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How Jesus Became God: One Scholar’S View, James F. Mcgrath Jul 2016

How Jesus Became God: One Scholar’S View, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

Dr. James McGrath's brief analysis of early Christology. Originally presented as a seminar paper at the University of Michigan, March 19, 2015.


Faith And Foreign Policy In India: Legal Ambiguity, Selective Xenophobia, And Anti-Minority Violence, Chad M. Bauman Jun 2016

Faith And Foreign Policy In India: Legal Ambiguity, Selective Xenophobia, And Anti-Minority Violence, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

As a secular democracy, India’s constitution enshrines relatively robust safeguards for religious equality and freedom. Article 25 provides all citizens the right to “freely profess, practice, and propagate” religion, and avoids assigning to Hinduism any special role or explicit privilege (in contradistinction to the situation with Buddhism in Sri Lanka, for example). Moreover, the Indian government itself has not generally engaged in any systematic or flagrant way in the direct persecution or oppression of its religious minorities.
However, India’s religious minorities do face certain challenges. Among them are several legal and judicial issues. Judicial rulings in independent India ...


¿Los Adventistas Del Séptimo Día Y Los Católicos Creen En La Misma Doctrina De La Trinidad?, Denis Kaiser May 2016

¿Los Adventistas Del Séptimo Día Y Los Católicos Creen En La Misma Doctrina De La Trinidad?, Denis Kaiser

Denis Kaiser

Este ensayo muestra las similitudes y diferencias entre las perspectivas Católica, la de los primeros adventistas y de los adventistas modernos respecto a la doctrina de la Trinidad. Después de describir la visión y las premisas filosóficas de los católicos sobre la Trinidad, se explicará por qué los primeros adventistas rechazaron dicha doctrina y cómo su punto de vista sobre las personas divinas fue similar y diferente al punto de vista Católico. A continuación, se explica cómo los adventistas llegaron a aceptar una visión bíblica de la unión de tres personalidades divinas. Si bien se incrementó la comprensión de ciertos ...


Forward To The Son Of God: Three Views Of The Identity Of Jesus, James F. Mcgrath May 2016

Forward To The Son Of God: Three Views Of The Identity Of Jesus, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

James McGrath's Forward to: The Son of God: Three Views of the Identity of Jesus, by Charles Lee Irons, Danny Andre Dixon, and Dustin R. Smith. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015.


Martin Luther On Marriage And Family, Trevor O'Reggio Feb 2016

Martin Luther On Marriage And Family, Trevor O'Reggio

Trevor O'Reggio

No abstract provided.


The Connection Between Slavery And Prophecy As It Related To The American Nation In The Writings Of The Adventist Pioneers During The Antebellum Period, Trevor O'Reggio, Dojcin Zivadinovic Feb 2016

The Connection Between Slavery And Prophecy As It Related To The American Nation In The Writings Of The Adventist Pioneers During The Antebellum Period, Trevor O'Reggio, Dojcin Zivadinovic

Trevor O'Reggio

The period between 1850 and 1865 was a period of major social upheavals in American society; the major issue was the slavery. This period also witnessed the birth and organization of the Sabbatarian Adventism, a pre-millennial Christian movement distinguished by an emphasis on the Seventh-day Sabbath and a special understanding of Bible prophecies. Most Adventist pioneers vehemently opposed slavery, although not always on the same ground as their Christian counterparts. Aided by their peculiar understanding of Bible prophecy, the early Adventists identified America with apocalyptical end-time power, slavery being the key attribute of the “beast that looks like a lamb ...


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. James Richardson, 1969-1980, John E. Rybolt Jan 2016

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. James Richardson, 1969-1980, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the generalate of James W. Richardson, 1969-80. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Alfred Louwyck And François Verdier, Vicars General, 1916-1919, John E. Rybolt Jan 2016

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Alfred Louwyck And François Verdier, Vicars General, 1916-1919, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the vicariates of Alfred Louwyck and François Verdier, 1916-1919. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Antoine Fiat, 1878-1914, John E. Rybolt Jan 2016

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Antoine Fiat, 1878-1914, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the generalate of Antoine Fiat, 1878-1914. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. François Verdier, 1919-1933, John E. Rybolt Dec 2015

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. François Verdier, 1919-1933, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the generalate of François Verdier, 1919-1933. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Edouard Robert, Vicar General, 1939-1947, John E. Rybolt Dec 2015

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Edouard Robert, Vicar General, 1939-1947, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the vicariate of Edouard Robert, 1939-1947. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Charles Souvay, 1933-1939, John E. Rybolt Dec 2015

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Charles Souvay, 1933-1939, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the generalate of Charles Léon Souvay, 1933-1939. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Emile Villette, 1914-1916, John E. Rybolt Dec 2015

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. Emile Villette, 1914-1916, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the generalate of Emile Villette, 1914-1916. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. William Slattery, 1948-1968, John E. Rybolt Dec 2015

Congregation Of The Mission, Circular Letters. William Slattery, 1948-1968, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline and summary of the letters sent to the Congregation of the Mission in general or to individual provinces or groups of members during the generalate of William Slattery, 1948-1968. The purpose is to provide data for researchers in this period.


Congregation Of The Mission. Circular Letters. Pierre De Wailly And Dominique Salhorgne, 1827-1835, John E. Rybolt Dec 2015

Congregation Of The Mission. Circular Letters. Pierre De Wailly And Dominique Salhorgne, 1827-1835, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A topical outline of the letters sent to the members of the Congregation of the Mission by its first two superiors general after the French Revolution. Its purpose is to provide data in English for researchers in this period.


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner Dec 2015

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


La Teología De La Creación Según Martín Lutero En Sus Lecciones Sobre El Génesis, Denis Kaiser Dec 2015

La Teología De La Creación Según Martín Lutero En Sus Lecciones Sobre El Génesis, Denis Kaiser

Denis Kaiser

Martín Lutero comenzó a dar lecciones sobre el libro del Génesis en el año 1535. Este artículo se enfoca específicamente en sus lecciones sobre el relato bíblico de la creación tal como se encuentra en Gen 1:1-2:4 y aborda los temas que aparentemente eran especialmente importantes para el reformador alemán, ya que él los menciona repetidamente en sus lecciones. La primera parte trata las presuposiciones básicas de Lutero acerca de la autoridad de las fuentes, los conceptos de tiempo y espacio, y la naturaleza de Dios. La segunda parte discute los diferentes aspectos de la creación como un ...


Otto Semmelroth, Sj, And The Ecclesiology Of The ‘Church As Sacrament’ At Vatican Ii, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle Dec 2015

Otto Semmelroth, Sj, And The Ecclesiology Of The ‘Church As Sacrament’ At Vatican Ii, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

Dennis M. Doyle

This essay will demonstrate how Otto Semmelroth’s preconciliar work on the Church as sacrament connects with several ecclesiological themes that would later be developed in Lumen Gentium. These themes include the importance of a lay-inclusive Church, the universal call to holiness, the relationship between Mary and the Church, a Trinitarian ecclesial spirituality, and the use of sacrament as a fundamental category for organizing and interpreting a variety of images and concepts of the Church.' First will come an attempt to take the measure of Semmelroth’s significant impact on Lumen Gentium within the context of the myriad contributions made ...


Pusey's Sermons At St. Saviour's, Leeds, Robert Ellison Oct 2015

Pusey's Sermons At St. Saviour's, Leeds, Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

"E . B. Pusey as a Preacher." It would not be surprising to find such a phrase as the title of a nineteenth-century work. Authors in both Britain and America used it in books and articles about numerous ministers, literary figures, the Apostle Paul, and even Jesus himself.1 Edward Bouverie Pusey, in fact, was the subject of one such piece: a review of Sermons for the Church's Seasons from Advent to Trinity, published in the Spectator on 11 August 1883. Such a scope would, however, be too broad for a scholarly study in the twenty-first century. Pusey's canon ...


The Jewish Nature Of The First Century Church, Barry D. Fike Sep 2015

The Jewish Nature Of The First Century Church, Barry D. Fike

Barry D. Fike

“When men realized that the teaching of God was no heritage that one accepts passively but rather a heritage that has to be won, they began to see this relationship to the Bible as a religious obligation. It became a supreme commandment to “study”, to explore the Scriptures. To explore means to consider the Bible as a challenge rather than a gift…..The duty to “explore” requires further rethinking: each end becomes a new beginning and each solution a new problem…Once Today’s Church is fully aware of the vast importance of learning, it too will realize that it ...


The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller Aug 2015

The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller

Jon Miller

FREE FULL-TEXT PDF DOWNLOAD From 1849 to 1850, Calista Cummings edited and published Akron's first literary magazine, The Akron Offering. At the time, Akron was a booming canal town on the verge of even greater prosperity. By turns religious, comic, romantic, and political, this extraordinary collection of early midwestern creative literature expresses a wide range of sometimes contradictory opinions on both the important questions of its day and the important questions of today: historical events such as the California Gold Rush of 1849 and the 1848 revolutions in Europe are considered alongside more timeless contemplations on truth, justice, and ...


Fundamentalism, William Vance Trollinger Aug 2015

Fundamentalism, William Vance Trollinger

William Vance Trollinger Jr.

In America fundamentalism is a movement within Protestantism that was organized immediately after World War I in opposition to "modernism," which included liberal theology primarily, and also Darwinism and secularism. A subgroup of evangelicalism, fundamentalism staunchly affirmed with evangelicals "fundamentals of the faith," including the deity of Christ, his virgin birth, his bodily resurrection, and his substitutionary atonement. What distinguishes fundamentalists from other evangelicals is their strident opposition to modernism. They are, to quote George Marsden, "militant anti-modernist evangelicals."


Is There A Center To American Religious History?, William Vance Trollinger Aug 2015

Is There A Center To American Religious History?, William Vance Trollinger

William Vance Trollinger Jr.

Is there a center to American religious history? Of course, this question grows out of what David Wills has referred to as “the perennial debate that always seems to hold center stage as the Big Issue in the field ... [that is,] the ongoing quarrel between those who center their stories on the culturally formative role of a dominant Protestantism and those who emphasize the countervailing forces of religious pluralism and toleration.”

As I take the question, Is there some sort of center to American religion – dominant Protestantism or otherwise – that enables us to tell the story of American religion in ...


How John Nelson Darby Went Visiting: Dispensational Premillennialism In The Believers Church Tradition And The Historiography Of Fundamentalism, William Vance Trollinger Aug 2015

How John Nelson Darby Went Visiting: Dispensational Premillennialism In The Believers Church Tradition And The Historiography Of Fundamentalism, William Vance Trollinger

William Vance Trollinger Jr.

In the United States the history of John Nelson Darby's dispensational premillennialism is intimately tied up with the history of fundamentalism. It is difficult to talk about dispensational premillennialism in the believers church tradition in the twentieth century without making some reference to the fundamentalist movement. In fact, the two distinguishing marks of fundamentalist theology have been the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and the eschatological schema known as dispensationalism. It is thus rather surprising that historians have de-emphasized dispensational premillennialism in explaining the history of fundamentalism. I think that this is a mistake. But to explain why I think ...


Ethics As Grammar: Changing The Postmodern Subject, Brad Kallenberg Aug 2015

Ethics As Grammar: Changing The Postmodern Subject, Brad Kallenberg

Brad J. Kallenberg

Wittgenstein, one of the most influential, and yet widely misunderstood, philosophers of our age, confronted his readers with aporias—linguistic puzzles—as a means of countering modern philosophical confusions over the nature of language without replicating the same confusions in his own writings. In Ethics as Grammar, Brad Kallenberg uses the writings of theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas as a foil for demonstrating how Wittgenstein’s method can become concrete within the Christian tradition. Kallenberg shows that the aesthetic, political, and grammatical strands epitomizing Hauerwas’s thought are the result of his learning to do Christian ethics by thinking through Wittgenstein ...


All Suffer The Affliction Of The One: Metaphysical Holism And The Presence Of The Spirit, Brad Kallenberg Aug 2015

All Suffer The Affliction Of The One: Metaphysical Holism And The Presence Of The Spirit, Brad Kallenberg

Brad J. Kallenberg

When Copernicus and Galileo proposed that the earth circled the sun and not the 217 other way around, Christian believers faced the difficult prospect of surrendering a long-held belief that had seemingly undeniable support from the biblical text. After all, Joshua reported that the sun, not the earth, stood still; what could this mean if not that the sun orbited the earth? Today, centuries later, believers unanimously hold a heliocentric view of the solar system and are somewhat embarrassed by the ignorance of our pre-Enlightenment brothers and sisters. Ironically, however, such embarrassment masks the possibility that we ourselves may one ...


Some Practices Of Theological Reasoning, Or, How To Work Well With Words, Brad Kallenberg Jul 2015

Some Practices Of Theological Reasoning, Or, How To Work Well With Words, Brad Kallenberg

Brad J. Kallenberg

This Companion introduces readers to the practice of Christian theology, covering what theologians do, why they do it, and what steps readers can take in order to become theological practitioners themselves. The volume aims to capture the variety of practices involved in doing theology, highlighting the virtues that guide them and the responsibilities that shape them. It also shows that the description of these practices, virtues and responsibilities is itself theological: what Christian theologians do is shaped by the wider practices and beliefs of Christianity. Written by a team of leading theologians, the Companion provides a unique resource for students ...


Otto Semmelroth, Sj, And The Ecclesiology Of The ‘Church As Sacrament’ At Vatican Ii, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle Jun 2015

Otto Semmelroth, Sj, And The Ecclesiology Of The ‘Church As Sacrament’ At Vatican Ii, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

Dennis M. Doyle

This essay will demonstrate how Otto Semmelroth’s preconciliar work on the Church as sacrament connects with several ecclesiological themes that would later be developed in Lumen Gentium. These themes include the importance of a lay-inclusive Church, the universal call to holiness, the relationship between Mary and the Church, a Trinitarian ecclesial spirituality, and the use of sacrament as a fundamental category for organizing and interpreting a variety of images and concepts of the Church.' First will come an attempt to take the measure of Semmelroth’s significant impact on Lumen Gentium within the context of the myriad contributions made ...


Vatican Ii And Intellectual Conversion: Engaging The Struggle Within, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle Jun 2015

Vatican Ii And Intellectual Conversion: Engaging The Struggle Within, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

Dennis M. Doyle

In 1980 I took a course with Joseph Komonchak entitled “The History and Theology of Vatican II” at the Catholic University of America. True to the title, Komonchak was doing history and theology together at the same time on a class-by-class basis. He would bring in documents from the Council and from the times leading up to it, often in Latin, and he would talk about how his goals as a theologian required him to work in a historical manner. To understand Vatican II, or the Church itself for that matter, required not just understanding theological concepts but also grasping ...


Otto Semmelroth And The Advance Of The Church As Sacrament At Vatican Ii, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle Jun 2015

Otto Semmelroth And The Advance Of The Church As Sacrament At Vatican Ii, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

Dennis M. Doyle

Otto Semmelroth played a major role in advancing the notion of the church as sacrament at Vatican II. His preconciliar works as well as his participation in working groups and committees were instrumental in introducing this systematic concept into the 1963 draft of Lumen gentium. His commentaries on the document disclose how his own understanding of the historical and eschatological dimensions of the church as sacrament was enriched through the process of developing the final 1964 text. Semmelroth’s nuanced treatment of this progressive theme enables him to serve as a mediating figure in the continuing ecclesiological controversies of today.