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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 ...


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 ...


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.


Alasdair Macintyre's Hermeneutics Of Tradition, Craig Hovey Jan 2014

Alasdair Macintyre's Hermeneutics Of Tradition, Craig Hovey

Craig Hovey

No abstract provided.


Stasis In Moltmann E Schmitt, Pier Giuseppe Monateri Dec 2013

Stasis In Moltmann E Schmitt, Pier Giuseppe Monateri

Pier Giuseppe Monateri

The essay introduces an original interpretation of Moltmann’s thought on Christian kenosis, according to the fundamental critical method known as ‘close reading’. On this ground, the Author brings to the surface the complex bulk of literary quotations which give substance to a specific passage in Moltmann’s work “The Crucified God”. Quotations become an intellectual device apt to produce meaning through its proper deferral and suspension. Within this framework, the Author’s main purpose is to put at the centre of the scene the explicit reference made by Moltmann to C. Schmitt’s concept of stasis, in order to ...


Pancasila And The Christians In Indonesia: A Leaky Shelter?, Chang Yau Hoon Aug 2013

Pancasila And The Christians In Indonesia: A Leaky Shelter?, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Visual Culture Of Baptism In The Middle Ages: Essays On Medieval Fonts, Settings And Beliefs, Harriet Sonne De Torrens, Miguel Torrens Aug 2013

Visual Culture Of Baptism In The Middle Ages: Essays On Medieval Fonts, Settings And Beliefs, Harriet Sonne De Torrens, Miguel Torrens

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

Under the guidance of the leading experts on baptismal fonts and the co-directors of the Baptisteria Sacra Index, the world’s only iconographical inventory of baptismal fonts, a research project at the University of Toronto, this collection of essays by a group of European and North American scholars extends the traditional boundaries associated with the study of baptismal fonts. The ‘visual’ is privileged, whether it is in the metaphysical, literary or empirical realms of scholarship, offering a rich understanding of the powerful role of baptism played in medieval and renaissance society. In the quest for a holistic understanding of the ...


Reconsidering The Date Of The Baptismal Font In San Isidoro, Leon, Spain, Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr. Aug 2013

Reconsidering The Date Of The Baptismal Font In San Isidoro, Leon, Spain, Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr.

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

The baptismal font that stands today in the Cahpel of the Salazares n the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro of Seville in Leon, Spain has been assigned an early eleventh century date, ca. 1000-1050, making it the earliest of all known extant fonts, in both Spain and in the Latin West, that are ornamented with scenes from the life of Christ. This essay reviews the scholarship and proposes a 12th century date based on comparative examples in both Spain and the larger context of the Latin West.


Active Religion: James Ireland, The Separate Baptists, And The Great Awakening In Virginia, 1760-1775, Cooper Pasque Jan 2013

Active Religion: James Ireland, The Separate Baptists, And The Great Awakening In Virginia, 1760-1775, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

In the mid-eighteenth century, the religious fervor of the Great Awakening entered Virginia. Evangelical Baptists soon threatened to undermine the authority of the Anglican Church and its planter patrons. Despite their efforts to quiet the Baptists, evangelical religion took root in Virginia by the end of the American Revolution. Historical works on these events offer valid but incomplete explanations. Puzzling dynamics in the Virginian context require a more complex interpretation. The life of James Ireland provides a unique window into possible answers. His autobiography provides evidence for what appears to be the most fundamental reason for evangelicalism's successes in ...


Book Review: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant In The American West, 1848—1861, David M. Morris Sep 2012

Book Review: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant In The American West, 1848—1861, David M. Morris

David M Morris

No abstract provided.


Differences Between The Water Baptism And The Moment Of Receiving The Holy Spirit, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Dec 2011

Differences Between The Water Baptism And The Moment Of Receiving The Holy Spirit, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

From the New Testamental’s point of view, there are some differences between the time of the water baptism and the time of receiving the Holy Spirit. Even if chronologically the two acts can be very close, we can always make a clear temporal distinction between them. Using the most relevant passages from Acts, this article intends to prove that in all cases the baptism with the Holy Spirit was a distinct experience from the water baptism. The article also describes tangentially the receiving of the Holy Spirit.


Book Review. Praying With Confidence: Aquinas On The Lord's Prayer, By Paul Murray. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Praying With Confidence: Aquinas On The Lord's Prayer, By Paul Murray. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews. Le Mystère De La Sexualité: Essai Sur La Signification Des Sexes, By André Cantin. Reviews In Religion & Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2010

Book Reviews. Le Mystère De La Sexualité: Essai Sur La Signification Des Sexes, By André Cantin. Reviews In Religion & Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. New Monasticism By Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove And Cloister Talks By Jon M. Sweeney. New Blackfriars, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2010

Book Review. New Monasticism By Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove And Cloister Talks By Jon M. Sweeney. New Blackfriars, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Touched By God: Ten Monastic Journeys, Ed. By Laurentia Johns. The Way, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2010

Book Review. Touched By God: Ten Monastic Journeys, Ed. By Laurentia Johns. The Way, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Creation Technologies. The Technological Condition Of Humanity, Alexander D. Ornella Jan 2010

Creation Technologies. The Technological Condition Of Humanity, Alexander D. Ornella

Alexander D Ornella

No abstract provided.


Book Review. A Catholic Replies To Professor Dawkins, By Thomas Crean. New Blackfriars, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2009

Book Review. A Catholic Replies To Professor Dawkins, By Thomas Crean. New Blackfriars, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Monk Habits For Everyday People: Benedictine Spirituality For Protestants, By Dennis Okholm. New Blackfriars, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2008

Book Review. Monk Habits For Everyday People: Benedictine Spirituality For Protestants, By Dennis Okholm. New Blackfriars, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


The Hard, Stony Path: The Personal Convictions Of A Christian Librarian, Lydia F. Knight Jan 1986

The Hard, Stony Path: The Personal Convictions Of A Christian Librarian, Lydia F. Knight

Lydia F. Knight

No abstract provided.