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"Doamne Milueste": The Life Of A Contemporary Orthodox Christian Monastery, David George Subu Dec 1997

"Doamne Milueste": The Life Of A Contemporary Orthodox Christian Monastery, David George Subu

Master's Theses

The Holy Dormition Monastery demonstrates the Orthodox Christian appeal to the tradition and authority of the Church Fathers, Mothers, and the ultimate source of power, the Holy Trinity, which is enacted on the several complimentary and interactive levels of monastic history, spatial and architectural arrangements, personal relationships and community structure, and liturgical or ritual activity cycles. This appeal to authority and power is achieved most notably through a complex system of ritual acts that are typically "embedded" into the many facets of the monastic life which simultaneously orients the monastic participant towards the correct, "Orthodox" relationships with those sources of ...


How To Be A Quaker In The Twenty-First Century, Dave Votaw May 1997

How To Be A Quaker In The Twenty-First Century, Dave Votaw

Seminary Masters Theses

Contents

Origins of the Project

Why Teach Friends Distinctives?

Review of the Literature

Testimonies, by Ben Richmond (FUM)

A Family of Friends, by Jack Willcuts (NWYM)

Quakerism 101, by Shirley Dodson (FGC)

Friends Way, by Richard Jones (FUM)

Declaring Our Faith, Brian Daniels, ed. (FUM) Let's Be Friends, Dorothy Barratt, ed. (EFI)

Format of the Lessons

How to Be a Quaker in the 21st Century

Lesson 1 - A Testimony as a Communication of Truth

Lesson 2 - The Presence of Christ

Lesson 3 - The Presence of Christ in Worship

Lesson 4 - A Sacramental View of Life

Lesson 5 - The Presence ...


Selected Factors Influencing Academic Success Of First-Year Students In Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary Schools In Rwanda, Salomon Maniraguha Jan 1997

Selected Factors Influencing Academic Success Of First-Year Students In Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary Schools In Rwanda, Salomon Maniraguha

Dissertations

Problem. Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools recruit students through a severe entrance examination. However, after 9 months of schooling, more than 20% fail without possibility of repeating the grade or pursuing studies in less academically challenging schools. They are pushed out without means of coping with real life. This situation has multiple negative impacts on families who sell all their belongings in order to send their children to school where they can be prepared for a better life. It is for the interest of the Rwandese to learn which factors may contribute to maintaining these students in school.

Method. Data were ...


Giving Voice To Women Of God: Uniting The Methodist Church, Jennifer M. Clark Jan 1997

Giving Voice To Women Of God: Uniting The Methodist Church, Jennifer M. Clark

Masters Theses

This study focuses on the experience of three female clergy in The United Methodist Church. Historically, women have had a voice in the church, but it has been muted as a result of the traditionally male dominated structure. The purpose of this study is to give voice to these stories and experiences, which is essential to understanding of the past, present, and future of the church. Interviews were recorded with each woman, and the transcripts revealed four common themes among the responses: 1) style of female clergy, 2) calling of female clergy by God, 3) acceptance of female clergy, and ...