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Ministry Involvement : A Means Of Retaining The Youth Of Curtici Baptist Church, Sorin Ignat May 2013

Ministry Involvement : A Means Of Retaining The Youth Of Curtici Baptist Church, Sorin Ignat

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Andrew R. Murphy (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion To Religion And Violence, Brian Stiltner May 2013

Review Of: Andrew R. Murphy (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion To Religion And Violence, Brian Stiltner

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Blackwell Companions, and instalments from similar series, should be initially sized up according to their purpose and audience. Such hefty tomes present themselves first as reference books—as collections of articles by scholarly experts that treat the key methods, topics, historical developments, etc., in the field. Second, each Companion is addressed to students and teachers as a state-of-the-field resource that provides several benefits: a sound picture of the field, assessment of various theories and methods used in the field, a sense of the innovative developments and open questions, and plenty of information to follow up on. Finally, some Companions give ...


From Daimon To Demon: The Evolution Of The Demon From Antiquity To Early Christianity, Hailey Marie Fuller May 2013

From Daimon To Demon: The Evolution Of The Demon From Antiquity To Early Christianity, Hailey Marie Fuller

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

One of the most fascinating entities of religious thought is the demon, which is still pervasive in both religious and popular culture today. The demon is something that is present not just in various religious texts, but is also a staple of the modern horror film. The question at hand in this thesis is whether or not the demon was always considered to be synonymous with evil. The demon itself has existed in religious culture and magic practice since antiquity, but most scholars tend to either ignore the entity, or conflate it with ghosts or minor gods. This thesis traces ...


Shimmers Of Truth In The Art Of Theatre, Natasha M. Goetz Apr 2013

Shimmers Of Truth In The Art Of Theatre, Natasha M. Goetz

Senior Honors Theses

Many Christians have noted Romans 1:20’s statement that God is reflected in His creation. As a theater student, I have found this to be true even in how theatrical artists actually execute their craft. Thus, for my senior honors thesis I have decided to further study this connection between the Lord and theater, for which I expect to find more of what I have already found in parallels between the Christian walk and theater arts. For the completion of this thesis, research for theatrical content will include acting and design, and research for biblical content will include the ...


Christianity And Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelie Voss Roberts Apr 2013

Christianity And Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelie Voss Roberts

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract available


Christianity & Popular Music, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh Apr 2013

Christianity & Popular Music, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh

Vaughan S Roberts

An edited version of this article was published in the London-based Church Times newspaper under the title 'Pop Music needs to be taken more seriously' which can be found via the subscriber link: http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2013/5-april/comment/opinion/pop-music-needs-to-be-taken-more-seriously


Ethnocentrism In Short-Term Missions: Time Spent Abroad And Its Effect On Cultural Attitudes, Rachel A. Hill Apr 2013

Ethnocentrism In Short-Term Missions: Time Spent Abroad And Its Effect On Cultural Attitudes, Rachel A. Hill

Selected Honors Theses

This study examines the effects of time spent interacting with people of a different culture on ethnocentrism levels, within the context of intercultural short-term missions (STM). STM is defined as any international altruistic volunteerism lasting 11 months or less, and includes both spreading of Christianity and various poverty alleviation efforts. Data were collected by means of a survey measuring ethnocentrism levels, which was sent to the student body of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. An ANOVA was conducted to analyze a possible relationship between the time spent in intercultural interaction (determined by length of trip) and ethnocentrism levels (determined by ...


Homosexuality And The Bible: A Reconciliation, Emma Belluomo Apr 2013

Homosexuality And The Bible: A Reconciliation, Emma Belluomo

Senior Theses and Projects

For centuries, the Bible has been used as a source of authority on a range of controversial issues, informing Christian perspectives on everything from the legality of slavery to abortion. In recent years, the issue of homosexuality has been extremely contentious in the Christian community, with many arguing a definitively negative position towards the rights of homosexuals from a basis of a few biblical passages. One comes to realize that the references to homosexual behavior are ambiguous at best, and most often are used as part of a greater rhetorical argument rather than focusing on the morality of homosexual behavior ...


They Came Up Out Of The Water: Evangelicalism And Ethiopian Baptists In The Southern Lowcountry And Jamaica, 1737-1806, Samantha Futrell Apr 2013

They Came Up Out Of The Water: Evangelicalism And Ethiopian Baptists In The Southern Lowcountry And Jamaica, 1737-1806, Samantha Futrell

Masters Theses

The Ethiopian Baptists in the eighteenth century Atlantic were not actually Ethiopians at all, but people of West African descent, traded as slaves to the southern lowcountry and Jamaica. Their identification with Ethiopia did not come from their geographic ancestry, but from a Christian heritage that they became a part of when they accepted the salvation of Jesus Christ. The evolution of this evangelical Afro-Baptist movement occurred in three stages. First, white evangelicals, like George Whitefield, carried Christianity to African American populations in South Carolina during the Great Awakening. Second, African American leaders, such as George Liele, rose up as ...


Gays And God Can Commune Together, Timothy Dustin Pepler Apr 2013

Gays And God Can Commune Together, Timothy Dustin Pepler

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Spiritual Violence: Queer People And The Sacrament Of Communion, Sabrina Diz Mar 2013

Spiritual Violence: Queer People And The Sacrament Of Communion, Sabrina Diz

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis addresses spiritual violence done to queer people in the sacrament of Communion, or Eucharist, in both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches in the U.S. Rooted in the sexual dimorphic interpretation of Genesis, theologians engendered Christianity with sexism and patriarchy, both of which have since developed into intricate intersections of oppressions. Religious abuse is founded on the tradition of exclusionary practices and is validated through narrow interpretations of Scripture that work to reassert the authority of the experiences of the dominant culture. The resultant culture of oppression manifests itself in ritualized spiritual violence. Queer people are deemed “unworthy ...


Review Of "Thinking With The Church: Essays In Historical Theology", Brent A. R. Hege Mar 2013

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

Brent A. R. Hege

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


Review Of "An Introduction To Christian Theology", Brent A. R. Hege Mar 2013

Review Of "An Introduction To Christian Theology", Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

A review of "An Introduction to Christian Theology" by Richard J. Plantinga, Thomas R. Thompson, and Matthew D. Lundberg.


Review Of "What’S Wrong With Sin? Sin In Individual And Social Perspective From Schleiermacher To Theologies Of Liberation", Brent A. R. Hege Mar 2013

Review Of "What’S Wrong With Sin? Sin In Individual And Social Perspective From Schleiermacher To Theologies Of Liberation", Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

A review of "What’s Wrong with Sin? Sin in Individual and Social Perspective from Schleiermacher to Theologies of Liberation" by Derek R. Nelson.


Review Of "The Church Event: Call And Challenge Of A Church Protestant", Brent A. R. Hege Mar 2013

Review Of "The Church Event: Call And Challenge Of A Church Protestant", Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

A review of "The Church Event: Call and Challenge of a Church Protestant" by Vitor Westhelle.


Review Of "Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir", Brent A. R. Hege Mar 2013

Review Of "Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir", Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

A review of "Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir" by Andrew Taylor-Troutman.


Talking And Not Talking: Sexual Education And Ethics For Young Women Within The Evangelical Movement In America, Kate Sargent Mar 2013

Talking And Not Talking: Sexual Education And Ethics For Young Women Within The Evangelical Movement In America, Kate Sargent

LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University

Evangelical culture is a juggernaut, and has now permeated every level of American society. Much of the culture’s strength is due to the powerful youth movement within Evangelical denominations. A great deal of its propaganda is aimed at “youth” and “youth culture” in the form of music, books, and technology. Young people are the “heart and soul” of the Evangelical movement. They embrace it, and then perpetuate it. “Evangelical” is an admittedly elusive term. The Oxford English Dictionary (2011) defines evangelical in two ways, both as an adjective, “1 of or according to the teaching of the gospel or ...


Divine Folly : Being Religious And The Exercise Of Humor, Doris K. Donnelly Mar 2013

Divine Folly : Being Religious And The Exercise Of Humor, Doris K. Donnelly

Doris Donnelly

No abstract provided.


Holy Child Or Holy Terror? Understanding Jesus’ Anger In The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas., Kristi Upson-Saia Mar 2013

Holy Child Or Holy Terror? Understanding Jesus’ Anger In The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas., Kristi Upson-Saia

Kristi Upson-Saia

Although scholars regularly take note of Jesus’ anger and violence in some scenes of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, most attempt to explain them away. Since the text was copied by and circulated among early Christians, they reason, ancient readers must not have found them as shocking and offensive as modern readers. Based on contemporaneous discussions of anger, I argue instead that early Christian audiences would have been equally uncomfortable with stories of a short-tempered and vengeful young Jesus. In fact, I suggest that these stories were likely composed by opponents of Christianity who wished to undermine Jesus’ character and ...


Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman Feb 2013

Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

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


C.O.G., Jeanette Reedy Solano Feb 2013

C.O.G., Jeanette Reedy Solano

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of C.O.G. (2013) directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez.


Godspell Feb 2013

Godspell

Taylor Theatre Playbills

The playbill for Taylor University’s Spring 2013 performance of Godspell by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak.

Gospell is a musical telling the parables and life of Jesus found in the gospel of Matthew.


This Is Martin Bonner, Jeanette Reedy Solano Jan 2013

This Is Martin Bonner, Jeanette Reedy Solano

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of This is Martin Bonner (2013) directed by Chad Hartigan.


Self-Love And Neighbor-Love In Kierkegaard's Ethics, Antony Aumann Jan 2013

Self-Love And Neighbor-Love In Kierkegaard's Ethics, Antony Aumann

Book Sections/Chapters

No abstract provided.


To The Peoples: Christianity And Ethnicity In China's Minority Areas, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2013

To The Peoples: Christianity And Ethnicity In China's Minority Areas, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion In The Theology Classroom, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. Jan 2013

Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion In The Theology Classroom, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Faculty Works: Theology and Religious Studies

I am currently a doctoral student in theology in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, a Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary, or Marianists. I have the pleasure of teaching the mandatory introductory course for the department, which can be a complicated task on its own, given that the course is intended to introduce students to both religious studies and theology. I will, however, largely bypass this particular complication in this essay and focus instead on the challenges of what it means to hand on the faith in the college classroom. In thinking about ...


Constructing A Kazak Christian Identity Using Collective Memory And Critical Contextualization, Kris Stewart Kappler Jan 2013

Constructing A Kazak Christian Identity Using Collective Memory And Critical Contextualization, Kris Stewart Kappler

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Review Of Jewish Ways Of Following Jesus: Redrawing The Religious Map Of Antiquity, Matt A. Jackson-Mccabe Jan 2013

Review Of Jewish Ways Of Following Jesus: Redrawing The Religious Map Of Antiquity, Matt A. Jackson-Mccabe

Philosophy & Comparative Religion Department Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


By Design: Ethics, Theology, And The Practice Of Engineering, Brad Kallenberg Jan 2013

By Design: Ethics, Theology, And The Practice Of Engineering, Brad Kallenberg

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Both engineering and human living take place in a messy world, one chock full of unknowns and contingencies. "Design reasoning" is the way engineers cope with real-world contingency. Because of the messiness, books about engineering design cannot have "ideal solutions" printed in the back in the same way that mathematics textbooks can. Design reasoning does not produce a single, ideally correct answer to a given problem but rather generates a wide variety of rival solutions that vie against each other for their relative level of "satisfactoriness." A reasoning process analogous to design is needed in ethics. Since the realm of ...


Engaging Witchcraft Accusations Among Christians As A Vehicle Of African Traditional Religious Self-Advocacy In African Contexts, Robert Magoola Jan 2013

Engaging Witchcraft Accusations Among Christians As A Vehicle Of African Traditional Religious Self-Advocacy In African Contexts, Robert Magoola

The Asbury Journal

That African Christianity is growing in numbers has become a familiar fact; testimony to the commitment of African preachers and adherents to the gospel of Christ. However, a disturbing trend is sweeping over many parts of sub-Saharan Africa in places such as Uganda. It is the increased number of witchcraft accusations that are being leveled against Christians and Christian leaders. In this paper, Robert Magoola acknowledges this unfortunate predicament facing the African church as it maligns Christian gospel proclamation and enhances African traditional religion’s self- advocacy. He evaluates the possible credibility of field-based evidence on the basis of a ...