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Selfhood And The Search For An Identity: Explaining The Emergence Of The Nineteenth-Century Holiness Movement And Early Church Of The Nazarene, Paul R. George Jr. Dec 2004

Selfhood And The Search For An Identity: Explaining The Emergence Of The Nineteenth-Century Holiness Movement And Early Church Of The Nazarene, Paul R. George Jr.

Dissertations

This dissertation seeks to explain the emergence of the nineteenth-century Holiness Movement and subsequent organization of a national holiness church asthe result of a reconstruction of the cultural-linguistic system of John Wesley. In the process of contact and exchange with American religious pluralism, Wesley's doctrine of Christian perfection and his system of societies were reconstructed by charismatic leaders who selected discursive and nondiscursive elements which they found efficacious. Theological and social changes in the Methodist Episcopal Church compelled holiness advocates to emphasize theinstantaneous aspect of Wesley's doctrine of Christian perfection (entire sanctification) and construct a ritual form which ...


Innovating National Sovereignty And The Just War Tradition, Gary M. Simpson Oct 2004

Innovating National Sovereignty And The Just War Tradition, Gary M. Simpson

Faculty Publications

The two-thousand-year-old just war tradition is now read anew in light of the more recent Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect document. Eleanor Roosevelt played no small part in moving things in this new direction.


South Union Messenger (Fall 2004), Kentucky Library Research Collections Oct 2004

South Union Messenger (Fall 2004), Kentucky Library Research Collections

South Union Messenger

No abstract provided.


A Question Of Plain Dealing: Josiah Cotton, Native Christians, And The Quest For Security In Eighteenth-Century Plymouth County, Douglas L. Winiarski Sep 2004

A Question Of Plain Dealing: Josiah Cotton, Native Christians, And The Quest For Security In Eighteenth-Century Plymouth County, Douglas L. Winiarski

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

In the wake of King Philip's War (1675-76), Wampanoags throughout the "Old Colony" - Plymouth, Bristol, and Barnstable Counties in southeastern Massachusetts - struggled to pick up the pieces of a culture shattered by violence and warfare, riven with internal dissension, and plagued by economic exploitation and English racism. As several revisionist studies have shown, Indians like Ned turned to Christianity to combat the social and economic challenges confronting their communities during the first half of the eighteenth century, but they did so in complex and at times contradictory ways. The tenant families at Plain Dealing, for example, consigned their families ...


On The U.S. Aversion To Ritual Behavior And The Vocation Of The Liturgical Theologian, Martin F. Connell Sep 2004

On The U.S. Aversion To Ritual Behavior And The Vocation Of The Liturgical Theologian, Martin F. Connell

Theology Faculty Publications

This three-part essay reflects on the vocation of liturgical theologians in a culture in which there is a general antipathy toward the influence of religious rituals on personal formation and decision-making.1 Part ι considers a few foundational nineteenth-century authors of the American Renaissance for reflections on the aversion to Christian ritual behavior. Part 2 takes up the sermons of a few nineteenth-century revivalist preachers. Part 3 suggests five challenges to liturgical theologians who teach and think in the complex social and religious environment of the United States.


Spencer, John Henderson, 1826-1897 (Mss 120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2004

Spencer, John Henderson, 1826-1897 (Mss 120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 120. Incomplete biography of John Henderson Spencer for the years, 1826-1876. Spencer, a native of Allen County, Kentucky, was a Baptist minister and author. Includes a tribute to Spencer on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, 1946.


South Union Messenger (April 2004), Kentucky Library Research Collections Apr 2004

South Union Messenger (April 2004), Kentucky Library Research Collections

South Union Messenger

No abstract provided.


Shakers - South Union, Ky. (Mss 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2004

Shakers - South Union, Ky. (Mss 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 154. Shaker materials related to Jesse McCombs and James Johnson including slavery documents, guardianship documents, legal papers, land papers, grist and fulling mill papers, wills, agreements and receipts.


The "Tabernacle Post Office" Petition For The Saints Of Kanesville, Iowa, Fred E. Woods, Maurine Carr Ward Mar 2004

The "Tabernacle Post Office" Petition For The Saints Of Kanesville, Iowa, Fred E. Woods, Maurine Carr Ward

Faculty Publications

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. Thus spoke wise King Solomon a millennium before the birth of Christ. As America labored to give birth to a new nation, the United States Post Office Department was born when the Second Continental Congress met in 1775 at Philadelphia and agreed to appoint Benjamin Franklin as the country's first postmaster general. During the nineteenth century, America continued to grow in population as children were born and as immigrants crossed the Atlantic to the land of promise. This growth not only caused America to ...


A Rebel In The Ranks: A Biography Of Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Linda K. Alexander Jan 2004

A Rebel In The Ranks: A Biography Of Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Linda K. Alexander

Wesleyan Holiness Books

This dissertation studied the life, the theology and the educational pedagogy of Dr. Mildred Bangs Wynkoop. Wynkoop changed the theological framework within the international denomination of the Church of the Nazarene. Wynkoop’s proactive interpretation of Wesleyan theology kept the Church of the Nazarene in the forefront of theological development within the Wesleyan Holiness movement during the twentieth century.

Wynkoop was born on September 9, 1905 in Seattle, Washington. During her college years at Pasadena College she met and married Ralph Wynkoop, a religion major who wanted to be a preacher. After co-pastoring with her husband Ralph for several years ...


James Wilson: Presbyterian, Anglican, Thomist, Or Deist?: Does It Matter? (Chapter 7 Of The Founders On God And Government), Mark Hall Jan 2004

James Wilson: Presbyterian, Anglican, Thomist, Or Deist?: Does It Matter? (Chapter 7 Of The Founders On God And Government), Mark Hall

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

Excerpt: "James Wilson is buried in America's Westminster Abby-Christ Church, Philadelphia. This Anglican church is only blocks away from the First Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, where Wilson rented a pew until the end of his life. Some scholars report that Wilson joined the Anglican Communion in 1778, perhaps at the behest of one his best friends, William White, the first Anglican bishop of Philadelphia. Others claim he that never abandoned the Presbyterianism of his native Scotland. Still others pay no attention to his denominational commitments, arguing that he was actually a Thornist or a deist. Finally, some scholars say ...


New Union Congregation - Green County, Kentucky (Sc 1384), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2004

New Union Congregation - Green County, Kentucky (Sc 1384), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1384. Minutes of the New Union Congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Green County, Kentucky, which includes membership listings, marriages, deaths, etc. By 1922 this church had united with the Greensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani Jan 2004

In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Utah's Plight: A Passage Through The Great Depression, Joseph F. Darowski Jan 2004

Utah's Plight: A Passage Through The Great Depression, Joseph F. Darowski

Theses and Dissertations

The Great Depression marked a fateful passage in the annals of the American people. President Roosevelt's New Deal, the nation's signature response, proved to be a determined but erratic reaction. Against the backdrop of a nation deeply mired in an unrelenting international depression, dramatic events played themselves out in the lives of the men and women of Utah. Throughout, fidelity to principles of independence, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency were sorely challenged.

The people of Utah found succor in two almost diametrically opposed responses. The New Deal offered an amalgam of programs and panaceas through which the federal government attempted ...