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Burmese Nationalism And Christianity In Myanmar: Christian Identity And Witness In Myanmar Today, Zam Khat Kham Dec 2016

Burmese Nationalism And Christianity In Myanmar: Christian Identity And Witness In Myanmar Today, Zam Khat Kham

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

The dissertation first considers the historical and cultural settings of a rising Burmese nationalism that embraces Buddhism as an essential component and seeks to enforce a cultural homogenization known as “Burmanization” on all citizens of Myanmar. For the minority Christian church in Myanmar, this ardent and pervasive nationalism presents a serious challenge, for which the church has yet to present an adequate response. After evaluating the few efforts made by Christians to address the problems confronting the church in the context of a culture of aggressive Buddhist nationalism, the study offers a way forward. Drawing on the resources of Reformation ...


Holiness Unto Whom? John Wesley’S Doctrine Of Entire Sanctification In Light Of The Two Kinds Of Righteousness, John Trinklein Aug 2016

Holiness Unto Whom? John Wesley’S Doctrine Of Entire Sanctification In Light Of The Two Kinds Of Righteousness, John Trinklein

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

It is the thesis of this dissertation that Wesley’s “distinctive doctrine” of ‘entire sanctification’—indeed, his entire ordo salutis—is predicated upon a different theological starting point than Luther. Furthermore, Wesley used this vantage point to address a different set of issues than those that faced the Reformer. But while the spiritual torpor and moral decay of eighteenth century England truly were deplorable conditions which needed to be addressed, Wesley’s different starting point led both to some unintended theological consequences and to his misunderstanding Luther’s theology regarding sanctification.


Changes Within The Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference Of North America That Led To The Exit Of The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Mark Braun May 2000

Changes Within The Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference Of North America That Led To The Exit Of The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Mark Braun

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

The following study presents the stages of the intersynodical debate that led the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod to exit the Ev. Lutheran Synodical Conference during the thirty years, 1931-61.Official source material is abundant. The synod's theological journal has presented a consistent viewpoint regarding the Scouting movement, the military chaplaincy, applications of the synod's teachings regarding church fellowship, and the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, all of which played key roles in Wisconsin's exit.


In Search Of The Real Philipp Melanchthon, Timothy Wengert Apr 1998

In Search Of The Real Philipp Melanchthon, Timothy Wengert

Church History

Convocation recorded at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis, Mo.) on April 8, 1998.

Dr. Wengert discusses his opinion that Melancthon has not received proper credit for his work in the Reformation.


I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., Paul Schrieber Apr 1997

I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., Paul Schrieber

Lay Lectures

A workshop held at Concordia Seminary, April 12, 1997.

The workshop, intended for both pastors & laypeople, explores scriptural, liturgical, and congregational resources for helping each other faithfully prepare for dying.


I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., John Zeile Apr 1997

I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., John Zeile

Lay Lectures

A workshop held at Concordia Seminary, April 12, 1997.

The workshop, intended for both pastors & laypeople, explores scriptural, liturgical, and congregational resources for helping each other faithfully prepare for dying.


I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., Henry Gerike Apr 1997

I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., Henry Gerike

Lay Lectures

A workshop held at Concordia Seminary, April 12, 1997.

The workshop, intended for both pastors & laypeople, explores scriptural, liturgical, and congregational resources for helping each other faithfully prepare for dying.


I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., Todd Riordan Apr 1997

I Shall Not Die : Christians & The Art Of Dying., Todd Riordan

Lay Lectures

A workshop held at Concordia Seminary, April 12, 1997.

The workshop, intended for both pastors & laypeople, explores scriptural, liturgical, and congregational resources for helping each other faithfully prepare for dying.


Integrity And Integration In Ecclesiastical Historiography: The Perspective Of Mosheim And Neander, Paulo Buss May 1994

Integrity And Integration In Ecclesiastical Historiography: The Perspective Of Mosheim And Neander, Paulo Buss

Doctor of Theology Dissertation

This investigation attempts to apply the motif of integrity and integration in an examination of Lutheran ecclesiastical historiography. This is not a comprehensive survey involving all the significant Lutheran historians of the past but rather focuses on selected Lutheran historians of different centuries to determine possible tendencies in their views of integrity and integration. Although these terms themselves are not employed as such by the theologians/historians analyzed here, this study starts with the hypothesis that the concepts expressed by these terms are not unfamiliar to them.

In a study of Lutheran historiography the question about Luther's view of ...


The Bursting Of Old Wineskins: An Investigation Into Luther's Withdrawal From Augustine And The Scholastics As Evidenced In His Treatment Of Opus Operatum And Opus Operantis, Joel Brondos May 1994

The Bursting Of Old Wineskins: An Investigation Into Luther's Withdrawal From Augustine And The Scholastics As Evidenced In His Treatment Of Opus Operatum And Opus Operantis, Joel Brondos

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

In the Heidelberg Theses, we are confronted with the Augustinian Martin Luther who touted Augustine as Paul's most faithful interpreter. Later, however, we come to know a Luther who withdrew from Augustine: "At first I devoured, not merely read, Augustine. But when the door was opened for me in Paul, so that I understood what justification by faith is, it was all over with Augustine. This paper hopes to sail forward with Luther in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, steering cleanly between the Scylla and Charybdis of synergism and determinism, a way which neither Occam nor Augustine ...


Henry Viii : Defender Of The Faith?, Peter Brooks Oct 1991

Henry Viii : Defender Of The Faith?, Peter Brooks

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Convocation recorded on October 17, 1991, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Explores the historical and religious dimensions of Henry's reign. Explains and examines the faith defended by Henry. Presents Luther's thoughts of Henry. Discusses the "Articles of Faith."


To Be Remembered As A Chair': The Domestication Of American Shakerism, Stephen Stein May 1991

To Be Remembered As A Chair': The Domestication Of American Shakerism, Stephen Stein

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Convocation recorded on May 8, 1991, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Any Luther Without Augustine?, Henry Chadwick Apr 1991

Any Luther Without Augustine?, Henry Chadwick

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Convocation recorded on April 17, 1991, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Luther Sites In Germany, Hans-Joachim Beeskow Mar 1990

Luther Sites In Germany, Hans-Joachim Beeskow

Church History

Convocation recorded on March 21, 1990, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Leadership Training In Today's Context For Tomorrow's Harvest, James Costen Apr 1989

Leadership Training In Today's Context For Tomorrow's Harvest, James Costen

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Black Outreach Symposium convocation recorded on April 19, 1989, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Lutheran Tradition And The Black Culture, James Thomas Apr 1989

Lutheran Tradition And The Black Culture, James Thomas

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Black Outreach Symposium major presentation recorded on April 18, 1989, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Denominational Strategies For Growth, Win Arn May 1987

Denominational Strategies For Growth, Win Arn

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Recorded on May 6, 1987 at the Church Growth Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Commonalities Of Growing Churches, Wayne Pohl May 1987

Commonalities Of Growing Churches, Wayne Pohl

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Recorded on May 6, 1987 at the Church Growth Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


What's New In Church Growth?, Win Arn May 1987

What's New In Church Growth?, Win Arn

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Recorded on May 5, 1987 at the Church Growth Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Strategies And Models For Urban Evangelism, Raymond Bakke May 1987

Strategies And Models For Urban Evangelism, Raymond Bakke

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Recorded on May 5, 1987 at the Church Growth Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Megatrends In Church Growth And Ministry, Stephen Wagner May 1987

Megatrends In Church Growth And Ministry, Stephen Wagner

Miscellaneous Seminars/Lectures

Recorded on May 5, 1987 at the Church Growth Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Luther During And After The Reformation, Ernest Schwiebert Mar 1980

Luther During And After The Reformation, Ernest Schwiebert

Church History

Part 2. Lecture delivered to student convocation, March 5, 1980


Luther During And After The Reformation, Ernest Schwiebert Mar 1980

Luther During And After The Reformation, Ernest Schwiebert

Church History

Part 1. Lecture delivered to the faculty, March 4, 1980.


Emphasis On The Fundamentals, Paul Spitz May 1979

Emphasis On The Fundamentals, Paul Spitz

Church History

Banquet address given to colloquium commemorating the 450th anniversary of Luther's catechisms, 1529-1979, May 3-4, 1979, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


The State Of Catechetics Today, Maureen Kelly May 1979

The State Of Catechetics Today, Maureen Kelly

Church History

Address given to colloquium commemorating the 450th anniversary of Luther's catechisms, 1529-1979, May 3-4, 1979, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


The History Of The Catechism, Richard Schultz May 1979

The History Of The Catechism, Richard Schultz

Church History

Address given to colloquium commemorating the 450th anniversary of Luther's catechisms, 1529-1979, May 3-4, 1979, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Calvin And Luther: Their Personal And Theological Relationship, Wilhelm Neuser Mar 1979

Calvin And Luther: Their Personal And Theological Relationship, Wilhelm Neuser

Church History

Convocation held at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, March 12, 1979.


Astrology, The Occult, And Satanism., Philip Lochhaas, James Valentine Oct 1978

Astrology, The Occult, And Satanism., Philip Lochhaas, James Valentine

Lay Lectures

Cult workshop


The Newest Cults., Philip Lochhaas, James Valentine Oct 1978

The Newest Cults., Philip Lochhaas, James Valentine

Lay Lectures

Cult workshop


Eastern Religions., Philip Lochhaas, James Valentine Oct 1978

Eastern Religions., Philip Lochhaas, James Valentine

Lay Lectures

Cult workshop