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A Theology Of Good Works: The Apostle Paul’S Concept Of Good Works Within The Context Of Second Temple Judaism, Martin E. Sheldon Mar 2015

A Theology Of Good Works: The Apostle Paul’S Concept Of Good Works Within The Context Of Second Temple Judaism, Martin E. Sheldon

Martin E Sheldon

The apostle Paul lived and ministered within the context of Second Temple Judaism. Following just over three decades of adherence to and immersion in Pharisaic Judaism, Saul of Tarsus converted to Jesus Christ and in consequence, conducted several missionary journeys proclaiming the gospel of Christ and writing letters to the newly established churches. While the Hebrew Scriptures provided the theological foundation for the apostle Paul’s teaching, his concept of good works was forged within the historical context of Second Temple Judaism. Inasmuch as this is the case, it is essential to explore the concept of good works within the ...


The Resurrection Of Jesus: A Clinical Review Of Psychiatric Hypotheses For The Biblical Story Of Easter, Gary R. Habermas Dec 2014

The Resurrection Of Jesus: A Clinical Review Of Psychiatric Hypotheses For The Biblical Story Of Easter, Gary R. Habermas

Gary R. Habermas

Jesus’ resurrection to bodily life after death by crucifixion is foundational to orthodox Christianity. The disciples had encounters with Jesus after his crucifixion which caused them to believe he had been bodily resurrected to life again. Psychiatric hypotheses have been proposed as naturalistic explanations for his disciples’ beliefs, which include hallucinations, conversion disorder, and bereavement experiences. Since they propose hallucinatory symptoms that suggest the presence of underlying medical pathology, clinical appraisal of these hypotheses for the disciples’ encounters with the resurrected Jesus is warranted. Psychiatric hypotheses for the disciples’ belief in Jesus’ resurrection are found to be inconsistent with current ...


Fossil Baramins On Noah's Ark: The "Amphibians", Marcus R. Ross Sep 2014

Fossil Baramins On Noah's Ark: The "Amphibians", Marcus R. Ross

Marcus R. Ross

Here I provide a compendium of extinct “amphibian” groups, representatives of which may have been carried aboard Noah’s Ark. Following previous work by the Ark Encounter team, I selected the taxonomic rank of family as a first-order proxy for the biblical “kind.” The resulting tabulation places 54 extinct “amphibian” families/kinds on board the Ark. While this number hinges upon taxonomies built upon fossil data (and its inherent shortcomings compared to extant forms), it serves as a reasonable approximation of the number of fossil “amphibians” taken aboard the Ark. When added to previously determined kinds of extant anurans, caudates ...


Review Of Old Testament Theology By R.W.L. Moberly, David D. Pettus Jun 2014

Review Of Old Testament Theology By R.W.L. Moberly, David D. Pettus

David D Pettus

No abstract provided.


Faith In The Humanities, Karen Swallow Prior Jan 2014

Faith In The Humanities, Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior

No abstract provided.


Letter: A Developing Schism In Flood Geology, Marcus R. Ross Dec 2013

Letter: A Developing Schism In Flood Geology, Marcus R. Ross

Marcus R. Ross

First paragraph: Froede and Akridge are correct to recognize that creation geology includes two widely divergent groups seeking to reconstruct Earth history within a Biblical framework. Such has been the case throughout the history of creationism, going back to disagreements between Harold Clark and George McCready Price over the reality (or not) of the geologic column. With the increased number of geologically trained young-Earth creationists, discussions over these issues have become more common.


Review Of King Jesus Gospel By Scot Mcknight, A. Chadwick Thornhill Jan 2012

Review Of King Jesus Gospel By Scot Mcknight, A. Chadwick Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

A Review of The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight


Business Ethics Presentation- Pareto Optimality, Kevin L. Rawls Mar 2010

Business Ethics Presentation- Pareto Optimality, Kevin L. Rawls

Kevin L. Rawls

No abstract provided.


Returning To The Sources: The Literature Of Christian Librarianship, Gregory A. Smith Jun 2009

Returning To The Sources: The Literature Of Christian Librarianship, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

By definition, a research study explores new intellectual territory yet builds on previous inquiry that has led up to it. However, many sources that explore the connections between Christian faith and the information professions fail to acknowledge the existence of prior discourse on the subject. The author has assembled a database of more than 450 sources that discuss topics such as philosophy and ethics of librarianship from a Christian perspective; the mediation of Christian/religious information in various library contexts; Christian, religious, and theological publishing; and more. Insights from these sources can help readers develop professionally and engage in productive ...


An Obama Presidency + A Democratic Congressional Majority: Six Predictions On His Recipe For Change, David D. Pettus Jan 2008

An Obama Presidency + A Democratic Congressional Majority: Six Predictions On His Recipe For Change, David D. Pettus

David D Pettus

No abstract provided.


Mapping The Recent Trend Toward The Bodily Resurrection Appearances Of Jesus In Light Of Other Prominent Critical Positions, Gary R. Habermas Jan 2006

Mapping The Recent Trend Toward The Bodily Resurrection Appearances Of Jesus In Light Of Other Prominent Critical Positions, Gary R. Habermas

Gary R. Habermas

No abstract provided.


Christ In The Workplace, Steven Mcdonald Jan 2005

Christ In The Workplace, Steven Mcdonald

Steven McDonald

No abstract provided.


Who Believes What? Clearing Up Confusion Over Intelligent Design And Young-Earth Creationism, Marcus R. Ross Jan 2005

Who Believes What? Clearing Up Confusion Over Intelligent Design And Young-Earth Creationism, Marcus R. Ross

Marcus R. Ross

The question of what differentiates young-Earth creationism (YEC) from Intelligent Design (ID) has resulted in inaccurate and confusing terminology, and hinders both understanding and dialogue. Though both YEC and ID groups have drawn distinctions between themselves, previous attempts to classify design-based positions on origins have been unable to adequately resolve their relationships. The Nested Hierarchy of Design, a multiple-character classification system, categorizes teleological positions according to the strength of claims regarding the reality, detectability, source, method, and timing of design, and results in an accurate and robust classification of numerous positions. This method avoids the philosophical and theological pitfalls of ...