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Artificial Intelligence And The Apocalyptic Imagination: The Ends Of Divine, Natural, And Artificial Agency, Michael J. Paulus Jr. Jul 2019

Artificial Intelligence And The Apocalyptic Imagination: The Ends Of Divine, Natural, And Artificial Agency, Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

New information and communication technologies (ICTs) are reshaping our lives and the environments in which we live to such an extent that philosopher Luciano Floridi claims we are living through an information revolution. ICTs are changing our self-understanding, how we relate to each other, and how we understand our role in the world. At the center of this revolution is the advent of auto­mated information processing and intelligent systems.

These technologies of artificial intelligence (AI) raise questions about data collection, algorithmic agency, and the future of every dimension of life. They also inspire a range of hopes and fears ...


Book Review: Crucifixion And New Creation, Mark D. Owens May 2019

Book Review: Crucifixion And New Creation, Mark D. Owens

Mark D. Owens, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Integration Bibliography, Daniel J. Estes May 2019

Integration Bibliography, Daniel J. Estes

Daniel J. Estes, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Unity Of The Church And Church Authority: A Comparative Study Of The Views And Practice Of Alexander Campbell And Ellen G. White, Wendy Ann Jackson Apr 2019

The Unity Of The Church And Church Authority: A Comparative Study Of The Views And Practice Of Alexander Campbell And Ellen G. White, Wendy Ann Jackson

Wendy Jackson

Problem. A clear understanding of the nature of church unity and the role of authority in the maintenance of unity is imperative for the church in the face of its increasing growth and diversity. While a considerable volume of literature addresses the topic of unity of the church, little attention has been paid to the historical dimensions of the differing viewpoints on church authority, which present contemporary obstacles to Christian unity.

Purpose. In an attempt to address this void, this dissertation examines the views of Alexander Campbell and Ellen White with regard to the nature of church unity and how ...


Digital Minimalism On Campus: Books, Higher Education, And Human Flourishing, Gavin Ferriby Mar 2019

Digital Minimalism On Campus: Books, Higher Education, And Human Flourishing, Gavin Ferriby

Peter Gavin Ferriby

No abstract provided.


Theology Proper, Norm Mathers Mar 2019

Theology Proper, Norm Mathers

Norm Mathers

No abstract provided.


Augustine On Rhetoric And Flourishing - Handout.Pdf, Jon P. Radwan Mar 2019

Augustine On Rhetoric And Flourishing - Handout.Pdf, Jon P. Radwan

Jon P. Radwan

"Lust and Love at Work: Rhetoric and Human Flourishing according to Augustine" - presented to LCC International University, Klaipeda Lithuania, 3/5/19.


Varieties Of Spiritual Sense: Cusanus And John Smith, Derek A. Michaud Jan 2019

Varieties Of Spiritual Sense: Cusanus And John Smith, Derek A. Michaud

Derek A. Michaud

No abstract provided.


Pretensions Of Objectivity: Toward A Criticism Of Biblical Criticism, Jeffrey Morrow Dec 2018

Pretensions Of Objectivity: Toward A Criticism Of Biblical Criticism, Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

Modern historical biblical criticism, while having many strengths, often operates under the pretensions of objectivity, as if such scholarship were neutral and disinterested. Examining the history and roots of modern biblical scholarship shows that such objectivity is elusive, and was never intended by the method’s earliest practitioners. Building upon his earlier work in Three Skeptics and the Bible and Theology, Politics, and Exegesis, Morrow continues this historical investigation into the political and philosophical roots of modern biblical criticism in Pretensions of Objectivity, in the hope of developing a criticism of biblical criticism and of making space for theological exegesis.


Alfred Loisy And Modern Biblical Studies, Jeffrey Morrow Dec 2018

Alfred Loisy And Modern Biblical Studies, Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

The French Catholic priest and biblical scholar Alfred Loisy (1857-1940) was at the heart of the Roman Catholic Modernist crisis in the early part of the twentieth century. He saw much of his work as an attempt to bring John Henry Newman's notion of development of doctrine into the realm of Catholic biblical studies, and thereby transform Catholic theology. This volume situates Loisy's better known works on the New Testament and theology in the context of his lesser known work in Assyriology and Old Testament studies. His early training in Assyriology taught Loisy a comparative historical approach to ...


Review Of Lisa Sideris, _Consecrating Science_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Dec 2018

Review Of Lisa Sideris, _Consecrating Science_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Thy Kingdom Come: The Church And The Kingdom Of God In Loisy’S L’Évangile Et L’Église., Jeffrey Morrow Dec 2018

Thy Kingdom Come: The Church And The Kingdom Of God In Loisy’S L’Évangile Et L’Église., Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Merton & Blake, Revisited, Michael W. Higgins Dec 2018

Merton & Blake, Revisited, Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins

This December is the fiftieth anniversary of Merton’s still highly controversial death in Thailand. A recent polemic, The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton, uses the strange inconsistencies surrounding that death to paint a dark picture of CIA intrigue, monastic complicity, and elaborate cover-up by the Gethsemani authorities—presenting Merton’s death as the final execution of the ’68 triad that began with Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. But beyond such dramatic conspiracy theories, why should we still care about Thomas Merton? Why should we still be drawn to a cloistered monk who had an affair with a nurse; to ...


Outspoken Theologian Visiting Cape Breton Oct 2018

Outspoken Theologian Visiting Cape Breton

Michael W. Higgins

SYDNEY, N.S. — A Catholic academic who once made headlines for his public criticism of Pope Benedict XVI is the next guest speaker in the Father Greg MacLeod Lecture Series.
Michael Higgins, a well-known Canadian liberal Catholic leader and former president of Fredericton’s St. Thomas University, is scheduled to make three presentations of an address entitled the Shock, Genius and Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching.


The Representation Of God In First Corinthians 8-10: Understanding Paul In The Context Of Wisdom, Philo, And Josephus, Trent A. Rogers Aug 2018

The Representation Of God In First Corinthians 8-10: Understanding Paul In The Context Of Wisdom, Philo, And Josephus, Trent A. Rogers

Trent Rogers, Ph.D.

The interpretation of 1 Cor 8-10 is complicated by several factors. Scholars have noted the apparent contradictions in the text (primarily an issue within ch. 8) and also the remarkable changes in Paul's tone (primarily an issue with how 10:1-22 relates to 8:1-13 and 10:23-11:1). I argue that Paul consistently prohibits Christians from eating food sacrificed to idols; by appealing first to their obligation to love other believers and then to their obligation of exclusive faithfulness to Christ. What has largely been overlooked is the way that these arguments are made on the basis on ...


Olume 3: From 145review Of The New Cambridge History Of The Bible V0 To 1750, Ed. Euan Cameron., Jeffrey Morrow Jul 2018

Olume 3: From 145review Of The New Cambridge History Of The Bible V0 To 1750, Ed. Euan Cameron., Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Meaning Of Yom In Genesis 1:5, David C. Taylor Jr Jul 2018

The Meaning Of Yom In Genesis 1:5, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

No abstract provided.


Keith W. Whitelam, The Invention Of Ancient Israel: The Silencing Of Palestinian History, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Keith W. Whitelam, The Invention Of Ancient Israel: The Silencing Of Palestinian History, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Robert Gnuse, Heilsgeschichte As A Model For Biblical Theology, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Robert Gnuse, Heilsgeschichte As A Model For Biblical Theology, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Thomas Podella, Ṣôm-Fasten: Kollektive Trauer Um Den Verborgenen Gott Im Alten Testament, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Thomas Podella, Ṣôm-Fasten: Kollektive Trauer Um Den Verborgenen Gott Im Alten Testament, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


The Shape Of Utnapishtim’S Ark: A Rejoinder, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

The Shape Of Utnapishtim’S Ark: A Rejoinder, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Studies In Scripture For Moral Theologians, Jeffrey Morrow May 2018

Studies In Scripture For Moral Theologians, Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Christian-Jewish Relations 1000-1300: Jews In The Service Of Medieval Christendom, Devorah Schoenfeld May 2018

Christian-Jewish Relations 1000-1300: Jews In The Service Of Medieval Christendom, Devorah Schoenfeld

Devorah Schoenfeld

No abstract provided.


The Challenge Of Received Tradition: Dilemmas In Radak's Biblical Commentaries, Devorah Schoenfeld May 2018

The Challenge Of Received Tradition: Dilemmas In Radak's Biblical Commentaries, Devorah Schoenfeld

Devorah Schoenfeld

No abstract provided.


Evidence For The Historical Jesus: Is The Jesus Of History The Christ Of Faith?, Gary R. Habermas May 2018

Evidence For The Historical Jesus: Is The Jesus Of History The Christ Of Faith?, Gary R. Habermas

Gary R. Habermas

The subject of the Historical Jesus is perhaps the most popular religious topic in settings such as university and seminary classrooms, written volumes, and doctoral dissertations. Unlike many of these more formal situations, the question-and-answer format utilized throughout this text allows plenty of space to develop additional angles. Hence, the backtracking, necessary repetition, as well as viewing the subject matter from a variety of perspectives allow the conversation to deepen significantly before moving ahead. In the process, it is our hope that new ideas will be expressed and developed. The overall purpose is to provide a historical context for the ...


Preaching And Sermons, Robert Ellison Ph.D. May 2018

Preaching And Sermons, Robert Ellison Ph.D.

Robert Ellison

This essay, published in Volume III of The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, examines the art of preaching during the nineteenth century. Its focus is not the sermons themselves, but rather lectures on preaching delivered to ministerial students in England, the United States, and Canada. Topics addressed in these lectures include not only homiletic theory, but also other aspects of the preacher's work, such as prayer, pastoral visitation, and developing good working relationships with church officers and other members of the congregation.


Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Care In Catholic Universities, Thomas V. Gourlay Apr 2018

Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Care In Catholic Universities, Thomas V. Gourlay

Thomas V. Gourlay

One defining element of life in any Catholic educational institution, whether it be primary, secondary, or tertiary, is the focus on pastoral care for staff and students. This paper provides a distinctly Catholic definition of the term ‘pastoral care’ and briefly examines the theological foundations that underpin this concept, particularly, in relation to its application in the Catholic university. The paper traces the motif of pastoral care through the Scriptures and, building on insights from St. Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990) and the broader theological anthropology of the Vatican II Council ...


A Methodology For Studying The Information Seeking Behavior Of Catholic Clergy, Charles C. Curran, Kayla Burns Apr 2018

A Methodology For Studying The Information Seeking Behavior Of Catholic Clergy, Charles C. Curran, Kayla Burns

Kayla Harris

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Esv Reader's Bible, Ched E. Spellman Mar 2018

Book Review: Esv Reader's Bible, Ched E. Spellman

Ched E. Spellman, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Review: Catholic Theology. By Tracey Rowland. Pp. 256, London, T&T Clark, 2017, $20.89., Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Feb 2018

Review: Catholic Theology. By Tracey Rowland. Pp. 256, London, T&T Clark, 2017, $20.89., Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.