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Subject Vertical File, Mac Ice Jan 2020

Subject Vertical File, Mac Ice

Center for Restoration Studies Vertical Files Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Organizational Vertical File, Mac Ice Jan 2020

Organizational Vertical File, Mac Ice

Center for Restoration Studies Vertical Files Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


How Can Catholic Youth Programs Improve The Youth’S Connection To The Mass?, Elizabeth Cook Jan 2020

How Can Catholic Youth Programs Improve The Youth’S Connection To The Mass?, Elizabeth Cook

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

No abstract provided.


The Catholic Church And The Turn Of The 20th Century: An Anthropology Of Human Flourishing And A Church For Peace, Maria Siebels Jan 2020

The Catholic Church And The Turn Of The 20th Century: An Anthropology Of Human Flourishing And A Church For Peace, Maria Siebels

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

This paper will explore the connections between the 20th century’s unsurpassed violence and the Catholic Church’s adoption of anthropology of human dignity and flourishing, resulting in a call and commission for peace as seen in Pacem et Terris, Gaudium et Spes, and the Catholic Worker Movement.


The Indispensability Of Inculturation For Effective Evangelization: Revisiting The Evangelization Of Sub-Saharan Africa, Mark Obeten Jan 2020

The Indispensability Of Inculturation For Effective Evangelization: Revisiting The Evangelization Of Sub-Saharan Africa, Mark Obeten

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

This paper argues that the incarnation is a profound moment in the redemptive plan of God and hence paradigm of evangelization. It demonstrates that non-inculturated evangelization lacks depth and may lose the fruits of its labor with time. The evangelization of Sub-Saharan Africa is used as a case in point to show this connection between evangelization and inculturation as inevitable.


Introducing Queer Theology, Cole Epping Jan 2020

Introducing Queer Theology, Cole Epping

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

The paper works through the sources of queer theology, giving special attention to how these sources are used in published works. Further, the paper explores the doctrine of the Trinity as a model of “radical friendship”, a relational model that is inclusive to LGBTQ+ folks, as well as the inadvertent queerness of Von Balthasar’s writings on the Trinity.


See A Victory, Anna Bennett Jan 2020

See A Victory, Anna Bennett

The Main Thing Devotional

No abstract provided.


Biblical Preservation: Examining The Historical Preservation Of The Biblical Text Through The Providence Of God, Joseph Bauer Jan 2020

Biblical Preservation: Examining The Historical Preservation Of The Biblical Text Through The Providence Of God, Joseph Bauer

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

The veracity of the biblical text has been attacked throughout the ages. The arguments formulated and asserted by non-believing scholars cast doubt that the words written by the original biblical authors have been preserved. Consequently, the argument follows that if the text has been corrupted or lost then it can further be implied that God has failed to preserve His Word. Sadly, these arguments can easily overwhelm a professing Christian as many are ignorant in the methods and process of biblical preservation and transmission. By examining the abundance of extant manuscripts recovered through the centuries it can be ascertained that ...


Christ’S Perspective Of The Holy Scriptures: How The Beatitudes Were Not Unique To Jesus, Trent J. Boone Jan 2020

Christ’S Perspective Of The Holy Scriptures: How The Beatitudes Were Not Unique To Jesus, Trent J. Boone

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

This paper shows how Christ’s perspective on the Old Testament is evident within each of the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes are foundational to the expectations of the character, attitude, and hope that is expected for those who are part of the kingdom of heaven. However, today the message of Jesus is being twisted into a doctrine focused more on how it makes someone feel versus cultivating the character traits that Jesus calls blessed in the Beatitudes (Matt. 5:3-10; Luke 6:20-22). This problem begs this question: Was Jesus teaching something new or contrary ...


Servant Leadership And Presidential Immigration Politics: Inspiration From The Foot-Washing Ritual, Victor C. Romero Jan 2020

Servant Leadership And Presidential Immigration Politics: Inspiration From The Foot-Washing Ritual, Victor C. Romero

Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda has been criticized by pundits and scholars alike and has been thwarted by courts concerned about executive overreach. This Article contributes to this chorus of critics by viewing the current immigration regime from a Christian perspective on servant leadership, contrary to the stereotype that Christianity necessarily aligns with any one particular political brand. Jesus Christ’s entreaty that his disciples wash each other’s feet provides a useful lens through which to evaluate whether this Administration’s work effectively advances communitarianism, a value consistent with Christian immigration ethics. An examination of a range of ...


Theology As "Reacting" Role-Play, John T. Noble, Mark Reasoner Jan 2020

Theology As "Reacting" Role-Play, John T. Noble, Mark Reasoner

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop

THL226 Old Testament students engage in a 2.5 week role-playing game centered around the reform of King Josiah from 2 Kings 22 - 23. Students play out specific characters from the reform priests, prophets, royal courtiers, merchants, soldiers, and other in debating and voting on the measures under consideration in 622 BCE Judah. By writing position papers, giving speeches, and collaborating with other “faction” members, students persuade their peers to act and vote according to mutual objectives. Students take on leadership roles in the classroom, exercise political muscles, and pore over course content with a new motivation to win the ...


The Power Of Collaboration: Cross-Boundary Contributions To Students’ Holistic Success, Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey Jan 2020

The Power Of Collaboration: Cross-Boundary Contributions To Students’ Holistic Success, Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey

Learning and Teaching Forum

Kennedy Union 311

Cross boundary and collaborative education have existed in the past. The University of Dayton’s attempt to reignite these concepts of education is in line with its Catholic Marianist identity. Education can be achieved in silos or collaboration of various entities on campus, both face-to-face and in current times, online as well. This presentation will offer ways in which the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives has in the past achieved collaboration with other departments on campus, and how this can be done across the board for maximum student development.

Keywords: Catholic, collaborate, develop, educate, students, whole person, online ...


Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay Of Colonial Modernity [Table Of Contents], David Fieni Jan 2020

Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay Of Colonial Modernity [Table Of Contents], David Fieni

Literature

Decadent Orientalisms presents a sustained critique of the ways Orientalism and decadence have formed a joint discursive mode of the imperial imagination. Attentive to historical and literary configurations of language, race, religion, and power, Fieni shows the importance of understanding Western discourses of Eastern decline and obsolescence together with Arab and Islamic responses in which the language of decadence returns as a characteristic of the West.

Taking seriously Edward Said’s claim that Orientalism is a “style of having power,” Fieni works historically through the aesthetic and ideological effects of Orientalist style, showing how it is at once comparative, descriptive ...


Won’T You Be My Neighbor: Cultivating A Church To Discover How To Love Its Literal Neighbor, Jeremy Deck Jan 2020

Won’T You Be My Neighbor: Cultivating A Church To Discover How To Love Its Literal Neighbor, Jeremy Deck

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this project was to help Zionsville Presbyterian Church understand the difference between technical and adaptive challenges. As the American church declines, congregations must not simply improve what they are already doing, but examine the way forward to a flourishing future, which depends on knowledge they have not yet acquired. Understanding the adaptive way forward requires shared leadership, an acknowledgement that new, shared learning will have to occur, dealing with loss and developing new hearts and minds. The way forward will be discovered through experimentation, reflection on what has been learned, then continued experimentation and reflection.

To help ...


Clement Of Alexandria And The Logos, Lois Eveleth Jan 2020

Clement Of Alexandria And The Logos, Lois Eveleth

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

Director of a catechetical school in Alexandria, Clement employed a key concept in Middle Platonism, i.e. Logos, as a means to spread the Gospel among Hellenized Egyptians and Berbers. Ever the pedagogue, Clement freely employed rich metaphors; especially memorable was "Christ the Minstrel"; singing a "... new song for the cosmos."


Evil As Privation Justifying Restorative Justice, Josh Shrader-Perry Jan 2020

Evil As Privation Justifying Restorative Justice, Josh Shrader-Perry

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Known To God Alone: Reflections On The Trappists Of Gethsemani And Father Louis, Emilie Grosvenor Jan 2020

Known To God Alone: Reflections On The Trappists Of Gethsemani And Father Louis, Emilie Grosvenor

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Christian Bioethical Approaches To Gender Reassignment Surgery: Understanding Opposition And Retrieving The Body-Soul Complex, Stephanie Roy Jan 2020

Christian Bioethical Approaches To Gender Reassignment Surgery: Understanding Opposition And Retrieving The Body-Soul Complex, Stephanie Roy

Say Something Theological: The Student Journal of Theological Studies

No abstract provided.


Comparative Religion Reader Reli 30, Alan Lenzi Jan 2020

Comparative Religion Reader Reli 30, Alan Lenzi

Pacific Open Texts

Open Educational Resource (OER) of primary source materials and study questions for the RELI30: Comparative Religion course taught at the University of the Pacific.


Principles For Starting A Song-Writing Ministry, Carson Ka Siu Li Jan 2020

Principles For Starting A Song-Writing Ministry, Carson Ka Siu Li

Masters Theses

With the approval of Dr. Keith Currie and Dr. David Schmal, I have chosen to complete the Music & Worship Ministry Project as the Final Thesis for the Masters of Art in Music and Worship. The objective of the project is to produce an Extended Play Record (EP) that contains five original worship songs written specifically for this EP. The components of this project include: songwriting, arranging, performing, recording, and producing. This project will achieve two purposes: first, the songs in this EP are meant to be sung in my local church – Koinonia Evangelical Church (KEC); second, this project is the medium through which I complete my research on building a songwriting ministry in KEC. It answers the question: what are some foundational philosophies to starting a local church songwriting ministry? By working through the different stages of producing this record, I was able to identify seven guiding principles on which KEC will build its songwriting ministry. 1. Words Over Music 2. Songs for the Congregation, Not the Performer 3. Feedback is Our Friend 4. Pursue Excellence, Not ...


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 ...


Triptych In Tears: Towards A Theology Of Redemption. Facing Sexual Abuse Within The Church, Glenn J. Morrison Jan 2020

Triptych In Tears: Towards A Theology Of Redemption. Facing Sexual Abuse Within The Church, Glenn J. Morrison

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

The article seeks to develop a pastoral theological response to sexual abuse within the Church. The response introduces the importance of the emotivity or affectivity of tears as the basis for a theology of redemption. To this end, three key biblical passages, Ps. 137, Matt 2:16-18 and John 11:1-44, speaking directly of tears or weeping, will help to form as it were, A Triptych. The aim here is to help to ‘think otherwise’ to become close to the Father’s heart (Jn 1:18), the newness and nearness of the Kingdom of God, and hence to encounter the ...


The Death Of Pope John Paul I: A Reappraisal, Enrique Torner Jan 2020

The Death Of Pope John Paul I: A Reappraisal, Enrique Torner

World Languages & Cultures Faculty Publications

October 4, 2018, marked the 40th anniversary of Pope John Paul I’s funeral. His funeral is one of the few events in his pontificate whose date, time, locations, organizers, participants, guests, attendants, and order of events, everybody agrees on. In contrast, as will be explained later, there is hardly anything related to his death on which scholars of all kinds, distinguished members of the Vatican ranging from daily assistants to the pope to cardinals, non-Catholic clerics from all over the world, politicians of all types and nations, journalists, family members, or even plain curious or interested world citizens can ...


Shall Be Bright At Last: Reflections On Suffering And Hope In The Letters Of Paul, Nijay Gupta, Martha Byrne Van Houten, Sarah Swartzendruber, Alec Ward, Martha Ekhoff, Anna S. Carlson, Jared Bucko, Paul C. Moldovan, Alex Finkelson Jan 2020

Shall Be Bright At Last: Reflections On Suffering And Hope In The Letters Of Paul, Nijay Gupta, Martha Byrne Van Houten, Sarah Swartzendruber, Alec Ward, Martha Ekhoff, Anna S. Carlson, Jared Bucko, Paul C. Moldovan, Alex Finkelson

Monographs

These nine essays on suffering offer exercises in Christian hope. The contributors reveal honest and tender wounds of the many harsh realities of life in a broken world awaiting full redemption. They meditate on Paul's holy words that teach us to pray with expectation and live by faith. They encourage fellow pilgrims to trust the path and stick together.

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Introduction To The State Of New Testament Studies, Nijay K. Gupta, Scot Mcknight Jan 2020

Introduction To The State Of New Testament Studies, Nijay K. Gupta, Scot Mcknight

Faculty Publications - Portland Seminary

Excerpt: "I (Nijay) first encountered the book The Face of New Testament Studies, this book's predecessor, when I was in graduate school. I went to seminary primarily because I wanted to learn how to study the Bible in depth for personal and ministry formation. I had not studied the Bible in an academic setting prior to that. The "world" of biblical studies for this neophyte seminary student was intriguing but mystifying-so many technical terms, multiple differing perspectives, views, and ideas proposed and presented, and all of this was in flux as scholarship moved forward decade after decade. Thankfully, 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 ...


The Knowledge Of End-Time Prophetic Scriptures Prepares Believers At Northcliffe Baptist Church To Expect Religious Persecution, John C. Reddy Jan 2020

The Knowledge Of End-Time Prophetic Scriptures Prepares Believers At Northcliffe Baptist Church To Expect Religious Persecution, John C. Reddy

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The lack of knowledge about the end-time prophetic Scriptures and its inferences to Islamic eschatology appears to be a problem at Northcliffe Baptist Church. The purpose of this study is to raise awareness about the end-time Scriptures and prepare the congregants to expect persecution as normative in the Christian life. Islam is projected to overtake Christianity in a few decades and is proliferating at a rapid pace. The anti-parallel structure between Christian eschatology and Islamic eschatology is disconcerting. Islam denies Jesus’s divinity and advocates persecuting Christians if they do not convert to Islam. Suffering and persecution for the Lord ...


Assessing The Health Of An Established Urban Church To Develop A Strategic Plan For Growth, Alfonse Javed Jan 2020

Assessing The Health Of An Established Urban Church To Develop A Strategic Plan For Growth, Alfonse Javed

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The health of a church is solely dependent on the health of its leadership. The more the leadership becomes imitators of Christ (Ephesians 5:1-2), the more the church resembles the image of Christ (Romans 8:29). This work seeks to determine the kind of healthy church leadership, which generates a healthy church culture for multiplying disciples. The purpose of this study is to assess the health of an established urban church in midtown Manhattan, and to evaluate the perception that one large church is more effective than multiple churches in order to discover an evangelistic approach that may help ...


Youth Decline In Church Growth And Attendance, Marion Diane Jones Jan 2020

Youth Decline In Church Growth And Attendance, Marion Diane Jones

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Youth attendance in the church has declined in the recent past. The reason for their decline is that they no longer find a church to be socially and spiritually relevant to their lives. The paper seeks to provide a solution to the problem through spiritual formation and increasing the depth of youth programs so that they can remain socially relevant to the lives of the young people. This will be done by encouraging youth people to know who Jesus is and how to have a personal relationship with him through faith.


American God Story: Creating Shared Cultural Context With Popular Television, Timothy Joseph Rosenberger Jan 2020

American God Story: Creating Shared Cultural Context With Popular Television, Timothy Joseph Rosenberger

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Believers increasingly encounter a stark divide between their cultural contexts and those of the people they seek to evangelize. This divide is particularly pronounced in popular culture where the television, movies, music, and books that appeal to Christians often are radically different than those that appeal to mainstream Americans. Without a shared cultural language, and a shared network of cultural touch points, it can be challenging to form meaningful connection between, and amongst, church members and unchurched community members. This study pioneers an intervention in which church members, and unchurched community members, come together to view popular television episodes and ...