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God And The Executioner: The Influence Of Western Religion On The Use Of The Death Penalty, Davison M. Douglas Dec 2000

God And The Executioner: The Influence Of Western Religion On The Use Of The Death Penalty, Davison M. Douglas

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

In this Essay, Professor Douglas conducts an historical review of religious attitudes toward capital punishment and the influence of those attitudes on the state's use of the death penalty. He surveys the Christian Church's strong support for capital punishment throughout most of its history, along with recent expressions of opposition from many Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish groups. Despite this recent abolitionist sentiment from an array of religious institutions, Professor Douglas notes a divergence of opinion between the "pulpit and the pew" as the laity continues to support the death penalty in large numbers. Professor Douglas accounts for this ...


Are The 'Nations' Present In Matthew?, Glenna S. Jackson Nov 2000

Are The 'Nations' Present In Matthew?, Glenna S. Jackson

Religion & Philosophy Faculty Scholarship

Traditionally Matthew 28:16-20 has been placed in the context of a mandate to Christianize the world. This study attempts to ascertain if the gentile woman in the genealogy and the Canaanite woman near the center of Matthew's gospel constitute a precedent and a model for the mandate to bring the enemy tribes into the fold of Israel.


The Leader Who Serves (Duluth, Mn), C. William Pollard Oct 2000

The Leader Who Serves (Duluth, Mn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking to a gathering of the Benedictine Health System's leaders in Duluth, MN, Pollard applauds the Benedictine tradition's emphasis on hospitality and encourages servant leadership as model for the system going forward.


The Africanization Of Roman Catholic And Presbyterian Churches In Krobo-Odumase, Ghana, Lori Elizabeth Godich May 2000

The Africanization Of Roman Catholic And Presbyterian Churches In Krobo-Odumase, Ghana, Lori Elizabeth Godich

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

The following pages include a combination of scholarly research and fieldwork pertaining to the Africanization of Christianity, specifically the relationship between Christianity and culture in the Ghanaian village of Krobo-Odumase. Chapter One outlines a brief history of Christianity in Africa, followed by Chapters Two and Three which contain more detailed histories of the Roman Catholic and Presbyterian Churches in Ghana. Special attention is given to Zimmermann Presbyterian Church and Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Krobo-Odurnase, where most ofthe study's fieldwork was conducted. Chapters Four -Eight examine five critical issues facing churches in Krobo-Odumase and throughout the African continent ...


The Communication Of Biblical Truth Through Contemporary Sermon Stories, Neal R. Sadler May 2000

The Communication Of Biblical Truth Through Contemporary Sermon Stories, Neal R. Sadler

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Speech At Albany Prayer Breakfast, C. William Pollard Apr 2000

Speech At Albany Prayer Breakfast, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address to the 2000 Albany Prayer Breakfast (Albany, NY), Pollard offers his vision of business leadership, one that takes religious faith as its foundation.


Monastic Approaches To Medicine In The Middle Ages, Christopher Callahan Feb 2000

Monastic Approaches To Medicine In The Middle Ages, Christopher Callahan

Scholarship

Nature and God are linked through the creative power of the Word, for which Hildegard coined the term viriditas or “greening power”. Viriditas is the life force which brings all of us into wholeness and into balance with Nature, and is the key to finding our way to God. In this way, Hildegard stands at the pinnacle of medieval Christian medicine. Having evolved beyond excessive reliance on the occult and perched on the cusp of a revival of scholastic medicine, she exemplifies the naturalistic bent of the best of monastic thought. Fusing what ancient medical knowledge was available with a ...


Monastic Approaches To Medicine In The Middle Ages, Christopher Callahan Feb 2000

Monastic Approaches To Medicine In The Middle Ages, Christopher Callahan

Christopher Callahan

Nature and God are linked through the creative power of the Word, for which Hildegard coined the term viriditas or “greening power”. Viriditas is the life force which brings all of us into wholeness and into balance with Nature, and is the key to finding our way to God. In this way, Hildegard stands at the pinnacle of medieval Christian medicine. Having evolved beyond excessive reliance on the occult and perched on the cusp of a revival of scholastic medicine, she exemplifies the naturalistic bent of the best of monastic thought. Fusing what ancient medical knowledge was available with a ...


A Reformation Debate: John Calvin & Jacopo Sadoleto, John C. Olin Jan 2000

A Reformation Debate: John Calvin & Jacopo Sadoleto, John C. Olin

Religion

In 1539, Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, Bishop of Carpentras, addressed a letter to the magistrates and citizens of Geneva, asking them to return to the Roman Catholic faith. John Calvin replied to Sadoleto, defending the adoption of the Protestant reforms. Sadoleto’s letter and Calvin’s reply constitute one of the most interesting exchanges of Roman Catholic/Protestant views during the Reformationand an excellent introduction to the great religious controversy of the sixteenth century.

These statements are not in vacuo of a Roman Catholic and Protestant position. They were drafted in the midst of the religious conflict that was then dividing ...


A Review Of A Different Death: Euthanasia And The Christian Tradition By Edward J. Larson And Darrel W. Amundsen, M. Therese Lysaught Jan 2000

A Review Of A Different Death: Euthanasia And The Christian Tradition By Edward J. Larson And Darrel W. Amundsen, M. Therese Lysaught

Institute of Pastoral Studies: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Narrative Biblical Preaching That Attends To Learning Style, Jeffrey R. Maxwell Jan 2000

Narrative Biblical Preaching That Attends To Learning Style, Jeffrey R. Maxwell

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Dance And Doctrine: Shaker And Mormon Dancing As A Manifestation Of Doctrinal Views Of The Physical Body, Lindsy Stewart Cieslewicz Jan 2000

Dance And Doctrine: Shaker And Mormon Dancing As A Manifestation Of Doctrinal Views Of The Physical Body, Lindsy Stewart Cieslewicz

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis compares the dancing of the Shakers (The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance) and the Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS Church) during the nineteenth century, as it was influenced by their doctrinal beliefs about the human body. Specifically, it examines how the role of the physical body in achieving mortal happiness and immortal salvation was viewed by each group and how these beliefs were reflected in their dancing. It describes the different forms of dancing performed by each religious group and how dance functioned as worship and recreation for ...


Book Review: Reading Renunciation: Asceticism And Scripture, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 2000

Book Review: Reading Renunciation: Asceticism And Scripture, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


The Local Church In A Global Era: Reflections For A New Century, Max Stackhouse, Tim Dearborn, Scott Paeth Dec 1999

The Local Church In A Global Era: Reflections For A New Century, Max Stackhouse, Tim Dearborn, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.