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An Autonomous Lutheran Church In Canada In A Time Of Rising Nationalism, Roger Ellis Nov 1971

An Autonomous Lutheran Church In Canada In A Time Of Rising Nationalism, Roger Ellis

Master of Divinity Thesis

While this paper is concerned with the historical development of the fellowship discussions among the three church bodies it will be presented here in a cursory fashion for itis not the main intention of this paper to be a history. The LC-C has just commissioned the writing and publishing of a book on this very subject which is now available in paperback, written by the Rev. Albert Schwermann. What this paper will try to demonstrate and say is that the United States is a foreign country, different from Canada, and that in this time of rising nationalism in Canada it ...


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 Origin And Development Of The Mar Thoma Church Of India, M. Matthews Mar 1971

The Origin And Development Of The Mar Thoma Church Of India, M. Matthews

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

The purpose of this study was to make an intensive survey of the origin and develoment of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of India. The name 'St. Thomas Christians' came to be known among the Church historians and among several Christian writers much earlier on account of the long standing tradition that St. Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Christ, brought the Gospel to the South Western coast of India early in the second half of the first century and founded the first seven Churches in South India. The reliability of this tradition has been a matter of much ...


Differences In The Attitudes Of Church-Attending Catholics Toward Changes In Religious Beliefs And Practices Correlated With Age And Education, Cletus Michael Kirkpatrick Jan 1971

Differences In The Attitudes Of Church-Attending Catholics Toward Changes In Religious Beliefs And Practices Correlated With Age And Education, Cletus Michael Kirkpatrick

Dissertations and Theses

A field survey was conducted to investigate differences in attitudes toward religious changes in a population of church-going Roman Catholics. An attitude scale comprising twenty items referring to changes in the Catholic Church was prepared during pilot studies. Half of the items referred to changes already occurring, and half to proposed or possible future changes. The attitude scale was administered to a sample of parishes in the Roman Catholic diocese of Baker, Oregon. It was administered during regular Sunday services to take advantage of the saliency effect of group membership.

A response to an item of the scale indicating the ...