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Pastoral Care: From Past To Present, Ann Marie Kerlin Sep 2014

Pastoral Care: From Past To Present, Ann Marie Kerlin

Ann Marie Kerlin

According to the U.S. National Conference on Mental Health, “Nationally, an estimated 45 million Americans suffer from illnesses like depression, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress syndrome.” In a speech at this conference, President Obama stated that one out of five Americans experience mental illness in any year. A study published in 2013 surveyed prescription drug use and found that the second most common prescribed drugs were anti-depressants. Obviously there is a great demand for counseling and psychological care in the United States, and both secular and religious approaches to care are available. The purpose of this article is to review ...


Saint Patrick Of Ireland: A Book Review, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D. Jan 2014

Saint Patrick Of Ireland: A Book Review, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

Who was St. Patrick of Ireland? Did you know that he was actually from England? Phillip Freeman paints a vivid portrait of St. Patrick and the times in which he lived. This is a book review of Freemans "St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography."


John Wesley: His Personal Spiritual Awakening, G. Dan Harris Jan 2014

John Wesley: His Personal Spiritual Awakening, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

John Wesley became one of the key revival leaders that God used during the first Great Awakening in Europe and America. Wesley, as we can see in his words above, understood that a powerful movement of God was desperately needed. Little did he know that in the coming decades, Wesley, along with a number of other great men of the Christian Church, would be used by God to bring about one of the most powerful Spiritual Awakenings in history. But before Wesley could be used by God for a time such as this, he first needed to experience his own ...


Visual Culture Of Baptism In The Middle Ages: Essays On Medieval Fonts, Settings And Beliefs, Harriet Sonne De Torrens, Miguel Torrens Aug 2013

Visual Culture Of Baptism In The Middle Ages: Essays On Medieval Fonts, Settings And Beliefs, Harriet Sonne De Torrens, Miguel Torrens

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

Under the guidance of the leading experts on baptismal fonts and the co-directors of the Baptisteria Sacra Index, the world’s only iconographical inventory of baptismal fonts, a research project at the University of Toronto, this collection of essays by a group of European and North American scholars extends the traditional boundaries associated with the study of baptismal fonts. The ‘visual’ is privileged, whether it is in the metaphysical, literary or empirical realms of scholarship, offering a rich understanding of the powerful role of baptism played in medieval and renaissance society. In the quest for a holistic understanding of the ...


Reconsidering The Date Of The Baptismal Font In San Isidoro, Leon, Spain, Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr. Aug 2013

Reconsidering The Date Of The Baptismal Font In San Isidoro, Leon, Spain, Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr.

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

The baptismal font that stands today in the Cahpel of the Salazares n the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro of Seville in Leon, Spain has been assigned an early eleventh century date, ca. 1000-1050, making it the earliest of all known extant fonts, in both Spain and in the Latin West, that are ornamented with scenes from the life of Christ. This essay reviews the scholarship and proposes a 12th century date based on comparative examples in both Spain and the larger context of the Latin West.


Music Of Worship And The Sanctification Of The Believer, Jonathan D. Twining Apr 2013

Music Of Worship And The Sanctification Of The Believer, Jonathan D. Twining

Jonathan D Twining

Because of its importance in the life of a believer, music should aid in the sanctification process. The debate concerning the use of contemporary music in church worship contexts arises from the belief that musical styles can either encourage or discourage the sanctification of a believer by influencing emotions. The efficiency of music for the purpose of sanctification should be considered by the listener. Music that is associated with unbiblical influences and intentions may not be fit for use in worship settings.


The Formation Of An Evangelist: D. L. Moody's Experience During The American Civil War, Cooper Pasque Jan 2013

The Formation Of An Evangelist: D. L. Moody's Experience During The American Civil War, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

D.L. Moody was 24 when the Civil War began. Throughout the conflict, he played a complex role that traversed many different settings. He ministered to wounded soldiers on several major battlefields, to Union recruits in a training camp outside Chicago, and even to Confederate prisoners-of-war. Despite all this unique wartime activity, Moody maintained his urban ministry in Chicago and somehow found time to get married. Except for brief chapters in a handful of biographies, historians have produced little work on this phase in Moody’s life. This study, which largely draws upon Moody’s wartime correspondence and the records ...


Active Religion: James Ireland, The Separate Baptists, And The Great Awakening In Virginia, 1760-1775, Cooper Pasque Jan 2013

Active Religion: James Ireland, The Separate Baptists, And The Great Awakening In Virginia, 1760-1775, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

In the mid-eighteenth century, the religious fervor of the Great Awakening entered Virginia. Evangelical Baptists soon threatened to undermine the authority of the Anglican Church and its planter patrons. Despite their efforts to quiet the Baptists, evangelical religion took root in Virginia by the end of the American Revolution. Historical works on these events offer valid but incomplete explanations. Puzzling dynamics in the Virginian context require a more complex interpretation. The life of James Ireland provides a unique window into possible answers. His autobiography provides evidence for what appears to be the most fundamental reason for evangelicalism's successes in ...


Book Review. Font Of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, And The Mystery Of Baptism, By Garry Wills. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2013

Book Review. Font Of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, And The Mystery Of Baptism, By Garry Wills. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


The Messianic Prophecy Concept In The Old Testament: Definition And Statistics, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Dec 2012

The Messianic Prophecy Concept In The Old Testament: Definition And Statistics, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

This article wants to approach not only the prophecy from the Old Testament’s inside in general, but also the messianic prophecy in particularly. To reach this purpose, the article starts describing work as a minister in the Old Testament during the time of the Hebraic peregrine, one of Israel dynasty and then one of the prophets. Later, the article defines the concept of prophecy from the Old Testament’s inside, describing the importance and frequency wherewith appear the messianic prophecy in Hebraic history, because it’s known that any prophecy assumes not only the promise, but also achievement. The ...


Book Review: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant In The American West, 1848—1861, David M. Morris Sep 2012

Book Review: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant In The American West, 1848—1861, David M. Morris

David M Morris

No abstract provided.


Review Of Sefan Hoschelle, Christian Remnant—African Folk Church: Seventh-Day Adventism In Tanzania 1903-1980,, Mussa Muneja Jan 2012

Review Of Sefan Hoschelle, Christian Remnant—African Folk Church: Seventh-Day Adventism In Tanzania 1903-1980,, Mussa Muneja

Mussa Muneja

No abstract provided.


Surge Of Christian Missions: Causes For The Emergence Of A Student Missionary Movement In England At The End Of The Nineteenth Century, Cooper Pasque Jan 2012

Surge Of Christian Missions: Causes For The Emergence Of A Student Missionary Movement In England At The End Of The Nineteenth Century, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Christians And Pagans: The Conversion Of Britain From Alban To Bede, By Malcolm Lambert. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2012

Book Review. Christians And Pagans: The Conversion Of Britain From Alban To Bede, By Malcolm Lambert. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Abandonment – Who, How, Why: A Case For A Multifaceted Understanding Of Jesus’ Cry From The Cross In Mark 15:34, G. Dan Harris Jan 2012

Abandonment – Who, How, Why: A Case For A Multifaceted Understanding Of Jesus’ Cry From The Cross In Mark 15:34, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

The view of Christ bearing our sins on the cross is a necessary component of various atonement theories that exist. Within these atonement theories there exists a need for God’s justice. Therefore, as Christ took these sins of mankind upon Himself, part of the experience that His humanity dealt with was genuine separation. This was not necessarily because the Father somehow had to “look away”; it was rather because mankind’s sins have created a real separation from God and a genuine experience of abandonment. Thus, Christ experienced the abandonment (separation from God) in our place and because of ...


Baptism In Water: Its Foundation, Form And Formula, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Jun 2011

Baptism In Water: Its Foundation, Form And Formula, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Water baptism is the most common act of worship being carried out in any religious denomination. This article intends to demonstrate that Christian baptism did not occur from now here, but it is the result of an ascending process of purification rituals found in the Old Testament. Also, in the content of the article are presented other forms of baptism. Regarding the formula used in water baptism, the careful reader of the Bible, raises a legitimate question : Why did Jesus Christ command baptism to be done “in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ...


Religion And Revolution: A Historiographical Look At Christianity's Influence On The American Revolution, Cooper Pasque Jan 2011

Religion And Revolution: A Historiographical Look At Christianity's Influence On The American Revolution, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

No abstract provided.


Evolution Of Ideas: The American Revolution's Impact On Evangelicalism In America, Cooper Pasque Jan 2011

Evolution Of Ideas: The American Revolution's Impact On Evangelicalism In America, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Jesus Wars, By Philip Jenkins. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Jesus Wars, By Philip Jenkins. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Christ At The Center: The Early Christian Era, By Lisa D. Maugans Driver. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Christ At The Center: The Early Christian Era, By Lisa D. Maugans Driver. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Evagrius Of Pontus: Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook For Combating Demons, Trans. By David Brakke. The Way, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Evagrius Of Pontus: Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook For Combating Demons, Trans. By David Brakke. The Way, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


John Feckenham And The Defence Of Sanctuary At Westminster Abbey In The Sixteenth Century, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2010

John Feckenham And The Defence Of Sanctuary At Westminster Abbey In The Sixteenth Century, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. A New History Of Early Christianity, By Charles Freeman. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2010

Book Review. A New History Of Early Christianity, By Charles Freeman. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Histoire De Taizé, By Jean-Claude Escaffit And Moïz Rasiwala. Reviews In Religion & Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2010

Book Review. Histoire De Taizé, By Jean-Claude Escaffit And Moïz Rasiwala. Reviews In Religion & Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Augustine Baker And The History Of The English Benedictine Congregation, Barnaby Hughes Sep 2009

Augustine Baker And The History Of The English Benedictine Congregation, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


The Medievalism Of The English Benedictine Congregation, Barnaby Hughes Feb 2009

The Medievalism Of The English Benedictine Congregation, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Missionary Monasticism In Marian England: John Feckenham And The Restoration Of Westminster Abbey, 1556-59, Barnaby Hughes Apr 2005

Missionary Monasticism In Marian England: John Feckenham And The Restoration Of Westminster Abbey, 1556-59, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.