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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 ...


Blaga’S Philosophy Of Culture: More Than A Spenglerian Adaptation, Michael S. Jones Dec 2014

Blaga’S Philosophy Of Culture: More Than A Spenglerian Adaptation, Michael S. Jones

Michael S. Jones

No abstract provided.


Concepts Of The Body In The Zhuangzi, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭) Apr 2014

Concepts Of The Body In The Zhuangzi, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭)

Deborah A. Sommer

In this essay Sommer explores how the Zhuangzi, a Chinese philosophical text that dates to the third or fourth centuries BCE, uses different terms for the human body. She explores each term's different fields of meaning: the body might appear as gong 躬, a sanctimonious ritualized body; shen 身, a site of familial and social personhood; xing 形, an elemental form that experiences mutations and mutilations; or ti 體, a complex, multilayered corpus whose center can be anywhere but whose boundaries are nowhere. The Zhuangzi is one of the richest early Chinese sources for exploring conceptualizations of the visceral ...


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 ...


"What Culture Of Violence?", Scott Paeth Apr 2013

"What Culture Of Violence?", Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


"The Responsibility To Lie And The Obligation To Report, Scott Paeth Dec 2012

"The Responsibility To Lie And The Obligation To Report, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This article is an examination of the moral complexity of the act of whistleblowing in the context of corporate corruption. Whistleblowing may be a morally admirable act underataken by morally ambiguous agents, but can only be fully understood in context. Using German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s essay “What Does It Mean to Tell the Truth?” This essay will examine how the kind of deception sometimes necessary in whistleblowing cases can be testimony to a larger and more profound truth.


Eight Is Enough?: The Ethics Of The California Octuplets Case, Scott Paeth Oct 2012

Eight Is Enough?: The Ethics Of The California Octuplets Case, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

The recent California octuplets case raises a number of important issues that need to be addressed in the context of the increasingly widespread practice of in vitro fertilization. This paper explores some of those issues as looked at from the perspective of protestant theological ethics and public theology, examining the moral responsibilities of the various participants in the process, both before and after the octuplets’ birth, including the mother, her doctors, the health care bureaucracy, the wider society, and the media. Each of these participants failed in significant respects to consider the ethical implications of the births in this complicated ...


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 Moral Complexity Of Video Games, Scott Paeth Mar 2012

The Moral Complexity Of Video Games, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

Over the past two decades, video games have reached a level of technological sophistication that enables them to immerse players in complex stories and relationships. The games require players to draw not only on their hand-eye coordination skills and puzzle-solving prowess but also on their moral imagination as they navigate complex relationships and their consequences. Today's video games are light years away from Pong and Asteroids, and they have the potential not only to offer richly textured narratives and fantastically realistic-seeming worlds but to aid in forming us as moral beings, for better and for worse.


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.


The Great Recession: Some Niebuhrian Reflections, Scott R. Paeth Dec 2011

The Great Recession: Some Niebuhrian Reflections, Scott R. Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

"This moment of economic crisis has intersected with another moment, one of renewed interest in the thought of Reinhold Niebuhr. Niebuhr’s wide- ranging intellectual curiosity touched frequently on questions of ethics and economics, particularly during the period of his own economic crisis in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash. Niebuhr’s insights during that period, which formed the core of what came to be known as his “Christian realist” approach to issues of Christianity and public morality, have something to say to us as we grapple with the questions of justice, economics, and social reform in the ...


A Response To The Family Integrated Churches, Steve Vandegriff Oct 2011

A Response To The Family Integrated Churches, Steve Vandegriff

Steve R Vandegriff, Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


Elijah In Light Of Rabbinic And Early Christian Sources, Asher Finkel Jan 2011

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

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.


You Make All Things New, Scott R. Paeth Dec 2010

You Make All Things New, Scott R. Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This article examines the way in which the theology of Jonathan Edwards can contrib- ute to the construction of a Christian approach to ecological ethics that maintains crucial elements of the Christian theological tradition. By way of comparison, the article begins with an examination of the work of Rosemary Radford Ruether, whose approach to dealing with the ecological implications of the Christian tradition diverges sharply from the perspective offered by Edwards, and provides a useful contrast to his approach. The article then turns to an extensive discussion of Edwards’ view of nature and the theology of creation, particularly the relationship ...


The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth Dec 2010

The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


The Cultic Mentality, Edward Hindson Jun 2009

The Cultic Mentality, Edward Hindson

Edward Hindson

No abstract provided.


Defending The Faith: Yesterday, Edward Hindson Jun 2009

Defending The Faith: Yesterday, Edward Hindson

Edward Hindson

No abstract provided.


The Religious Other As Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell May 2009

The Religious Other As Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell

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.


Can We Avoid In-Law Problems, James A. Borland Mar 2009

Can We Avoid In-Law Problems, James A. Borland

James A. Borland

No abstract provided.


Scripture As Word Of God: Evangelical Assumption Or Evangelical Question?, John D. Morrison Mar 2009

Scripture As Word Of God: Evangelical Assumption Or Evangelical Question?, John D. Morrison

John D. Morrison

Examines the views of D. Bloesch, G. Fackre, and C. Pinnock. Indicates their disjunctive positions introduce ontological and epistemological dualism into the doctrine of revelation. Takes Packer's view of the Bible as the Word of God written, affirming that the human languages used to reflect God's person and work are competent to do so. Finds Wolterstorff's answer to Barth and John Baillie insightful, but we must move past his views to the full-orbed acceptance of the Word of God as written to avoid negating propositional revelation.


Resurrection Research From 1975 To The Present: What Are Critical Scholars Saying?, Gary R. Habermas Feb 2009

Resurrection Research From 1975 To The Present: What Are Critical Scholars Saying?, Gary R. Habermas

Gary R. Habermas

An overview of resurrection research in Europe and North America during the last 30 years indicates some expected as well as some surprising trends. This study highlights six of these major research areas. The works of two representative scholars, J.D. Crossan and N.T. Wright, provide interpretive angles on these subjects. The article concludes with some comments on what is taken to be the single most crucial development at present, that after Jesus' death his followers had experiences that they thought were appearances of the risen Jesus. These early Christian experiences need to be explained viably.


"Faith And The Claims Of Reason, Scott Paeth Dec 2007

"Faith And The Claims Of Reason, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


Catholic Cameos From The Silver Screen, Lawrence Porter Dec 2006

Catholic Cameos From The Silver Screen, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Worship, The Bond Between Time/Space And Eternity, Lawrence E. Frizzell Jan 2006

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

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 ...


Rättens Ordning I Den Tid Som Återstår, Matilda Arvidsson Dec 2005

Rättens Ordning I Den Tid Som Återstår, Matilda Arvidsson

Dr Matilda Arvidsson

The article investigates the fundamental concept of 'time' within the framework of the laws of war, using the War on Terrorism as a starting point and the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq as an example. The article argues for an eschatological understanding of time during the War on Terrorism, framing a state of exception, and ultimately keeping law on hold in an enduring 'now' while messianic hopes for redemption are directed towards a new future to come after war.


New Oxford Review, Lawrence Porter Dec 2001

New Oxford Review, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Sheep And Shepherd: An Ancient Image Of The Church And A Contemporary Challenge, Lawrence Porter Dec 2000

Sheep And Shepherd: An Ancient Image Of The Church And A Contemporary Challenge, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


The Magnificat: Sources And Themes, Lawrence E. Frizzell Jan 1999

The Magnificat: Sources And Themes, Lawrence E. Frizzell

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 ...


Faces Of The Church: Meditations On A Mystery And Its Images, Lawrence Porter Dec 1998

Faces Of The Church: Meditations On A Mystery And Its Images, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


After Our Likeness: The Church As The Image Of The Trinity, Lawrence Porter Dec 1998

After Our Likeness: The Church As The Image Of The Trinity, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.