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Canadian Christian Nationalism?: The Religiosity And Politics Of The Christian Heritage Party Of Canada, Leah A D Mckeen Jan 2015

Canadian Christian Nationalism?: The Religiosity And Politics Of The Christian Heritage Party Of Canada, Leah A D Mckeen

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

In this dissertation I examines the worldview and concerns held by members of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP) as a means of understanding Canada’s Christian Right. I present a perspective of Canada’s Christian Right that challenges assumptions made about this religio-political ideology by showing how the political choices made by members of the CHP make sense within the members’ context. The CHP is a federal political party, first registered in 1986, that markets itself as “Canada’s only pro-life party.” Although the party was initially developed by a group of conservative Protestants and Roman Catholics, the ...


Ulrich Siegfried Leupold (1909-70), Paul Helmer Jan 2012

Ulrich Siegfried Leupold (1909-70), Paul Helmer

Consensus

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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary At 101 Years Of Age Deeply Rooted - Stretching Upward And Outward, Marge Watters Knebel Jan 2012

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary At 101 Years Of Age Deeply Rooted - Stretching Upward And Outward, Marge Watters Knebel

Consensus

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Welcoming The Stranger: An Exploration Of The Nature Of The Work Of Mennonite Christians In The Work Of Refugee Assistance In The Region Of Waterloo, Paul Millar Jan 2004

Welcoming The Stranger: An Exploration Of The Nature Of The Work Of Mennonite Christians In The Work Of Refugee Assistance In The Region Of Waterloo, Paul Millar

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Mennonite Christians in the Kitchener Waterloo region have been involved in the work of refugee assistance for the past 25 years as an expression of their Christian faith. Their involvement is primarily in two forms. One form of refugee assistance is through providing sponsorship to refugees from overseas to Canada. Sponsorship is done through the Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario and Federal Private Sponsorship Program. In this program, Church congregations commit themselves to the financial and settlement support of the sponsored refugee(s) for a minimum of one year. The other form of assistance is through the funding and staffing ...


On The Edges: Mennonite Peacemakers On Christian Peacemaker Teams, Carolyn D. Reimer Jan 2003

On The Edges: Mennonite Peacemakers On Christian Peacemaker Teams, Carolyn D. Reimer

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This study explores how Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members’ self-conceptions change throughout the course of their involvement with the CPT. To address this issue, I produce an ethnographic life history account of two members of CPT, Keith Rempel and Lena Siegers. This thesis offers both a descriptive survey of CPT and a record of the life histories collected through fieldwork with the organization. The thesis devotes special attention to how these CPT members understand their religious identities; specifically, their sense of being similar to or different from their families, friends and religious tradition—in this case, the Mennonite faith. Charles ...


The Welcoming Congregation Movement And The Experiences Of Lesbian Women In The Christian Church, Kathryn Lynn Dykeman Jan 2002

The Welcoming Congregation Movement And The Experiences Of Lesbian Women In The Christian Church, Kathryn Lynn Dykeman

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This research project examines the church experiences of seventeen lesbian women who were participants in at least one of the following groups: Christian Lesbians Out (CLOUT), the Brethren and Mennonite Council for Gay and Lesbian Concerns (BMC), and Olive Branch Mennonite Church. This paper noted the existence of some literature about the experience of gay men, but little was found about the experiences of lesbian women. The paper focused on the ethic of radical inclusion and avoided discussions about sexual ethics. A primary premise of the paper is that a general consensus about a sexual ethnic about homosexuality is unlikely ...


The Passover Of Christ: 'Do [You] This In Remembrance Of Me.' A Systematic Description Of Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anabaptist, And Lutheran Theology And Ethics, Oscar Carvajal Romero Jan 2000

The Passover Of Christ: 'Do [You] This In Remembrance Of Me.' A Systematic Description Of Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anabaptist, And Lutheran Theology And Ethics, Oscar Carvajal Romero

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

As a way of abstract, this paper presents a study of the last meal performed by Jesus with his disciples before his death and its commandment. With a systematic approach and a descriptive style, it explores the theological and ethical positions given by four Christian traditions: namely, Orthodox, Roman Catholic. Anabaptist, and Lutheran, to Jesus’ commandment: “Do [you] this in remembrance of me." The thesis in this paper has four parts, first, that the command has four aspects: subjective, objective, subjunctive, and genitive. Second, that each Christian tradition named above have emphasized one aspect over the others arriving to different ...


Rebuilding The Broken Wall: The Efc And Canadian Evangelicals, Mark Denis Chapman Jan 1994

Rebuilding The Broken Wall: The Efc And Canadian Evangelicals, Mark Denis Chapman

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

An examination of a voluntary association of Canadian evangelicals, that is known as the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), contributes to the growing body of knowledge concerning Canadian evangelicals. This thesis begins by indicating how the sociology of knowledge, voluntary association theory and network theory are relevant to the study of the EFC and of Canadian evangelicalism. It then discusses an alternate approach to defining evangelicals and briefly summarizes the history of Canadian evangelicals and of the EFC. Against this background the remainder of the thesis analyzes the nature of the EFC through an examination of five perceptions of the ...


Going By The Moon And The Stars: Stories Of Two Russian Mennonite Women, Pamela E. Klassen Jan 1992

Going By The Moon And The Stars: Stories Of Two Russian Mennonite Women, Pamela E. Klassen

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

The stories of women's religious lives are essential to understanding religion. This thesis records and interprets two Russian Mennonite women's religious lives, using methods of feminist ethnography. The first chapter is a video which presents Agatha Janzen and Katja Enns talking about their childhoods in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 305, their flight to Germany during World War ll, and their subsequent emigration and life in Canada. Chapter 2 tells and interprets Agatha's and Katja's experiences of marriage during the war, and the effect of their status as widow (Agatha) and single mother (Katja ...


Socialization Or Hermeneutics? The Fundamental Cause Of Conflict Over Sexual Morals In The United Church Of Canada, Derek Albert Parry Jan 1989

Socialization Or Hermeneutics? The Fundamental Cause Of Conflict Over Sexual Morals In The United Church Of Canada, Derek Albert Parry

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

There is conflict in the United Church of Canada over whether to approve of homosexual sexual activity and to ordain people who engage in homosexual sex. Official and unofficial organizations within the church, seeking to reduce the conflict and resolve the issue have stated that differences in Biblical hermeneutics is the underlying problem. This paper seeks to show that differences in socialization is the fundamental group of the differences in the United Church over homosexuality. The thesis is supported by four arguments. First, by deriving arguments both for and against the approving of homosexual sex on the basis of the ...


American Fundamentalism And Nuclear Deterrence A Critique, Glen Robert Amy Jan 1984

American Fundamentalism And Nuclear Deterrence A Critique, Glen Robert Amy

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This paper is an attempt to deal with two trends which have recently received a great deal of attention. One trend is an increasing questioning of the role which nuclear deterrence plays in securing a better world for our own and future generations. The other trend is the rise of the New Christian Right and its mixing of religion and American patriotism. These two trends have come face to face in the New Christian Right’s emphasis on restoring American superiority in its relative position to the Soviet Union—a country which they believe is the source of a monolithic ...


An Examination Of Personal Salvation In The Theology Of North American Evangelicalism: On The Road To A Theology Of Social Justice, Robert F.J. Gmeindl Jan 1980

An Examination Of Personal Salvation In The Theology Of North American Evangelicalism: On The Road To A Theology Of Social Justice, Robert F.J. Gmeindl

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

The question under consideration is the effect of the belief in personal salvation on the theology of North American Evangelicalism, for the purpose of developing a theology of social justice.

This study is a preliminary investigation of the history of Evangelical individualism and the potential influence that individualism might have on Evangelical theology. Certain trends toward isolation and separation, as well as a tendency to neglect what I have called systemic evil, are examined to see how they may result from the Evangelical stress on individualism. Also presented in a skeletal outline of Marcuse’s analysis of one-dimensional society in ...


The Influence Of The “Memorandum” Of The Most Rev. Philip Carrington, Archbishop Of Quebec, In Revising The Liturgy Of The Book Of Common Prayer 1959 Canada, William R. Blott Jan 1979

The Influence Of The “Memorandum” Of The Most Rev. Philip Carrington, Archbishop Of Quebec, In Revising The Liturgy Of The Book Of Common Prayer 1959 Canada, William R. Blott

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

In 1943 the Anglican Church of Canada began to revise its Prayer Book. The central matter, the real reason for the undertaking, was the revision of the Eucharist. In 1952 the revised Eucharistic Rite was presented to the Church, and comments solicited. A year later, in a memorandum sent to all members, The Most Rev. Philip Carrington, Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada and Bishop of the Diocese of Quebec, a prominent member of the General Committee on Revision of the Book of Common Prayer, wrote that the revised Rite had been “very successful in creating public interest and ...