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Evangelical Christianity And The Appeal Of The Middle Aaes: The Case Of Bishop Charles Venn Pilcher, Graham Barwell, John Kennedy Dec 2011

Evangelical Christianity And The Appeal Of The Middle Aaes: The Case Of Bishop Charles Venn Pilcher, Graham Barwell, John Kennedy

Graham Barwell

In recent years in studies of the Weste,n Middle Ages, there has been an increasing interest in medievalism itself, rather than simply in the cultures and their cultural products. I Such interest has not been confined to the European countries, but has extended to others, the United States or Australia, for example, where the teaching of medieval studies has often been based on a sense of a European cultural inheritance. As part of this shift in direction, specific attention has been paid to the medievalism of a variety of enthusiasts, editors, translators, teachers and scholars. Some of the focus ...


Faith, Spirituality, And Sustainability, C. William Pollard Nov 2011

Faith, Spirituality, And Sustainability, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at the University of Arkansas's Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace (Fayetteville, AR). In it Pollard considers the 2008 financial crisis, which he believes requires business leaders to adopt new models of leadership and new ways of educating future managers. Such measures will ensure that corporate firms will always consider profit alongside the more significant goal of forming moral character.


Business As A Calling / The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard Oct 2011

Business As A Calling / The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this Ambrose University College (Calgary, Albert) chapel address, Pollard outlines his vision for the integrating of faith and work, noting in particular how God has both temporal and eternal plans for our lives. Regarding the former, he argues that whatever vocation we have is a calling from God.


Serving Two Masters? Reflections On God And Profit, C. William Pollard Oct 2011

Serving Two Masters? Reflections On God And Profit, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this public lecture at Ambrose University (Calgary, Canada), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.



Review Of "Thinking With The Church: Essays In Historical Theology", Brent A. R. Hege Oct 2011

Review Of "Thinking With The Church: Essays In Historical Theology", Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

A review of "Thinking with the Church: Essays in Historical Theology" by B. A. Gerrish.


Business As A Calling Of God (La Quinta, Ca), C. William Pollard Sep 2011

Business As A Calling Of God (La Quinta, Ca), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at a retreat for the students of Talbot Seminary (Biola University), Pollard outlines his understanding of business as a calling of God.


The Direct And Indirect Contributions Of Western Missionaries To Korean Nationalism During The Late Choson And Early Japanese Annexation Periods 1884-1920., Walter Joseph Stucke Aug 2011

The Direct And Indirect Contributions Of Western Missionaries To Korean Nationalism During The Late Choson And Early Japanese Annexation Periods 1884-1920., Walter Joseph Stucke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis sets out to demonstrate the role of Western missionaries and Korean Christians, especially Protestants, on Korean nationalism. The first significant introduction of Protestantism into Korea came in 1884. Within just over thirty years, the Protestant Church in Korea expanded and many of the nationalist leaders took active roles in the Korean nationalist movement against Japanese imperialism. This thesis consults both Western and Korean primary sources including period newspapers. Some of the Korean primary sources were translated from Korean into English and others were originally written in English by Koreans. Also consulted are many valuable secondary sources which help ...


Born To See; Meant To Look, C. William Pollard Jul 2011

Born To See; Meant To Look, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the 2011 ServiceMaster Clean Convention (Memphis, TN), Pollard considers the relationship between God and business, noting how God must be the starting point of any truly successful business endeavor.


The Satanic Phenomenon: Medieval Representations Of Satan, Morgan A. Matos Jul 2011

The Satanic Phenomenon: Medieval Representations Of Satan, Morgan A. Matos

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

This project deals with the one and only character of Satan, revealing him through the eyes of the medieval world. The ever-evolving, interconnectedness of culture, religion, and superstition make for a truly unique theatrical experience in the middle ages. With limited understanding and access to scripture, medieval Christians generated a blended belief system, in order to make sense of the metaphysical world, which manifests itself in medieval drama‟s representations of Satan. While the medieval character of Satan upholds many of the Church‟s teachings about his nature and purpose, he takes on a new persona when left to the ...


The Sermonic Urge: Postsecular Sermons In Contemporary American Fiction, Peter W. Rorabaugh Jun 2011

The Sermonic Urge: Postsecular Sermons In Contemporary American Fiction, Peter W. Rorabaugh

English Dissertations

Contemporary American novels over the last forty years have developed a unique orientation toward religious and spiritual rhetoric that can best be understood within the multidisciplinary concept of the postsecular. In the morally-tinged discourse of their characters, several esteemed American novelists (John Updike, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, and Cormac McCarthy) since 1970 have used sermons or sermon-like artifacts to convey postsecular attitudes and motivations. These postsecular sermons express systems of belief that are hybrid, exploratory, and confessional in nature. Through rhetorical analysis of sermons in four contemporary American novels, this dissertation explores the performance of postsecularity in literature and defines ...


Cross-Cultural Ecotheology In The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee, Sienna Miquel Palmer Dittmer Jun 2011

Cross-Cultural Ecotheology In The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee, Sienna Miquel Palmer Dittmer

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the cross-cultural ecotheology of contemporary American poet Li-Young Lee by looking at the intersection of the human, the natural, and the sacred in his poetry. Close readings of Lee's poetic encounters with roses, persimmons, trees, wind, and light through the lens of Christianity and Daoism illustrate the way Lee is able to merge the Eastern concepts of interconnection and mutual harmony with Western ideas of sacredness and divinity. This discussion places Lee in direct conversation with modern and contemporary ecopoets who use the creative energy of language to express our moral and ethical responsibility to the ...


Business As A Calling Of God (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard Jun 2011

Business As A Calling Of God (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking on the occasion of College Church's (Wheaton, IL) 150th anniversary, Pollard posits whether God and profit can actually mix. He answers by arguing that business is as much a calling from God as any other field of work, but that the proper integration of faith and business requires servant-like leadership.


Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman May 2011

Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

A review of Missionaries And Their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India, by David Hardiman, Manchester University Press, 2008.


Rising Metaphors: Bread And Christianity In Contemporary Short Fiction, Marleah Callie Jacobson May 2011

Rising Metaphors: Bread And Christianity In Contemporary Short Fiction, Marleah Callie Jacobson

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

Although my thesis centers on the use of bread metaphors to represent Christian themes in fiction, it became important that my thesis explored and examined a variety of food writing. Broadly defined, food writing has existed since the beginnings of literature. Because food encompasses all five senses, writing about food is a rich metaphorical tool. Bread is an excellent example of a prevalent food metaphor that largely involves all five senses. Early examples using this metaphor are found frequently in the Bible. My thesis also examines how this metaphor is present and used in contemporary fiction. Consideration is given to ...


Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard Apr 2011

Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary hosted its "Salting the Workplace - How?" seminar in 2011. For his speech at the workshop, Pollard chose the topic of redemptive leadership, which he understands as being fundamentally concerned with the development of the human person. This type of leadership can never be divorced from the ultimate questions, i.e. those pertaining to God and faith.


The Virtue Of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard Apr 2011

The Virtue Of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at a ministry conference hosted by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston, MA), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


Business As A Calling Of God (Boston), C. William Pollard Apr 2011

Business As A Calling Of God (Boston), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Pollard addressed the 2011 Boston Business Breakfast alongside Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's David Gill. In his address, he spoke of how the 2008-2009 financial collapse had caused many to ask whether businesses could make money while also being moral communities. For Pollard, this is possible only if leaders focus first on people rather than profit, a reorientation of priority which will require a transformation in how businesses are run and how future corporate managers are educated.


Theology Of Confessionist Dialogue: A Theology Of Religions In The Religious Situation In Korea, Young Seok Song Apr 2011

Theology Of Confessionist Dialogue: A Theology Of Religions In The Religious Situation In Korea, Young Seok Song

ATS Dissertations

This dissertation constructs a new theology of religions, naming it a confessionist dialogue. By examining the traditional and contemporary religious atmosphere of Korea, I demonstrate how Korean Christians have often had an anti-relational attitude toward other religions, which caused religious conflicts and created anti-social expression in Korea. I also show that only a few religious pluralists have engaged in an active dialogue with other religions in Korea. By survey research, I found that the majority of Korean Christians have acknowledged the necessity of relationship with other religions, but they have a fear of religious pluralism, which makes them hesitant to ...


The West's Feet Of Clay: Transmuting The Pillars Of Liberty From Gold Into Dross, Jin Seock Shin Apr 2011

The West's Feet Of Clay: Transmuting The Pillars Of Liberty From Gold Into Dross, Jin Seock Shin

Senior Honors Theses

This study seeks to support the centrality of the Judeo-Christian heritage to the growth and sustenance of liberty, a form of individualism limited by moral values. The pillars of liberty—self-government, private property, representative government, and limited government—reflect the structural contributions made by the Judeo-Christian heritage. Unfortunately, much of Western civilization suffers from a spiritual crisis, which has introduced and exacerbated fractures in the pillars. Pitirim Sorokin’s social and cultural analysis of Western civilization provides a framework to better understand the fractures evident in the history of liberty in Europe and America, and developed in each pillar of ...


Solitude And Journey: Two Central Themes In The Spirituality Of John Henry Newman, Ono Ekeh Apr 2011

Solitude And Journey: Two Central Themes In The Spirituality Of John Henry Newman, Ono Ekeh

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

John Henry Newman is widely known for his ideas on doctrinal development, education, conscience, and his reflections on faith and reason. However, it is important to remember that, among the many hats Newman wore, he was mostly a preacher and spiritual director. So in his role as a preacher, pastor, and spiritual leader, did he have a distinct spirituality? If so, what features or ideas would define Newman's spirituality? This paper will explore two prominent and pervasive themes in his spirituality looking primarily at his Parochial and Plain Sermons from his Anglican period and also at some of his ...


Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803, Ulrich Lehner Mar 2011

Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

Enlightened Monks investigates the social, cultural, philosophical, and theological challenges the German Benedictines had to face between 1740 and 1803, and how the Enlightenment process influenced the self-understanding and lifestyle of these religious communities. It had an impact on their forms of communication, their transfer of knowledge, their relationships to worldly authorities and to the academic world, and also their theology and philosophy. The multifaceted achievements of enlightened monks, which included a strong belief in individual freedom, tolerance, human rights, and non-violence, show that monasticism was on the way to becoming fully integrated into the Enlightenment. Ulrich L. Lehner refutes ...


"A Considered Conversion": The Conscious Choice To Accept Christianity By The Populace Of Iceland And Greenland In The Era Of Scandinavian Conversion, Robert A. Burt Mar 2011

"A Considered Conversion": The Conscious Choice To Accept Christianity By The Populace Of Iceland And Greenland In The Era Of Scandinavian Conversion, Robert A. Burt

Theses and Dissertations

A Considered Conversion: The Conscious Choice to Accept Christianity by the Populace of Iceland and Greenland in the Era of Scandinavian Conversion Robert A. Burt Department of History, BYU Master of Arts Most studies of the Christianization of Scandinavia attribute the phenomenon to the influence of powerful kings. However, many times the conversion experiences of Iceland and Greenland are either ignored, or tied to the influence of these distant kings. This thesis unites sociological ideas relating to conversion along social and familial lines, ideas introduced by Roger Stark and Rodney Finke, with historical details of Icelandic and Greenland family genealogies ...


Investors, Not Donors, C. William Pollard Feb 2011

Investors, Not Donors, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Conference on Marco Island, FL, in 2011. In it Pollard encourages Christian institutions of higher education to consider donors as stewards investing in the long-term well-being of these organizations.


The Function Of Religion In Selected Novels Of George Gissing, Lawton A. Brewer Jan 2011

The Function Of Religion In Selected Novels Of George Gissing, Lawton A. Brewer

English Dissertations

ABSTRACT George Gissing has experienced a fluctuating reputation among critics in the period of over one hundred years since his death in 1903. Curiously, during the last decade of his life, many critics put Gissing on a par with Thomas Hardy and George Meredith among writers living at that time. Early in his career, however, his reputation suffered from the notion that Gissing was simply a naturalist with a pessimistic, atheistic streak. To some extent, this appraisal has some merit. Gissing pronounced himself an unbeliever to family and to acquaintances such as Fredrick Harrison as early as 1880. Nonetheless, Gissing ...


Revitalization 18:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2011

Revitalization 18:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Revitalization 18:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2011

Revitalization 18:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Kjv In The Usa: The Impact Of The King James Bible In The Usa, Brian C. Wilson Jan 2011

Kjv In The Usa: The Impact Of The King James Bible In The Usa, Brian C. Wilson

Comparative Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


C. S. Lewis And Rene Girard On Desire, Conversation, And Myth: The Case Of Till We Have Faces, Curtis A. Gruenler Jan 2011

C. S. Lewis And Rene Girard On Desire, Conversation, And Myth: The Case Of Till We Have Faces, Curtis A. Gruenler

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Understanding And Practice Of Sabbath, Barbara Cordelia Hart Yorks Jan 2011

The Understanding And Practice Of Sabbath, Barbara Cordelia Hart Yorks

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Social Transformation Through Pastoral Transformational Leadership : A Case Study Of Mombasa Synod, Pius N. Kagwi Jan 2011

Social Transformation Through Pastoral Transformational Leadership : A Case Study Of Mombasa Synod, Pius N. Kagwi

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.