4). Marcus Garvey 5). Open Doors (Mission Organization) 6). World Gospel Mission 7). Henry Lyman Morehouse


Me And We: God's New Social Gospel, Leonard Sweet, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Oct 2016

Me And We: God's New Social Gospel, Leonard Sweet, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

A review of a book by Leonard Sweet that attempts to redefine the old social gospel into a new social gospel that is more evangelical in nature than the recent social justice movement.


Lessons Of Life, C. William Pollard Oct 2016

Lessons Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this outline from a speech at the 2016 InterAct/Delta One Workshop in Nashville, TN, Pollard provides thirteen "lessons of life" for the participants to learn from and reflect upon.


Speech At Second Faith At Work Summit, C. William Pollard Oct 2016

Speech At Second Faith At Work Summit, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these brief remarks delivered via video at the second Faith at Work Summit (Dallas, TX), Pollard reflects on his own introduction to the idea that faith and and work can be mutually enriching.


Queerly Faithful: A Queer-Poet Community Autoethnography On Identity And Belonging In Christian Faith Communities, Eric Van Giessen Sep 2016

Queerly Faithful: A Queer-Poet Community Autoethnography On Identity And Belonging In Christian Faith Communities, Eric Van Giessen

Social Justice and Community Engagement

No abstract provided.


The Gospel And Epistles Of John [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair Aug 2016

The Gospel And Epistles Of John [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

The Scott Sinclair Lecture Notes Collection

This course will study the major themes of John's Gospel and Epistles. It will pay special attention to the gospel's Christology and presentation of the stages in the Christian spiritual life.

Student learning outcomes: Students will:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge of the social setting and major ideas of the Johannine Epistles
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of the social setting of John's Gospel
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the Gospel's major themes, especially, its Christology and its presentation of the stages in the Christian spiritual life
  4. reflect on whether the course material is helpful in the students’ own quest for ...


The Book Of Revelation [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair Aug 2016

The Book Of Revelation [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

The Scott Sinclair Lecture Notes Collection

An examination of the context, message, and contemporary relevance of this extraordinary final book of the Christian New Testament.

Student Learning Outcomes: Student will demonstrate a knowledge of

  1. the literal contents of the Book of Revelation
  2. the cultural and/or historical situations to which they respond, and 3) the enduring theological perspectives that appear in these responses.


The Gospels Of Matthew, Mark, And Luke And The Acts Of The Apostles [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair Aug 2016

The Gospels Of Matthew, Mark, And Luke And The Acts Of The Apostles [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

The Scott Sinclair Lecture Notes Collection

A detailed study of the New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and of the historical Jesus. We will reconstruct the social setting of each gospel and examine the gospels' major theological themes. Then we will examine the life, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Some attention will also be paid to the contents and message of the Acts of the Apostles.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate:

  1. A knowledge of the social settings of the New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
  2. a knowledge of the basic theological ideas ...


Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities [Table Of Contents], Carlin A. Barton, Daniel Boyarin Aug 2016

Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities [Table Of Contents], Carlin A. Barton, Daniel Boyarin

Religion

“A timely contribution to a growing and important conversation about the inadequacy of our common category ‘religion’ for the understanding of many practices, attitudes, emotions, and beliefs—especially of peoples in other times and contexts—that we usually classify as ‘religion.’” —Wayne A. Meeks, Yale University


"How Do You Survive Your Life With Christ?" Moroccan Christians Speak, Leah Farish Esq. Jul 2016

"How Do You Survive Your Life With Christ?" Moroccan Christians Speak, Leah Farish Esq.

College of Arts and Cultural Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

For the approximately 8,000 Christians living in Muslim-majority Morocco, restrictions on religious freedom are not as severe as in many other Muslim cultures, but are still an everyday source of instability, fear, and alienation. In recent interviews summarized below, Moroccan Christians spoke out about how this persecution severely limits not only their right to worship freely and openly, but also their ability to engage in economic activity and contribute to the social flourishing of their communities.


Leadership (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard Jul 2016

Leadership (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This is the text of a speech Pollard delivered via video to the 10 Project Video Conference at Covenant College (Chattanooga, TN). In it he addresses the topic of leadership, focusing especially on the need for servant leaders.


Religious Aspirations Among Urban Christians In Contemporary Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon May 2016

Religious Aspirations Among Urban Christians In Contemporary Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Recognizing that the Christians in Indonesia are not a homogeneous group, this article examines the various contested spiritual, social, and political aspirations of urban Christians in the contexts of the historical trajectory of Indonesian modernity, forces of globalization and urbanization, the role of capital, and the development of Islam - the indispensable religious 'Other' to this minority religion in contemporary Indonesia. It sheds light on the ways in which this minority exercises agency in using political participation and social activism as a counterbalance to the growing Islamization of Indonesia, and how they strategically utilize their extensive economic, social, and political capital ...


The Tides Of Life (Convene Ceo Summit), C. William Pollard Apr 2016

The Tides Of Life (Convene Ceo Summit), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at the Convene CEO Summit, this speech asks how Christian business leaders might apply their faith in work settings. In particular, Pollard notes that servant leadership -- while not always overtly Christian -- is oftentimes the primary means of actualizing Christian values in the corporate firm.


Mapping Chineseness On The Landscape Of Christian Churches In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon Apr 2016

Mapping Chineseness On The Landscape Of Christian Churches In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Scholarship on the Chinese Indonesian community has largely been concerned with the tensions between the community and the majority non-Chinese (or pribumi). The fault lines were usually examined against the background of Suharto’s assimilation policy, the 1998 anti-Chinese riots, the stark imbalance of the nation’s wealth within this minority group, and Chinese loyalty – or chauvinism – in the time of nation-building, and in the face of the rise of modern China. Little attention has been given to Christianity as offering a shelter for the inconspicuous propagation of Chineseness; particularly in terms of the conduct of services in Chinese, the ...


The Opposition To Latin American Liberation Theology And The Transformation Of Christianity, 1960-1990, Sonia M. Scheuren Acevedo Mar 2016

The Opposition To Latin American Liberation Theology And The Transformation Of Christianity, 1960-1990, Sonia M. Scheuren Acevedo

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis aims to explore the political, social and religious opposition to Liberation Theology in Latin America during the 1960s to 1990s, and the transformation of Christianity. During this period, most Latin American countries underwent social struggles and political repression in which opposition and persecution arose from dictatorial and military governments who labeled those committed to the poor as communists. Liberation Theology emerged as an ecclesial and theological trend committed to the poor, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in Latin America. This thesis traces the origins, development, expansion and repression of Liberation Theology. This work maintains ...


Entrenching African Pentecostalism In The United States Of America: A Study Of A Ghanaian Founded Charismatic Church In South Florida, Raymond K. Awadzi Mar 2016

Entrenching African Pentecostalism In The United States Of America: A Study Of A Ghanaian Founded Charismatic Church In South Florida, Raymond K. Awadzi

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For the past three decades, there has been a rapid growth of African Pentecostal Christianity on America’s Christian religious scene. In general, researchers in Christian mission studies have concluded that the flow of Christian religious currents from Africa and other Third World countries to the West is something of a Christian mission in reverse process. Using agency and invention of tradition as the theoretical leads, this study explores the roles lay immigrants played in the rooting of the Christian Restoration Ministries International (CRMI), a Ghanaian founded charismatic church, in Miami, as a case study of how African Pentecostal churches ...


In God We Trust, Andrew C. Nosti Mar 2016

In God We Trust, Andrew C. Nosti

SURGE

Almost everywhere I turn I can hear someone saying, “America is a Christian nation!” likely yelled or grumbled with impressive, and sometimes concerning, aggression. I can’t go through a week without this phrase popping up, usually closely accompanied by the notion that America’s founding has roots in Christian principles. [excerpt]


Durston, James Marion, 1920-2011 (Mss 571), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Durston, James Marion, 1920-2011 (Mss 571), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 571. Letters of James M. “Brandy” Durston, a Bowling Green, Kentucky chiropractor and later a resident of Southaven, Mississippi, with copious reminiscences of people and places in Bowling Green. Includes material relating primarily to Durston’s church in Memphis, Tennessee.


Reframing The Imperative Of The Great Commission In The Haitian Context: Discipleship Strategies To Impact Haiti For Christ, Dieufort Dieujuste Mar 2016

Reframing The Imperative Of The Great Commission In The Haitian Context: Discipleship Strategies To Impact Haiti For Christ, Dieufort Dieujuste

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Haitians generally identify themselves as Christians. According to World Factbook, Haiti is 80% Catholic and 16% Protestant; however, nearly all the population practices or believes in Voodoo, which is now a national religion. Idolatry permeates every segment of life while the Haitian Protestant Church remains powerless and disengaged. The purpose of this thesis project is to develop key strategies of discipleship for Haiti in view of Matthew 28:18-20. The author proposes to survey 300 Haitian pastors, seminarians, and lay leaders in order to gauge the status of discipleship and to identify hindrances to the gospel in Haiti. The survey ...


Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991 (Mss 552), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2016

Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991 (Mss 552), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 552. Personal and professional correspondence and papers of Margie Helm, Auburn, Kentucky native and longtime Western Kentucky University head librarian. Includes ancestral and family correspondence and papers, photographs, and genealogical research on the Helm, Carson, Porter, Blakey and related families.


Out Of The Public Eye And Changing The World, James R. Phipps Feb 2016

Out Of The Public Eye And Changing The World, James R. Phipps

Communication Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Soul Of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard Feb 2016

The Soul Of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this article based on a speech delivered at the Faith at Work Summit, Pollard speaks of how Christians can be "ambassadors for Christ" in their work by adopting people-focused leadership strategies.


Speech At The New Canaan Society, C. William Pollard Jan 2016

Speech At The New Canaan Society, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these brief remarks at a 2016 meeting of the New Canaan Society, Pollard outlines various lessons he learned during many decades spent in the corporate world.


The Irish Theology: Formation Of Celtic Christianity In Ireland (5th To 9th Century), Emma M. Foster Jan 2016

The Irish Theology: Formation Of Celtic Christianity In Ireland (5th To 9th Century), Emma M. Foster

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

The conversion process of Ireland resulted in a culture that reflected both its pagan, Celtic roots and the new Christian ontology. From the fifth to ninth century, Ireland’s learned elite began to be converted to Christianity and created the early monastic settlements that shaped how Christianity was introduced. The interactions between the early Irish monastic founders and the pre-Christian Irish influenced the ways in which early monasteries were established and why Christianity was introduced the way it was. By establishing the Christian faith on the basis of Irish learning, the early church worked with the learned men to establish ...


"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 ...


Review Of 'Republican Theology: The Civil Religion Of American Evangelicals', John Compton Jan 2016

Review Of 'Republican Theology: The Civil Religion Of American Evangelicals', John Compton

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

"Although I find Lynerd’s characterization of the Christian Right unpersuasive (for reasons explained below), Republican Theology nonetheless performs a valuable service in highlighting the reciprocal influence of religious and political ideas, particularly in the early years of the republic... Lynerd makes a strong case that American evangelicals, while aware of the potential for tension, viewed each commitment as indispensable to the formation of a Godly republic."


A Distinctive Vision For The Liberal Arts: General Education And The Flourishing Of Christian Higher Education, Cynthia Wells Jan 2016

A Distinctive Vision For The Liberal Arts: General Education And The Flourishing Of Christian Higher Education, Cynthia Wells

Higher Education Faculty Scholarship

This article argues that a coherent and inspired general education program, infused with a deliberate vision of the liberal arts, is crucial to the flourishing of Christian higher education. This article begins by describing the context and status of general education, emphasizing how this element of the educational program falls short in embodying a distinctive mission of Christian higher education. This article then contends that a vibrant vision of general education will be grounded in particular aspects of a liberal arts education that fulfill crucial outcomes of the Christian university, specifically cultivating the formal virtues and fostering meaning and purpose ...


Faith And Foreign Policy In India: Legal Ambiguity, Selective Xenophobia, And Anti-Minority Violence, Chad M. Bauman Jan 2016

Faith And Foreign Policy In India: Legal Ambiguity, Selective Xenophobia, And Anti-Minority Violence, Chad M. Bauman

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

As a secular democracy, India’s constitution enshrines relatively robust safeguards for religious equality and freedom. Article 25 provides all citizens the right to “freely profess, practice, and propagate” religion, and avoids assigning to Hinduism any special role or explicit privilege (in contradistinction to the situation with Buddhism in Sri Lanka, for example). Moreover, the Indian government itself has not generally engaged in any systematic or flagrant way in the direct persecution or oppression of its religious minorities.

However, India’s religious minorities do face certain challenges. Among them are several legal and judicial issues. Judicial rulings in independent India ...


Editorial: Families, Susan Ross, Lisa Cahill, Erik Borgman, Sarojini Nadar Jan 2016

Editorial: Families, Susan Ross, Lisa Cahill, Erik Borgman, Sarojini Nadar

Theology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.