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The Relationship Between Internal-External Locus Of Control And Evangelistic Success As Evidenced By A Selected Group Of Ministers In The Caribbean Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Kembleton S. Wiggins Jan 1979

The Relationship Between Internal-External Locus Of Control And Evangelistic Success As Evidenced By A Selected Group Of Ministers In The Caribbean Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Kembleton S. Wiggins

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Problem. There was a need to know whether or not there is a relationship between locus of control and success in Seventh-day Adventist evangelism. It was expected that empirical data about the relationship would assist in the planning of a more effective curriculum for the training of ministers at Caribbean Union College, Trinidad, West Indies. The purpose was to investigate interrelations among the following: (a) evangelistic results, (b) locus of control, (c) years in the ministry, (d) attendance/non-attendance at a field-school of evangelism, (e) years of post-high-school ministerial education, and (f) field experience with a successful evangelist. The researcher ...


The Apocalyptic "Son Of Man" In Daniel 7, Arthur J. Ferch Jan 1979

The Apocalyptic "Son Of Man" In Daniel 7, Arthur J. Ferch

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This investigation studies the identity and nature of the manlike figure in Dan 7:13-14 (hereafter referred to as SM). In the first chapter we reviewed the interpretations of the SM in Jewish and Christian literature since the beginning of the second century of our era and noted that with the exception of the seventeenth century study by Carpzov, discussion of the Danielic figure was limited to passing comments. Throughout this period the SM was interpreted mainly messianically or christologically. During the nineteenth century more substantial inquiries attempted to find answers to the identity and nature of the manlike being ...


Substitution In The Hebrew Cultus And In Cultic-Related Texts, Angel Manuel Rodriguez Jan 1979

Substitution In The Hebrew Cultus And In Cultic-Related Texts, Angel Manuel Rodriguez

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This dissertation attempts to investigate the presence, function, and meaning of the idea of sacrificial substitution in the Hebrew cultus. The interpretation of the OT sacrifices in terms of sacrificial substitution has been questioned and rejected by a great number of scholars. They have argued that such an understanding cannot be supported by the biblical text or by ancient Near Eastern religious practices.

In this study the ancient Near Eastern texts are first investigated in order to highlight to what degree and where the essential elements of the idea of substitution are present in them. We discuss next the cultic ...


The Classification Of The Greek Manuscripts Of The Epistle Of James, Joel D. Awoniyi Jan 1979

The Classification Of The Greek Manuscripts Of The Epistle Of James, Joel D. Awoniyi

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Although a significant number of the Greek manuscripts of the Epistles of I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, and Jude have recently received long overdue classification, only a very few Greek manuscripts of the Epistle of James have been given comparable treatment.

In this dissertation, we have sought to rectify this situation by classifying 86 Greek manuscripts of the Epistle of James – primarily according to their phonetic relationships and only secondarily according to their text-types.

In order to accomplish this, we have made use of new computer methods.

In a recent dissertation on the classification of 81 ...


Major Contextual Dimensions And Dynamic Factors In The Transmission Of The Judeo-Christian Religious Heritage According To Selected Writings Of Ellen G. White, Juan Navarro Jan 1979

Major Contextual Dimensions And Dynamic Factors In The Transmission Of The Judeo-Christian Religious Heritage According To Selected Writings Of Ellen G. White, Juan Navarro

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Purpose. Christianity claims to have directly received by revelation from God a body of knowledge which has been preserved, developed, and handed down through generations. The purpose of this study was to determine what, according to Ellen White, are the major contextual dimensions in the transmission of this religious heritage and the dynamic factors involved in the process.

Method. The approach to this documentary study consisted of (1) carefully reading selected writings of White and collecting every statement related to the investigation; (2) logically arranging the information gathered; and (3) analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and presenting the findings in an expository ...


A Study Of The Duties Of The Elders Of Local Seventh-Day Adventist Churches In Chile: A Needs Assessment, Rolando A. Itin Jan 1979

A Study Of The Duties Of The Elders Of Local Seventh-Day Adventist Churches In Chile: A Needs Assessment, Rolando A. Itin

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Problem. Many Seventh-day Adventist churches in Chile, South America, do not have the assistance of a resident pastor, and most of the work in the church is done by volunteer lay leaders. The highest officer of the church is the elder, who usually has no training in leadership nor in theology. What is the work of the elder of the local church? How well is he performing his tasks? No specific study of this problem was found in the literature, and because the elders in Chile appeared to be eager and willing to be trained, this study was designed to ...


Galatians As Dialogical Response To Opponents, Bernard Hungerford Brinsmead Jan 1979

Galatians As Dialogical Response To Opponents, Bernard Hungerford Brinsmead

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This thesis seeks to discover the center of Galatians, its unique theological statement, by approaching the question from the perspective of the dialogical nature of the letter as a piece of literature, and the theology of the opponents with which it is dialogical. The context of a piece of literature is essential to its being understood. When a letter is as obviously disputative as is Galatians, a vital part of that context must be the opponents who have called it forth. The review of literature reveals that the identity of the opponents in Galatia remains "problematic." Two things in particular ...