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Data And Identity: Notes Toward A Theology Of The Digitally Enhanced Self, Michael J. Paulus Jr. Oct 2019

Data And Identity: Notes Toward A Theology Of The Digitally Enhanced Self, Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

In the HBO-BBC miniseries "Years and Years," a teenager named Bethany (!) comes out as transhuman and tells her parents she wants to “live forever as information ... [to] be data!” As information about us increasingly takes the form of digital data, we are all of us becoming data. Indeed, so much of our attention and agency is engaged with digital information in digital environments that the philosopher Luciano Floridi describes us as “inforgs” living “onlife” in an “infosphere.” Through nearly constant and ubiquitous patterns of digital interactions with human and artificial agents, we are creating digitally extended and enhanced selves. But ...


Technology And Hope, Michael J. Paulus Jr. Oct 2019

Technology And Hope, Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

In our present moment of profound and rapid technological change, the clash of utopian hopes with dystopian fears is a matter of daily experience. The Demaray Tower on SPU’s campus points to a greater hope for technology. Beneath the clock on the south side, images of technology situated within the human journey through history and life suggest that human artificial creations may participate in God’s new creation. This session will explore how we can think critically about the transformative role of technology in education and our broader lives as we cultivate and realize faith for the future.

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Turning “Bad Jews Into Worse Christians”: Hermann Adler And The London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst The Jews, Robert Ellison Oct 2019

Turning “Bad Jews Into Worse Christians”: Hermann Adler And The London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst The Jews, Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

This paper explores how sermons contributed to Jewish-Christian relations in Victorian England. I begin with a rhetorical analysis of sermons preached on behalf of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, the largest and best known missionary organization of its kind. I then examine a collection of sermons in which Hermann Adler, then rabbi of London’s Bayswater Synagogue and later Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, pushes back against their efforts, offering the “true explanations” of passages which, in his view, had been improperly employed by Christian preachers. Finally, I trace a kind of “feedback loop” in ...


An Islamic Approach To Migration And Refugees, Zeki Saritoprak Oct 2019

An Islamic Approach To Migration And Refugees, Zeki Saritoprak

Zeki Saritoprak

No abstract provided.


Mary In Islam, Zeki Saritoprak Oct 2019

Mary In Islam, Zeki Saritoprak

Zeki Saritoprak

In the Qur’an, Mary has a unique place. As the only woman mentioned by name, the mother of Jesus, and a pious servant of God, she has inspired Muslim men and women since the beginning of Islam. In this chapter, there will first be a short overview of Mary’s place in the Qur’an and the sayings of the Prophet, that is, Hadith. Following this, the importance of Mary in Islamic theology and spirituality generally as well as Mary’s historical place within Islam will be outlined. The views of important Muslim mystics, theologians, and various other scholars ...


Race, Folklore And Mormon Doctrine, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Race, Folklore And Mormon Doctrine, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Preaching To The Court House And Judging In The Temple, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Preaching To The Court House And Judging In The Temple, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Warren Jeffs And The Abandonment Of Tradition, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Warren Jeffs And The Abandonment Of Tradition, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


The Scholar As Celebrant, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

The Scholar As Celebrant, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Jurisprudence And The Problem Of Church Doctrine, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Jurisprudence And The Problem Of Church Doctrine, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Mordred Had A Good Point, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Mordred Had A Good Point, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


International Legal Experience And The Mormon Theology Of The State, 1945-2012, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

International Legal Experience And The Mormon Theology Of The State, 1945-2012, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Egypt's Muslims Show Virtues Of Public Religion, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Egypt's Muslims Show Virtues Of Public Religion, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law As Amici Curiae In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Ben Feuer, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law As Amici Curiae In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Ben Feuer, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Sarah Barringer Gordon's The Mormon Question: Polygamy And Constitutional Conflict In Nineteenth-Century America, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Book Review Of Sarah Barringer Gordon's The Mormon Question: Polygamy And Constitutional Conflict In Nineteenth-Century America, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of New Perspectives In Mormon Studies: Creating And Crossing Boundaries, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Book Review Of New Perspectives In Mormon Studies: Creating And Crossing Boundaries, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of American Religious History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Nathan B. Oman, Anna-Rose Mathieson Sep 2019

Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of American Religious History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Nathan B. Oman, Anna-Rose Mathieson

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


"The Living Oracles": Legal Interpretation And Mormon Thought, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

"The Living Oracles": Legal Interpretation And Mormon Thought, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


A Defense Of The Authority Of Church Doctrine, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

A Defense Of The Authority Of Church Doctrine, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


"Secret Combinations": A Legal Analysis, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

"Secret Combinations": A Legal Analysis, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


"Out Of Zion Shall Go Forth The Law", Nathan B. Oman Sep 2019

"Out Of Zion Shall Go Forth The Law", Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Accommodating Employees' Sabbaths: Is It The Government's Job?, Neal Devins Sep 2019

Accommodating Employees' Sabbaths: Is It The Government's Job?, Neal Devins

Neal E. Devins

No abstract provided.


God And The Executioner: The Influence Of Western Religion On The Use Of The Death Penalty, Davison M. Douglas Sep 2019

God And The Executioner: The Influence Of Western Religion On The Use Of The Death Penalty, Davison M. Douglas

Davison M. Douglas

In this Essay, Professor Douglas conducts an historical review of religious attitudes toward capital punishment and the influence of those attitudes on the state's use of the death penalty. He surveys the Christian Church's strong support for capital punishment throughout most of its history, along with recent expressions of opposition from many Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish groups. Despite this recent abolitionist sentiment from an array of religious institutions, Professor Douglas notes a divergence of opinion between the "pulpit and the pew" as the laity continues to support the death penalty in large numbers. Professor Douglas accounts for this ...


Book Review Of Faiths Of The Founding Fathers, Davison M. Douglas Sep 2019

Book Review Of Faiths Of The Founding Fathers, Davison M. Douglas

Davison M. Douglas

No abstract provided.


Pyrrhonism Or Academic Skepticism? Friedrich Wilhelm Bierling’S ‘Reasonable Doubt’ In The Commentatio De Pyrrhonismo Historico (1724), Anton Matytsin Sep 2019

Pyrrhonism Or Academic Skepticism? Friedrich Wilhelm Bierling’S ‘Reasonable Doubt’ In The Commentatio De Pyrrhonismo Historico (1724), Anton Matytsin

Anton Matytsin

No abstract provided.


Following Faith Commitments: Adventist Higher Educationtransitiontheory, Larry D. Burton, Josephine Katenga, Christine A. Moniyung Sep 2019

Following Faith Commitments: Adventist Higher Educationtransitiontheory, Larry D. Burton, Josephine Katenga, Christine A. Moniyung

Larry D. Burton

Christian universities are generally tuition-driven and thus enrollment dependent. This is true of the Seventh-day Adventist higher education system as well.Previous research on Seventh-day Adventist university enrollment revealed and underrepresentation of graduates from public high schools in comparison to graduates of Christian high schools. The purpose of this study was to develop a working theory to explain how graduates of public high schools successfully transition into Adventist universities. Using a pragmatic grounded theory design, we interviewed 18 participants who had experienced such a transition. Progressing in a constant-comparative manner, research team members analyzed the interviews through multiple rounds and ...


What Is A "Community" Church Plant?, Hyveth Williams Sep 2019

What Is A "Community" Church Plant?, Hyveth Williams

Hyveth Williams

"A community plant is one that focuses on the health of the community. this means that you focus on the health of all of the churches in the community, regardless of the denomination, and the health of the people who live in the community, because a healthy community breeds healthy children. And what we are planting, what we want it to be is a healthy church."


Worship Music As Spiritual Identity: An Examination Of Music In The Liturgy Among Black And White Adventists In The United States From 1840 To 1944, David A. Williams Sep 2019

Worship Music As Spiritual Identity: An Examination Of Music In The Liturgy Among Black And White Adventists In The United States From 1840 To 1944, David A. Williams

David Williams

The Topic

This study examined Black and White Seventh-day Adventist music in the liturgy in the United States from 1840 to 1944. Little scholarly attention has been given to the development of Adventist liturgical practice, the function of music in the liturgy, and the effect of music upon the spiritual identity. This study utilized liturgical history, ritual studies, musicology, and liturgical theology to derive and compare the spiritual identity fostered through music in the liturgy by these ethnic groups. This study considered both the shared and distinct spiritual identities of Black and White Adventists, as cultivated by the music in ...


The Historical Superscriptions Of Davidic Psalms: An Exegetical Intertextual, And Methodological Analysis, Jerome L. Skinner Sep 2019

The Historical Superscriptions Of Davidic Psalms: An Exegetical Intertextual, And Methodological Analysis, Jerome L. Skinner

Jerome Skinner

No abstract provided.