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The Tapestry Of Early Christian Discourse: Rhetoric, Society And Ideology [Review], Rubén R. Dupertuis Oct 1998

The Tapestry Of Early Christian Discourse: Rhetoric, Society And Ideology [Review], Rubén R. Dupertuis

Religion Faculty Research

In this book Vernon Robbins, Professor of Religion at Emory University, provides the most in-depth and systematic discussion to date of the method of Biblical interpretation known as socio-rhetorical criticism, a method he has been developing through numerous articles and books since the publication of Jesus the Teacher: A Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation of Mark in 1984. It should be noted that his Exploring the Texture of Texts: A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation, a book similar to the one being reviewed, also appeared in 1996. Although both books contain a very similar outline, Exploring the Texture of Texts is intended to guide ...


What's It All About? (Dictated Memo), C. William Pollard Aug 1998

What's It All About? (Dictated Memo), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this dictated memo, Pollard reflects on a recent trip to the Middle East and Eastern Europe, emphasizing in particular how such travels confirm both his call to stewardship and the role that ServiceMaster plays in that call.


Update - July 1998, Loma Linda University Center For Christian Bioethics Jul 1998

Update - July 1998, Loma Linda University Center For Christian Bioethics

Update

In this issue:

-- Christianity and Human Cloning - A Seventh-day Adventist Declaration of Ethical Principles
-- Cloning: Dolly's Mother is Her Sister!?
-- Hello, Dolly! Dolly! Dolly!


Steer For Open Water, C. William Pollard May 1998

Steer For Open Water, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this reflection on Exodus 33, Pollard encourages the graduating class of Emmanuel Bible Institute (Oradea, Romania) to "steer for open waters" by serving their Romanian context with confidence that their vocation is a means of implementing their faith in daily life.


Bridging The Gulf (New Haven, Ct), C. William Pollard May 1998

Bridging The Gulf (New Haven, Ct), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at the Yale Berkeley Seminar (hosted by Berkeley Divinity School at Yale) in New Haven, CT, this speech asks how Christians might bridge the gulf between work and faith (or God and profit). Pollard posits that the link between the two is to be found in people, all of whom are made in the image of God. In this framework, the corporate firm may be construed as an institution of moral formation.


Toward Reversing Pastoral Burnout Through A Program To Restore Balanced Living, Steven Anton Gerig May 1998

Toward Reversing Pastoral Burnout Through A Program To Restore Balanced Living, Steven Anton Gerig

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The First Principle Of Life : Thomistic Dualism And Current Issues In The Mind-Body Debate, David Alan Reed May 1998

The First Principle Of Life : Thomistic Dualism And Current Issues In The Mind-Body Debate, David Alan Reed

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Toward An Understanding Of Celibacy In A Christian Context For The Twenty-First Century, Marilyn Iva Elliott May 1998

Toward An Understanding Of Celibacy In A Christian Context For The Twenty-First Century, Marilyn Iva Elliott

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Leadership That Serves - An Intangible Ingredient Found In Every Successful Ministry, C. William Pollard Apr 1998

Leadership That Serves - An Intangible Ingredient Found In Every Successful Ministry, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 1998 Business and Professional Ministries Conference (Omni Hotel - Dallas), Pollard asks how Christians might lead in both the church and the business world while the world around them is rapidly changing. He concludes that one profitable avenue may be found in servant leadership.


The Call Of The Desert: Purity Of Heart And Power In Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas E. Christie Apr 1998

The Call Of The Desert: Purity Of Heart And Power In Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Built To Last - Leadership Principles That Are Timeless, C. William Pollard Feb 1998

Built To Last - Leadership Principles That Are Timeless, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the CMA Conference in Nashville, Pollard outlines the primary characteristics of a servant leader and argues that only people-focused institutions are "built to last."


Tenure, C. William Pollard Feb 1998

Tenure, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this extract from a memo written to Walt Kaiser (then President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a board member at Wheaton College), Pollard writes of his discomfort with establishing tenure as a policy at Wheaton.


Someone's In The Garden With Eve: Race, Religion, And The American Fall, Mason Stokes Jan 1998

Someone's In The Garden With Eve: Race, Religion, And The American Fall, Mason Stokes

English Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


A Christian Response To Chinese Ancestor Practices In Taiwan: An Exercise In Contextualization, Daniel C. S. Chen Jan 1998

A Christian Response To Chinese Ancestor Practices In Taiwan: An Exercise In Contextualization, Daniel C. S. Chen

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Rebellious Son? Hugo Odeberg And The Interpretation Of John 5.18, James F. Mcgrath Jan 1998

A Rebellious Son? Hugo Odeberg And The Interpretation Of John 5.18, James F. Mcgrath

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

A solution to the difficult question of how to interpret John 5.18 appeared to have been provided with the publication of Hugo Odeberg's monumental work, The Fourth Gospel, published in 1929. Odeberg cited a rabbinic expression which characterized a rebellious son as one who 'makes himself equal with his father, and thus suggested that 'the Jews' are here making a similar accusation: they regard Jesus as rebelling against the divine authority. Subsequent scholarship for a long time cited Odeberg as a definitive demonstration of the background and meaning of John 5.18, and thus of the entire passage.


War And Its Discontents: Pacifism And Quietism In The Abrahamic Traditions (Book Review), G. Scott Davis Jan 1998

War And Its Discontents: Pacifism And Quietism In The Abrahamic Traditions (Book Review), G. Scott Davis

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Review of the book, War and Its Discontents: Pacifism and Quietism in the Abrahamic Traditions, edited by J. Patout Burns. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1996.


Seeing Or Coming To The Child Of The Living One? More On 'Gospel Of Thomas' Saying-37 (An Assessment On Scribal Tendencies In Coptic Manuscripts From The Early Christian Communities), Marvin Meyer Jan 1998

Seeing Or Coming To The Child Of The Living One? More On 'Gospel Of Thomas' Saying-37 (An Assessment On Scribal Tendencies In Coptic Manuscripts From The Early Christian Communities), Marvin Meyer

Religious Studies Faculty Articles and Research

"In a note published in Harvard Theological Review in 1995, Gregory J. Riley suggests a new reading for a damaged portion of Gospel of Thomas 37...Riley questions the translation of the portion of the saying in Nag Hammadi Codex II, p. 39, at the end of line 34 (the last line), where the papyrus is damaged, and proposes that the reading "the[n yo]u [w]ill come" is preferable to "then [you] will see." The proposed reading, if adopted, would significantly change the traditional interpretation of this saying, which has been understood to refer to enlightenment that comes ...


Cross-Cultural Conversion Narratives: An American Missionary In Taichung, Taiwan, Amy Nelson Jan 1998

Cross-Cultural Conversion Narratives: An American Missionary In Taichung, Taiwan, Amy Nelson

Theses and Dissertations

I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was eight years old. You could say I was sort of born into it, as my father, mother, seven other siblings, and both sets of grandparents are all members as well. I grew up in a small, rural town in Southern Idaho where vegetation is almost as sparse as non-LDS families. As children we were never quite sure which denomination these families belonged to: that they were not Mormon was the only distinction we made. As I was growing up my parents saw to ...