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A Mixed-Methods Study Of The Variables That Influence Southern Baptists’ Affirmation Of The Inerrancy Of The Bible, David A. Mcgee Dec 2014

A Mixed-Methods Study Of The Variables That Influence Southern Baptists’ Affirmation Of The Inerrancy Of The Bible, David A. Mcgee

Christian Perspectives in Education

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) had discovered by the late 1970s that belief in the inerrancy of the Bible was not consistently affirmed by their leadership. After a twenty year battle, the SBC attempted to clarify the doctrine of inerrancy through the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. A mixed-method analysis was conducted by surveying 502 Florida Southern Baptist (FSB) church members with a 68-question survey instrument to determine the degree to which they affirmed the doctrine of inerrancy. The study revealed that a large percentage of FSB church members affirmed the doctrine, but the underlining beliefs were not always consistently ...


Book Review Of Reed And Miller, Leach And Gow, And Mekeel, Jeanne-Henriette Louis Dec 2014

Book Review Of Reed And Miller, Leach And Gow, And Mekeel, Jeanne-Henriette Louis

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Gyford's "Public Spirit: Dissent In Witham And Essex 1500-1700" - Book Review, Sylvia Stevens Dec 2014

Gyford's "Public Spirit: Dissent In Witham And Essex 1500-1700" - Book Review, Sylvia Stevens

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Smith, Feola, And Greaves, Douglas Gwyn Dec 2014

Book Review Of Smith, Feola, And Greaves, Douglas Gwyn

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Educating He Women Of The Nation: Priscilla Wakefield And The Construction Of National Identity, 1798, Camilla Leach, Joyce Goodman Dec 2014

Educating He Women Of The Nation: Priscilla Wakefield And The Construction Of National Identity, 1798, Camilla Leach, Joyce Goodman

Quaker Studies

This article examines the views of the Quaker educationist, Priscilla Wakefield, on the role of women in the construction of British national identity at the end of the eighteenth century. Priscilla Wakefield wrote children's texts in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century England, was interested in the question of women and science and published on the education of women. This article analyses the way in which in Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex, with Suggestions for its Improvement (1798) , she based her arguments for a 'useful' education for women on her views of what constituted the virtues and ...


Touched And Knit In The Life: Barclay's Relational Theology And Cartesian Dualism, R Melvin Keiser Dec 2014

Touched And Knit In The Life: Barclay's Relational Theology And Cartesian Dualism, R Melvin Keiser

Quaker Studies

I argue in this paper that Robert Barclay fundamentally uses a relational method in doing theology notwithstanding a growing scholarly consensus that his thought is shaped by Cartesian dualism. The claims of dualism in Barclay are assessed through a close textual interpretation of parts of his 1676 work, An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, and his subsequent essay 'The Possibility and Necessity of the Inward and Immediate Revelation of the Spirit of God'. While he explicitly engages Cartesian dualism in this latter work, my conclusion is that when he is arguing apologetically with someone employing dualist categories, as in ...


Quaker Plaining As Critical Aesthetic, Peter Collins Dec 2014

Quaker Plaining As Critical Aesthetic, Peter Collins

Quaker Studies

In the first part of this paper I explore the possibility of identifying a Quaker aesthetic through the concepts 'plain' and 'plaining'. I begin with an examination of the importance of 'the plain' as product and practice to seventeenth-century Friends and briefly outline its enduring importance to Quakers. Friends, however, were not the first group to adopt the plain style which is better understood when located in its broader historical context. For Quakers, the plain is ethic as well as aesthetic, partially grounding all Quaker testimonies. Given the well-documented aestheticization of contemporary life, I argue that the Quaker plain and ...


The Study Of Eighteenth-Century English Quakerism: From Rufus Jones To Larry Ingle, David J. Hall Dec 2014

The Study Of Eighteenth-Century English Quakerism: From Rufus Jones To Larry Ingle, David J. Hall

Quaker Studies

This brief study of writing on eighteenth-century English Quaker history begins with an assessment of Rufus Jones's contribution in his The Later Periods of Quakerism (1921). It goes on to supplement the views of the century expressed by Larry Ingle in 'The Future of Quaker History' (1997) by surveying concisely a major proportion of the relevant published work between 1921 and 1997. It refers also to Ingle's identification of gaps and weaknesses in the published literature on the subject.


Editorial, Pink "Ben" Dandelion Dec 2014

Editorial, Pink "Ben" Dandelion

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


An Exposition Of Genesis, Johannes Oecolampadius, Mickey Mattox Dec 2014

An Exposition Of Genesis, Johannes Oecolampadius, Mickey Mattox

Mickey L Mattox

The success of the Protestant Reformation depended vitally upon the industry, piety, and learning of the first generation of Reformers. Among them, none worked or prayed or studied harder than Iohannes Oecolampadius, the great Reformer of Basel, Switzerland. This volume presents his lectures on Genesis 1-3, translated for the first time into English. These lectures take us back to the heady early days of the Reformation, where we find Oecolampadius skillfully negotiating the dense thicket of perplexing questions that had long surrounded the story of Creation and Fall, boldly reforming the ancient traditions of Christian exegesis by the application of ...


The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser Dec 2014

The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser Dec 2014

The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser

Denis Kaiser

No abstract provided.


Facilitating Holistic Spiritual Formation At The Northside Church Of Christ In Laredo, Texas, Kirk R. Cowell Dec 2014

Facilitating Holistic Spiritual Formation At The Northside Church Of Christ In Laredo, Texas, Kirk R. Cowell

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This thesis describes a project to facilitate holistic spiritual formation at the Northside Church of Christ in Laredo, Texas. A program consisting of seven weekly sessions of intergenerational religious experiences was enacted at the church in hopes of catalyzing growth in the cognitive, relational, affective, and behavioral domains. These sessions were constructed on a foundation consisting of the experiences of the non-class Churches of Christ—a group of congregations that has historically rejected the Bible class model—and informed by the intergenerational formation literature. Evaluation of this project showed relational and affective growth greater than what the congregation had experienced ...


Common Sense Theology: An Analysis Of T. L. Carter's Interpretation Of Romans 13:1-7, Joshua Alley Nov 2014

Common Sense Theology: An Analysis Of T. L. Carter's Interpretation Of Romans 13:1-7, Joshua Alley

Senior Honors Theses

Common sense theology has been a part of American theology since the time of the Revolution when Evangelicals incorporated ideals from the Scottish didactic Enlightenment into their thought. This paper deals with the work of one particular author, T. L. Carter, and his interpretation and exegetical work on Romans 13:1-7. It deals with the two major presuppositions of his common sense theology, namely that interpretations of any passage of Scripture will adhere to common sense and will result in a value-based ethic. Following this is an analysis of both the strengths and weaknesses of Carter's methodology.


Orde's "Religion, Business And Society In North-East England: The Pease Family Of Darlington In The Nineteenth Century" - Book Review, Gillian Cookson Nov 2014

Orde's "Religion, Business And Society In North-East England: The Pease Family Of Darlington In The Nineteenth Century" - Book Review, Gillian Cookson

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Trevett's "Quaker Women Prophets In England And Wales 1650-1700" - Book Review, Richard Allen Nov 2014

Trevett's "Quaker Women Prophets In England And Wales 1650-1700" - Book Review, Richard Allen

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Adams' "The Creation Was Open To Me: An Anthology Of Friends' Writings On That Of God In All Creation" - Book Review, Geoffrey Morries Nov 2014

Adams' "The Creation Was Open To Me: An Anthology Of Friends' Writings On That Of God In All Creation" - Book Review, Geoffrey Morries

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Manousos' "A Western Quaker Reader: Writings By And About Independent Quakers In The Western United States, 1929-1999" - Book Review, Carole Spencer Nov 2014

Manousos' "A Western Quaker Reader: Writings By And About Independent Quakers In The Western United States, 1929-1999" - Book Review, Carole Spencer

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Bacon's "Abby Hopper Gibbons: Prison Reformer And Social Activist" - Book Review, Elizabeth A. O'Donnell Nov 2014

Bacon's "Abby Hopper Gibbons: Prison Reformer And Social Activist" - Book Review, Elizabeth A. O'Donnell

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Walter And Emma Malone: Friends Of Sinners And The Poor, John Oliver Nov 2014

Walter And Emma Malone: Friends Of Sinners And The Poor, John Oliver

Quaker Studies

The Malones, leaders of Holiness Quakerism, were presented in The Transformation of American Quakerism: Orthodox Friends 1800-1907, an otherwise excellent early work by historian Thomas Hamm, as leaders of a movement whose ' dominant note ...was opposition to any type of reform activity'. If too strong, it is fair to suggest that numbers of Holiness Friends, including the Malones, were relatively indifferent to political, economic and social reform. But seeing them in this light, or as mere obstructionists to 'modern thought', does not quite capture who they were or what they were about. This article contends the Mal ones had a ...


'A Protest Against Protestantism': Hicksite Friends And The Bible In The Nineteenth Century, Thomas D. Hamm Nov 2014

'A Protest Against Protestantism': Hicksite Friends And The Bible In The Nineteenth Century, Thomas D. Hamm

Quaker Studies

Differing views of the nature and authority of Scripture were at the heart of the Hicksite Separation of 1827-1828 among American Friends. Mter the separation, the Bible became a source of conflict among Hicksites. Some Hicksite leaders feared anything that tended to diminish the authority of the Bible; other Hicksites argued for a critical view. By 1870, the liberals had the upper hand, as virtually all Hicksite Quakers came to share views of the Bible, including a sympathy for critical scholarship, that mirrored the modernist movement among Protestants.


Like A Dog Walking On Its Hind Legs: Samuel Johnson And Quakers, Paul A. Lacey Nov 2014

Like A Dog Walking On Its Hind Legs: Samuel Johnson And Quakers, Paul A. Lacey

Quaker Studies

Samuel Johnson liked some individual Quakers but disliked the sect; an examination of his encounters with them, as reported in Boswell's Life, along with reminiscences of the Lloyd family, Mary Knowles and Anna Seward, throws significant light on both Johnson's religious and social views and on some aspects of the Quakerism of his time. The commonly-held view of Quakerism in the Quietist period is, in W. C. Braithwaite's phrase, that these were 'years of outward respectability and inward spiritual decline'. He adds that 'religion as a whole was suffering from the lassitude of Dissent and the devastations ...


Obedience To The Inward Oracle: An Analysis Of Some Early Quaker Women's Publications, Julie Sutherland Nov 2014

Obedience To The Inward Oracle: An Analysis Of Some Early Quaker Women's Publications, Julie Sutherland

Quaker Studies

An undeniable tension exists in human nature between conscience and external authority. This dichotomy was no less existent in seventeenth-century England, when George Fox began preaching about the inward voice-or Christ's light-as a greater authority than any external entity. His thoughts were radical (anachronistic; fanatical or enthusiastic would be the seventeenth-century terms) because they challenged the hierarchical framework of Early Modern England. The notion of obeying internal authority was particularly 'radical' for Quaker women, whose gender offered them little opportunity to challenge the roles society imposed on them; by challenging external authority these women were bringing into question societal ...


Editorial (Quaker Studies Volume 6, Issue 2), Pink Dandelion Nov 2014

Editorial (Quaker Studies Volume 6, Issue 2), Pink Dandelion

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Dandelion's "The Liturgies Of Quakerism" - Book Review, Paul Anderson Nov 2014

Dandelion's "The Liturgies Of Quakerism" - Book Review, Paul Anderson

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Mingins' "The Beacon Controversy And Challenges To British Quaker Tradition In The Early Nineteenth Century: Some Responses To The Evangelical Revival By Friends In Manchester And Kendal" - Book Review, Hugh Mcleod Nov 2014

Mingins' "The Beacon Controversy And Challenges To British Quaker Tradition In The Early Nineteenth Century: Some Responses To The Evangelical Revival By Friends In Manchester And Kendal" - Book Review, Hugh Mcleod

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Skidmore's "Elizabeth Fry: A Quaker Life. Selected Letters And Writings" - Book Review, Edwina Newman Nov 2014

Skidmore's "Elizabeth Fry: A Quaker Life. Selected Letters And Writings" - Book Review, Edwina Newman

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Library Committee Of The Religious Society Of Friends In Britain's "Your Meeting's Records: A Handbook For Clerks And Custodians Of Records" - Book Review, Sylvia Stevens Nov 2014

Library Committee Of The Religious Society Of Friends In Britain's "Your Meeting's Records: A Handbook For Clerks And Custodians Of Records" - Book Review, Sylvia Stevens

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Foster's "Seven Households: Life In Cheshire And Lancashire, 1582 To 1774" And "Capital And Innovation: How Britain Became The First Industrial Nation; A Study Of The Warrington, Knutford, Northwich And Frodsham Area, 1500-1780" - Book Review, Sylvia Stevens Nov 2014

Foster's "Seven Households: Life In Cheshire And Lancashire, 1582 To 1774" And "Capital And Innovation: How Britain Became The First Industrial Nation; A Study Of The Warrington, Knutford, Northwich And Frodsham Area, 1500-1780" - Book Review, Sylvia Stevens

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Keiser And Moore's "Knowing The Mystery Of Life Within: Selected Writings Of Isaac Penington In Their Historical And Theological Context" - Book Review, Tom Lockwood Nov 2014

Keiser And Moore's "Knowing The Mystery Of Life Within: Selected Writings Of Isaac Penington In Their Historical And Theological Context" - Book Review, Tom Lockwood

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.