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A Comparison And Contrast Of The History Of Christianity As It Developed In Cappadocia And Armenia During The First Five Centuries Ad, Judy Henzel Dec 2007

A Comparison And Contrast Of The History Of Christianity As It Developed In Cappadocia And Armenia During The First Five Centuries Ad, Judy Henzel

All Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to examine key political, cultural or environmental factors which affected the rise and development of Christianity in two specific regions of eastern Anatolia during the first to fifth centuries AD. Hagiography and chronicle often portray the progress of Christianity as deterministic and providential. However, unique cultural and political elements proved very influential in shaping the success and forms of Christianity in Cappadocia and Armenia, particularly in the fourth and fifth centuries AD.


Between Being And Nothingness: The Metaphysical Foundations Underlying Augustine's Solution To The Problem Of Evil, Brian Keith Kooy Nov 2007

Between Being And Nothingness: The Metaphysical Foundations Underlying Augustine's Solution To The Problem Of Evil, Brian Keith Kooy

Philosophy Theses

Several commentators make the claim that Augustine is not a systematic thinker. The purpose of this thesis is to refute that claim in one specific area of Augustine's thought, the metaphysical foundations underlying his solutions to the problem of evil. Through an exegetical examination of various works in which Augustine writes on evil, I show that his solutions for both natural and moral evil rely on a coherent metaphysical system, conceived of and expounded upon within a Platonically influenced Christian context.


The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard Aug 2007

The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Emmaus College's (Dubuque, IA) 2007 convocation, Pollard urges the students to understand their vocation -- whatever it may be -- as a way of actualizing their commitment to Christ in everyday life.


Salvation And Liberation: Revisiting An Interfaith Classic, Philip Novak Jul 2007

Salvation And Liberation: Revisiting An Interfaith Classic, Philip Novak

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

"'Love the pitcher less and the water more.' This is how the Sufi poet Rumi fashioned the key to a global spirituality -- not a new religion, but a growing recognition that the religions we have are multiform containers of a single precious planetary resource, idioms of a universal spiritual grammar. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful heeding of Rumi's counsel than Thich Nhat Hanh's Living Buddha, Living Christ, a reading of Buddhism and Christianity (and, by implication, other faiths) as vast cultural-symbolic contexts for enabling human ethical maturity." ~ from the review


Abandoned To Lust: Sexual Slander And Ancient Christianity [Review], Rubén R. Dupertuis Jul 2007

Abandoned To Lust: Sexual Slander And Ancient Christianity [Review], Rubén R. Dupertuis

Religion Faculty Research

The author argues that accusations of sexual depravity in early Christian literature, whatever their historical value, must be placed in the broader context of Greco-Roman rhetorical traditions in which charges of sexual deviance were stock elements of rhetorical slander. The first chapter, “Sexual Slander and Ancient Invective,” shows the degree to which the discourses of status and gender were intertwined in the Greco-Roman world. In this context, accusations of sexual deviance served the construction and maintenance of an elite identity understood as a male who is able to control his passions and avoid excess. In four subsequent chapters she tracks ...


Memory, Tradition And Text: Uses Of The Past In Early Christianity - Edited By Alan Kirk And Tom Thatcher [Review Of The Book Memory, Tradition And Text: Uses Of The Past In Early Christianity, By A. Kirk & T. Thatcher, Ed.], Rubén R. Dupertuis Jul 2007

Memory, Tradition And Text: Uses Of The Past In Early Christianity - Edited By Alan Kirk And Tom Thatcher [Review Of The Book Memory, Tradition And Text: Uses Of The Past In Early Christianity, By A. Kirk & T. Thatcher, Ed.], Rubén R. Dupertuis

Religion Faculty Research

The aim of this collection of essays is, at least in part, to remedy the lack of attention that studies of early Christianity have paid to recent developments, in the fields of sociology and anthropology, in the study of memory. An excellent introductory survey by Alan Kirk of recent developments in memory studies is followed by eleven essays applying some aspect of the approach to various texts or problems in the study of early Christianity, and then by responses by Werner Kelber and Barry Schwartz. While the various contributions interact in different ways with the relevant theories and models, all ...


The Controversy Of Constantine's Conversion To Christianity, Tyler Yung Laughlin Jun 2007

The Controversy Of Constantine's Conversion To Christianity, Tyler Yung Laughlin

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

No abstract provided.


Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (East Lansing, Mi), C. William Pollard Jun 2007

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (East Lansing, Mi), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the 2007 Michigan Prayer Breakfast, Pollard argues that leadership requires certain moral and spiritual assets in order to be truly successful.


Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Belfast), C. William Pollard May 2007

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Belfast), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the Lord Mayor's Breakfast in Belfast, Pollard considers how leaders require certain moral and spiritual assets in order to be truly successful.


Loose Canon On Deck: How Contemporary Christians React To Media Portrayals Of Faith, Beliefs, And Rituals, Mitchell L. Leopard May 2007

Loose Canon On Deck: How Contemporary Christians React To Media Portrayals Of Faith, Beliefs, And Rituals, Mitchell L. Leopard

Religious Studies Theses

Throughout much of Christian history, the church had predominant control over religious ritual and belief. As early as the 1st Century, institutions representing "orthodoxy" were banning, forbidding or destroying the "heretical", separating it from what eventually would become canon and religious practice. The 21st Century provides new ways for spiritual knowledge to spread, bypassing traditional methods. Modern Martin Luthers can nail a manifesto to an internet door while the media's obsession with non-canonical texts provides no shortage of material for movies and television. A multi-media barrage challenges orthodox concepts and scriptural definition, often blurring the line between religion and ...


Are Teens Able To Articulate A Biblical Understanding Of Christianity?, Sheila L. Bruns Apr 2007

Are Teens Able To Articulate A Biblical Understanding Of Christianity?, Sheila L. Bruns

Master of Education Program Theses

The following study uses previous research about the religious and spiritual lives of American adolescents and their beliefs about the Christian faith to survey teenagers at a mid-western, Christian high school. The survey is given to find out what our young people know to be true about Christianity and if they can accurately articulate their beliefs based on Scripture and reinforced in the Heidelberg Catechism.

According to the research, the students surveyed are receiving the information they need to articulate a biblical definition of Christianity. They do, however, have their strengths and weaknesses. The weakest areas would be in the ...


Towards A Model Of Engagement In The Public Realm For The Methodist Church In Singapore, Kiem-Koik Kwa Apr 2007

Towards A Model Of Engagement In The Public Realm For The Methodist Church In Singapore, Kiem-Koik Kwa

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Missional Experiential Education For Developing Christian Global Citizens, David E. Fenrick Mar 2007

Missional Experiential Education For Developing Christian Global Citizens, David E. Fenrick

ATS Dissertations

At the start of the 21st century, Christian educators are faced with the challenge of equipping Christian disciples for participation in God's present mission in the world, a worldthatisinthemidstofradicalchangeduetotheforcesofglobalization. Christians around the world, most of whom will never have the opportunity to participate in formal ministerial education, are being called upon to demonstrate a missional multicultural witnessandgloballevelofcitizenshipinthecommunitieswheretheylive. Giventhis reality, Christian education at every level needs to discover a pedagogical process for preparing all Christians for missionary vocations that address the emerging missiological realities ofthe 21st century.

This research was undertaken in order to investigate the degree to which the ...


Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Toronto), C. William Pollard Feb 2007

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Toronto), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech, Pollard asks whether institutions such as Worldvision can uphold "timeless values" in a pluralistic society. He goes on to contend that they can if only managers see themselves as being moral as well as corporate leaders.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Indianapolis), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Indianapolis), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Whereas many Christians consider business a "necessary evil," in this address at the Christian Bookseller's Association Advance 2007 meeting (Indianapolis, IN) Pollard argues that profit can be virtuous, especially if corporate managers set the tone by considering themselves the servants of those they lead.





Management As A Liberal Art (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Management As A Liberal Art (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Covenant College, Pollard outlines his vision -- adopted from that of noted theorist Peter Drucker -- of management as a liberal art. In particular, he focuses on how corporate leadership cannot be oriented to simply utilitarian goals but must also consider the whole person physical, spiritual, and moral being.


Open For Business (Short Version), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Open For Business (Short Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Reflecting on his own experience bridging the gulf between business and faith while serving as Chairman of ServiceMaster, Pollard encourages students at Covenant College to go forth into their future vocations confident in their abilities to integrate faith and work in whatever arena they are called to serve.


Open For Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Open For Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Reflecting on his own experience bridging the gulf between business and faith while serving as Chairman of ServiceMaster, in this lecture Pollard encourages students at Covenant College to go forth into their future vocations confident that they will be able to integrate faith and work in whatever arena they are called to serve in.


Scot Mcknight Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Jan 2007

Scot Mcknight Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Dr. Scot McKnight, the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University in Chicago, IL, spoke at Pepperdine University on January 9, 2007 as a part of the third annual Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series. Before he spoke, Dr. McKnight sat down with Pepperdine's own Jerry Rushford to talk about his books, Jesus Creed and The Real Mary, as well as his thoughts on the emerging church movement.


Revitalization 14:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2007

Revitalization 14:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Revitalization 14:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2007

Revitalization 14:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


"Hti's Collaborations At Princeton And Beyond", Peter J. Casarella Jan 2007

"Hti's Collaborations At Princeton And Beyond", Peter J. Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

From April 19-21, 2007, I had the distinct pleasure of accompanying HTI scholars Néstor Medina (Toronto School of Theology) and Jacqueline M. Hidalgo (Claremont Graduate University, California) to an international gathering of theologians as well as several influential religious journalists. The meeting took place at the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton. HTI and CTI are neighbors, both located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary and separated only by Speer Library. Our journey across the street, so to speak, represents one of a few recent collaborative initiatives that have brought these two institutions closer together. It was also ...


Making History With Michel De Certeau: Place, Alterity, And Victory Over Death, Robert Winn Jan 2007

Making History With Michel De Certeau: Place, Alterity, And Victory Over Death, Robert Winn

Faculty Tenure Papers

No abstract provided.


World Religions And The Vegetarian Diet, Jo Ann Davidson Jan 2007

World Religions And The Vegetarian Diet, Jo Ann Davidson

Jo Ann Davidson

No abstract provided.


Shock Therapy Salvation, Margaret Moody Jan 2007

Shock Therapy Salvation, Margaret Moody

The Corinthian

Flannery O'Connor saw mankind as consumed with self-righteous disposition and self-preoccupation, making it necessary to use powerful and graphic descriptions to capture the average individual's attention. She was a writer with a mission: a mission that demanded the undivided attention of her readers. She was adamant in her determination to reach what she saw as a lost and morally decaying world. Mindful of the intense changes taking place in America during the late 1950's and early 1960's-feminist movements, the Beatles, and free love, to name a few-she saw the secular world as presenting many obstacles to ...


Jewish History And Memory In Paul Celan's "Du Liegst" , Irene Fußl Jan 2007

Jewish History And Memory In Paul Celan's "Du Liegst" , Irene Fußl

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In the poem "DU LIEGST" (1967), Paul Celan demonstrates his mindfulness of historical dates as memorials to past traumas—the execution of the conspirators of the plot to assassinate Hitler on 20 July 1944, the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in 1919, and the be-heading of Danton in 1794. Celan has also written the specific date of the poem into the text, although hidden, and weaves together Jewish tradition and events of the recent past in a lyric exploration of human suffering. Building on the hitherto predominantly biographical readings of the poem, the presence of traditional Jewish texts ...


The Contextualization Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ Among Bektashi Albanians, Richard William Shaw Jan 2007

The Contextualization Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ Among Bektashi Albanians, Richard William Shaw

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Spiritual Disciplines On Persons' Ability And Willingness To Forgive, Ming Li Chiu Jan 2007

The Impact Of Spiritual Disciplines On Persons' Ability And Willingness To Forgive, Ming Li Chiu

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Center For Christian-Jewish Understanding Of Sacred Heart University: An Example Of Fostering Dialogue And Understanding, Anthony J. Cernera Jan 2007

The Center For Christian-Jewish Understanding Of Sacred Heart University: An Example Of Fostering Dialogue And Understanding, Anthony J. Cernera

SHU Faculty Publications

Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, 1965), and subsequent documents, Guidelines and Suggestions (1974), Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Catholic Church (1985), and We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah (1998), prepared the path for a theological and educational agenda that was both corrective (the purging of anti-Jewish material from textbooks, catechisms, and preaching) and provided an opportunity for renewal, especially in the growth in theological study and dialogue between Christians and Jews. Since the founding of the first Interfaith Center in ...


Korean Christian Understanding Of Bok And Spiritual Maturity From Missiological Perspective, Sung Il Lee Jan 2007

Korean Christian Understanding Of Bok And Spiritual Maturity From Missiological Perspective, Sung Il Lee

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.