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The Women Theologian And The Ideal Of Christian Wisdom, Sandra Marie Schneiders Dec 2016

The Women Theologian And The Ideal Of Christian Wisdom, Sandra Marie Schneiders

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M, S.T.D.

Teresa of Jesus, better known as St. Teresa of Avila, was born on March 28, 1515 and died on October 15, 1582, four hundred years ago tomorrow. By any human standards this sixteenth century Spaniard was an extraordinary woman. Despite the restrictions placed on the education and the lifestyle of women in her time Teresa, who entered the cloistered religious Order of Mount Carmel at the age of twenty-one, not only achieved superlatively the ideals of the life she had chosen but virtually single-handedly reformed the feminine branch of the Carmelite Order and cooperated with St. John of the Cross ...


Mimesis: Foot Washing From Luke To John, Keith L. Yoder Nov 2016

Mimesis: Foot Washing From Luke To John, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

In this paper I argue that the Foot Washing of John 13:1–17, as literary composition, is a creative imitation of the Foot Washing and Anointing of Luke 7:36–50. Comparison of the respective settings, action descriptions, dialogs, and transitions brings to light a large array of mostly unexplored literary connections between these two texts. Analysis of the parallel features reveals a high level of density, order, and distinctiveness that clearly establishes an intertextual relationship of creative imitation, that combination of mimēsis and zēlōsis widely practiced by authors in antiquity. Key markers of directionality arising from the evidence ...


Open-Mindedness As A Christian Virtue?, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Open-Mindedness As A Christian Virtue?, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Cross-Cultural Sharing Of Spirituality, John Skrzypaszek Nov 2016

Cross-Cultural Sharing Of Spirituality, John Skrzypaszek

John Skrzypaszek

This paper explores the nature of the Australian Aborigine and Christian spirituality. It demonstrates that the indigenous spirituality shows a strong tie between the spiritual realm and life's journey. The cultural symbolism, which reflects cosmology, shows that the mystical nature of the spiritual journey is deeply immersed in the totality of the Aboriginal life and consciousness. The study recognizes that the Aboriginal and Christian worldviews are distinctly different. However, it argues that the Aboriginal Christian spirituality may be enhanced by the qualities embedded in its indigenous roots. The study demonstrates that, at the point where propositional creed-based structure of ...


The Interior Landscape: Metaphors For Faith And Belief In The Religious Paintings Of Colin Mccahon, Richard Morris Nov 2016

The Interior Landscape: Metaphors For Faith And Belief In The Religious Paintings Of Colin Mccahon, Richard Morris

Richard Morris

For artist Colin McCahon, the dynamic interplay of light and form he witnessed in the New Zealand landscape provided inspiration for the development of a pictorial language the artist has used to communicate the dynamics of his own Christian experience. Through an abstract visual vocabulary of shape, tone, and line which he largely distilled from the natural environment, and painted words and passages taken from the Bible, McCahon presents the viewer with paintings which chronicle his experiences of Christian faith and belief. What is fascinating about his work is that it seems to project such profound content through such minimal ...


Students Help Bring Jesus To Buddhist Community, Brenton Stacey Oct 2016

Students Help Bring Jesus To Buddhist Community, Brenton Stacey

Brenton Stacey

No abstract provided.


Community-Minded Scholars Bring Gospel To Life: Launch Of A Book To Help Others Find Meaning In Scripture, Brenton Stacey, Sara Thompson Oct 2016

Community-Minded Scholars Bring Gospel To Life: Launch Of A Book To Help Others Find Meaning In Scripture, Brenton Stacey, Sara Thompson

Brenton Stacey

No abstract provided.


From Sorrow To Joy, Carolyn Rickett Oct 2016

From Sorrow To Joy, Carolyn Rickett

Carolyn Rickett

No abstract provided.


Understanding Children And Their Faith Formation, Barbara J. Fisher, Sandra Ludlow Oct 2016

Understanding Children And Their Faith Formation, Barbara J. Fisher, Sandra Ludlow

Sandra Ludlow

No abstract provided.


The Samaritan "Other" In The Gospel Of John, Jane L. Fernandez-Goldborough Oct 2016

The Samaritan "Other" In The Gospel Of John, Jane L. Fernandez-Goldborough

Jane Fernandez

An extract from this chapter is available for Download.


The Enigma Of Jesus In The Gospel Of John, Daniel Reynaud Oct 2016

The Enigma Of Jesus In The Gospel Of John, Daniel Reynaud

Daniel Reynaud

The Jesus presented in John’s Gospel is mysterious and enigmatic. Frequently he makes ambiguous statements which are misunderstood, only becoming clear after certain incidents have occurred. The mysterious Jesus of this Gospel points consistently to a God who knows the future and foreshadows it in language which is enigmatic at the time of utterance, but becomes transparent once future events have come to pass. These statements act not as predictors of the future, but as reassurance for His followers that He can be trusted with the future.


A Christian Aesthetic For The Arts, Daniel Reynaud Oct 2016

A Christian Aesthetic For The Arts, Daniel Reynaud

Daniel Reynaud

The arts and modern Christianity, especially in its Evangelical Protestant forms, have often had an uneasy relationship. This chapter addresses a Christian aesthetic for the arts, proposing a biblical philosophical approach that helps give the arts their proper place in the Christian sphere.


A Christian Aesthetic For The Arts, Daniel Reynaud Oct 2016

A Christian Aesthetic For The Arts, Daniel Reynaud

Daniel Reynaud

No abstract provided.


Vincent In America.Docx, John E. Rybolt Sep 2016

Vincent In America.Docx, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

A keynote address, presenting the arrival, development, and current condition of Vincent de Paul's Congregation of the Mission in North America, beginning in 1816.


A Balancing Act: Reading 'Amoris Laetitia', Peter Steinfels, Paige E. Hochschild, William L. Portier, Sandra A. Yocum, Dennis O'Brien Jul 2016

A Balancing Act: Reading 'Amoris Laetitia', Peter Steinfels, Paige E. Hochschild, William L. Portier, Sandra A. Yocum, Dennis O'Brien

William L. Portier

Five religious scholars provide commentary on Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis's 2016 apostolic exhortation on love in the family.


A Modus Vivendi? Sex, Marriage & The Church, William L. Portier, Nancy Dallavalle, Christopher C. Roberts, Tina Beattie, R. R. Reno, Patricia Hampl, Luke Timothy Johnson, Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Paul Baumann Jul 2016

A Modus Vivendi? Sex, Marriage & The Church, William L. Portier, Nancy Dallavalle, Christopher C. Roberts, Tina Beattie, R. R. Reno, Patricia Hampl, Luke Timothy Johnson, Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Paul Baumann

William L. Portier

During the 1960s, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans were married. A recent analysis of U.S. census data reported that only 52 percent of adult Americans were married in 2009. That is the lowest percentage reported in the 100 years the Census Bureau has collected such information. The reasons for this dramatic cultural shift are well known: high rates of divorce; changing attitudes toward premarital sex; social acceptability of cohabitation; the weakening of the stigma surrounding out-of-wedlock births and single parenting; the postponement of marriage and children for academic or professional reasons.

Among those with only a high-school education ...


Here Come The Nones! Pluralism And Evangelization After Denominationalism And Americanism, William L. Portier Jul 2016

Here Come The Nones! Pluralism And Evangelization After Denominationalism And Americanism, William L. Portier

William L. Portier

This essay begins with a four-part overview of American Catholic history focused on the building and dissolution of an immigrant Catholic subculture. The final period, “Catholics and the Dynamics of Pluralism (1968-present)” leads naturally into a discussion of the demography of Catholics in the United States. Particular attention is given to the trend to disaffiliation among millennials and how best to interpret it. Pastoral and theological reflections on the demography of disaffiliation emphasize the need for the church in the United States to take on an evangelical form more suited to a pluralism that is post-denominational and post-Americanist, and how ...


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.


Psychometric Properties Of The Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale, Thomas G. Plante, Jesus Mejia May 2016

Psychometric Properties Of The Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale, Thomas G. Plante, Jesus Mejia

Thomas G Plante PhD, ABPP

The Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale (SCBCS) is a five-item scale intended to operationalize and measure compassion. Santa Clara University has been administering the SCBCS, along with other demographic questions, to all new entering as well as exiting graduating students for the past decade. Previous research has utilized compassion scores and demographic data collected from these surveys in both between and within-subject designs to examine compassion among these undergraduate students. The purpose of the current study was to examine the reliability and validity of the SCBCS through various psychometric tests utilizing 6,763 responses that have been collected in recent ...


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.


Religion And Science Fiction, James F. Mcgrath Apr 2016

Religion And Science Fiction, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

As announced by its title, this multidisciplinary book focuses on the intersection between religion and science fiction. Several perspectives are addressed by scholars from different disciplines: theology, literature, history, music, and anthropology. Thus, gathering a range of distinct voices and approaches, this work edited by James F. McGrath shows how multifaceted and multicultural the science's fiction treatment of religion is.


“Did Jesus Die In Outer Space? Evaluating A Key Claim In Richard Carrier’S On The Historicity Of Jesus, James F. Mcgrath Apr 2016

“Did Jesus Die In Outer Space? Evaluating A Key Claim In Richard Carrier’S On The Historicity Of Jesus, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

The attempt to use later sources, interpreted in ways that are at best open to dispute, in an attempt to argue against what generations of skeptical scholars have concluded to be likely with respect to the early Christian sources, is never going to make mythicism seem more probable than the hard-earned and intensely-researched consensus of historians and scholars, namely that there was a historical Jesus of Nazareth.


Righting America At The Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger, William Vance Trollinger Apr 2016

Righting America At The Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger, William Vance Trollinger

William Vance Trollinger Jr.

On May 28, 2007, the Creation Museum opened in Petersburg, Kentucky. Aimed at scientifically demonstrating that the universe was created less than ten thousand years ago by a Judeo-Christian god, the museum is hugely popular, attracting millions of visitors over the past eight years. Surrounded by themed topiary gardens and a petting zoo with camel rides, the site conjures up images of a religious Disneyland. Inside, visitors are met by dinosaurs at every turn and by a replica of the Garden of Eden that features the Tree of Life, the serpent, and Adam and Eve.

In Righting America at the ...


Righting America At The Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger, William Vance Trollinger Apr 2016

Righting America At The Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger, William Vance Trollinger

Susan L. Trollinger

On May 28, 2007, the Creation Museum opened in Petersburg, Kentucky. Aimed at scientifically demonstrating that the universe was created less than ten thousand years ago by a Judeo-Christian god, the museum is hugely popular, attracting millions of visitors over the past eight years. Surrounded by themed topiary gardens and a petting zoo with camel rides, the site conjures up images of a religious Disneyland. Inside, visitors are met by dinosaurs at every turn and by a replica of the Garden of Eden that features the Tree of Life, the serpent, and Adam and Eve. In Righting America at the ...


Praying For Our Leaders, Mark Caleb Smith Mar 2016

Praying For Our Leaders, Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Religious Freedom And American History: Reasons To Thank God, Mark Caleb Smith Mar 2016

Religious Freedom And American History: Reasons To Thank God, Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak Mar 2016

Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"A new biography of such a seminal figure could hardly be anything but welcome. Yet I can only recommend Hardy's book with reservations. Though written lovingly by a professor of spirituality who seems to share John of the Cross' contemplative sensibilities, and who, moreover, has done his homework, the book remains curiously one-dimensional. In a word it lacks, depth." ~ from the article


Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak Mar 2016

Search For Nothing: The Life Of St. John Of The Cross By Richard P. Hardy, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"A new biography of such a seminal figure could hardly be anything but welcome. Yet I can only recommend Hardy's book with reservations. Though written lovingly by a professor of spirituality who seems to share John of the Cross' contemplative sensibilities, and who, moreover, has done his homework, the book remains curiously one-dimensional. In a word it lacks, depth." ~ from the article


Beyond Mindfulness: Expanding Integration Of Spirituality And Religion Into Psychotherapy, Thomas G. Plante Mar 2016

Beyond Mindfulness: Expanding Integration Of Spirituality And Religion Into Psychotherapy, Thomas G. Plante

Thomas G Plante PhD, ABPP

Since the publication of Bergin’s classic 1980 paper “Psychotherapy and Religious Values” in the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, an enormous amount of quality research has been conducted on the integration of religious and spiritual values and perspectives into the psychotherapy endeavor. Numerous empirical studies, chapters, books, blogs, and specialty organizations have emerged in the past 35 years that have helped researchers and clinicians alike come to appreciate the value of religion and spirituality in the psychotherapeutic process. While so much has been accomplished in this area of integration, so much more needs to occur in order for ...


Fullness Of Life: Historical Foundations For A New Mysticism By Margaret R. Miles, Philip Novak Mar 2016

Fullness Of Life: Historical Foundations For A New Mysticism By Margaret R. Miles, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"When in his poem 'Among School Children' W. B. Yeats spoke of that place where 'the body is not bruised to pleasure soul,' he unwittingly pointed to a task that has lately engaged the energies of a number of scholars of Christianity: how to revalorize the body in the Christian tradition and rescue it from its status as the spiritually detrimental half of human being. Margaret Miles, a professor of historical theology at Harvard Divinity School, has responded to this task with scholarship, style and insight." ~ from the article