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Lightning Flashes And Thunderbolts: A Series Of Gospel Sermons And Talks By Rev. Sam P. Jones, The Great Georgia Evangelist, In Savannah, Ga., In 1901. Scences And Incidents Of The Meeting. George Stuart And Others., Sam P. Jones, J. S. Shingler, W. E. Towson Jan 2105

Lightning Flashes And Thunderbolts: A Series Of Gospel Sermons And Talks By Rev. Sam P. Jones, The Great Georgia Evangelist, In Savannah, Ga., In 1901. Scences And Incidents Of The Meeting. George Stuart And Others., Sam P. Jones, J. S. Shingler, W. E. Towson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Thomas Henry Olbricht Papers, 1934-1982, Thomas Henry Olbricht Feb 2020

Thomas Henry Olbricht Papers, 1934-1982, Thomas Henry Olbricht

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

Finding aid for the Thomas Henry Olbricht Papers, 1934-1982.


Lemoine Gaunce Lewis Papers, 1936-1995, Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Feb 2020

Lemoine Gaunce Lewis Papers, 1936-1995, Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

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LeMoine Gaunce Lewis Papers, 1936-1995, finding aid.


The Others (2001) By Alejandro Amenábar In The Light Of Valentinian Thought, Fryderyk Kwiatkowski Feb 2020

The Others (2001) By Alejandro Amenábar In The Light Of Valentinian Thought, Fryderyk Kwiatkowski

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

The article offers a Valentinian interpretation of the Hollywood film The Others (2001). A particular attention is paid to the ways in which cinematic motifs and narrative elements of the film draw on myths, ideas and symbolic imagery present in Valentinian works, especially in the Gospel of Truth (NHC I, 3) and the Gospel of Philip (NHC II, 3). In the course of the heuristic analysis, the paper argues that although the film employs Valentinian ideas, it depicts different understanding of the world. This issue is addressed in the last part of the article by situating the film within broader ...


William Everett Ferguson Papers, 1941-2014, William Everett Ferguson Feb 2020

William Everett Ferguson Papers, 1941-2014, William Everett Ferguson

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Finding aid for the William Everett Ferguson Papers, 1941-2014.


Behind The Iron Curtain: The Impact Of Persecution On Evangelical Worship, Christy Gabrielle Solomon Feb 2020

Behind The Iron Curtain: The Impact Of Persecution On Evangelical Worship, Christy Gabrielle Solomon

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Despite detailed accounts of religious persecution faced by evangelicals behind the Iron Curtain, many narratives are incomplete, and therefore, the understanding of the extent persecution impacted the worship of believers is limited. With more Christians today being persecuted for their faith than ever before, it is important for believers in America to understand what happens in the lives of their Christian brothers and sisters when they face persecution. By comparing the religious practices of these evangelicals before, during, and after the lifting of the Iron Curtain, the differences in corporate and individual worship as a result of persecution become evident ...


The Canonization Of The Epistle Of Jude In Relation To The Rejection Of The Book Of Enoch, E. Thomas Anderson Jan 2020

The Canonization Of The Epistle Of Jude In Relation To The Rejection Of The Book Of Enoch, E. Thomas Anderson

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

Why was the Book of Enoch left out of the Roman Catholic and Protestant canon, whereas the epistle of Jude was accepted? What this work aims to show is that while the text of 1 Enoch that was cited within the Epistle of Jude may have been authentically prophetic, this is not necessarily representative of the entire work. Hopefully, this will be shown by first considering the biblical and historical aspects of the issues of inspiration and canonicity in general. Also to be considered are the biblical and historical arguments for the Book of Enoch in particular. These biblical and ...


The Apostolic Fathers On The Sufficiency Of Scripture For Evangelization: A Model For The Modern Evangelical Church In America, Shane T. Legler Jan 2020

The Apostolic Fathers On The Sufficiency Of Scripture For Evangelization: A Model For The Modern Evangelical Church In America, Shane T. Legler

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

Most modern American churches that stand within the Evangelical tradition hold to a biblically orthodox theology that maintains the doctrines of Scripture’s inspiration, inerrancy, and authority. However, the doctrine of Scripture’s sufficiency, especially as it pertains to evangelism, has been practically abandoned. This abandonment of sufficiency has been justified by citing the difficulties of evangelism in a post modern and increasingly post Christian society. However, the early church preached to a culture that was entirely pagan. Therefore, it stands to reason that if they sought to fulfill the Great Commission while holding to a theology that put the ...


Congregational Vertical File, Mac Ice Jan 2020

Congregational Vertical File, Mac Ice

Center for Restoration Studies Vertical Files Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


The Resurrection Of Christ: A Bayesian Analysis Of Explanatory Hypotheses, Nicola Jérôme Liebi Jan 2020

The Resurrection Of Christ: A Bayesian Analysis Of Explanatory Hypotheses, Nicola Jérôme Liebi

Masters Theses

The goal of this thesis is to determine under which circumstances a supernatural hypothesis should be preferred over the most probable natural hypothesis to explain a set of historical facts. The supernatural hypotheses include the objective vision hypothesis and the resurrection hypothesis, while the subjective vision hypothesis is taken to be the most probable natural hypothesis. Each of them can be found in the recent literature on the Resurrection and is still advocated by major proponents. The facts by which these three hypotheses are judged are agreed upon by most scholars. They include (1) Jesus’ death by crucifixion, (2) the ...


The Isaiah Map: An Approach To Teaching Isaiah, John Hilton Iii Jan 2020

The Isaiah Map: An Approach To Teaching Isaiah, John Hilton Iii

Faculty Publications

I saiah is an extremely important prophet—his words were endorsed by the Savior himself (see 3 Nephi 23:1). Because Isaiah’s words can be difficult to comprehend, religious educators have a significant responsibility to help their students understand them. Perhaps the best opportunity to teach Isaiah in a Sunday School, seminary, or institute setting is during a course in the Old Testament. The next best opportunity is when teaching the Book of Mormon. “Nineteen of Isaiah’s sixty-six chapters are quoted in their entirety in the Book of Mormon and, except for two verses, two other chapters are ...


Lutheran Pioneers. Ii - The Bavarian Settlenients Of Tile Saginaw Valley., Theodore Graebner Dec 2019

Lutheran Pioneers. Ii - The Bavarian Settlenients Of Tile Saginaw Valley., Theodore Graebner

Synod History

The Story of Lutheran Pioneer Life in the Primeval · Forests of Michigan. Retold Mostly in the Words of the First Colonists.


Lutheran Pioneers I - Our Pilgrim Fathers., Theodore Graebner Dec 2019

Lutheran Pioneers I - Our Pilgrim Fathers., Theodore Graebner

Synod History

The Story of the Saxon Emigration of 1838. Retold Mainly in the Words of the Emigrants, and Illustrated from Original Documents Related to the Emigration.


Martin Luther And The Creation Of The Myth Of Modernity, Christine Helmer Nov 2019

Martin Luther And The Creation Of The Myth Of Modernity, Christine Helmer

Consensus

No abstract provided.


The Theory Of Disasters In The Letter Of Mara Bar Serapion: Competition Within Philosophical And Religious Doctrines Of Disaster, Ilaria Ramelli Nov 2019

The Theory Of Disasters In The Letter Of Mara Bar Serapion: Competition Within Philosophical And Religious Doctrines Of Disaster, Ilaria Ramelli

Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity

This essay investigates an aspect of religious competition in antiquity: theories of disasters, individual and collective, elaborated by religious and philosophical movements. This investigation intends to contribute to enlightening popular philosophical and religious theories of disasters in Roman imperial times through the case study of a Stoicizing document of (apparently) a Syrian Hellenized author of the Roman imperial times: the Letter of Mara Bar Serapion (or Sarapion) to his son, from the Roman imperial period. This will be examined in a systematic comparison with Stoic theories of disasters and within the larger issue of the Stoicizing ideas that this Letter ...


Competition Without Groups: Maintaining A Flat Methodology, Daniel Ullucci Nov 2019

Competition Without Groups: Maintaining A Flat Methodology, Daniel Ullucci

Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity

This essay suggests ways to refine the concept of “competition” as a scholarly lens for analyzing religion in the ancient Mediterranean. It applies Bruno Latour’s critique of “the social” as an explanatory agent to the much used but rarely clarified concept “social competition.” Conceptualizing ancient data as competition can, and at times has, encouraged the projection of distinct groups and “sides” for which we have little to no empirical evidence. Keeping analysis “flat,” in Latour’s terms, can prevent this and push analysis of competition more secure, and potentially more useful directions. Pliny’s Epistle 10.96 to Trajan ...


Epiphanius's Condemnation Of The Nazarenes: When Orthodox Christian Theology Is Threatened By Jewish Practice Nov 2019

Epiphanius's Condemnation Of The Nazarenes: When Orthodox Christian Theology Is Threatened By Jewish Practice

Symposium of Student Scholars

In 377 AD, Epiphanius of Salamis compiled the Panarion. In this book, Epiphanius condemned eighty different groups as heretical to the Catholic faith. One of these groups, the Nazarenes, were condemned by Epiphanius because they continued to observe the Torah. The Nazarenes believed that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah, that the Old and New Testaments are Holy Scripture, and that the dead will be resurrected. He condemned them for their external practices despite their orthodox internal beliefs. This observation becomes more intriguing when, in another section of the Panarion, Epiphanius rejoiced about other Jews who continued ...


Stella Thompson Nelson And Effie Thompson Harlan Papers, (1898-1925), Stella Thompson Nelson, Effie Thompson Harlan Nov 2019

Stella Thompson Nelson And Effie Thompson Harlan Papers, (1898-1925), Stella Thompson Nelson, Effie Thompson Harlan

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

Finding aid for the Stella Nelson and Effie Harlan Papers, (1889-1925).


Genesis 10 & 11: A Theological And Geographical Framework For The Mission Of Paul, Jackson Scott Richardson Nov 2019

Genesis 10 & 11: A Theological And Geographical Framework For The Mission Of Paul, Jackson Scott Richardson

Masters Theses

The aim of this thesis is to offer a holistic solution to the purpose problem. Current scholarship has yet to provide a perspective that accounts for both the theological perspectives of Paul’s missional work and geographical plans of Paul’s missionary journeys. By establishing the Table of Nations and the Tower of Babel as a common factor from which Paul’s theological perspectives and geographical decision making derive, this study will build a foundation from which future work can gain insight into Pauline thought and encourage a renewed emphasis on understanding Genesis 10 and 11 when considering biblical study ...


The Doctrine Of Discovery, Latinxo Theoethics, And Human Rights, Nestor Medina Nov 2019

The Doctrine Of Discovery, Latinxo Theoethics, And Human Rights, Nestor Medina

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


Reviews, Arden C. Autry Phd, Christopher G. Foster, Jennifer Greig-Berens, John Austin Helm, Thad R. Horner, Wonsuk Ma, Sandra Richardson, R. Samuel Thorpe, Jeffrey Voth, Ruth Whiteford Oct 2019

Reviews, Arden C. Autry Phd, Christopher G. Foster, Jennifer Greig-Berens, John Austin Helm, Thad R. Horner, Wonsuk Ma, Sandra Richardson, R. Samuel Thorpe, Jeffrey Voth, Ruth Whiteford

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.


Healing En Masse: Examining The Unique Contribution Of The Spirit-Empowered Movement To The Practice Of Mass Evangelism, Daniel King Oct 2019

Healing En Masse: Examining The Unique Contribution Of The Spirit-Empowered Movement To The Practice Of Mass Evangelism, Daniel King

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the unique innovation of mass healing evangelism by Spirit-empowered evangelists as an effective methodology for reaching people for Christ. It will trace the development of the idea of healing “en masse” in the Pentecostal tradition. It showcases a case study from a crusade conducted by the author in the nation of Brazil in which healing and evangelism were wedded together as an effective ministry strategy.


The Impact Of Healing On The Growth Of Christianity In Asia: An Empirical Investigation, Julie Ma Oct 2019

The Impact Of Healing On The Growth Of Christianity In Asia: An Empirical Investigation, Julie Ma

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the role healing has played in the expansion of Christianity throughout Asia. It documents stories from various regions of Asia to demonstrate that healing is an effective method for evangelism.


Becoming A Whole Person Medical Professional: Reflections From An Oru Medical Student, Clay Powell, M.D. Oct 2019

Becoming A Whole Person Medical Professional: Reflections From An Oru Medical Student, Clay Powell, M.D.

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article is a reflection about the legacy of whole person medicine by a graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.


Healing Through Prayer And Medicine: How Oral Roberts’ Healing Vision Was— And Continues To Be—Fulfilled, John R. Crouch, Jr., M.D. Oct 2019

Healing Through Prayer And Medicine: How Oral Roberts’ Healing Vision Was— And Continues To Be—Fulfilled, John R. Crouch, Jr., M.D.

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article is a personal reflection on the legacy of integration of divine healing with medical practice through the vision of the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. It charts the origins of the School of Medicine, the implementation of the philosophy of prayer and medicine, and the legacy that followed the theology and faculty after the school closed in 1989.


Editorial - The Healing Issue, Daniel D. Isgrigg Oct 2019

Editorial - The Healing Issue, Daniel D. Isgrigg

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Oct 2019

Front Matter, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.


Spiritus 4, Vol 2 (2019) The Healing Issue, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library Oct 2019

Spiritus 4, Vol 2 (2019) The Healing Issue, Holy Spirit Research Center Oru Library

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

No abstract provided.


Finding Aid For Elbert G. Lewis Papers, (1964-2003), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Oct 2019

Finding Aid For Elbert G. Lewis Papers, (1964-2003), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

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

Finding aid for the Elbert G. Lewis Papers, (1964-2003).


Tatian And Basil: Differing Views Regarding The Pagan Educational System Of Antiquity, Scott A. Rhodes Oct 2019

Tatian And Basil: Differing Views Regarding The Pagan Educational System Of Antiquity, Scott A. Rhodes

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Advanced education for Christians of antiquity was only available through schools which used classical Greek methodology. This included literature, poetry, and philosophy closely tied to polytheistic and pagan traditions. Christian families and leaders at that time had to consider the spiritual implications of participating in such a system. This article contrasts the opinion of Tatian with that of Basil of Caesarea regarding Christian participation in pagan education.

Basil and Tatian had similar ascetic views, yet they differed on this issue. Tatian believed Christians should not take part in pagan education. Basil believed that Christians could benefit spiritually from this education ...