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Ephesians And Ecumenism, Toby Eisenberg Dec 2019

Ephesians And Ecumenism, Toby Eisenberg

Religious Studies Theses and Dissertations

Christian ecumenism has made great strides during the twentieth century but is now widely seen as needing a new path. Avery Dulles has proposed an “exchange of gifts” notion of dialogue in which the participant churches share their understanding of the Christian life and all of the reasons they have for holding their particular doctrines and practices, drawing on whatever normative sources they believe are appropriate. The approach enables the participants to bear testimony in love in the hopes that they may better understand and appreciate each other more fully, thereby opening a path to increased doctrinal consensus and thus ...


The Politics Of Pity Versus Piety: The Poetics And Politics Behind Different Feminist Accounts On The Muslim Woman, Wei Mei Wong Dec 2019

The Politics Of Pity Versus Piety: The Poetics And Politics Behind Different Feminist Accounts On The Muslim Woman, Wei Mei Wong

Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

This article analyzes two books that utilize the construct of “The Muslim Woman” as a symbol for public consumption across a global and conceptual scale: Saba Mahmood’s book, 'Politics of Piety', and Malala Yousafzai’s and Christina Lamb’s 'I am Malala'. The motivation behind the analysis is to situate the texts within debates on essentialism within accounts of Muslim women. While essentialism and the critique of it in such discussions are not a novelty, the books demonstrate a physical manifestation of essentialism and a reductionist reaction toward this brand of essentialism. Through analysis of the content, poetics, and ...


A Bridge Between Earth & Sky: How The Natural World Shaped The Civilizations Of Ancient And Early-Modern Persia, Sophia Cabana Dec 2019

A Bridge Between Earth & Sky: How The Natural World Shaped The Civilizations Of Ancient And Early-Modern Persia, Sophia Cabana

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

This project seeks to investigate the ways in which nature shaped the culture of ancient Persia through technology, architecture, agriculture, and art. Furthermore, this project investigates how the symbols and mentalities of ancient Persia were carried forward into the early-modern period. Achaemenid Persia and Babylon are studied as societies which influenced one another and combined to create the foundation of Persian culture as it is currently understood, which then combined in later centuries with other Middle Eastern and Central Asian cultural movements to produce the Safavid and Mughal Empires. The Safavids and Mughals imitated and revived Persian culture in order ...


Exodus/Bay Shore: How An Idea Became A Reality, Freda Elliott Baker Dec 2019

Exodus/Bay Shore: How An Idea Became A Reality, Freda Elliott Baker

West Islip (New York) Church of Christ Audio Collection

Freda Eliott Baker recounts the story of the ExodusBayshore church plant.


Perrin's "The Kingdom Of God: A Biblical Theology For Life" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck Dec 2019

Perrin's "The Kingdom Of God: A Biblical Theology For Life" (Book Review), Craig Rosenbeck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Kozar's "Sweet Tea For The Soul: Down-Home Devotions To Comfort The Heart" (Book Review), Elizabeth A. Nolan Dec 2019

Kozar's "Sweet Tea For The Soul: Down-Home Devotions To Comfort The Heart" (Book Review), Elizabeth A. Nolan

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Kyle's "True Heart Girls Devotional: God's Promises For Me!" (Book Review), Elizabeth A. Nolan Dec 2019

Kyle's "True Heart Girls Devotional: God's Promises For Me!" (Book Review), Elizabeth A. Nolan

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Mcentyre's "When Poets Pray" (Book Review), Carrie Beth Lowe Dec 2019

Mcentyre's "When Poets Pray" (Book Review), Carrie Beth Lowe

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


What About The Trinity? — 2, George R. Knight Dec 2019

What About The Trinity? — 2, George R. Knight

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Restoring Shattered Lives, Esther Green Dec 2019

Restoring Shattered Lives, Esther Green

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


A Power Man’S Theology: Marvel’S Luke Cage And Black Liberation Theology, Diarron B. Morrison Dec 2019

A Power Man’S Theology: Marvel’S Luke Cage And Black Liberation Theology, Diarron B. Morrison

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Netflix released Marvel’s Luke Cage in 2016 to critical acclaim. Born from a 1970s comic book, the series features Luke Cage, an African-American superhero. Cage is a big, bald, bulletproof black man. Instead of tights and a cape, Cage wears a hoodie calling the audience to remember Trayvon Martin and other victims of white racism. Theologian James Cone created Black Liberation Theology in the 1970s. As a result of Cone’s work, Black Liberation Theology addresses the issue of white racism from a theological standpoint. In this thesis I present a close reading of Marvel’s Luke Cage using ...


Purity/Impurity And The Lordship Of Jesus In The Gospel According To Mark, David Issac Lewis Dec 2019

Purity/Impurity And The Lordship Of Jesus In The Gospel According To Mark, David Issac Lewis

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Lewis, David Issac.

“Purity/Impurity and the Lordship of Jesus in the Gospel according to Mark.”

Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2020.

238 pp.

Most modern scholars read purity/impurity to be a major theme in the handwashing controversy of Mark 7:1–23, and the majority further interpret the parenthetical participle clause in Mark 7:19b to indicate that Jesus abrogates the food regulations of Leviticus 11. Many interpreters also detect purity/impurity to be a theme in the three miracle accounts of Mark 1:40–45 and 5:21–43 and in the exorcism accounts. Fewer interpreters, however ...


Reading Scripture: Developing Intimacy With God, The Church, And Community, Tammy Janiece Jacko Dec 2019

Reading Scripture: Developing Intimacy With God, The Church, And Community, Tammy Janiece Jacko

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

By addressing the biblical literacy that results from not reading Scripture, and lack of discipline, Christians will experience spiritual growth, maturity, and a Christian worldview as a result of applying proper exegesis and hermeneutics of Scripture. The purpose of this Doctor of Ministry thesis project is to help Christians read the Bible by engaging in proper biblical interpretation. According to Fee and Stuart, “a text cannot mean what it could never have meant for its original readers/hearers. The interpretation of the biblical text is what the original writer had first spoken or written,” directly from God; therefore, developing the ...


Inerrancy Is Not A Strong Or Classical Foundationalism, Mark Boone Dec 2019

Inerrancy Is Not A Strong Or Classical Foundationalism, Mark Boone

HKBU Staff Publication

The general idea of strong foundationalism is that knowledge is founded on well warranted beliefs that do not derive any warrant from other beliefs and that all our other beliefs depend on these foundational ones for their warrant. Although inerrancy posits Scripture as a solid foundation for theology, the idea that the doctrine of biblical inerrancy involves a strong foundationalist epistemology is deeply problematic. In fact, inerrancy does not require any particular view of the structure of knowledge, and notable sources on inerrancy tout it in ways inconsistent with most forms of strong foundationalism.


New Bottles, Old Wine: The Contemporary Palestinian Political Division, Abdalhadi Alijla, Aziz Al Masri Nov 2019

New Bottles, Old Wine: The Contemporary Palestinian Political Division, Abdalhadi Alijla, Aziz Al Masri

Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

This study examines the prolonged Palestinian division. Its essential focus is to explore the various stages that the Palestinian political system has gone through and track its development from the British mandate up to the ongoing division between Fatah and Hamas. It aims to uncover the roles of regional and foreign actors which have destabilized the Palestinian national movement. Moreover, it demonstrates the role of the United Kingdom and Israel in inciting the divide and conquer principle during the British mandate, as well as the way the Palestine Liberation Organisation managed to maintain national unity from the 1960s. Finally, this ...


Narratives In Conflict: Atonement In Hebrews And The Qur'an, Matthew A. Bennett Nov 2019

Narratives In Conflict: Atonement In Hebrews And The Qur'an, Matthew A. Bennett

Faculty Books

Did Jesus die on the cross for our sins as the Gospels describe? Or, as Muslims often contend, was Jesus rescued to heaven in order to avoid the shameful crucifixion that would be unbefitting of a messenger of God? This debate has raged for generations and has caused no shortage of frustration among those seeking to explain the central teaching of the Christian faith to those influenced by the Qur’an. What this book aims to do is uncover four barriers to understanding the biblical teaching on atonement that likely exist in the minds of our Muslim friends prior to ...


Pressed But Not Crushed: How World War Ii Letter Writers Use The Bible As A Rhetorical Device, Mackenzie Ford Nov 2019

Pressed But Not Crushed: How World War Ii Letter Writers Use The Bible As A Rhetorical Device, Mackenzie Ford

Honors Theses

World War II carried profound sociopolitical and moral weight. At a time when so many lost their hope in humanity, some family members and soldiers wrote about their beliefs and continued to believe in something bigger than themselves. They corresponded with one another throughout the war, reminding each other of the fundamental truths that bound them together and enabled them to keep going. I sought to find how the Bible might have been used as a rhetorical device in these particular World War II letters. Four questions guided my research process: (1) Who wrote the letter? (2) What was their ...


Stella Thompson Nelson And Effie Thompson Harlan Papers, (1898-1925), Stella Thompson Nelson, Effie Thompson Harlan Nov 2019

Stella Thompson Nelson And Effie Thompson Harlan Papers, (1898-1925), Stella Thompson Nelson, Effie Thompson Harlan

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Stella Nelson and Effie Harlan Papers, (1889-1925).


Genesis 10 & 11: A Theological And Geographical Framework For The Mission Of Paul, Jackson Scott Richardson Nov 2019

Genesis 10 & 11: A Theological And Geographical Framework For The Mission Of Paul, Jackson Scott Richardson

Masters Theses

The aim of this thesis is to offer a holistic solution to the purpose problem. Current scholarship has yet to provide a perspective that accounts for both the theological perspectives of Paul’s missional work and geographical plans of Paul’s missionary journeys. By establishing the Table of Nations and the Tower of Babel as a common factor from which Paul’s theological perspectives and geographical decision making derive, this study will build a foundation from which future work can gain insight into Pauline thought and encourage a renewed emphasis on understanding Genesis 10 and 11 when considering biblical study ...


Ruben Rosario Rodriguez, Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond The Theologies Of World And Culture, Stacy Guinto-Salinas Nov 2019

Ruben Rosario Rodriguez, Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond The Theologies Of World And Culture, Stacy Guinto-Salinas

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


Efrain Agosto And Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Editors, Latinxs, The Bible, And Migration, Victor Carmona Nov 2019

Efrain Agosto And Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Editors, Latinxs, The Bible, And Migration, Victor Carmona

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


Witnessing At Work When It's Taboo To Talk About Religion, Michael E. Cafferky, D.B.A. Oct 2019

Witnessing At Work When It's Taboo To Talk About Religion, Michael E. Cafferky, D.B.A.

Faculty Works

This article explores an alternative to traditional approaches to evangelism in the workplace. it presents an approach based on using the language of business alone in conversations with coworkers, suppliers and customers. While it is often taboo to talk about religion in secular organizations, opportunities exist for believers to be not just silent witnesses but rather explicit verbal witnesses to Jesus Christ. Business conversations naturally present opportunities to champion the theological identity and character traits of Jesus Christ without mentioning his name.


Reviews, Arden C. Autry Phd, Christopher G. Foster, Jennifer Greig-Berens, John Austin Helm, Thad R. Horner, Wonsuk Ma, Sandra Richardson, R. Samuel Thorpe, Jeffrey Voth, Ruth Whiteford Oct 2019

Reviews, Arden C. Autry Phd, Christopher G. Foster, Jennifer Greig-Berens, John Austin Helm, Thad R. Horner, Wonsuk Ma, Sandra Richardson, R. Samuel Thorpe, Jeffrey Voth, Ruth Whiteford

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.


Healing En Masse: Examining The Unique Contribution Of The Spirit-Empowered Movement To The Practice Of Mass Evangelism, Daniel King Oct 2019

Healing En Masse: Examining The Unique Contribution Of The Spirit-Empowered Movement To The Practice Of Mass Evangelism, Daniel King

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the unique innovation of mass healing evangelism by Spirit-empowered evangelists as an effective methodology for reaching people for Christ. It will trace the development of the idea of healing “en masse” in the Pentecostal tradition. It showcases a case study from a crusade conducted by the author in the nation of Brazil in which healing and evangelism were wedded together as an effective ministry strategy.


The Impact Of Healing On The Growth Of Christianity In Asia: An Empirical Investigation, Julie Ma Oct 2019

The Impact Of Healing On The Growth Of Christianity In Asia: An Empirical Investigation, Julie Ma

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the role healing has played in the expansion of Christianity throughout Asia. It documents stories from various regions of Asia to demonstrate that healing is an effective method for evangelism.


“I Will Heal Their Land”: The Meaning And Significance Of Healing (רפא) In 2 Chronicles 7:13–16, Lian Mung Oct 2019

“I Will Heal Their Land”: The Meaning And Significance Of Healing (רפא) In 2 Chronicles 7:13–16, Lian Mung

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the meaning and significance of Yahweh’s promise to heal the land of his people in 2 Chr 7:13–16 within its immediate context and also within the book of 2 Chronicles by exploring how the text is connected linguistically and thematically with other related texts. It argues that the meaning of healing in 2 Chr 7:13–16 extends far beyond the physical healing of the land that results in agricultural blessings, and the theme of healing plays a significant role in the Chronicler’s theology of retribution, repentance, and restoration.


Becoming A Whole Person Medical Professional: Reflections From An Oru Medical Student, Clay Powell, M.D. Oct 2019

Becoming A Whole Person Medical Professional: Reflections From An Oru Medical Student, Clay Powell, M.D.

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article is a reflection about the legacy of whole person medicine by a graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.


Healing Through Prayer And Medicine: How Oral Roberts’ Healing Vision Was— And Continues To Be—Fulfilled, John R. Crouch, Jr., M.D. Oct 2019

Healing Through Prayer And Medicine: How Oral Roberts’ Healing Vision Was— And Continues To Be—Fulfilled, John R. Crouch, Jr., M.D.

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article is a personal reflection on the legacy of integration of divine healing with medical practice through the vision of the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. It charts the origins of the School of Medicine, the implementation of the philosophy of prayer and medicine, and the legacy that followed the theology and faculty after the school closed in 1989.


Editorial - The Healing Issue, Daniel D. Isgrigg Oct 2019

Editorial - The Healing Issue, Daniel D. Isgrigg

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Oct 2019

Front Matter, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.