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The Contribution Of A "Layman" To The Restoration Movement, Allan J. Hunter Dec 1959

The Contribution Of A "Layman" To The Restoration Movement, Allan J. Hunter

Graduate Thesis Collection

The name of Tomas Wharton Phillips, (1835-1912), occurs quite frequently in the history of the Disciples of Christ. Probably his family name is best known by its association with Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma. There has also been a renewed interest in him through the recent completion of the "T.W. Phillips Memorial Library" in Nashville, Tennessee, now the headquarters of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society.

This general interst generated into a special interst, when, during the lectures on the history of the Disciples of Christ, a remark was made to the effect that "there was a need for a ...


William Clayton: Missionary, Pioneer, And Public Servant, Paul E. Dahl Jul 1959

William Clayton: Missionary, Pioneer, And Public Servant, Paul E. Dahl

Theses and Dissertations

This work is a biography of William Clayton, an early missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a pioneer to the Great Basin. He was also a prominent individual in the political and economic development in the State of Deseret and the Territory of Utah. The purpose of the study is to write an account of Clayton's life and to show his contributions to both religious and profane history.


A Biography Of Z. T. Sweeney, Robert E. Reeves Jun 1959

A Biography Of Z. T. Sweeney, Robert E. Reeves

Graduate Thesis Collection

Zachary Taylor Sweeney was one of the more popular and influential preachers of the Christian Church during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and first quarter of the twentieth century. He built the largest congregation of his brotherhood during his lifetime. He was one of the leading spokesmen of the conservative element of the Disciples during a very troubled period. Outside of church affairs he became prominent in political, governmental, chautauqua, and business circles.


Athanasius' Doctrine; Of The Incarnation In Light Of Its Historical Context As Reflected In De Incarnatione, Carl Volz Jun 1959

Athanasius' Doctrine; Of The Incarnation In Light Of Its Historical Context As Reflected In De Incarnatione, Carl Volz

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

It is the author’s hope that this study will not only serve to remind the reader that Arianism is latent in the Church at all times, but will also serve to emphasize the Pauline and Athanasian stress of Christus in nobis. Although the Western Church has grown with the Pauline doctrine of forensic salvation, particularly since the time of Luther, the Athanasian conceptions of the Incarnation are just as purely Pauline, Christ becoming man in order to draw men to God. The fact that a justification fidei is foreign to his way of thinking ought in no way detract ...


The Pauline Concept Of The Body Of Christ And Its Significnace In The Literature Of The Ecumenical Movement, Raymond Schulze Jun 1959

The Pauline Concept Of The Body Of Christ And Its Significnace In The Literature Of The Ecumenical Movement, Raymond Schulze

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

The task of this study, however, is to move toward an understanding of one aspect of Paul's body theology. " Our concern is not to explain what Paul means by σῶμα nor even what he means by σῶμα τοβ χριοτοῦ, but to discover what he means when he calls the Church σῶμα and σῶμα τοβ χριοτοῦ.


The Eschatology Of The Lutheran Symbols, Walter Pieper Jun 1959

The Eschatology Of The Lutheran Symbols, Walter Pieper

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

For some years there has been a renewed interest in eschatology. A specific treatment of eschatology from the Lutheran point of view, however, is still lacking. With the exception of Schlink and Brunstaed, neither of whose treatment is completely adequate, nothing has been written on the subject of the -eschatological expectation found in the Lutheran Symbols. The goal of this paper, therefore, is to draw the eschatological references from the Symbols to discover how the writers looked at that which lay beyond this life and how this expectancy related to their presentation of the faith.


The Doctrine Of Man In Genesis, Pyeng Seh Oh Jun 1959

The Doctrine Of Man In Genesis, Pyeng Seh Oh

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

It is, therefore, the fundamental teaching about man. in the Pre-Mosaic revelation that is dealt with in this thesis. This study will treat both individual man and a group of Men, viz., a society. It is plain from the previous explanation that this study is not limited by the traditional dogmatic division of Christian anthropology. It is a synthetic or systematic exegesis instead of the familiar consecutive exegesis, chapter by chapter, as presented in commentaries. This material will be collected under five cardinal themes on the doctrine of man in Genesis, with each theme displaying disparities and sim1larities or opinion ...


The Medieval Sequence And Troupe, John Lemkul Jun 1959

The Medieval Sequence And Troupe, John Lemkul

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

The present thesis primarily is an historical research into the origin and development of. the sequence and the trope. From the Table or Contents it may appear that the order of the chapters is a little unusual, for one usually expects an historical account to be presented in chronological order. But because of what we know and what we do not know about the sequence and trope, the outline of the paper begins with the known and proceeds to the unknown. That is why both the sections on the sequence and the trope begin at the Abbey of St. Gall ...


The Place And Role Of The Law In Christian Education, Richard Labore Jun 1959

The Place And Role Of The Law In Christian Education, Richard Labore

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

It is the purpose of this study to determine what the place and role of the Law is withing Christian educationand to point up these pertinent implications which affect the educator, the purpose, and the method of the method of the paideia Kuriou.


This Do In Remeberance Of Me, Arno Klausmeier Jun 1959

This Do In Remeberance Of Me, Arno Klausmeier

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

This paper aims to indicate the importance of the background against which our Lord instituted the Sacrament of His Body and His Blood for a proper understanding of the meaning and intention of the words "This do in remembrance of Me." A formulation or approach to a doctrine of the Lord's Supper which proposes to be Biblical cannot be content merely to reiterate the Verba Testamenti in a conflated form and then propose to have exhausted the meaning of "this do". Nor can a formulation which all but ignores the total Sitz im Leben of the scriptural records fail ...


Children And The Church's Worship, George Hoyer Jun 1959

Children And The Church's Worship, George Hoyer

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

The burden of the thesis will be to ask how these Christians who are not adults can be helped to receive the grace of the Word of God; how they can be helped to respond to Him in worshiping words that will be a prelude to a worshiping life; and how they can learn to recognize their worshiping brethren in the family of God; ultimately how they can learn to do this applying of the Word from Sacrament and Scripture, this replying of worship and, this supplying of edification in the Church's corporate worship and in the Church's ...


An Analysis Of The Theology Of The Merger Documents Between Lutherans And Reformed In The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries, Walter Harms Jun 1959

An Analysis Of The Theology Of The Merger Documents Between Lutherans And Reformed In The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries, Walter Harms

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

This thesis will analyze the theology of the merger documents between Lutherans and Reformed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The analysis will consist in looking at the theology of these document• to discover what theology they contain, how the theology of one agrees with the theology of the others, and the purpose for which the documents• themselves propose this theology is to be used.


Luther's Theology Of The Holy Spirit In His Sermons Ofn John 14, 15, 16, Gerhard Galchutt Jun 1959

Luther's Theology Of The Holy Spirit In His Sermons Ofn John 14, 15, 16, Gerhard Galchutt

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

The purpose of this research is to participate in the denominational investigations with regard to specific theologies of the Spirit. Scientifically stated our. purpose is only to see what Luther himself says·about the Spirit and the Spirit's working.


The Scriptual Conception Of Life, Chung An Chin Jun 1959

The Scriptual Conception Of Life, Chung An Chin

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

The Christian doctrine of hum.an nature as a section of theology is fundamentally built upon the basis of the divine revelation in Scripture, and looks at .man in his relation to God. Therefore, the study of man's life in theology has its own principle which is different from that of science or philosophy. Since Christian anthropology is based on the divine revelation, there must be no contradiction between theological and scientific know1edge concerning life, but we cannot expect to get every detail of scientific answer of human nature out of the Bible.


The Concepts Of Unity, Fellowship, And Cooperation Among Various Lutheran Bodies In America, Carl Bornmann Jun 1959

The Concepts Of Unity, Fellowship, And Cooperation Among Various Lutheran Bodies In America, Carl Bornmann

Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

A detailed examination will be made of. the principles And practices of the United Lutheran Church in its relationship to other Lutheran bodies. Its relationships with non-Lutheran: Christian bodies will also be summarized. An extensive treatment will not be given to this second aspect, however, since this topic has been exhaustively ·treated in a Bachelor of Divinity Thesis under ·this very subject; heading.


A New Testament Study Of The Charisma, Donald E. Everson May 1959

A New Testament Study Of The Charisma, Donald E. Everson

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

The Day of Pentecost was the beginning of the charismata or spiritual gifts. This was the day that had been looked forward to for hundreds of years, the day that God poured out His Spirit on all flesh as He had done in a measure for His holy prophets. The disciples, at Jesus command, had done many wondrous signs and miracles but the power to do these things was given to them only for a season. Now the Holy Spirit was to abide in the Church forever.

A number of the charismata were demonstrated on that first day and those ...


A Study Of Paul's Interpretation Of The Old Testament With Particular Reference To His Use Of Isaiah In The Letter To The Romans, James A. Field May 1959

A Study Of Paul's Interpretation Of The Old Testament With Particular Reference To His Use Of Isaiah In The Letter To The Romans, James A. Field

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

One of the most obvious characteristics of the New Testament which greets the eyes of even the casual reader is its great dependence upon the Old Testament. Words, phrases, topics, personalities, and events from the Old Testament are carried forward into the New on almost every one of its pages. It has often been stated that neither of the Testaments can be understood apart from the other. Centuries ago Augustine declared that, "The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old is made plain in the New."


The Study Of The Problem Of Teaching Christian Moral Behavior, Lester A. Wetzstein May 1959

The Study Of The Problem Of Teaching Christian Moral Behavior, Lester A. Wetzstein

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Christian living from its inception has been challenging by the relationship between learning and moral living. The problem of this study was involved with a statement of the principles of Christian Moral Behavior and the implementation of those principles in the life activity or behavior of the individual. It was the contention of the author that the teaching process has not attained its ultimate objective until the life has been reoriented.


A Philosophy Of Religious Authority, G. Richard Powell May 1959

A Philosophy Of Religious Authority, G. Richard Powell

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

The object of this study is to explore the philosophical basis of religious authority. The intent is to set forth an apology for the pre-eminence of the Christian faith according to the popularly-designated "evangelical" interpretation. There is recognized in the oft-repeated usage of the term "evangelical" within ecclesiastical circles a certain ambiguity of understanding. The purpose of its employment here is to establish a working basis with the intention that particular distinctions will become apparent in the text of the study.


A New Inductive Study Of The First Epistle Of John, Gary M. Higbee May 1959

A New Inductive Study Of The First Epistle Of John, Gary M. Higbee

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

It is the never-ending task of Christian scholarship to interpret the sacred Scriptures in the light of an increasing understanding of the situation contemporary to their writing. The task is attempted anew in each generation, and no single pronouncement upon a given book is accepted as final. The men of each generation desire also to interpret the Scriptures so that they speak relevantly to their own day. Such is the task of this study.


A Comparative Study Of Pauline And Johannine Conception Of Sin, Homer C. Snyder May 1959

A Comparative Study Of Pauline And Johannine Conception Of Sin, Homer C. Snyder

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

The Bible as a whole establishes the doctrine of sin. The New Testament doctrine of sin is developed on the foundation of the Old Testament doctrine of sin. Paul and John speak particularly on the doctrine of sin as a whole. So a study of their doctrine of sin would contribute to a total Biblical understanding. The problem of this study is the Biblical doctrine of sin limited to the New Testament writers, John and Paul, as they speak of the doctrine of sin, in relation to the doctrine of sin as a whole. Since the problem concerns the doctrine ...


A New Inductive Study Of The First Epistles Of John, Gary M. Higbee May 1959

A New Inductive Study Of The First Epistles Of John, Gary M. Higbee

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

It is the never-ending task of Christian scholarship to interpret the sacred Scriptures in the light of an increasing understanding of the situation contemporary to their writing. The task is attempted anew in each generation, and no single pronouncement upon a given book is accepted as final. The men of each generation desire also to interpret the Scriptures so that they speak relevantly to their own day. Such is the task of this study.


An Analytical Examination Of Contemporary Missionary Motives Objectives And Methods, Donald L. Jeter May 1959

An Analytical Examination Of Contemporary Missionary Motives Objectives And Methods, Donald L. Jeter

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Christianity has been a missionary religion from New Testament times. It has claimed to be a religion unique from all other religions of the world because it has God's only revelation of the answer to the spiritual needs of mankind, and because of this claim to uniqueness it has been a proselyting religion. In recent years there have been some from within the ranks of Christianity who have not been too sure whether the missionary imperative is valid today. They feel that missions should be curtailed if not discarded because of the lack of a motive that is unique ...


A New Testament Study Of The Charisma, Donald E. Everson May 1959

A New Testament Study Of The Charisma, Donald E. Everson

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Excerpt: "The Day of Pentecost was the beginning of the charismata or spiritual gifts. This was the day that had been looked forward to for hundreds of years, the day that God poured out His Spirit on all flesh as He had done in a measure for His holy prophets. The disciples, at Jesus command, had done many wondrous signs and miracles but the power to do these things was given to them only for a season. Now the Holy Spirit was to abide in the Church forever."


The Philosophies And Procedures In Church Camps, David G. White May 1959

The Philosophies And Procedures In Church Camps, David G. White

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

A lack of uniformity exists in contemporary American Protestant summer camp programs. These programs are the products of varying church camp philosophies and procedures. A rather complex pattern of criteria has arisen to differentiate these camp programs. For example, some authorities suggest that a church camp exists only when the majority of its activities are conducted out-of-doors, and when such is not the case, a camp should be called a conference. It was the purpose of this research to define and clarify the philosophies and procedures used in contemporary American Protestant summer church camps.


A Critique Of Adult Christian Education, Paul Kuhn May 1959

A Critique Of Adult Christian Education, Paul Kuhn

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Until a few years ago the age group known as young adults was a neglected area in Christian Education. Today there is an increased awareness and interest in the need for adequate young adult Christian Education in the local church.

The distinctive mark of the American society is the young married couple and its family. A glance at the many advertisements shows that they are keyed to young adults. But the church, until very recently, has made little difference in the grading of adults. Because the interests and needs of adults are so widespread young adults often feel that there ...


A Proposed Program Of Teacher Training For Friends, Howard E. Harmon May 1959

A Proposed Program Of Teacher Training For Friends, Howard E. Harmon

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

One of the greatest challenges that the church faces today comes from within. When the average Christian thinks of the challenges facing the church, his mind generally thinks of the various needs connected with foreign missions, home missions, church extensions, orphanages, Sunday school activities, young people's work, denominations' special social work, or evangelism. Each of these areas carries its special challenge in its own right, but there is a problem within every church that must be met if the church is to adequately carry on these numerous activities.


A Study Of The Problem Of Teaching Christian Moral Behavior, Lester A. Wetzstein May 1959

A Study Of The Problem Of Teaching Christian Moral Behavior, Lester A. Wetzstein

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Christian living from its inception has been challenged by the relationship between learning and moral living. The problem of this study was involved with a statement of the principles of Christian Moral Behavior and the implementation of those principles in the life activity or behavior of the individual. It was the contention. of the author that the teaching process has not attained its ultimate objective until the life has been reoriented.


A History Of The Kentucky Mountain Mission Work Of The Evangelical United Brethren Church, David W. Weinert May 1959

A History Of The Kentucky Mountain Mission Work Of The Evangelical United Brethren Church, David W. Weinert

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Throughout its history, the Evangelical Church has always been concerned for the underprivileged and unreached. Through a comprehensive survey of the needs of the mountains of Kentucky, it was decided that this was a logical place to do missionary service. The underprivileged of the mountains of Kentucky had long since been neglected. The Evangelical Church accepted that area to further its Missionary enterprises.

This paper was written with three objectives in view. First, the writer desired a better understanding of the work which is part of the missionary outreach of his denomination. Secondly, the writer hopes some day to become ...


A Critical And Comparative Analysis Of John Calvin's And The Early Friends' Doctrine Of The Word Of God, Peter R. Schuler May 1959

A Critical And Comparative Analysis Of John Calvin's And The Early Friends' Doctrine Of The Word Of God, Peter R. Schuler

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

The question has been raised since the inception of the Friends or Quaker movement, "What position do the Friends hold in reference to a basis of authority for their proposed and propounded doctrines?" This basis of authority was first questioned by various religious leaders of the day when George Fox went about preaching against the cold, dead, formalism of the churches in England, and remains a matter of some debate today.

Since the beginning of the Friends movement, it has held the Bible in great reverence and has used it as a basis of their teaching. Other groups, too, considered ...