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Rapture In The Spirituality Of St. Thomas Aquinas, Diane L. Harwood Dec 1978

Rapture In The Spirituality Of St. Thomas Aquinas, Diane L. Harwood

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Descriptive Study Of Parish Clergy And Their Counseling Practices, Gregory J. Ludlow Dec 1978

A Descriptive Study Of Parish Clergy And Their Counseling Practices, Gregory J. Ludlow

Master's Theses

First paragraph:

It has been the function of societies throughout history to provide comfort and support for it's troubled members. In the past, this function was performed by the society's religious institutions.Today, as in the past, people who want solutions.to the problems they experience, or who want to gain pathways to possible solutions, look to their religion, their church organization, their clergyman, to their God. The clergymen of a community are apt to be the first professionals of that community to be consulted when the need for help is felt.


Eschatological And Eucharistic Motifs In Luke 12:35-40, Paul Deterding May 1978

Eschatological And Eucharistic Motifs In Luke 12:35-40, Paul Deterding

Master of Divinity Thesis

The words of our Lord recorded by Luke the evangelist in verses35 through 40 of the 12th chapter of his gospel contain a number of allusions to the Passover, the Messianic banquet, the Parousia, and the Lord's Supper. In this study we will analyze this passage theologically in light of these concepts. This theological analysis is intended to indicate to what extent each of these concepts is present in this pericope as well as the way in which these concepts are interrelated. Emphasis will also be placed upon the contribution this passage makes in indicating the factor of continuity ...


A Theology Of Weakness: Word Studies From The Greek Text Of Ii Corinithians 12:9 In Context With Exegesis Of Seven Select Passages Of Scripture, Marva J. Sedore May 1978

A Theology Of Weakness: Word Studies From The Greek Text Of Ii Corinithians 12:9 In Context With Exegesis Of Seven Select Passages Of Scripture, Marva J. Sedore

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Excerpt: "In his commentary on the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians , R. C. H. Lenski proposes that the verb teleo in II Corinthians 12 :9 is mistranslated . Whereas most translations say, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness , " Lenski believes that the last phrase should read, "for the power is brought to its finish in weakness." It seems that he stands unsupported in this conviction, for my research uncovered no other commentator who suggested such an interpretation."


Martin Buber's I-Thou Concept As Utilized In The Therapeutic Relationship Of Selected Theories Of Humanistic Psychotherapy, Stephen Eric Pitts May 1978

Martin Buber's I-Thou Concept As Utilized In The Therapeutic Relationship Of Selected Theories Of Humanistic Psychotherapy, Stephen Eric Pitts

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

Excerpt: "Individuals, couples and families in contemporary society are subjected to a number of stresses. If a person is unable to adequately cope with such stresses, the resultant effect can be excessive emotional pain which may manifest itself in a number of ways. Depression, loneliness and fear are examples of problems experienced by many people within our society. Although such emotional feelings are normal and present within well-adjusted persons, these difficulties listed as well as others, may escalate to a point where professional counseling is required."


The Lutheran Confessions And St. Paul's Epistle To The Romans, Mark Wangerin Feb 1978

The Lutheran Confessions And St. Paul's Epistle To The Romans, Mark Wangerin

Master of Divinity Thesis

This paper will investigate the use of Scripture by the Lutheran Confessions in their presentation of important Scriptural teachings. Such an undertaking, however, would be monumental in character if some way were not found to limit the scope of the presentation. For this reason, passages from St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans which are quoted in the Confessions will be used as the basis for this study. Most of the passages referred to will be ones which are quoted directly rather than merely cited unless there is some point of interest in the cited passage.


Preparation Of Children With Low Verbal Ability For The Sacrament Of Penance, Eileen Hunter Jan 1978

Preparation Of Children With Low Verbal Ability For The Sacrament Of Penance, Eileen Hunter

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

A basic and most important factor in working with exceptional children is the existence of interpersonal communication, personality relating to personality. It is important that messages sent from the communicator are understood by the receiver; for example, a smile can be identified as friendliness. Self-expression is essential to normal development and is that which tells others the most about ourselves. With the mentally retarded, areas of self-expression and of speech do not come easily and speech handicaps seem to be quite common among this group of children and adults. The special religious educator must be willing to accept the challenge ...


The Word Tsedeq In Deutero Isaiah, Kenneth Ward Jones Jan 1978

The Word Tsedeq In Deutero Isaiah, Kenneth Ward Jones

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Thomas Road Baptist Church: A Study Of The New Fundamentalism, Betty Gail Flint Jan 1978

Thomas Road Baptist Church: A Study Of The New Fundamentalism, Betty Gail Flint

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Assessment Of The Vocational Technical Education Needs Of The Lake Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Larry Dean Mahlum Jan 1978

An Assessment Of The Vocational Technical Education Needs Of The Lake Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Larry Dean Mahlum

Dissertations

Purpose. In response to pressure from their constituents for more vocational education in their schools, the educational leaders of the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists comprising the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, requested a survey be conducted to assess the extent of this need. The purpose of this study was to answer as objectively as possible the following questions: Is there a need for more vocational-technical education courses in the secondary schools of the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists? If there is a need, what type of courses are desired?

Procedure. The curriculum desires of the ...


The Literary Structure Of The Genesis Creation Story, Jacques Doukhan Jan 1978

The Literary Structure Of The Genesis Creation Story, Jacques Doukhan

Dissertations

Exegetical research on Gen 1 has been characterized since the 18th century essentially by a diachronic concern. Thus the Documentary hypothesis and the so-called Tatbericht-Wortbericht theory have been the two main starting points of any relevant scholarly study of this text. Recently, under the influence of contemporary literary studies, attention has been drawn to the validity of the synchronic approach, and more and more scholars have thus become aware of the importance of the liteary structure of this text. The latter has been dissociated from the thematic distribution of motifs; this tension has been explained in terms of different sources ...


An Analysis Of The Speaking Style Of Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Leader, James Francis O'Connor Jan 1978

An Analysis Of The Speaking Style Of Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Leader, James Francis O'Connor

Theses and Dissertations

The primary function of this thesis was to determine, through the analysis of three randomly selected speeches, the speaking style of Heber C. Kimball. The selected speeches were presented in three different utah locations, and they covered a span of nine years (1856-65). All three speeches were presented to a Mormon audience and were religious in nature.

Seven elements of style have been used for the analysis of the three speeches. They are: accuracy, clarity, propriety, economy, force, striking quality, and liveliness. It was determined that President Kimball's speaking style was weak in the areas of accuracy and clarity ...


Ernst Troeltsch's Quest For Certainty, Steven N. Goetz Jan 1978

Ernst Troeltsch's Quest For Certainty, Steven N. Goetz

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

This paper examines the thought of Ernst Troeltsch, specifically in regards to his attempt to show that Christ­ianity is a superior religion among other world religions . The key to understanding Troeltsch's thinking in this re­gard is to consider his methodological foundation which was historicist. The problem which Troeltsch sought to address throughout his works but especially in The Absolute­ness, i. e., how to find universal values within relative historical phenomena, was generated out of his desire for religious certainty while at the same time being consistent with historicist methodology.

Although, in his early career, Troeltsch did ...


A Strategy For Seventh-Day Adventist Public Evangelism Within A Roman Catholic Society Context In Hispanic America, Salim Japas Jan 1978

A Strategy For Seventh-Day Adventist Public Evangelism Within A Roman Catholic Society Context In Hispanic America, Salim Japas

Dissertation Projects

Problem

The so-called "New School of Integral Evangelism" which has been operating in many countries of Hispanic America for the last few years has been demonstrated as quite successful in its evangelistic approach to Roman Catholic Hispanic Americans. To discover the nature of this approach has been the problem under investigation in this project.

Method This research is a description of the nature, strategies, and techniques that this particular method uses. This was done mainly by analyzing the San Pedro Sula, Honduras, campaign, which was the first Andrews University School of Evangelism conducted by the author in the summer of ...


An Evaluation Of Selected Seventh-Day Adventist Sermons In Mexico Against Certain Criteria For Biblical Preaching, Samuel Donald Schmidt Jan 1978

An Evaluation Of Selected Seventh-Day Adventist Sermons In Mexico Against Certain Criteria For Biblical Preaching, Samuel Donald Schmidt

Dissertation Projects

Problem.

Some of the Seventh-day Adventist sermons preached in Mexico appear to offer limited biblical content. It has been observed that overtaxed ministers often present material that does not correspond to some of the members' expectations. Since the word of God is central in the praise and adoration of God and constitutes the message to be proclaimed, it is important for preachers to understand better ways to preach the Good News.

Method

The purpose of this project was to explore current Seventh- day Adventist preaching in Mexico with respect-to sermon content. The theology of God's proclamation places great responsibility ...


A Conceptual Model Of Seventh-Day Adventist Organization For The Local Church, Trevor J. Delafield Jan 1978

A Conceptual Model Of Seventh-Day Adventist Organization For The Local Church, Trevor J. Delafield

Dissertation Projects

Problem

In order for the Seventh-day Adventist church to accomplish fully its mission, the local church must be organized effectively to produce the results required by its mission. For this purpose, a conceptual model may be helpful. Until the present, no such model had been developed. The constant appearance of new techniques and processes in management call for development of instruments for evaluation by the church, and have at the same time raised the discipline to new heights of respectability. The question of the theology of the church is under study as never before. At least one Seventh-day Adventist theologian ...


An Exploration Of The Needs Of, And Possibilities Of Ministry To, Geographically Isolated Seventh-Day Adventists, Thomas Hunter Ludowici Jan 1978

An Exploration Of The Needs Of, And Possibilities Of Ministry To, Geographically Isolated Seventh-Day Adventists, Thomas Hunter Ludowici

Dissertation Projects

Problem

There are some Seventh-day Adventist Church members who, because of mileage distance or other geographic reason, are unable to attend a local church regularly, and whose membership is listed on the conference church roll. If the church is to minister to all its members, this segment cannot be ignored. The geographically isolated members have received very little pastoral nurture, and they have experienced only limited fellowship. As a result, generally they have maintained a weakened connection with the church at large. Because the seventh- day Sabbath is a central aspect of belief and worship practice, it is meaningful for ...


Worship Attitudes Of Seventh-Day Adventist Churchgoers At Montemorelos, Mexico, Jaime Cruz Jan 1978

Worship Attitudes Of Seventh-Day Adventist Churchgoers At Montemorelos, Mexico, Jaime Cruz

Dissertation Projects

Considering that the subject of worship is of very unique significance to the Seventh-day Adventist church, the writer proposed to determine with respect to the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Montemorelos, Mexico, the following: 1. The attitudes of the church members toward public corporate worship. 2. The church members' understanding and awareness of the value of the various components in public corporate worship. 3. The church members' ability to correct erroneous concepts concerning public corporate worship.

The study was an important undertaking for the following reasons: 1. There is a dearth of worship material in the Spanish language. 2. It would ...


A Study Of The Concepts Of Worship Held By Korean Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Undergoing Cultural Shift In The United States, Kwang Rim Chough Jan 1978

A Study Of The Concepts Of Worship Held By Korean Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Undergoing Cultural Shift In The United States, Kwang Rim Chough

Dissertation Projects

The purpose of this study was to develop a theology of corporate worship and to study the concepts of worship held by the youth of a specific ethnic group who are moving away from their native cultural background, and will inevitably be exposed to the new culture. The researcher of this project intends to apply these theological concepts of worship to a specifically situated group of youth, namely representatives of the second generation of the Korean Seventh-day Adventist churches in the United States.

This research and.investigation was carried out in a selected number of Korean Seventh-day Adventist churches in ...


A Study Of Evangelism Of West Indian Immigrants In Five Seventh-Day Adventist Churches In Toronto, Canada, Aaron R. Hitlall Jan 1978

A Study Of Evangelism Of West Indian Immigrants In Five Seventh-Day Adventist Churches In Toronto, Canada, Aaron R. Hitlall

Dissertation Projects

Problem

It is estimated that of the almost 20,000 West Indian immigrants who settled in the province of Ontario, Canada, from 1966 to 1975, fifty percent now reside in the city of Toronto. Of the total West Indian immigrants baptized in Toronto during the stated period, about 2,000 of them have become members of five local Seventh-day Adventist churches. An evaluation of Seventh-day Adventist evangelism during the ten-year period is necessary to determine the relative effectiveness of evangelistic programs West Indians perceived to have introduced them to Seventh-day Adventist doctrines, and influenced them most, to become members of ...


Parental Control Of Children's Television: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Control And Family Home Evening, Marion Wixom Mccardell Jan 1978

Parental Control Of Children's Television: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Control And Family Home Evening, Marion Wixom Mccardell

Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to examine the relationship between a secular behavior—television control—and a religious one—Family Home Evening. The findings show that there is a relationship, with those having favorable attitudes toward Family Home Evening and those who hold casual FHE's being most inclined to exercise positive control over their children's television viewing.


A Survey Of Mormon Literary Criticism, Colin B. Douglas Jan 1978

A Survey Of Mormon Literary Criticism, Colin B. Douglas

Theses and Dissertations

Three general questions concerning literature have been addressed by the writers considered in this thesis: What constitutes a work of literary art? What ought to be valued by Latter-day Saints in a literary work? How should criticism be conducted by Latter-day Saints? To the first question, five basic answers have been proposed: significant form, uplifting thought content clothed in decorative form, typological symbol, ikon (as the word is used by C S lewis in An Experiment in Criticism), and capacity for helping the reader achieve a kind of "negative capability." These definitions also tend to be statements of value, and ...


A Study Of The Incidence Of Divorce, Religious Conflict, And Need And Potential Utilization Of Marital/Family Services Among Seventh-Day Adventist Couples In The North Pacific Union Conference, Fern M. Ringering Jan 1978

A Study Of The Incidence Of Divorce, Religious Conflict, And Need And Potential Utilization Of Marital/Family Services Among Seventh-Day Adventist Couples In The North Pacific Union Conference, Fern M. Ringering

Dissertations and Theses

The following study is designed to look at one religious group and assess some of the social service needs as seen by the study participants.

Since social services cover such a broad spectrum, it was decided to limit the study to marital counseling needs and related issues as seen by individual church members.


Implications Of Selected Curricular Determinants For Seventh-Day Adventist Graduate Theological Education In The South American Division, Nancy J. Vyhmeister Jan 1978

Implications Of Selected Curricular Determinants For Seventh-Day Adventist Graduate Theological Education In The South American Division, Nancy J. Vyhmeister

Dissertations

Problem. The South American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is studying the possibility of offering graduate theological education in its own territory. According to curricular theory, decisions regarding curricula should be based on studies of the society in which the school functions, studies of the nature and status of the discipline, and studies of the needs and aspirations of the learners. Information regarding South American society and theological education in the territory of the South American Division existed in scattered sources and needed to be gathered and organized. Most of the information concerning the learner--the Seventh-day Adventist minister who ...


A Study Of The Implications Of The Piagetian Theory Of Moral Development For Seventh-Day Adventist Schools : Based On A Comparison Of Selected Schools In Hong Kong, Michigan And Indiana, Edward Han Ho Jan 1978

A Study Of The Implications Of The Piagetian Theory Of Moral Development For Seventh-Day Adventist Schools : Based On A Comparison Of Selected Schools In Hong Kong, Michigan And Indiana, Edward Han Ho

Dissertations

Problem. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is losing a great number of youth. The unfavorable attitudes on the part of many youth toward god's commandments are thought to have been partially responsible for this apostasy phenomenon.

Method. This study was designed to find out whether the Piagetian theory of moral judgment development can give some insight into this problem and its solution. Two Piagetian paired-stories sets were used to test children's moral judgment. Chi Square tests were employed to analyze data. The following hypotheses were tested:

1. There will be no differences between the various age levels in the ...


Factors Related To The Brain Drain From The Middle East Union Of The Afro-Mideast Division, Najeeb W. Nakhle Jan 1978

Factors Related To The Brain Drain From The Middle East Union Of The Afro-Mideast Division, Najeeb W. Nakhle

Dissertation Projects

The migration of the trained national Seventh-day Adventist Church workers is one of the most critical problems facing present-day church administrators in the Middle East Union of the Afro-Mideast Division. Because of this migration a serious shortage of trained personnel exists at various levels of the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in this union. This shortage results from the brain drain which not only causes losses in educated, experienced, and gifted personnel who are difficult to replace, but is also responsible for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East Union losing members.

The purpose of this study is ...


A Training Program For Leadership In Group Processes Designed To Help Establish New Members In The West Indies Sda Churches, John C. Palmer Jan 1978

A Training Program For Leadership In Group Processes Designed To Help Establish New Members In The West Indies Sda Churches, John C. Palmer

Dissertation Projects

Problem

To develop a program specifically aimed at integrating new converts into the church family in the churches of the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Method

The method employed in the prosecution of this project consisted of the following activities: (1) Review and evaluation of the relevant theological and instructional literature. (2) Organizing and structuring the relevant material in a training course design for ministers of the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. (3) Conducting, first a pilot scheme in group leadership on the campus of Andrews University, and then conducting this training course on the campus ...