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Missionaries On A Pilgrimage, Or Pilgrims On A Mission? Elements Of Pilgrimage In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Missionary Experience, Elisha Mcintyre, Daniel H. Olsen Jun 2019

Missionaries On A Pilgrimage, Or Pilgrims On A Mission? Elements Of Pilgrimage In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Missionary Experience, Elisha Mcintyre, Daniel H. Olsen

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The purpose of this paper is to consider the ways in which proselytizing missions by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are pilgrimage-like. After outlining the historical and theological background behind the Church’s missionary efforts and discuss how this missionary work is organized both practically and social, the similarities between Church missions and religious pilgrimage are compared based on six themes: journeying and the sacred, liminality, communitas, hardships, status, and change and failure.


Constructing A Theology Of Relational Life Through The Themes Of Creation, Incarnation, And Re-Creation As An Alternative To Current Categories Of Religions, Andrew Tompkins Jun 2019

Constructing A Theology Of Relational Life Through The Themes Of Creation, Incarnation, And Re-Creation As An Alternative To Current Categories Of Religions, Andrew Tompkins

Andrew Tompkins

This dissertation argues that current categories of religions are overly reliant on Western Enlightenment-based presuppositions and academic thinking that creates barriers in understanding God’s desire for all people to have abundant life. Many theologians and missiologists utilize these inherited categories without first subjecting them to the biblical canon. As a result, the theological and missiological discourse on religions is often grounded in extra-biblical presuppositions rooted primarily in an overly high view of human reason that do not accurately portray a biblical approach to relational life. These presuppositions do not accurately portray a biblical approach to relational life. I, therefore ...


Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou Jun 2019

Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

No abstract provided.


Collection 0137: Philothean Fellowship Collection, 1947-1961, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections, Grace Payton Fuller Jun 2019

Collection 0137: Philothean Fellowship Collection, 1947-1961, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections, Grace Payton Fuller

List of Archival Collections

The Philothean Fellowship Collection, 1947-1961 consists of access and original copies of scrapbooks and notebooks kept by members of the Fuller Theological Seminary student wives’ group, the Philothean Fellowship. The scrapbooks include photographs, postcard invitations to Seminary social events and lectures, Fuller Seminary convocation and commencement brochures, and the newsletter The Broadcaster.

The Philothean Fellowship was an organization initiated by Grace Payton Fuller and Mary Jane Smith for the training, community, and spiritual growth of the women at Fuller Theological Seminary. The original community in 1947 consisted of student, staff, and faculty wives, and grew to include all women of ...


La Lucha For Home And La Lucha As Home: Latinx/A/O Theologies And Ecologies, Jacqueline Hidalgo May 2019

La Lucha For Home And La Lucha As Home: Latinx/A/O Theologies And Ecologies, Jacqueline Hidalgo

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


Orlando Espín. Idol And Grace: On Traditioning And Subversive Hope, Roberto Goizueta May 2019

Orlando Espín. Idol And Grace: On Traditioning And Subversive Hope, Roberto Goizueta

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


J. Michelle Molina. To Overcome Oneself: The Jesuit Ethic And Spirit Of Global Expansion, 1520-1767, Anh Q. Tran, Sj May 2019

J. Michelle Molina. To Overcome Oneself: The Jesuit Ethic And Spirit Of Global Expansion, 1520-1767, Anh Q. Tran, Sj

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


Collection 0200: Old Fashioned Revival Hour And Joyful Sound Audio Collection, 1935-1981, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections, Alyson Thomas May 2019

Collection 0200: Old Fashioned Revival Hour And Joyful Sound Audio Collection, 1935-1981, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections, Alyson Thomas

List of Archival Collections

The Old Fashioned Revival Hour and Joyful Sound Audio Collection contains the broadcast recordings of Charles E Fuller (1887-1968), one of the leading Christian radio evangelists of the 20th century and co-founder of Fuller Theological Seminary.

The collection contains an almost full-run of Old Fashioned Revival Hour (OFRH, 1121 programs) and the Joyful Sound (JS, 586 programs) radio broadcasts. The collection also contains some related episodes from the pre-cursor program, the Pilgrims’ Hour and music by the OFRH choir and quartet. It also contains early recordings of Fuller Seminary events and founding faculty, including the Seminary’s first Convocation ...


The Church And Social Responsibility: Contributions To Contemporary Social Ethics From The Ecumenical Social Method Of The Oxford Conference On Church, Community, And State Of 1937, Gary B. Macdonald May 2019

The Church And Social Responsibility: Contributions To Contemporary Social Ethics From The Ecumenical Social Method Of The Oxford Conference On Church, Community, And State Of 1937, Gary B. Macdonald

Religious Studies Theses and Dissertations

Cultural and political realities, and doctrinal differences among faith traditions challenge unified theological and ecclesial contribution to political dialogue. Within the work of the Oxford Conference of the Universal Christian Council of Life and Work on Church, Community and State of 1937, organized by Joseph Oldham, are elements of an applied understanding of social responsibility, offering resources to enable such contribution. Here, I call this “Oxford Responsibility,” defined as a society in which its members and institutions act in accordance with human value and freedom, in obedience to the will of God, toward the achievement of justice within the limits ...


Monks And The Church’S Obligation For The Poor, Toan Phan May 2019

Monks And The Church’S Obligation For The Poor, Toan Phan

Obsculta

Examining aspects of contemplative life as a Cistercian monk, this paper looks at the intersection of the Rule of St. Benedict and raises the question of its compatibility and implications with Catholic Social Teachings focused on the Church’s teachings on maintaining a ‘preferential option for the poor.’


Review: Frontiers Of Evangelization: Indians In The Sierra Gorda And Chiquitos Missions, Chris Delorenzo May 2019

Review: Frontiers Of Evangelization: Indians In The Sierra Gorda And Chiquitos Missions, Chris Delorenzo

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

No abstract provided.


The Physio-Emotional Effects Of Audio In The Global Christian Church, Evelyn Hanks Apr 2019

The Physio-Emotional Effects Of Audio In The Global Christian Church, Evelyn Hanks

Senior Honors Theses

Audio, specifically as researched by the film industry specialists, has physical and emotional effects on those exposed to it. These effects follow from manipulation of sound’s characteristics in specific and measurable ways. The responsibility of the Christian is to share the gospel with others and support the kingdom of God with his or her skills. In light of these truths, Christian audio specialists should have a thorough knowledge of the physio-emotional effects of audio. Further, they should not shy away from applying strategies from secular audio research to benefit local churches across the globe.


South China Chimes Volumes 10-11, 1937-1938 Apr 2019

South China Chimes Volumes 10-11, 1937-1938

South China Chimes

This file contains seven issues of South China Chimes: Volume 10, number 9 (November 1937) and Volume 11, numbers 1-6 (January-September 1938). South China Chimes was published ten times per year.


Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007), Rees Odeil Bryant, Patti Mattox Bryant Apr 2019

Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007), Rees Odeil Bryant, Patti Mattox Bryant

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007).


Finding Aid For Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant Apr 2019

Finding Aid For Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Finding aid for the Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers.


2019 Payton Lectures: The Self And Spirituality In Second Temple Judaism, Fuller Theological Seminary, Carol A. Newsom Apr 2019

2019 Payton Lectures: The Self And Spirituality In Second Temple Judaism, Fuller Theological Seminary, Carol A. Newsom

Payton Lectures

Fuller Seminary instituted the Payton Lectures in 1948, providing for a series of divinity lectures by a notable scholar outside the regular faculty. The lectureship is named for Dr. John E. and Mrs. Eliza Payton, parents of the late Mrs. Grace Fuller, wife of seminary founder Charles E. Fuller.

For additional information, including respondent bios, parking information, and campus maps, visit Fuller.edu/PaytonLectures.


Interview Of Richard Kestler, F.S.C., M.A., Richard Kestler Fsc, Alexandria Moraschi Apr 2019

Interview Of Richard Kestler, F.S.C., M.A., Richard Kestler Fsc, Alexandria Moraschi

All Oral Histories

Brother Richard Kestler, FSC. was born John Kestler on January 8, 1942 to John and Alice Kestler. He grew up in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brother Richard attended elementary school at his parish of St. Martin of Tours and went on to La Salle College High School, graduating in 1960. By this time, he made the decision to join the Christian Brothers and began this process for about a year before attending La Salle College. He graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and gained a Master’s in Theology soon after. Brother Richard also ...


Discipleship In The Workplace: A Ministry Of Faith And Work For First Presbyterian Church Of Houston, Michael Homan Apr 2019

Discipleship In The Workplace: A Ministry Of Faith And Work For First Presbyterian Church Of Houston, Michael Homan

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this project is to outline a context-specific discipleship program to equip the people of Houston’s First Presbyterian Church (FPC) for missionary engagement in the workplace through the study of Reformed doctrinal and theological foundations that emphasize vocational significance, personal transformation, and contextualized expressions of gospel-informed cultural renewal. FPC is a congregation historically known for its entrepreneurial members and ministries. This project is presented in three parts.

Part One examines the local context of FPC and the uniqueness of the church’s ethos. Particular attention is given to the socioeconomic and demographic makeup of the neighborhoods closest ...


Freedom In Christ: Spiritual Deliverance Within A Disciple-Making And Missional-Sending Church Vision, Kerry D. Bowman Apr 2019

Freedom In Christ: Spiritual Deliverance Within A Disciple-Making And Missional-Sending Church Vision, Kerry D. Bowman

Doctor of Ministry Projects

To empower people in the Temecula Valley and The Awakening Church to become fully alive in Christ and to his mission, this project creates a place for deliverance ministry along a disciple-making pathway whereby sin patterns and strongholds are broken through spiritual warfare, inner healing and obedience.

When Jesus sent his disciples on mission, while instructing them along the pathways of Judea, Luke 9:1-2 states, “he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” The desire of ...


Reviews, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Mar 2019

Reviews, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Book Reviews


The Perfect And Complete Gospel Of Both Comings Of Jesus Christ: Reclaiming Eschatology In Pentecostal Proclaimation Of The Gospel, David Hebert Mar 2019

The Perfect And Complete Gospel Of Both Comings Of Jesus Christ: Reclaiming Eschatology In Pentecostal Proclaimation Of The Gospel, David Hebert

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is article is written to encourage a return to a position fi rmly entrenched in traditional Pentecostal and Charismatic eschatology that includes both comings of Jesus Christ in the proclamation of the Gospel. It develops the concept of the “Perfect/Complete Gospel of Both Comings of Jesus Christ,” identifying it as an emphasis in both historic Christianity in general and Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in particular. And in light of Oral Roberts’ vision received in August 2004, the article concludes with an exhortation to reconsider this proclamation in light of the imminent return of Jesus Christ.


Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim Mar 2019

Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is paper explores migration and displacement as both a crisis and opportunity. It maintains that throughout biblical history—and even in the history of modern mission—migrants and refugees have often become the principal bearers of the Christian faith. In our own generation, Africans who have migrated to other parts of the world for various reasons have traveled with their faith. Many African churches such as Kingsway International Christian Centre, Th e Church of Pentecost, Winners Chapel International, International Central Gospel Church, and Victory Bible Church International have all established branches of their churches in the diaspora through the ...


South German Anabaptist Ecclesiology And Its Present-Day Pentecostal Counterpart, Mathew Clark Mar 2019

South German Anabaptist Ecclesiology And Its Present-Day Pentecostal Counterpart, Mathew Clark

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is article accepts that twentieth-century classical Pentecostalism originally shared a similar ethos to that exemplified among the South German Anabaptists, and investigates some resonances in ecclesiology between the two. Scrutiny of a selection of early sixteenth-century documents relating to Anabaptism identifies the following: a radically consistent application of sola scriptura, a rejection of the state-church synthesis, a revisioning of sacramental belief and practice that subverts the clergy-laity divide, commitment to the teachings of Jesus as the primary and central guide to discipleship, a sacrifi cial pilgrim mentality of “just passing through this world,” individual choice and responsibility to follow ...


Water Baptism In Pentecostal Perspective: A Bibliographic Evaluation, Andrew Ray Williams Mar 2019

Water Baptism In Pentecostal Perspective: A Bibliographic Evaluation, Andrew Ray Williams

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Situated within the larger conversation surrounding Pentecostal sacramentality, this study seeks to trace the development of water baptism throughout Pentecostal scholarship by reviewing the major voices within the field. Th is review also seeks to expose prevailing themes, key influences, and new developments. Th e outcome is a recommendation that interests and concerns have changed over time, offering Pentecostal theology new opportunities.


A Student Response To Craig Keener’S Talk On Spirit Hermeneutics, Pamela L. Idriss Mar 2019

A Student Response To Craig Keener’S Talk On Spirit Hermeneutics, Pamela L. Idriss

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

A Student Response to Craig Keener’s Talk on Spirit Hermeneutics by Pamela L. Idriss.


Whither Pentecostal Hermeneutics? A Response To Craig Keener’S “The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation”, Jeffrey S. Lamp Mar 2019

Whither Pentecostal Hermeneutics? A Response To Craig Keener’S “The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation”, Jeffrey S. Lamp

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

"Whither Pentecostal Hermeneutics? A Response to Craig Keener’s 'The Spirit and Biblical Interpretation'” by Jeffrey S. Lamp


A Response To Dr. Craig Keener’S Presentation “The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation”, Arden C. Autry Phd Mar 2019

A Response To Dr. Craig Keener’S Presentation “The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation”, Arden C. Autry Phd

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

A Response to Dr. Craig Keener’s Presentation “The Spirit and Biblical Interpretation” by Arden C. Autry


The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation, Craig S. Keener Mar 2019

The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation, Craig S. Keener

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

We can hear more clearly what an author wishes to communicate when we understand what the author is addressing. In secondary communication—hearing what an author was saying to someone else—knowing the background of that conversation is important, especially if the culture differs from our own. But knowing the voice and spirit of the author is an important element of background, and with the Bible, we must consider an Author additional to, and working through, the human authors. It is important, insofar as possible, to study the ancient contexts that put the message in its cultural perspective. Yet it ...


Oral Roberts And David Yonggi Cho: A Life-Long Relationship In Theology And Ministry, Younghoon Lee Mar 2019

Oral Roberts And David Yonggi Cho: A Life-Long Relationship In Theology And Ministry, Younghoon Lee

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is article explores the relationship between Oral Roberts, American healing evangelist, and Dr. Yonggi Cho, the pastor of the world’s largest church in Seoul, South Korea. It points out how their similar stories of healing were used in their own healing ministries. It also traces the influence that Roberts’ theology of hope, prosperity, and healing had on the most influential figure in Korean Pentecostalism.


Editorial, Jeffrey S. Lamp Mar 2019

Editorial, Jeffrey S. Lamp

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.