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Will And Grace: The Essence Of The Pelagian Debate, Steve Curtis Sep 2016

Will And Grace: The Essence Of The Pelagian Debate, Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis

The early centuries of the Christian church saw a number of clarifying councils and theological treatises directed at objective doctrines such as the triunity of God and the hypostatic nature of Christ. By the late fourth century, the discussions were becoming more subjective: to what extent does man possess a free will? What is the cause of sin? What are the theological implications involved in salvation, and to what extent does the grace of God hold sway? Such questions naturally led back to the very beginning of time and to the nature of Adam and the consequence of his sin ...


«"Une Proclamation De Foi : Les Retables Commandés Au Xvii Siècle Par Le Prieur Vincent Royer Pour L'Abbaye Prémontrée De Beauport" /A Proclamation Of Faith : The 17th-Century Altarpieces Commissioned By Prior Vincent Royer For The Premonstratensian Abbey Of Beauport», Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr. Jul 2015

«"Une Proclamation De Foi : Les Retables Commandés Au Xvii Siècle Par Le Prieur Vincent Royer Pour L'Abbaye Prémontrée De Beauport" /A Proclamation Of Faith : The 17th-Century Altarpieces Commissioned By Prior Vincent Royer For The Premonstratensian Abbey Of Beauport», Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr.

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

No abstract provided.


Ramadan Fasting: Four Levels Of Spirituality, Muqtedar Khan Jun 2015

Ramadan Fasting: Four Levels Of Spirituality, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The article identifies four levels of spirituality that can be attained through fasting.


Can Religion Play A Positive Role In Politics?, Muqtedar Khan May 2015

Can Religion Play A Positive Role In Politics?, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

No abstract provided.


The Muslim World Needs Social Scientists Who Know The Islamic Tradition, Muqtedar Khan May 2015

The Muslim World Needs Social Scientists Who Know The Islamic Tradition, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The essay makes the argument that progress and development can come to the Muslim World if it can produce social scientists who are informed about their Islamic traditions.


From Theology To Praxis: The Quest For The Full Inclusion Of Women In Churches Of Christ, Jennifer H. Christy May 2015

From Theology To Praxis: The Quest For The Full Inclusion Of Women In Churches Of Christ, Jennifer H. Christy

Jennifer H Christy

From the earliest days of the movement’s history, Churches of Christ have been shaped by a literalist reading of the Bible that has privileged certain texts over others in the conversation surrounding the role of women in the life of the church. Patriarchal systems of thought and practice have dominated the conversation. Support from a few key texts has been used to establish the belief that women are created in subordination and submission to men, often resulting in the status of women being regarded as inferior and unequal to men. This manifests in a polity where women are limited ...


Mooknayak: The Mute Protagonist, Ananya Vajpeyi Apr 2015

Mooknayak: The Mute Protagonist, Ananya Vajpeyi

Ananya Vajpeyi

No abstract provided.


Contemplating Islamic Reform, Muqtedar Khan Apr 2015

Contemplating Islamic Reform, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article explores the philosophy and politics of the discourse on Islamic reform.


A Leader For Every Generation, Ananya Vajpeyi Apr 2015

A Leader For Every Generation, Ananya Vajpeyi

Ananya Vajpeyi

No abstract provided.


Liberdade De Expressão, Liberdade De Ofender, Antonio Pele Mar 2015

Liberdade De Expressão, Liberdade De Ofender, Antonio Pele

Antonio Pele

No abstract provided.


Five Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read, Muqtedar Khan Mar 2015

Five Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This essay encourages Muslims to read some of the classical philosophers of Islamic heritage.


The Ummah: Real Or Imaginary, Muqtedar Khan Mar 2015

The Ummah: Real Or Imaginary, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The essay examines the reality of the idea of an Ummah.


Expertise And Service: A Call To Action, Rebecca Butler Mar 2015

Expertise And Service: A Call To Action, Rebecca Butler

Rev. Rebecca Butler

Although theological librarianship occurs most often at seminaries or graduate level theology programs, there are also librarians working with theology on an undergraduate level. In many cases, these librarians are responsible for additional subject areas and may or may not have any theological expertise or training. While the two groups do the same types of work, they are doing so in different ways. To explore these commonalities and differences, a study was conducted among undergraduate theology liaisons and those results were compared with the literature and data regarding graduate level theological librarianship. One hundred ten undergraduate librarians responded to a ...


New Atheists And The Same Old Islamophobia, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2015

New Atheists And The Same Old Islamophobia, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article exposes the Islamophobia of the New Atheists.


Moving From Fad To Fundamentals: The Future Of The Evangelical Christian Adoption And Orphan Care Movement, David M. Smolin Jan 2015

Moving From Fad To Fundamentals: The Future Of The Evangelical Christian Adoption And Orphan Care Movement, David M. Smolin

David M. Smolin

Although the current evangelical Christian adoption and orphan care movement is less than ten years old, it has already attracted severe criticism. As an evangelical Christian and adoptive parent, I have been among the “inside critics” of the movement. The inside critique of the movement is distinctive in embracing the Christian presuppositions of the movement, while still offering objections to the theology, rhetoric, and practices associated with it.

Given the intensity and scope of my critiques, it may have been easy to misunderstand the intention as purely negative. To the contrary, however, my intention is ultimately constructive because I am ...


God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon Dec 2014

God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Pastoral Care: From Past To Present, Ann Marie Kerlin Sep 2014

Pastoral Care: From Past To Present, Ann Marie Kerlin

Ann Marie Kerlin

According to the U.S. National Conference on Mental Health, “Nationally, an estimated 45 million Americans suffer from illnesses like depression, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress syndrome.” In a speech at this conference, President Obama stated that one out of five Americans experience mental illness in any year. A study published in 2013 surveyed prescription drug use and found that the second most common prescribed drugs were anti-depressants. Obviously there is a great demand for counseling and psychological care in the United States, and both secular and religious approaches to care are available. The purpose of this article is to review ...


Multifaith Centre Building Design And Demonstration - Introduction To Asian Culture And Religion, Chuen-Tat Kang Sep 2014

Multifaith Centre Building Design And Demonstration - Introduction To Asian Culture And Religion, Chuen-Tat Kang

Chuen-Tat Kang (江俊达)

Understanding religious culture involves wide ranges of knowledge. Most religions are originated from Asia. In order to suit the need of Australian multifaith building concept that represent the faith available, namely majority of Christianity and other minority religions and philosophies namely Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Bahai, understanding the architectural representation and symbol is necessary to help interfaith venue designer to better equipped with the knowledge that is required to integrate the identity of various culture into a single religious centre.


The Triumph Of The Hindu Right, Ananya Vajpeyi Sep 2014

The Triumph Of The Hindu Right, Ananya Vajpeyi

Ananya Vajpeyi

No abstract provided.


What Is Enlightenment? An Islamic Perspective, Muqtedar Khan Sep 2014

What Is Enlightenment? An Islamic Perspective, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This essay draws on Immanuel Kant’s concept of enlightenment as an escape from self- imposed ignorance and argues that a similar concept of enlightenment can be understood within the Muslim context as escape from self-imposed jahiliyyah, which is understood as fear to exercise reason publicly. The article advocates for ijtihad, is critical of Taqlid, and invokes Islamic sources to invest confidence in contemporary use of reason for interpreting Islam.


The Tension Between Normativity And Plurality In Religious Dogmas And In Constitutional Principles, Vinicius Pintas Marinho Jun 2014

The Tension Between Normativity And Plurality In Religious Dogmas And In Constitutional Principles, Vinicius Pintas Marinho

Vinicius Pintas Marinho

This essay briefly analyzes whether the tension between normativity and plurality in religious dogmas may shed a light in the similar tension also found in the dynamics of constitutional principles. The application of Gadamer’s hermeneutical theory to a transcendental theological framework is placed into conversation with Dworkin’s integrity of the law. This is undertaken through a comparison between the dynamics of conversation for religious dogmas as symbols of a tradition and the function of constitutional principles in the context of Ronald Dworkin’s theory of law as integrity.


Appendix A – Chronology Of Paul’S Life, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

Appendix A – Chronology Of Paul’S Life, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

No abstract provided.


My Journey To Locate The Genesis Pentapolis North Of The Dead Sea, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

My Journey To Locate The Genesis Pentapolis North Of The Dead Sea, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

Two archaeological sites have recently been identified as Sodom (Genesis 19), but which is the best candidate for the location of Sodom: Tall el-Ḥammâm, at the northern end of the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley, or Bâb edh-Dhrâ, at the southern end of the Dead Sea in the Ghor? This article argues that of the two popular candidates Tall el-Hammam is the best candidate.


Appendix B – The Graeco-Roman Literary Context For The Seven Messages Of Revelation, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

Appendix B – The Graeco-Roman Literary Context For The Seven Messages Of Revelation, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

No abstract provided.


My Journey To Locate The Genesis Pentapolis North Of The Dead Sea, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

My Journey To Locate The Genesis Pentapolis North Of The Dead Sea, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

Dr. Graves argues for Tall el-Hammam as the location for biblical Sodom north of the Dead Sea.


Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2014

Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The thesis of this short paper is that Finney’s own conversion experience and his ministry experience provided the theological framework for his understanding of revival and for his institution of new methods.


Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2014

Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The thesis of this presentation is that Finney’s own conversion experience and his ministry experience provided the theological framework for his understanding of revival and for his institution of new methods.


The Toronto Blessing Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2014

The Toronto Blessing Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

This is a presentation that accompanies my paper on the Toronto Blessing.


Saint Patrick Of Ireland: A Book Review, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D. Jan 2014

Saint Patrick Of Ireland: A Book Review, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

Who was St. Patrick of Ireland? Did you know that he was actually from England? Phillip Freeman paints a vivid portrait of St. Patrick and the times in which he lived. This is a book review of Freemans "St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography."


Strengthened By Fire: How Events In C.S. Lewis’S Life Shaped His Views On Pain And Suffering, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D. Jan 2014

Strengthened By Fire: How Events In C.S. Lewis’S Life Shaped His Views On Pain And Suffering, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

The issue of pain and suffering has long been a barrier to some when considering the existence of a loving God. C.S. Lewis was not immune to this dilemma. As a self-described atheist, Lewis concluded, “Either there is no spirit behind the universe, or else a spirit indifferent to good and evil, or else an evil spirit.” The purpose of this paper is to explore how Lewis’s experiences of dealing with pain and suffering impacted his faith in God. The paper will show how his suffering and loss actually strengthened his faith.