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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 ...


The Efficacy Of A Manualized Group Treatment Protocol For Changing God Image, Attachment To God, Religious Coping, And Love Of God, Others, And Self, Jacqueline D. Rasar, Fernando L. Garzon, Frederick Volk, Carmella A. O'Hare, Glendon L. Moriarty Nov 2014

The Efficacy Of A Manualized Group Treatment Protocol For Changing God Image, Attachment To God, Religious Coping, And Love Of God, Others, And Self, Jacqueline D. Rasar, Fernando L. Garzon, Frederick Volk, Carmella A. O'Hare, Glendon L. Moriarty

Frederick A. Volk

This study compared the efficacy of a manualized group treatment protocol on God image and attachment to God to a manualized Christian Bible study and a waiting list control group in a sample of undergraduate college students attending a Christian college. Thirty students were randomly assigned to one of the treatment conditions and assessed with measures of God attachment, God image, religious coping, and general spiritual outcomes. It was hypothesized that significant God image and attachment change would occur among the God image treatment group participants only. In addition, it was hypothesized that significant religious coping and spiritual outcome change ...


Chiefs Establish New Christian Group: Assisting Chiefs To Live Their Faith Professionally And Personally, Patrick Oliver Oct 2014

Chiefs Establish New Christian Group: Assisting Chiefs To Live Their Faith Professionally And Personally, Patrick Oliver

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Pauline Model Of Atonement In Romans 3:19-31, Norm Mathers Jan 2014

The Pauline Model Of Atonement In Romans 3:19-31, Norm Mathers

Norm Mathers

The Pauline model of Romans 3:19-31 is a description of substitutionary atonement. Sin, guilt, righteousness, faith in Christ, justification, redemption, propitiation, Christ a covering, atonement in his blood, substitute, justice, justifier, and the principle of faith are descriptive of this view of the atonement. A barrage of literature has arisen against penal substitution. Penal substitution has been confused with substitutionary atonement. Penal substitution has also been referred to as penal substitutionary atonement which isn’t substitutionary atonement. Substitutionary atonement has been clouded by such atonement theories as Christus Victor. Aulen’s view of reconciliation doesn’t adequately describe the ...


Good News For America's Families, Robert G. Parr Nov 2013

Good News For America's Families, Robert G. Parr

Robert G. Parr, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Gratitude And Expectations: To Jesus Through Mary, Lawrence E. Frizzell Dec 2012

Gratitude And Expectations: To Jesus Through Mary, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Solemnity of the Mother of God, January 1, 2013: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Lucian Blaga On The Nature Of God, Michael S. Jones Sep 2012

Lucian Blaga On The Nature Of God, Michael S. Jones

Michael S. Jones

No abstract provided.


The Church's Bond With The Jewish People, Lawrence E. Frizzell Dec 2011

The Church's Bond With The Jewish People, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

This article examines the history and impact of the fourth paragraph, "The Church's Bond with the Jewish People," within the Second Vatican Council's Declaration Nostra Aetate, which was promulgated October 28, 1965.


In Search Of Solid Ground, Robert G. Parr Dec 2011

In Search Of Solid Ground, Robert G. Parr

Robert G. Parr, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Church's Bond With The Jewish People, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 2011

The Church's Bond With The Jewish People, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

This article examines the history and impact of the fourth paragraph, "The Church's Bond with the Jewish People," within the Second Vatican Council's Declaration Nostra Aetate, which was promulgated October 28, 1965.


Elijah In Light Of Rabbinic And Early Christian Sources, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2010

Elijah In Light Of Rabbinic And Early Christian Sources, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A comparative study that sheds light on the three aspects of Elijah’s coming in view of early attestation of rabbinic tradition over the millennia since the destruction of the Second Temple and was originally presented on November 5, 2006 at Seton Hall University.


The Religious Other As Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Apr 2009

The Religious Other As Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Many stories are told about antagonism between Christians and Jews, especially in countries with a large Jewish minority. The history of persecution should be told along with the lessons learned for our time. A brief review of examples whose participants were neighbors, either in reality or in principle, may be instructive. This paper will move through the centuries in a rapid survey, recalling friendly contacts or benign exchanges between Christians and Jews.


Mary And The Jews: The Gospels And The Early Church, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 2008

Mary And The Jews: The Gospels And The Early Church, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The intention of this essay is twofold; to extend the time period of my earlier essays on Mary and the biblical heritage and to sketch the developments in the early Church, in spite of their burdens of motifs relating to the Jewish people, so that we can understand our history with an insight into the Church's roots and prepare for a better future in Christian- Jewish relations.


The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson Jan 2008

The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson

Marc A. Clauson, J.D., Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Worship, The Bond Between Time/Space And Eternity, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 2005

Worship, The Bond Between Time/Space And Eternity, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Dr. Kenneth Schmitz's review of philosophical insights into language and writing is necessarily focused on the world of Greece and Rome. It would be valuable to have scholars immersed in the Hebrew language and traditional Jewish culture to reflect upon the same issues. At a conference on the trivium and quadrivium in Medieval Europe, Dean Arthur Hyman of Yeshiva University was asked to comment. His response was brief: "This was not the Jewish approach."

Recalling the genius and limitations of a language to convey insights into the meaning of life and its mysteries, we acknowledge the role of translation ...


Tribulations Of The Patriarch Joseph And Jesus In Greek And Latin Piety, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. May 2005

Tribulations Of The Patriarch Joseph And Jesus In Greek And Latin Piety, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The dramatic account of Joseph and his brothers in Genesis 37-50 has been the subject of many commentaries and reflections, by both Jews and Christians. How have the questions of crime and forgiveness been treated as a major theme by Christians? From early texts the pious effort to interpret the biblical message into a coherent whole led to a link between Joseph and Jesus. How has this been developed in the first millennium of Christianity? Father Frizzell examined this theme in “Tribulations of the Patriarch Joseph and Jesus in Greek and Latin Piety,” which he originally presented at the Medieval ...


Biblical Perspectives On Choosing A Wholesome Way Of Life, Asher Finkel Dec 1999

Biblical Perspectives On Choosing A Wholesome Way Of Life, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An examination of the biblical perspective of freedom and human rights.


The Magnificat: Sources And Themes, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1998

The Magnificat: Sources And Themes, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

In the 1961 meeting of this Society, the Basilian biblical scholar, James Terence Forestell, reflected upon the biblical background of the Magnificat. He declared that it is not merely a patchwork quilt of Old Testament texts. "The Magnificat is a new hymn with its own unity of inspiration, but the words do reflect a whole stream of O.T. piety, which is not to be isolated in a few texts." He studied the background possibilities in the Jewish Scriptures for every significant term in the hymn.

I will stand with him against the assessment of the Jesuit Scripture scholar, Joseph ...


Reflections On "Human Nature And Human Virtue", Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1995

Reflections On "Human Nature And Human Virtue", Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Reflections on "Human Nature and Human Virtue" is Lawrence Frizzell's response to Dr. Chin-Tai Kim's article, Human Nature and Human Virtue: Some Reflections on Confucius.

Both articles appeared in the same issue of The ISKSA Bulletin and are re-published here.


A Fresh Approach To Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel Dec 1994

A Fresh Approach To Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A fresh attitude towards Judaism has prevailed in the study of the common roots with Christianity and the subsequent relational development of the respective religious communities since the Vatican II and the publication of Guidelines and Suggestions for the Implementing the Conciliar Declaration "Nostra Aetate." This account of the scholarly pursuit of Jewish Christian studies shows how cautious we must be in the examination of each period. Such is the invitation extended to all scholars who seek to enter the new millennium in a joint effort to explore the dynamics of a common background.


Mary And The Biblical Heritage, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1994

Mary And The Biblical Heritage, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Throughout the ages, the Church and her teachers often acknowledged that the fourfold Gospel offers only a limited number of passages that feature the Mother of Jesus. Undaunted, the great doctors of the early Church and the theologians of the Middle Ages found abundant resources for their meditation concerning Mary in the Jewish Scriptures and literature related to the New Testament. The theological premise that God is the principal author of the entire Bible led them to find hints and images of the Messiah everywhere. Recognizing that the link of Jesus to the people of Israel is Mary, his Mother ...


The Other And The Stranger In Biblical And Rabbinic Tradition, Asher Finkel Dec 1991

The Other And The Stranger In Biblical And Rabbinic Tradition, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article examines the concepts of the "other" and the "stranger" in the Biblical and Rabbinic tradition.


Commitment In The Hebrew Bible: Moses, Elijah And Jeremiah, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1986

Commitment In The Hebrew Bible: Moses, Elijah And Jeremiah, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The biblical heritage has much to offer regarding the concept of religious commitment. The reflections in this article show how this religious commitment involves a response to God and a responsibility to the community in which the person lives.


The Suffering Servant Hymn And Its Sequel: A New Translation, Asher Finkel Dec 1985

The Suffering Servant Hymn And Its Sequel: A New Translation, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A new translation and commentary on  the Suffering Servant Hymn and its neglected sequal, Isaiah 56:9-57:3.


Peacemaking In The New Testament Period, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1985

Peacemaking In The New Testament Period, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

This essay sketches the priciples that the major movements (Sadducees, Pharisees and Essenes) among the Jewish people in the Holy Land developed for maintaining fidelity to God and love of neighbor.

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Jesus' Preaching In The Synagogue On The Sabbath (Luke 4:16-28), Asher Finkel Dec 1983

Jesus' Preaching In The Synagogue On The Sabbath (Luke 4:16-28), Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article phenomenologically examines the narrative of Luke 4:16-28 and was revised and published in Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel, edited by Craig A. Evans and W. Richard Stegner, 325-341. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.


The Jewish Liturgy Of Marriage, Asher Finkel Dec 1980

The Jewish Liturgy Of Marriage, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This essay examines the Jewish liturgy of marriage and how it reflects the axiological meaning of the intrinsic values of a significant collective experience. This article was revised and reprinted in Jewish Roots of Christian Liturgy, edited by Eugene J. Fisher, 65-81. New York: Paulist, 1990.


Yavneh’S Liturgy And Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 1980

Yavneh’S Liturgy And Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A critical historical examination of the liturgy of Yavneh and the use of the terms "minim" and "Nazarenes" in the prayer with an appendix that provides a review, both textually and historically, of the early rabbinic material (the Yavneh tradition) on the Christian teaching with a special reference to Rabbi Jesus and a particular focus on the episode involving Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus of Yavneh and Lydda at the beginning of the second century CE.


The Book Of Daniel: Its Significance And Meaning, Asher Finkel Dec 1977

The Book Of Daniel: Its Significance And Meaning, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A phenomenological examination of the Book of Daniel and its apocalyptic meaning within the rabbinic and Christian traditions. This article was reprinted in Dor le Dor 11 (1983):181-188.