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Nude, Glorious, Living, William Robert Jun 2015

Nude, Glorious, Living, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


Performing Religiously Between Passion And Resistance, William Robert Jun 2015

Performing Religiously Between Passion And Resistance, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


What Do Buddhists And Jews Have In Common - A Lot, Andrew Blitman Dec 2013

What Do Buddhists And Jews Have In Common - A Lot, Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


"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 ...


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 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.


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.


The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth Dec 2010

The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


Journey To The Headwaters: Bartolomé De Las Casas In A Comparative Context, Rev. David Orique, O.P. Dec 2008

Journey To The Headwaters: Bartolomé De Las Casas In A Comparative Context, Rev. David Orique, O.P.

Rev. David T. Orique, O.P.

This essay compares the theological orientation of Bartolomé de Las Casas (1484-1566) with those of two other notable colonial Latin American ecclesial figures: Toribio de Benavente Motolinía (1494/95-1565), and Juan Vasco de Quiroga (1477/78-1565).An examination of the experiential and theoretical epistemological sources of their theological orientations reveals the influence of different temporal, social, and geographic experiences as well as of their common and distinctive intellectual formations. Their understandings of and activities in the New World reflect these epistemological influences. The data demonstrate that Las Casas's theological orientation was primarily prophetic in his quest for justice for ...


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.


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

"Faith And The Claims Of Reason, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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.


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.