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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 Rite Of Baptism In Haitian Vodou, Elizabeth Mcalister Jun 2009

The Rite Of Baptism In Haitian Vodou, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Notable Vincentians (3): Brother Angelo Oliva, C.M., John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D. Apr 2009

Notable Vincentians (3): Brother Angelo Oliva, C.M., John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.

John E Rybolt

Angelo Oliva, a brother who was one of the first Vincentians in America, is remembered for his personal qualities and artistic talents. A sculptor and mason, he spent several years constructing the church at the Barrens, which was finished in 1837. Patient and constant, Oliva held himself above the complaints and dissension of the other brothers at the Barrens.


Saint Vincent De Paul And Money, John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D. Apr 2009

Saint Vincent De Paul And Money, John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.

John E Rybolt

The economic structures of seventeenth-century France, Vincent de Paul’s financial management, and his theory behind it are explained. His financial responsibilities and the sources of income for the Confraternities of Charity, the Congregation, and the Daughters of Charity are enumerated. In general, Vincent viewed money as a resource to be husbanded for the benefit of persons who were poor.


Liturgical Prayers In Honor Of Saint Vincent De Paul, John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D. Apr 2009

Liturgical Prayers In Honor Of Saint Vincent De Paul, John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.

John E Rybolt

Nineteen sets of short liturgical prayers, honoring Vincent de Paul are presented in Latin and English, accompanied by brief summaries of the texts. They span the time from 1668 to 1973. The prayers cite Vincent’s piety and ministry. They ask for the supplicants to be inspired by and endowed with his virtues, especially his charity, to continue his service. His intercession is also requested. A twentieth Anglican prayer in English is included for completeness. As John Rybolt writes, “What the Church believes about Saint Vincent, lex credendi, shows a shift in emphasis from the earliest official collects to the ...


Illustrations In The Common Rules Of The Congregation Of The Mission, John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D. Apr 2009

Illustrations In The Common Rules Of The Congregation Of The Mission, John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.

John E Rybolt

Vincent de Paul only pursued art as it was useful for teaching or assisting in the attainment of spiritual goals. John Rybolt describes and analyzes the two engravings in the original edition of the Common Rules. These constitute the title page and the frontispiece, which are reprinted here. Vincent approved these and they summarize the themes of his teachings. Both convey reverence for the Trinity. The title page also highlights the importance of veneration for the Eucharist and devotion to Mary. The frontispiece shows Jesus teaching or healing, and sending his apostles to continue this work. The importance of imitating ...


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.


The Shroud Of Turin And Its Significance For Biblical Studies, Gary Habermas Feb 2009

The Shroud Of Turin And Its Significance For Biblical Studies, Gary Habermas

Gary R. Habermas

This essay addresses the four areas most commonly questioned in a study of the shroud of Turin: its history, its relationship with the NT descriptions of Jewish burial techniques, correlations with the person of Jesus, and any possible evidence for his resurrection. Evangelical critics usually concentrate on the NT data related to Jesus' burial: the author therefore gives special attention to this area.


Johannine Christianity: Jewish Christianity?, James F. Mcgrath Feb 2009

Johannine Christianity: Jewish Christianity?, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

Since the publication of J. Louis Martyn's Decisive Study, History and Theology in the in the Fourth Gospel (1979), there has been a growing consensus among Johannine scholars that the Gospel of John was composed in the context of conflict with the synagogue, and that it is thus best understood and interpreted against the background of Judaism and Jewish Christianity'. However, several recent studies have sought to challenge this position, primarily on two fronts: Johannine Christology (Casey 1991 :23-38) and the Johannine attitude towards the Torah (Schnelle 1992:31-36). These recent challenges to the growing consensus have also pointed ...


Singing Of Satnam: Blind Simon Patros, Dalit Religious Identity, And Satnami-Christian Music In Chhattisgarh, India, Chad M. Bauman Feb 2009

Singing Of Satnam: Blind Simon Patros, Dalit Religious Identity, And Satnami-Christian Music In Chhattisgarh, India, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

This paper explores the Indianization of Christianity in late colonial Chhattisgarh, India, with special reference to a Salnami-Christian catechist and composer, Blind Simon Patros.


Review Of Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies In The Gospels, James F. Mcgrath Feb 2009

Review Of Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies In The Gospels, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

In his latest book, Kenneth Bailey provides further study of the New Testament Gospels from the perspective that has been his own unique contribution over the past three decades or so.


Review Of Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies In The Gospels, James F. Mcgrath Feb 2009

Review Of Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies In The Gospels, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

In his latest book, Kenneth Bailey provides further study of the New Testament Gospels from the perspective that has been his own unique contribution over the past three decades or so.


History And Fiction In The Acts Of Thomas: The State Of The Question, James F. Mcgrath Feb 2009

History And Fiction In The Acts Of Thomas: The State Of The Question, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

The Acts of Thomas has not yet received as much attention as the Gospel associated with the same individual, and this is understandable. Current students of this early Christian work, however, are in danger of missing out on the discussions and differing perspectives long offered by scholars of the Indian church and Indian history on this work. The current study suggests that, while the Acts of Thomas is almost certainly a work of novelistic fiction, this should not lead us to ignore the instances of confirmable historical information embedded therein, as in many other works of historical fiction. The Acts ...


[Book Review Of] Tidings Out Of The Northeast: A General Historical Survey Of Daniel 11, By Marc Alden Swearingen, Denis Kaiser Jan 2009

[Book Review Of] Tidings Out Of The Northeast: A General Historical Survey Of Daniel 11, By Marc Alden Swearingen, Denis Kaiser

Denis Kaiser

No abstract provided.


Electronic Sources For Vincentian Studies, John E. Rybolt Dec 2008

Electronic Sources For Vincentian Studies, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A guide to online sources concerning Vincent de Paul, the Congregation of the Mission and its history, its serial publications, and a large selection of images.


Washington Territory's Klickitat County (1861-1893): Christian Beginnings In An Isolated Corner, Jerry Rushford Dec 2008

Washington Territory's Klickitat County (1861-1893): Christian Beginnings In An Isolated Corner, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The American Restoration Movement (Churches of Christ/Christian Churches) had its origins in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee in the early years of the nineteenth century. It grew rapidly in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, and following the Civil War many members of the movement migrated to the northwest corner of the country. This essay focuses on Christian beginnings in isolated and sparsely-populated Klickitat County in Washington Territory.