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Evaluating The Authenticity Of The Gospels, James O'Brien Sep 2015

Evaluating The Authenticity Of The Gospels, James O'Brien

Spring 2015, Faith and Science

Today, moderns, as well as biblical scholars, have a hard time accepting the possibility that the Gospels are authentic. The idea that a document composed two thousand years ago could be trusted is dismissed as absurd. However, this assumes that there is no evidence suggesting the contrary. Richard Bauckham, in his book, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, rejects this “gratuitous doubt” and provides a novel contribution to our knowledge of the historical Jesus. This book has awakened scholars to the possibility that the skepticism of form criticism is not only uncritical but also unwarranted. Contra to popular opinion in the field ...


Syllabus: Faith And Science, Nicanor Austriaco Aug 2015

Syllabus: Faith And Science, Nicanor Austriaco

Spring 2015, Faith and Science

No abstract provided.


Investigating The Reliability Of Eyewitness Testimony In The Case Of The Resurrection, Stephen Rogers Apr 2015

Investigating The Reliability Of Eyewitness Testimony In The Case Of The Resurrection, Stephen Rogers

Spring 2015, Faith and Science

No abstract provided.


First Families; The Genesis Account, William Paul Haas Jan 2015

First Families; The Genesis Account, William Paul Haas

Community Scholar Publications

The Book of Genesis is principally a description of the emergence of interconnected families with specific relationships such as husband and wife, husband and wife-surrogate ( distinct from prostitutes and harlots ) sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, fathers-sons-daughters-in-law.

Love, loyalty, fidelity and affection appear often and in many forms, but no family portrayed in Genesis appears as immune to exploitation, manipulation, trickery, treachery, lust, hatred or murder. Both men and women are seen as active forces in the destiny of these troubled families, for good and ill. We ourselves still bear a likeness to these ancient portraits and many bear their ...


Deification In Cassian’S Conferences: Analysis Of John Cassian’S Writings On Unceasing Prayer In Conferences Nine And Ten As A Description Of Deification, Christina Beu Jan 2015

Deification In Cassian’S Conferences: Analysis Of John Cassian’S Writings On Unceasing Prayer In Conferences Nine And Ten As A Description Of Deification, Christina Beu

Theology Graduate Theses

No abstract provided.


Hell Of A Life, Julia Frantzen Oct 2014

Hell Of A Life, Julia Frantzen

Fall 2014, Storytelling and the Life of Faith

This paper reflects on the work completed for the Storytelling and the Life of Faith Colloquium. It reflects on the author's time in college, time abroad, life, and the course itself. It includes not only introspections on the course readings but also the larger course themes including the use of memory, and universal truths — be there any. It’s about struggle, the internal and the external, it’s an overview of a lot of realizations the author had during her college career. It’s about learning to be ok with the fluctuation called life.


Colleen Carroll Campbell: Catholicism, Feminism, And Women Saints, Hannah Dulmaine Oct 2014

Colleen Carroll Campbell: Catholicism, Feminism, And Women Saints, Hannah Dulmaine

Fall 2014, Storytelling and the Life of Faith

Many views of modern day feminism appear to contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church. However, Colleen Carroll Campbell, an award-winning author and journalist, was determined from a young age to reconcile feminism with Catholicism. With the guidance and wisdom of female saints, Campbell conveys the importance and relevance of faith for modern day Catholic women, especially in regard to controversial issues such as contraception, abortion, fertility, and motherhood.


Overcoming The Division: The Relationship Between The Eucharist And Social Justice, Lauren S. Murphy Jan 2014

Overcoming The Division: The Relationship Between The Eucharist And Social Justice, Lauren S. Murphy

Theology Graduate Theses

Overcoming the Division: The Relationship between the Eucharist and Social Justice explores the intimate connection between worship of God and service of neighbor. Arguing for the primacy of the Eucharist, I first outline the present problem of the separation between the Eucharist and social justice in the life of the Church and offer possible reasons for this situation. I then proceed to describe the relationship between worship and justice as understood in Scripture and the early Church, giving special attention to the Old Testament prophets, the Gospels, Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, and John Chrysostom. This leads me ...


Transubstantiation And Quantum Physics: The Parallels Of Mystery In Religion And Science, Zachary Sexton Apr 2013

Transubstantiation And Quantum Physics: The Parallels Of Mystery In Religion And Science, Zachary Sexton

Spring 2013, Science and Religion

As the study of physics has progressed into the abstract realm of quanta, some have argued that the notion of transubstantiation is an unreasonable understanding of the Eucharist. However, when confronted with the uncertainty that modern physics presents, sharp parallels between this uncertainty and the metaphysical mysteries of transubstantiation. If it is reasonable to accept uncertainty in quantum physics, then it should be reasonable to accept the mysteries within the metaphysical world.


Can Human Beings Truly Be Considered Free?, Lea Noonan Apr 2013

Can Human Beings Truly Be Considered Free?, Lea Noonan

Spring 2013, Science and Religion

There exists a complex relationship between human freedom and God's divine foreknowledge; the questions surrounding this topic abound and are difficult to answer. The question arises, if God knows all that we think and do, now and in the future, and has Providence over all of our actions, are we truly free; do we have free will? I assert that we do. The arguments that would pit God's foreknowledge and human freedom against each other as incompatible have a faulty foundation surrounding the nature of God's knowledge, His Being, and our purpose in the world. Essentially, the ...


Syllabus: Science And Religion, Nicanor Austriaco Apr 2013

Syllabus: Science And Religion, Nicanor Austriaco

Spring 2013, Science and Religion

No abstract provided.


On The Metaphysical Necessity Of Suffering From Natural Evil, Ryan Edward Sullivan Apr 2013

On The Metaphysical Necessity Of Suffering From Natural Evil, Ryan Edward Sullivan

Spring 2013, Science and Religion

Why does God permit suffering in the world? If God is wholly good, omnipotent, and omniscient, why would He not intervene to prevent us from suffering? These are questions that pertain to the problem of evil: how to reconcile the existence of God with the evil occurrences of this world, without sacrificing any of His divine attributes. The most potent version of the problem of evil is a recent formulation known as the evidential argument from evil. The evidential argument states that while the existence of God is not logically incompatible with the fact that there are evil occurrences, there ...


Wisdom From A Lost Friend To A New Friend, Veronica Murphy Jan 2013

Wisdom From A Lost Friend To A New Friend, Veronica Murphy

Common Reading Essay Contest Winners

Third Place


Expecting The Unexpected, Gabriel Pivarnik Feb 2012

Expecting The Unexpected, Gabriel Pivarnik

Theology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Providence College And The Common Good, Gabriel Pivarnik Oct 2010

Providence College And The Common Good, Gabriel Pivarnik

Theology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Threshold Rites: People Of The Door And Of The Doorkeeper, Gabriel Pivarnik Feb 2006

Threshold Rites: People Of The Door And Of The Doorkeeper, Gabriel Pivarnik

Theology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Running With The Lord, Gabriel Pivarnik Apr 2004

Running With The Lord, Gabriel Pivarnik

Theology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


And He Was No Soft-Tongued Apologist: Fredrick Douglass As A Constitutional Theorist 1865-1895, Gabriel Pivarnik Oct 1988

And He Was No Soft-Tongued Apologist: Fredrick Douglass As A Constitutional Theorist 1865-1895, Gabriel Pivarnik

Theology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.