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Contesting Faith, Truth, And Religious Language At The Creation Museum: A Historical-Theological Reflection, Brent A. R. Hege Apr 2014

Contesting Faith, Truth, And Religious Language At The Creation Museum: A Historical-Theological Reflection, Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, attempts to demonstrate the flaws in contemporary science and to offer an alternative explanation of human origins and biological complexity rooted in a specific reading of the biblical narrative. This effort, however, is paradoxically rooted in the worldview of modern science and the Enlightenment. This article will examine the Creation Museum’s definitions of faith, truth, and religious language and will compare these definitions to those of mainline Protestant Christianity to uncover the historical and theological presuppositions of Creationist and mainline Protestant engagements with contemporary science.


Review Of "Thinking Christ: Christology And Contemporary Critics", Brent A. R. Hege Jul 2013

Review Of "Thinking Christ: Christology And Contemporary Critics", Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

A review of Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics by Jane Barter Moulaison.


„Zurück Zu Schleiermacher! Und Von Schleiermacher Aus Vorwärts!“ Georg Wobbermin And The Legacy Of Schleiermacher In Weimar Liberal Protestantism, Brent A. R. Hege Nov 2012

„Zurück Zu Schleiermacher! Und Von Schleiermacher Aus Vorwärts!“ Georg Wobbermin And The Legacy Of Schleiermacher In Weimar Liberal Protestantism, Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

As dialectical theology rose to prominence in the years following World War I, the new theologians sought to distance themselves from liberalism in a number of ways, an important one being a rejection of Schleiermacher’s methods and conclusions. In reading the history of Weimar-era theology as it has been written in the twentieth century one would be forgiven for assuming that Schleiermacher found no defenders during this time, as liberal theology quietly faded into the twilight. However, a closer examination of this period reveals a different story. The last generation of liberal theologians consistently appealed to Schleiermacher for support ...


Religious Society And The Family In Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1630 To 1740, Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom May 1987

Religious Society And The Family In Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1630 To 1740, Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

By the early seventeenth century, English dissenters had developed a vital tradition of voluntary religious exercise operating within the shadow of the established church. Those who immigrated faced a new world of possibilities for public expression of religious commitment. How three generations of New Englanders altered and adapted these habits of religious sociability is the subject of this study.

The dissertation examines religious culture in Charlestown, Massachusetts through the history of three institutions: the family, the private devotional society, and the local church. The focus throughout is on lay religiosity and the interrelation of "private" and "public" religious activities. Church ...


A Life Of Humble Fear: The Biography Of Daniel Sommer, 1850-1940, James Stephen Wolfgang Jan 1975

A Life Of Humble Fear: The Biography Of Daniel Sommer, 1850-1940, James Stephen Wolfgang

Graduate Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


The Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) In Indiana: A Study Of The Churches And Their Leadership, James P. Johnson Jul 1971

The Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) In Indiana: A Study Of The Churches And Their Leadership, James P. Johnson

Graduate Thesis Collection

This research project is a study of 227 Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana. These 227 churches were identified by the Regional Office of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana as being fully cooperative with the work within the Region. The project was conducted in two parts or phases. Phase 1 was a study of the churches based upon statistical data which the churches reported to the Yearbook. Phase 2 was a study of the attitudes of selected leaders within these 227 churches. It should be noted in the beginning that this study does not tell the ...


The Syrian Church In India, A. John George Jan 1967

The Syrian Church In India, A. John George

Graduate Thesis Collection

This thesis is specially concerned with the section of the Church now called Mar Thoma Syrian Church; it has therefore to leave out of consideration the various groups which live apart from that section, once the occasions of separation have been noticed. Thus we shall see that the Syrian Church has a loose-knit unity until 1653; for the last fifty years that period under Roman Control. Then about half of the Christians became Jacobite in allegiance. The work of the Christian Missionary Society, missionaries in the nineteenth century, led the coversion of a few families to the Anglican faith and ...


A History Of The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Nancy Elizabeth Clark Jan 1966

A History Of The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Nancy Elizabeth Clark

Graduate Thesis Collection

If any one event in history were caused by any other single event, or indeed if any trend of events were caused by any other single trend, historical research would be a relatively simple matter. But history is not so simple. A history of government does not involve politics alone, nor does a history of baseball involve simply the quality of the pitcher's and batter's techniques. Likewise the history of a church includes far more than the Sunday sermons, however important these may be.

The complexity of a given historical institution can perhaps be typified by the subject ...


The Life And Contribution Of Robert Monroe Bell, Claire E. Berry Jan 1965

The Life And Contribution Of Robert Monroe Bell, Claire E. Berry

Graduate Thesis Collection

Since 1941, R. M. Bell has devoted his life to the training of ministers as the President of Johnson Bible College, Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee. During his tenure as president he has represented a point of view that has played both a distinctive and controversial role in the life of our Brotherhood. It is the purpose of this study to examine his life historically with emphasis on the events and influences that helped shape his life and thought. His theological positions will be surveyed and a critique given regarding the contribution his life and thought has had in the Christian church.


The Doctrine Of The Ministry Among The Disciples Of Christ, Arthur H. Bishop Jan 1964

The Doctrine Of The Ministry Among The Disciples Of Christ, Arthur H. Bishop

Graduate Thesis Collection

The purpose of this paper is to attempt to remove some of the vagueness associated with the ministry of the Disciples and to add some depth to their theory of the ministry through some proposals for renewal and reformation. First, I propose to accomplish this purpose through an historical survey of the development of the ministry among Disciples. Then, some recommendations will be offered in the light of the Biblical ministry, the historical ministry of the Church, and the contemporary situation. It is my opinion that the Church and its ministry must be renewed constantly through continuing reformations. In order ...


Characteristics Of Closed Christian Churches In Selected States, 1920-1957, Charles Beecher Barr Jan 1962

Characteristics Of Closed Christian Churches In Selected States, 1920-1957, Charles Beecher Barr

Graduate Thesis Collection

It is not the purpose of this study to find the answer to the question which has often been asked, "Why have so many churches closed?" Finding the answer to this question is possibly an ultimate or underlying purpose, but it is not anticipated that the study will answer the question. Very little study is given to the processes which operate to cause the demise of particular congregations. Attention is rather focused on statistical data which are easily obtainable and the attempt is made to determine which of these are significantly related to the fact of closing.


W.W. Otey: Controversialist, Cecil Willis Jan 1962

W.W. Otey: Controversialist, Cecil Willis

Graduate Thesis Collection

A biographical thesis on W.W. Otey, prominent preacher in the Churches of Christ and controversial writer.


Fellowship And The Disciples' Doctrine Of The Chruch, Evelyn Faye Hale Jan 1961

Fellowship And The Disciples' Doctrine Of The Chruch, Evelyn Faye Hale

Graduate Thesis Collection

It is necessary for me to do three things In this thesis: (1) Spell out the meaning of fellowship in relationship to an understanding of the nature of the church In its origin and in contemporary thinking. (2) Find out what our own traditions are regarding the nature of the church. (3) Evaluate our traditional understanding of the concept of the church as Disciples of Christ.


The Contribution Of A "Layman" To The Restoration Movement, Allan J. Hunter Dec 1959

The Contribution Of A "Layman" To The Restoration Movement, Allan J. Hunter

Graduate Thesis Collection

The name of Tomas Wharton Phillips, (1835-1912), occurs quite frequently in the history of the Disciples of Christ. Probably his family name is best known by its association with Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma. There has also been a renewed interest in him through the recent completion of the "T.W. Phillips Memorial Library" in Nashville, Tennessee, now the headquarters of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society.

This general interst generated into a special interst, when, during the lectures on the history of the Disciples of Christ, a remark was made to the effect that "there was a need for a ...


A Study Of Ministerial Education Among The Disciples Of Christ From 1900 To 1915, Marion Lynn Hieronymus Jan 1958

A Study Of Ministerial Education Among The Disciples Of Christ From 1900 To 1915, Marion Lynn Hieronymus

Graduate Thesis Collection

The purpose of this thesis is to examine both the philosophy and realization of lIinisterial education of the brotherhood of Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) during a period extending from 1900 to 1915.


David Lipscomb's Doctrine Of The Church, Herman L. Barnett Jan 1956

David Lipscomb's Doctrine Of The Church, Herman L. Barnett

Graduate Thesis Collection

David Lipscomb, editor of the Gospel Advocate for almost half a century, was a man of wide influence. He was intensely devoted to the cause of Christ. In the estimation of his admirers he "had a keener and deeper insight to the meaning of the Holy Scriptures and of God's dealings with the race than any other one man in all Christendom." Though such a judgement is open to question, the man becomes a fit subject for such a study as we have attempted to make.


The Relevance Of The Ecumenical Movement Of The New Testament Church, Robert E. Black Jan 1949

The Relevance Of The Ecumenical Movement Of The New Testament Church, Robert E. Black

Graduate Thesis Collection

In this dissertation we are not only converned in studying the development of the ecumenical movement, but our attention will also be focused upon this question, "In what particulars in the ecumenical movement relevant to the New Testament Church?" Our first concern will be to give an account of this movement noting personnel, places, conferences, emphases, etc. Then we shall compare and contrast the ecumenical movement with the organism called the church, the earliest record of which is in the New Testament.


A Study Of Current Evangelism Among The Christian Churches, Medford Jones Jan 1948

A Study Of Current Evangelism Among The Christian Churches, Medford Jones

Graduate Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


The Contribution Of Peter Ainslie To The Ecumenical Movement, John Weeden Douglas Jan 1945

The Contribution Of Peter Ainslie To The Ecumenical Movement, John Weeden Douglas

Graduate Thesis Collection

A survey of the life of Dr. Peter Ainslie, a prominent leader of the Disciples of Christ, and his gradual movement away from denominational Christianity and his increasing prominence in the ecumenical movement and ultimately,his position of advocating for nondenominational Christianity.


The All-Canada Movement Of The Churches Of Christ In Canada, Duncan D. Mccoll Jan 1943

The All-Canada Movement Of The Churches Of Christ In Canada, Duncan D. Mccoll

Graduate Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


The Doctrine Of Christian Service As Practiced By The Quakers, Donald B. Spitler Jan 1941

The Doctrine Of Christian Service As Practiced By The Quakers, Donald B. Spitler

Graduate Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


American Protestantism And Toleration, Raymond Abner Smith Jan 1904

American Protestantism And Toleration, Raymond Abner Smith

Manuscript Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


Comparison Of Greek And Latin Christianity, Elvet Eugene Moorman Jun 1899

Comparison Of Greek And Latin Christianity, Elvet Eugene Moorman

Manuscript Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.