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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.

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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 ...