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Moral Responsibility, Justice, And Freedom, Jonathan Smith Feb 2020

Moral Responsibility, Justice, And Freedom, Jonathan Smith

Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion

Freedom, and in particular, the freedom of human beings, is a hot topic within the field of metaphysics. In this paper, instead of arguing for the truth of a particular position on freedom, I explore whether a particular position, compatibilism, might be consistent with the existence of moral responsibility and retributive justice. To alleviate ambiguity, I construct a model by which the four primary positions on freedom might be clearly understood. I then distinguish between what I call ‘common-sense’ views of moral responsibility, and ‘complex’ views of moral responsibility. I select a particular complex view, which I term the ‘virtue ...


Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness, John C. Lyden Jan 2020

Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness (2019) directed by Massoud Bakhshi.


Recipes, Imagination, And Scripture: A Review Of Romans Disarmed, David Westfall Jan 2020

Recipes, Imagination, And Scripture: A Review Of Romans Disarmed, David Westfall

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh set out to read Romans in light of the socio-economic location of its author and original recipients, while also giving attention to how we might hear it faithfully in our own, today."

Posting about the book Romans Disarmed from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/recipes-imagination-and-scripture-a-review-of-romans-disarmed/


Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr. Jan 2020

Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Essay, written for a festschrift for Bob Cochran, argues that the much-discussed friction between evangelical supporters of President Trump and evangelical critics is a symptom of a much deeper theological divide over the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus told his disciples to turn the other cheek when struck, love their neighbor as themselves, and pray that their debts will be forgiven as they forgive their debtors. Divergent interpretations of these teachings have given rise to competing evangelical visions of justice. One side of today’s divide—the religious right—can be traced directly back to the fundamentalist critics ...


Moral Principles For Establishing Rules Of Fair Governance, Uktam Shakarov Dec 2019

Moral Principles For Establishing Rules Of Fair Governance, Uktam Shakarov

The Light of Islam

The article discusses the role of ethical principles in the creation of management regulations. It states that governance based on established ethical values can serve as a legal basis for resolving various conflicts and disputes that may arise in society and is an important tool for ensuring good governance.


Religious Principles In The Political Views Of Amir Temur, Tulkin Alimardonov Dec 2019

Religious Principles In The Political Views Of Amir Temur, Tulkin Alimardonov

The Light of Islam

This article explores the balance between religion and state in the politics of the great commander and statesman Amir Temur. It is revealed that in his political activities he was an accomplished figure who managed to incorporate Islamic law into the principles of the secular state. It has been studied comparatively that the government has followed the teachings of its teachers in the creation of just instruments and methods, and these religious and philosophical views have served as an important theoretical principle in the development of the country. This political philosophy of Amir Temur’s national statehood as a great ...


Rise Of The Reconcilers: Developing A Multiethnic And Reconciling Church Through The Equipping Of Cross Cultural And Justice-Oriented Disciple Makers, Efrem Smith May 2019

Rise Of The Reconcilers: Developing A Multiethnic And Reconciling Church Through The Equipping Of Cross Cultural And Justice-Oriented Disciple Makers, Efrem Smith

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The city of Sacramento is one of the most multicultural and multiethnic cities in the United States, and yet within the last year has been facing deep racial tensions. These tensions have risen in the aftermath of the shooting death of unarmed African American Stephon Clark, at the hands of two Sacramento police officers. What is taking place in Sacramento is just part of the broader divisiveness, polarization, and dehumanization plaguing the entire United States.

Demonizing rhetoric targeted towards Black and brown people connected to the social issues of immigration, racial profiling, and religion dominates social media. Women within the ...


The Cost Of Cheap Freedom And The Liberation Of Discipleship, Daniel Rhodes Apr 2019

The Cost Of Cheap Freedom And The Liberation Of Discipleship, Daniel Rhodes

Institute of Pastoral Studies: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This article argues that the freedom of the market has in turn become a new form of captivity. Describing the freedom associated with market relations, as conceived by F. A. Hayek, as a negative and cheap form of freedom primarily exercised in a freedom from outside interference, I discuss the cost of fully embracing this kind of freedom to the common life of a society and its constituents, identifying its true price in pervasive fragmentation, animosity, and injustice. I will then contrast this view of freedom with the positive freedom of discipleship described as the new way of life (κοινωνíα ...


The Peacemakers: Navigating The Intersection Of Biblical Justice And Contemporary Policing, Nathan Brown Apr 2019

The Peacemakers: Navigating The Intersection Of Biblical Justice And Contemporary Policing, Nathan Brown

Senior Honors Theses

For Christians seeking to enter the field of policing, the question of justice is answered by two separate sources. Conceptions of justice are presented by both the contemporary justice system and the Bible. The history and current state of American policing reveal a sense of justice that is concerned with fighting crime and defending the rights of the vulnerable. There are, however, inherent limitations when operating within a system made by man. Biblical justice goes further by prioritizing restoration and redeemed relationships within its conception of justice. Reconciling these two perspectives equips Christian police officers with a framework with which ...


Codifying A Sharia-Based Criminal Law In Developing Muslim Countries, Paul H. Robinson Apr 2019

Codifying A Sharia-Based Criminal Law In Developing Muslim Countries, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This paper reproduces presentations made at the University of Tehran in March 2019 as part of the opening and closing remarks for a Conference on Criminal Law Development in Muslim-Majority Countries. The opening remarks discuss the challenges of codifying a Shari’a-based criminal code, drawing primarily from the experiences of Professor Robinson in directing codification projects in Somalia and the Maldives. The closing remarks apply many of those lessons to the situation currently existing in Iran. Included is a discussion of the implications for Muslim countries of Robinson’s social psychology work on the power of social influence and internalized ...


The Justice Thread: A Curriculum For Ghanaian Churches On Biblical Justice And Child Trafficking, Matthew K. Robbins Feb 2019

The Justice Thread: A Curriculum For Ghanaian Churches On Biblical Justice And Child Trafficking, Matthew K. Robbins

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this project is to support the work of International Justice Mission in Ghana to end child trafficking by developing a compelling curriculum on biblical justice. The Justice Thread is an eight-week Bible study tracing the theme of biblical justice as it unfolds throughout the Bible. The curriculum aims to be a practical and contextually appropriate tool for churches in Ghana, which currently lack resources, training, and emphasis on justice-related ministry. The Justice Thread seeks to introduce participants to the God of justice while also educating them about the injustice of child trafficking in their midst. Ultimately, participants ...


God's Mercy And Justice In The Context Of The Cosmic Conflict, Romero Luiz Da Silva Jan 2019

God's Mercy And Justice In The Context Of The Cosmic Conflict, Romero Luiz Da Silva

Master's Theses

Problem

When it comes to the right balance concerning God’s character of mercy and justice in relation to His dealings with sin in its different manifestations, a number of theologians, as well as Christians in general, have struggled to harmonize the existence of these two attributes in all God’s actions toward sinners. This difficulty has led many to think of divine mercy and justice as attributes that cannot fit together in what is called the cosmic conflict between good and evil. This, therefore, demands a theological study based on Scripture as a whole to draw solid findings in ...


Ignatian Colleagues Program Immersions: Formation In The ‘School Of The Poor’, Thomas Kelly Jan 2019

Ignatian Colleagues Program Immersions: Formation In The ‘School Of The Poor’, Thomas Kelly

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

Each year the Ignatian Colleagues Program, the premier leadership development program of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), takes its participants on three or four different immersions throughout the world. The purpose of these immersions, framed through Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy, is to more deeply understand a “faith that does justice” and the meaning of Ignatian leadership. The inspiration for this approach comes directly from the life of St. Ignatius and the central role his own encounter with the poor played in his conversion and development as a person. This article summarizes the background, preparation, immersion, reflection and ...


Redemptive Penology Vs. Exclusive Retributive Justice, Samuel Chuks Japhets Jan 2019

Redemptive Penology Vs. Exclusive Retributive Justice, Samuel Chuks Japhets

Masters Theses

Grounded on long-standing penal notions of exclusive retributivism inherited from classical theorists, Ancient Near East lex talionis, and theonomist penology, the United States federal sentencing and corrections system aims to administer just desert sentences on offenders, to curtail crimes. This exclusively retributive model of criminal sanction is, presumably transformative and innately capable of dispensing holistic justice to society, victims, and criminals. However, the preponderance of high rates of recidivism raises the question of whether this exclusively retributive doctrinal framework that drives the federal penology empirically results in a redemptive administration of penal justice, especially to the offender. Given the traditional ...


Practicing Justice : Justice In A Millennial, Wesleyan-Holiness Context, M. Andrew Gale Dec 2018

Practicing Justice : Justice In A Millennial, Wesleyan-Holiness Context, M. Andrew Gale

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Role Of The Church In Restorative Justice : Sex Trafficking Of Children And Young Girls In Karnataka, Roopa Anand May 2018

Role Of The Church In Restorative Justice : Sex Trafficking Of Children And Young Girls In Karnataka, Roopa Anand

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Sa Lenten Devotions 2018 "The Beloved Of God" Week 7, Bekah Karolus, Andrew Coop, Joshua Joshua Otterman, Anthony Diliberto Mar 2018

Sa Lenten Devotions 2018 "The Beloved Of God" Week 7, Bekah Karolus, Andrew Coop, Joshua Joshua Otterman, Anthony Diliberto

Other Student Publications

During the seventh week, let us focus our eyes on that cross, and as we see the Beloved hanging there in our place satisfying justice, let us take comfort in knowing that in this action He makes us His beloved children, gives us a new identity, and provides us with rest. And certain of the Resurrection to come, may we go forward in confidence and trust to carry this message of “foolishness” to the world in compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, just as our Lord came to use.


Sr. Carolyn: Voice For The Voiceless, Michele Hill Jan 2018

Sr. Carolyn: Voice For The Voiceless, Michele Hill

Ask a Sister: Interview Wisdom from Catholic Women Religious

This paper discusses parts of an interview I conducted with Sr. Carolyn on the roles of women religious and how they, including herself, are involved in activism.


Men And Gender Justice, Sunder John Boopalan Dec 2017

Men And Gender Justice, Sunder John Boopalan

Consensus

No abstract provided.


Justice And Equality: Is God Interested?, Ray C. Roennfeldt Nov 2017

Justice And Equality: Is God Interested?, Ray C. Roennfeldt

Administration and Research Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


Compact Theology - Hymns For Psalm 28, Leah A. Zuidema Oct 2017

Compact Theology - Hymns For Psalm 28, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"What a gift to be blessed by the music and poetry of composers who have meditated on the psalms."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­God's example of justice and mercy from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/compact-theology-hymns-for-psalm-28/


The Acoustics Of Justice: Music And Myth In Afro-Brazilian Congado, Genevieve E. Dempsey Sep 2017

The Acoustics Of Justice: Music And Myth In Afro-Brazilian Congado, Genevieve E. Dempsey

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

For the Afro-Brazilian musicians of popular Catholicism, or Congadeiros, who live precariously on the urban and rural margins of Brazil, ritual undergirds their struggles for subsistence, spiritual fulfillment, and racial equality. When Congadeiros create ritual, they enter into a tradition begun in the seventeenth century in Brazil by their enslaved African and Afro-descendant ancestors who intoned songs of redemption. In keeping with their ancestors’ evocations of dignity during slavery, worshipers in the present day embed multiple kinds of vested interests within ritual festivity to achieve racial equality. This article explores Congado, the ceremonies of these disenfranchised musicians, to gain a ...


The Rational Agent Or The Relational Agent: Moving From Freedom To Justice In Migration Systems Ethics, Tisha Rajendra Sep 2017

The Rational Agent Or The Relational Agent: Moving From Freedom To Justice In Migration Systems Ethics, Tisha Rajendra

Tisha Rajendra

Most accounts of immigration ethics implicitly rely upon neoclassical migration theory, which understands migration as the result of poverty and unemployment in sending countries. This paper argues that neoclassical migration theory assumes an account of the human person as solely an autonomous rational agent which then leads to ethics of migration which overemphasize freedom and self-determination. This tendency to assume that migration works as neoclassical migration theory describes is shared by political philosophers, such as Joseph Carens, Michael Walzer, and David Miller. This paper argues that all three philosophers incorrectly frame migration as a contest between the freedom of the ...


Public Discipleship: Forming Disciples For The Sphere Of Neighborhood And Justice, Abraham Cho Sep 2017

Public Discipleship: Forming Disciples For The Sphere Of Neighborhood And Justice, Abraham Cho

Doctor of Ministry Projects

As Western urban centers continue to secularize, religion increasingly finds itself relegated to the realm of private opinion. Religious beliefs are rendered largely inadmissible in the public sphere of shared truth. As a result, the Christian gospel increasingly tends to be heard as a statement of personal preference rather than the proclamation of a public truth available to all.

While the culture has shifted, the American evangelical church has continued to approach discipleship largely in terms of beliefs, practices and morals—the very things the culture regards as a matter of personal preference. This essentially privatized approach to discipleship assimilates ...


Revisiting The American Church-State Relationship: The Trinity Lutheran Church Case, Jack Van Der Slik Sep 2017

Revisiting The American Church-State Relationship: The Trinity Lutheran Church Case, Jack Van Der Slik

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Overwhelming Justice And Mercy, Leah A. Zuidema Aug 2017

Overwhelming Justice And Mercy, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"God is good—always, good. But, he is not simple, nor simply 'safe.'"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­God's compassion from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/overwhelming-justice-and-mercy/


The Relationship Between Democracy And Equal Distribution Of Resources In Kenya : A Study Of All Saints Cathedral Nairobi, Paul Kibirech Korir May 2017

The Relationship Between Democracy And Equal Distribution Of Resources In Kenya : A Study Of All Saints Cathedral Nairobi, Paul Kibirech Korir

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Lord Does Not Turn A Blind Eye, Jenni Breems Mar 2017

The Lord Does Not Turn A Blind Eye, Jenni Breems

Staff Work

"Why does God take action? It is because he desires to bring the glory of His name to all the nations."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­God's promises fulfilled from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/the-lord-does-not-turn-a-blind-eye/


Searching For The Presence Of God, David Schelhaas Mar 2017

Searching For The Presence Of God, David Schelhaas

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Do you wish to experience the presence of God? Do justice. Care for the needy, the lonely, the afflicted."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­doing God's kingdom work from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/searching-for-the-presence-of-god/


5 Things I Wish I Didn't Know About The Super Bowl, Jen Sandbulte Feb 2017

5 Things I Wish I Didn't Know About The Super Bowl, Jen Sandbulte

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"God calls us to sit at his feet and to seek justice for the oppressed. Focus your voice in prayer, and trust that your prayers are heard."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the problem of human trafficking from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/5-things-i-wish-i-didnt-know-about-the-super-bowl/