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An Historical Study Of Christian Cosmic, Ray Roennfeldt Nov 2016

An Historical Study Of Christian Cosmic, Ray Roennfeldt

Ray Roennfeldt

Cosmic dualism presented one of the most pervasive and challenging alternatives to Christian orthodoxy from early Christian times through to the Middle Ages. Manichaeism was the most prominent sect to purposefully promulgate dualism within the Christian Church, and its success can be measured by the fact that for centuries the Church tended to label anything that seemed to be dualistic as "Manichaean". The problem for the historian is to determine whether the sects on the fringe of the Church were indeed dualistic and whether they, in fact, had any common link with Manichaeism. Time and space preclude an exhaustive treatment ...


John Huss, Trevor O'Reggio Sep 2016

John Huss, Trevor O'Reggio

Trevor O'Reggio

The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze how the reformation began by John Huss anticipated and inspired the great Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.


The Problem Of Ordination: Lessons From Early Christian History, Darius Jankiewicz Aug 2016

The Problem Of Ordination: Lessons From Early Christian History, Darius Jankiewicz

Darius Jankiewicz

Like most modern Christian denominations, Seventh-­‐day Adventists acknowledge the pastoral call through the rite of ordination. We have also adopted the three-­‐fold structure of ministry in the church— pastor, elder, and deacon—each initiated by a separate rite of laying-­‐on-­‐of-­‐hands and each referred to as ordination. The lack of unambiguous Scriptural data, however, has resulted in a decades-long intradenominational discussion on the meaning of and qualifications for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons. It is indisputable, and Scripturally warranted, that Christian community needs its authoritative leaders in order to function and propagate its mission in ...


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.


Biographies On 5 Old Testament Scholars, David Pettus Dec 2015

Biographies On 5 Old Testament Scholars, David Pettus

David D Pettus

No abstract provided.


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 ...