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Archives, Artwork, And A Garden: The John Stokes And Mary’S Gardens Collection At The University Of Dayton, Kayla Harris Dec 2017

Archives, Artwork, And A Garden: The John Stokes And Mary’S Gardens Collection At The University Of Dayton, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

The University of Dayton hosted a unique exhibit in the spring of 2017 highlighting the John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens archival collection. In addition to materials from the collection, the exhibit also featured a live garden with flowers named for the Blessed Virgin Mary inside the library, and specially commissioned artwork by artist Holly Schapker. The library was able to reach different audiences and hopes this will serve as an example in thinking of more interactive ways for visitors to experience an archival exhibit.


Living Seeds Of History: The John Stokes And Mary's Gardens Exhibit, Stephanie Shreffler, Kayla Harris Dec 2017

Living Seeds Of History: The John Stokes And Mary's Gardens Exhibit, Stephanie Shreffler, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

This panel describes how the University of Dayton planned and carried out an exhibit on the John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens archival collection, featuring a garden inside the library. A “Mary garden” is a garden filled with flowers named for Mary.

The panel describes the content of the collection and how the exhibit was originally conceived; the exhibit design and programming; and the challenges faced during the planning process.

The exhibit provided a way for the Libraries to promote an archival collection that not only closely connected with the University’s mission as a Catholic institution, but also provided ...


The Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).Pdf, Charles Sabo Dec 2017

The Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).Pdf, Charles Sabo

Charles Sabo

The concept of the resurrection has been an event that has been contemplated and argued by Jews, Christians and all other religions. To provide a historical context of the resurrection, it needs to be narrowed to those that have taken into consideration what was spoken by Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Judaism first was given the promise of a resurrection, but not provided with much detail on how and when it would occur. There were, however, specific passages within the Old Testament that provided Israel with prophetic pictures and clues of the coming resurrection. Paul found it necessary to remind ...


A Polemic Of The Neo-Evangelical View Of Scripture, Amber Geiger Dec 2017

A Polemic Of The Neo-Evangelical View Of Scripture, Amber Geiger

Amber Geiger

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Baptist Foundations, Jeremy M. Kimble Dec 2017

Book Review: Baptist Foundations, Jeremy M. Kimble

Jeremy M. Kimble, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Think God's Thoughts After Him, Jeremy M. Kimble Dec 2017

Think God's Thoughts After Him, Jeremy M. Kimble

Jeremy M. Kimble, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


A Reader's Guide To The Major Writings Of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan A. Finn, Jeremy M. Kimble Dec 2017

A Reader's Guide To The Major Writings Of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan A. Finn, Jeremy M. Kimble

Jeremy M. Kimble, Ph.D.

Jonathan Edwards—widely considered one the most important theologians in American history—has influenced generation after generation with his transcendent vision of our great and glorious God. But reading his writings for the first time can be a daunting task.

Here to be your trustworthy guides are some of the very best interpreters of Edwards, who walk you through his most important works with historical context, strategies for reading, and contemporary application—launching you into a lifetime of discovering Edwards’s God-centered vision of the Christian life for yourself.


Thanksgiving Service Celebrates All Faiths And Reminds Community To Be Thankful Nov 2017

Thanksgiving Service Celebrates All Faiths And Reminds Community To Be Thankful

Karreem Mebane

Clergy, students, faculty and staff came together at Sacred Heart University’s annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service at SHU’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit recently to celebrate the approaching holiday and share why they are thankful. 


The Bible And Creationism, Susan L. Trollinger, William Vance Trollinger Nov 2017

The Bible And Creationism, Susan L. Trollinger, William Vance Trollinger

Susan L. Trollinger

Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) marked a significant challenge to traditional understandings of the Bible and Christian theology. Darwin’s theory of organic evolution stood in sharp contrast with the Genesis account of creation, with its six days, separate creations of life forms, and special creation of human beings. More than this, Darwin’s ideas raised enormous theological questions about God’s role in creation (e.g., is there a role for God in organic evolution?) and about the nature of human beings (e.g., what does it mean to talk about original sin without a historic Adam ...


Can One Love The Distant Other? Empathy, Affiliation, And Cosmopolitanism, Gregory R. Peterson Nov 2017

Can One Love The Distant Other? Empathy, Affiliation, And Cosmopolitanism, Gregory R. Peterson

Gregory Peterson

An ongoing debate in political and moral philosophy concerns the nature of international obligations. While cosmopolitans argue that duties of justice are independent of national borders, statists argue otherwise, sometimes basing their account on the limitations of our empathic concern, a line of argument found much earlier in Adam Smith. Although critics argue that empathy is neither necessary nor sufficient for morality, and although statists imply that psychological limitations of the kind that would be based in empathy prevent the realization of commitments to distant others beyond humanitarian aid, I argue that both these views are incorrect. While the possession ...


Luther, The Flawed Giant, Brent A. R. Hege Nov 2017

Luther, The Flawed Giant, Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

Presentation given in part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at the First Lutheran Church on October 21, 2017 in Columbus, Indiana.


Europe At The Time Of The Reformation, Brent A. R. Hege Nov 2017

Europe At The Time Of The Reformation, Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

Presentation given in part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at the First Lutheran Church on October 21, 2017 in Columbus, Indiana.


Luther’S Life And Thought, Brent A. R. Hege Nov 2017

Luther’S Life And Thought, Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

Presentation given in part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at the First Lutheran Church on October 21, 2017 in Columbus, Indiana.


Suspicious Minds: The Spirituality Of The Postmodern Nones, Michael Murphy Oct 2017

Suspicious Minds: The Spirituality Of The Postmodern Nones, Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Much has been made about the “nones” and the current demographics of belief in the United States, especially those of young people. The term nones rose to prominence when a Pew Research Center poll in 2012 called “Nones on the Rise” discovered that nearly 20 percent of Americans claim no religious affiliation—a number that has been steadily climbing since 2007. Last January, National Public Radio aired a weeklong series titled “Losing Our Religion: The Growth of the nones.” In the spring of 2013, a poll conducted by Michael Hout of the University of California, Berkeley, and Mark A. Chaves ...


Swipe Left: A Theology Of Tinder And Digital Dating, Michael Murphy Oct 2017

Swipe Left: A Theology Of Tinder And Digital Dating, Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

The juggernaut of digital culture, which really has hatched the biggest cultural metamorphosis since Gutenberg’s printing press, affects every aspect of late modern life in fundamental ways—ways, moreover, that are often obscured from our perception. After all, the hardest chains to break, the saying goes, are the ones you can’t see.


Imagining Space And Siting Collective Memory In South Asian Muslim Biographical Literature (Tazkirahs), Marcia K. Hermansen Oct 2017

Imagining Space And Siting Collective Memory In South Asian Muslim Biographical Literature (Tazkirahs), Marcia K. Hermansen

Marcia Hermansen

No abstract provided.


Shāh Walī Allāh's Theory Of The Subtle Spiritual Centers (LaṭāʾIf): A Sufi Model Of Personhood And Self-Transformation, Marcia K. Hermansen Oct 2017

Shāh Walī Allāh's Theory Of The Subtle Spiritual Centers (LaṭāʾIf): A Sufi Model Of Personhood And Self-Transformation, Marcia K. Hermansen

Marcia Hermansen

No abstract provided.


Shah Wali Allah's Arrangement Of The Subtle Spiritual Centers, Marcia K. Hermansen Oct 2017

Shah Wali Allah's Arrangement Of The Subtle Spiritual Centers, Marcia K. Hermansen

Marcia Hermansen

This paper will present an explanation of some previously unexamined aspects of fillah Wali Allah's (d. 1762) conception of the subtJe spiritual centres (/afii'if). For Shah Wali Allah these spiritual components of a person were of great importance in explaining the theory and practice of individual spiritual progress on the Sufi path. His arrangement of these centres, together with his explanation of their interaction with one another directly reflects his more comprehensive understanding of cosmology and ontology, and therefore this aspect of his thought is less esoteric than it might initially seem.


South Asian Muslim American Girl Power: Structures And Symbols Of Control And Self Expression, Marcia K. Hermansen, Mahruq F. Khan Oct 2017

South Asian Muslim American Girl Power: Structures And Symbols Of Control And Self Expression, Marcia K. Hermansen, Mahruq F. Khan

Marcia Hermansen

South Asian Muslim American (SAMA) girls studied ethnographically in Chicago and more broadly in the United States negotiate these three components (South Asian, Muslim, and American) of identity across the spheres of home, Islamic institutions, and the public “American” realm. . Drawing on interviews and fieldwork at an Islamic school and within South Asian families and mosques, the authors illustrate how nascent “girl” power is evidenced in these contexts drawing on media representations, academic sources, and data drawn from participant observation. Sources of SAMA girls’ expressions of confidence and power are selective use of identity markers, increased mastery of Islamic knowledge ...


Harmonizing Plural Societies: The Case Of Lasallians, Families, Schools - And The Poor Oct 2017

Harmonizing Plural Societies: The Case Of Lasallians, Families, Schools - And The Poor

Patrick McKinley Brennan

No abstract provided.


Conscience And The Common Good: An Alternative Perspective Oct 2017

Conscience And The Common Good: An Alternative Perspective

Patrick McKinley Brennan

No abstract provided.


Secular Humanism And Christianity.Docx, Stenislos Daniel Oct 2017

Secular Humanism And Christianity.Docx, Stenislos Daniel

Stenislos Daniel

No abstract provided.


Sacred Heart University Establishing John Moriarty Institute For Ecology And Spirituality In Dingle, Ireland, Michael W. Higgins, John B. Roney Oct 2017

Sacred Heart University Establishing John Moriarty Institute For Ecology And Spirituality In Dingle, Ireland, Michael W. Higgins, John B. Roney

Michael W. Higgins

Sacred Heart University has established the John Moriarty Institute for Ecology and Spirituality. The Institute’s mission, as stated on its website, is to understand and consider the richness and wonder of the natural environment, and to promote a deeper reflection on human spirituality as an important and necessary element for a flourishing life of meaning and purpose.


Digital Reformation.Pdf, Michael J. Paulus Jr., Bruce D. Baker, Mike Langford Oct 2017

Digital Reformation.Pdf, Michael J. Paulus Jr., Bruce D. Baker, Mike Langford

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

Digital information and communication technologies are rapidly changing how we understand our identities and institutions. Five hundred years ago, new printing technologies created conditions that enabled the Protestant reformation and profoundly changed the world. Today, we are in the midst of a digital revolution. But what is being reformed, and what are we reforming? This session will explore the nature of our present information age and the theological questions it raises, touching on theological principles, cultural critiques, and spiritual practices that can help us reflect on digital reformation and transformation.


Building A Bridge Between Theravada Buddhism And Islam, Philip Novak Oct 2017

Building A Bridge Between Theravada Buddhism And Islam, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

In a world riven by national egoisms and intercultural tensions, it is perhaps more important than ever for us to try to see what is noble and universal in the varied religious symbol systems of the world’s cultures. Our long journey towards a global spirituality requires us to constantly translate the insights of particular faiths into universally intelligible concepts and images drawn from our common human experience and, thus equipped, to boldly encourage the world’s religions to recognize their deep family resemblances. ~article excerpt~


B-2 Serving Leadership Style Revisited, Petr Cincala, Paul Cho Oct 2017

B-2 Serving Leadership Style Revisited, Petr Cincala, Paul Cho

Petr Činčala

This presentation highlights findings from a study exploring the congregational health and church growth of more than 9,000 congregations from various denominations across United States. These congregations have used a Natural Church Development (NCD) survey to obtain a health assessment over the period of last 10 years. Findings reveal a fascinating pattern of church growth and health that is related to leadership style of the pastor. The data show that the churches whose pastors say their style of leadership is "serving" are actually growing less and have lower health scores than those who do not list their leadership style ...


The Conversion Of Saul, David C. Taylor Jr Oct 2017

The Conversion Of Saul, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

The conversion of the Apostle Paul was an extraordinary event that saw a murderer and persecutor of the church turn into one of the greatest evangelists in history and providing all Christians with thirteen books of the New Testament that give guidance for our daily Christian walk. 


Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Oct 2017

Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Oct 2017

Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


Review Of Piety And Responsibility: Patterns Of Unity In Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, And Vedanta Decika, Hugh Nicholson Oct 2017

Review Of Piety And Responsibility: Patterns Of Unity In Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, And Vedanta Decika, Hugh Nicholson

Hugh Nicholson

The article reviews the book Piety and Responsibility: Patterns of Unity in Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika by John Sheveland.