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Human, Life, And Other Sacred Stuff, William Robert Jun 2015

Human, Life, And Other Sacred Stuff, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


A Mystic Impulse: From Apophatics To Decreation In Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, And Simone Weil, William Robert Jun 2015

A Mystic Impulse: From Apophatics To Decreation In Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, And Simone Weil, William Robert

William Robert

This article articulates a mystically motivated apophatic subjectivity that emerges from Simone Weil's life and thought. It does so genealogically, via excursions into Pseudo- Dionysius's and Meister Eckhart's negative theologies. These genealogical excursions expose Weil’s resonances with and differences from these earlier thinkers of Christian apophasis. To highlight these differences, this article pays particular attention to two spiritual exercises, attention and decreation. Taken together, they point out a tragic sense pulsing through and informing Weil's remarkable religious thought and praxis.


Antigone's Nature, William Robert Jun 2015

Antigone's Nature, William Robert

William Robert

Antigone fascinates G.W.F. Hegel and Luce Irigaray, both of whom turn to her in their explorations and articulations of ethics. Hegel and Irigaray make these re-turns to Antigone through the double and related lenses of nature and sexual difference. This essay investigates these figures of Antigone and the accompanying ethical accounts of nature and sexual difference as a way of examining Irigaray's complex relation to and creative uses of Hegel's thought.


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.


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.


Pope Gregory Xv: Alessandro Ludovisi: The First Jesuit-Educated Pope, Tony Amodeo Apr 2014

Pope Gregory Xv: Alessandro Ludovisi: The First Jesuit-Educated Pope, Tony Amodeo

Tony Amodeo

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 ...


Appendix A – Chronology Of Paul’S Life, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

Appendix A – Chronology Of Paul’S Life, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

No abstract provided.


My Journey To Locate The Genesis Pentapolis North Of The Dead Sea, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

My Journey To Locate The Genesis Pentapolis North Of The Dead Sea, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

Two archaeological sites have recently been identified as Sodom (Genesis 19), but which is the best candidate for the location of Sodom: Tall el-Ḥammâm, at the northern end of the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley, or Bâb edh-Dhrâ, at the southern end of the Dead Sea in the Ghor? This article argues that of the two popular candidates Tall el-Hammam is the best candidate.


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.


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.


Spirit And Atonement In John, Keith L. Yoder Dec 2011

Spirit And Atonement In John, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

The Spirit texts in the Fourth Gospel fall into two subsets, one that speaks of an unqualified “spirit”, and the other that speaks of the “Spirit of Truth” or the “Holy Spirit”, also identified as the “Paraclete”. I find that the alliance of Spirit and blood at the end of First John is a clue that uncovers a similar Spirit and Atonement connection in the Gospel. I demonstrate that the subset of unqualified “spirit” passages in John are regularly supplemented or framed with Atonement material, while the Paraclete Spirit texts have no such supplements, and that this phenomenon reflects a ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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.


Jesus Speaks To Seven Of His Churches, Part 1., David E. Graves Phd Jan 2010

Jesus Speaks To Seven Of His Churches, Part 1., David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

No abstract provided.


Jesus Speaks To Seven Of His Churches, Part 2, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2010

Jesus Speaks To Seven Of His Churches, Part 2, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

No abstract provided.


Judas Armed And Dangerous, Keith L. Yoder Dec 2009

Judas Armed And Dangerous, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

The portrayal of Judas in the arrest scene in the Gospel of John (Jn18:3) is surprisingly different from that in the Synoptics. Here Judas is presented as both leading the arrest party and bearing arms. John's version of Judas is thus negatively enhanced from that in Luke, which already moves away from Mark and Matthew.


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 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.


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.


Stress: Making The Crooked Straight, And Other Impossible Tasks, Ronald E. Hawkins Mar 2009

Stress: Making The Crooked Straight, And Other Impossible Tasks, Ronald E. Hawkins

Ronald E. Hawkins

No abstract provided.


Answering The Cry For Help: A Counselor's Plea For Family Enrichment, Ronald E. Hawkins Mar 2009

Answering The Cry For Help: A Counselor's Plea For Family Enrichment, Ronald E. Hawkins

Ronald E. Hawkins

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.