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New Leaves On Old Trees: A Synthesis Of Early American Music Through Contemporary Composition, Leslie A. Robinson Dec 2014

New Leaves On Old Trees: A Synthesis Of Early American Music Through Contemporary Composition, Leslie A. Robinson

Selected Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the hymnody and choral music of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century Protestant communities in America with the goal of creating a historically informed composition that articulates musical and theological ideas of the past with a fresh voice. It will emphasize unique characteristics of the musical communities and connections between the communities. It will also focus on two relationships within individual communities: the association between the community’s music and its texts, and the connection between its theology and musical identity. The thesis and composition should reveal an understanding of early American ...


Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts Nov 2014

Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

This is a draft version of a chapter for 'Untold Stories in Organizations' (2014), further details here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138790018/
It was originally a presentation to a seminar on organizational storytelling at Lincoln Business School in 2013 exploring how told and untold stories were filtered during a narrative review by a team of churches in Warwick, UK.


Common Sense Theology: An Analysis Of T. L. Carter's Interpretation Of Romans 13:1-7, Joshua Alley Nov 2014

Common Sense Theology: An Analysis Of T. L. Carter's Interpretation Of Romans 13:1-7, Joshua Alley

Senior Honors Theses

Common sense theology has been a part of American theology since the time of the Revolution when Evangelicals incorporated ideals from the Scottish didactic Enlightenment into their thought. This paper deals with the work of one particular author, T. L. Carter, and his interpretation and exegetical work on Romans 13:1-7. It deals with the two major presuppositions of his common sense theology, namely that interpretations of any passage of Scripture will adhere to common sense and will result in a value-based ethic. Following this is an analysis of both the strengths and weaknesses of Carter's methodology.


Remarks On The Theological Aspect Of The Hell-Motif In Síaburcharpat Con Culaind, Darcy Ireland Oct 2014

Remarks On The Theological Aspect Of The Hell-Motif In Síaburcharpat Con Culaind, Darcy Ireland

Theology Student Scholarship

The early Middle Irish story Síaburcharpat Con Culaind unfortunately suffers from a lack of scholarly attention, particularly from the theological perspective. This paper proposes that the five quatrains which occupy lines 9438-9458 of the Lebor na hUidre copy together serve as the potent, appropriate apex to a tale which not only functions as an ode to Cú Chulainn but also as a forum through which are raised theological queries concerning the fate under the Christian dispensation of pre-Christian Celtic legendary figures.

Initial focus will be cast on the significance of the hell-motif within the Síaburcharpat (including a remark on the ...


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.


Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity In The Era Of The Internet, Antonio Spadaro S.J., Maria Way Sep 2014

Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity In The Era Of The Internet, Antonio Spadaro S.J., Maria Way

Religion

How has Christianity and theology changed in the wake of the internet and mass communication? Tracing concepts in media studies, anthropology, and theology, Spadaro investigates this complex and enlightening topic.


Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ronald Rolheiser, Michael W. Higgins Sep 2014

Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ronald Rolheiser, Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins

Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas (but a native of the Saskatchewan prairie), is one of the most popular Catholic spiritual writers and syndicated columnists at work today. What some critics see as Rolheiser’s complacency, his supposedly uncritical embrace of modern secular society, is actually borne of his remarkable faith and confidence in God’s abiding presence and care. Like the philosopher Charles Taylor, a fellow Canadian and Catholic, Rolheiser is keenly aware that modern liberal values such as tolerance and benevolence, and especially respect for individual dignity and freedom, have deep ...


Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ronald Rolheiser, Michael W. Higgins Aug 2014

Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ronald Rolheiser, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas (but a native of the Saskatchewan prairie), is one of the most popular Catholic spiritual writers and syndicated columnists at work today.

What some critics see as Rolheiser’s complacency, his supposedly uncritical embrace of modern secular society, is actually borne of his remarkable faith and confidence in God’s abiding presence and care. Like the philosopher Charles Taylor, a fellow Canadian and Catholic, Rolheiser is keenly aware that modern liberal values such as tolerance and benevolence, and especially respect for individual dignity and freedom, have deep ...


Christology, Theology, & Evolution In Celia Deane-Drummond's Christ And Evolution, Trevor Beach Sj Jul 2014

Christology, Theology, & Evolution In Celia Deane-Drummond's Christ And Evolution, Trevor Beach Sj

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

This paper explores the relationship between theology and biological understandings of evolution. This paper explores some of the major themes in theology as they relate to contemporary observation of the natural world in biology. By this paper, I hope to highlight kenosis and eschatology as two theological foci that can aid in the discussion between biological evolution and contemporary theology.


What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike Jul 2014

What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike

Barry D. Fike

A brief meditation on unity in the Christian church.


Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike Jul 2014

Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike

Barry D. Fike

A brief meditation on Jonah and Hezekiah.


Hanging On To One String, Barry Fike Jul 2014

Hanging On To One String, Barry Fike

Barry D. Fike

This article provides six suggestions based on the Bible's teachings for keeping positive and overcoming adversity.


Do We Speak Where The Bible Speaks?, Barry Fike Jul 2014

Do We Speak Where The Bible Speaks?, Barry Fike

Barry D. Fike

A meditation on the expression: "We speak where the Bible speaks, and are silent where the Bible is silent."


Mikveh: The Relationship Of Jewish Ritual Immersion And Christian Baptism, Barry Fike Jul 2014

Mikveh: The Relationship Of Jewish Ritual Immersion And Christian Baptism, Barry Fike

Barry D. Fike

Most Christians understand baptism as an undeniable doctrine of early Christianity. What most don’t grasp is that this practice goes far beyond the confines of Jesus and John the Baptist to some of the earliest recorded stages of the people of God, meaning that it has always been a part of the plan of God for the redemption of mankind. In this book, Barry Fike goes back into the Hebrew background of the concept of Christian baptism into the Jewish understanding of this ritual of cleanliness to show that our present understanding needs to have some backdrop to correctly ...


Like Father, Like Son? What Does It Mean For Jesus To Be The “Son Of God?”, Kelsey Kreider May 2014

Like Father, Like Son? What Does It Mean For Jesus To Be The “Son Of God?”, Kelsey Kreider

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

“Son of God” is an important title of Jesus for Christians. Throughout the history of Christianity, it has greatly influenced our theology and confessions. With this title comes many implications, the foremost of which are that Jesus was a preexistent, eternal, divine being who came to Earth to save humanity from its sin. He was the ultimate sacrifice, given because “God so loved the world” (New Revised Standard Version; John 3:16). “Son of God” denotes Jesus’ place as the second member of the Trinity, working alongside his Father and the Holy Spirit. In fact, confessing that Jesus is the ...


Emotional Doubt And Divine Hiddenness, A. Chadwick Thornhill May 2014

Emotional Doubt And Divine Hiddenness, A. Chadwick Thornhill

Eruditio Ardescens

This essay will seek to develop a possible model for addressing the existential problem of divine hiddenness and the emotional doubt that it might cause in the life of a believer. In doing so, it will identify several potential "root causes" for the experience of the existential problem of divine hiddenness and attempt to guide a hurting individual through dealing with their doubt by applying misbelief therapy.


A Theology Of Creation Lived Out In Christian Hymnody, Beth Hoeltke May 2014

A Theology Of Creation Lived Out In Christian Hymnody, Beth Hoeltke

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation

Hoeltke, Beth June “A Theology of Creation Lived Out in Christian Hymnody.” Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2014. 308 pp.

A seminal article written by Lynn White in the mid-1960’s indicted Christianity as a major cause affecting the ecological crisis of the day. White emphasized that the Christian tradition practiced domination rather than dominion and ownership rather than stewardship. Since White’s article Christian theologians have challenged his interpretation. One of the unexamined sources of the church’s teaching on creation is hymnody. This dissertation examines this source. Hymns play a vital role in the church’s teaching as ...


A Theology Of Worship, University Church Of Christ, Malibu, California, N. Hanks, Carolyn Hunter, Rich Little Apr 2014

A Theology Of Worship, University Church Of Christ, Malibu, California, N. Hanks, Carolyn Hunter, Rich Little

N. Lincoln Hanks

No abstract provided.


The Sin Of Ham, David C. Taylor Jr Apr 2014

The Sin Of Ham, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

Is the sin of Ham simply Ham looking at Noah's Nakedness or is it something more?


The Message In Our Music : What Popular Congregational Songs Say About Our Beliefs, Neal W. Woodruff, Mark A. Frisius Apr 2014

The Message In Our Music : What Popular Congregational Songs Say About Our Beliefs, Neal W. Woodruff, Mark A. Frisius

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work – Music

Congregational singing is a source of basic theological instruction, both reflecting and shaping what we believe. It is crucial, therefore, that we say what we believe when we sing. In this study, the authors focused on the songs most accessed by users of the Christian Copyright Licensing, Inc. (CCLI) service between 2006-2012. Twenty songs were identified as having received significant usage during this time period.

The results of this study found that a representative sampling of the lyrics of the most popular congregational songs did not sufficiently express foundational concepts of the Christian faith. Although individual congregations may have a ...


Theology, Politics, And Antimodernism In Nazi Germany: Problematizing Theological Rhetoric And Political Theology, Brent A. R. Hege Apr 2014

Theology, Politics, And Antimodernism In Nazi Germany: Problematizing Theological Rhetoric And Political Theology, Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

A review essay of: Hitler’s Theology: A Study in Political Religion. By Rainer Bucher. Translated by Rebecca Pohl. Edited and with an introduction by Michael Hoelzl. London: Continuum, 2011. xx+140 pp. $120.00 Cloth, $34.95 Paper Theological Tractates. By Erik Peterson. Edited, translated, and with an introduction by Michael J. Hollerich. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011. xxx + 256 pp. $75.00 Cloth, $24.95 Paper


Sing To The Lord A New Song: John Calvin And The Spiritual Discipline Of Metrical Psalmody, Brandon J. Bellanti Apr 2014

Sing To The Lord A New Song: John Calvin And The Spiritual Discipline Of Metrical Psalmody, Brandon J. Bellanti

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The purpose of this essay is to evaluate the way that psalmody - specifically metrical psalmody - serves as a sort of spiritual discipline. In other words, this essay seeks to demonstrate how the singing of psalms can be a tool to aid in spiritual growth. Much of the research for this essay focuses on the theological writings of the Protestant reformer John Calvin, as well as the way in which he incorporated metrical psalmody into his liturgical framework. The research also comprises primary writings from Aristotle, Plato, Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Basil, and Saint Augustine - all of whom influenced Calvin’s ...


Luther's Existential Imago Dei, The Deprivation Thesis, And Sanctity Of Life, Tyler M. John Apr 2014

Luther's Existential Imago Dei, The Deprivation Thesis, And Sanctity Of Life, Tyler M. John

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

On Ryan Peterson’s reading of Martin Luther, the imago Dei (iD) is a human’s capacity to experience God. Traditionally, Christians have understood the iD to be a property that a) qualitatively separates all human beings from all non-human animals and b) gives humans a greater moral worth than non-human animals. If Peterson’s Luther is right, humans made in the iD and no other material created things have the capacity to experience God, and this capacity makes them worth more, morally, than non-human animals.

I defend this conception of the distinctness of humans by demonstrating the following: For ...


Theological Creative Nonfiction: Christian Literature For Christian Life, Elizabeth R. Hurt Apr 2014

Theological Creative Nonfiction: Christian Literature For Christian Life, Elizabeth R. Hurt

Senior Honors Theses

Since the Christian worldview is composed of more than theoretical truth, Christian literature should reflect these other aspects, such as how that truth is applied in the lives of the saints. Furthermore, the praxis element of worldview is reflected in literature more naturally in narrative genres than in more expository writings like systematic theology. Narrative genres mirror the complex, temporal way a person lives his life, and because of this are able to show how objective truth is applied in subjective situations. For this reason, Christians need contemporary writing that reflects the process of everyday Christian living to offer a ...


To Speak Of God In A Feminine Way In The Churches And Theologies Of The Americas, Susan Ross Apr 2014

To Speak Of God In A Feminine Way In The Churches And Theologies Of The Americas, Susan Ross

Theology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


A Place To Belong: Critical Queer Pedagogy For Social Justice In Catholic Education, Roydavid Villanueva Quinto Apr 2014

A Place To Belong: Critical Queer Pedagogy For Social Justice In Catholic Education, Roydavid Villanueva Quinto

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

A growing number of gay and lesbian children attend Catholic schools throughout the United States; and an untold number of gay and lesbian children in Catholic schools are experiencing harassment, violence, and prejudice because of their sexual orientation or gender non-conformity. Whether due to their size, strong sense of community, or making special considerations for vulnerable students, Catholic schools seem to be the best equipped to address these issues, but all of the research points to such schools enacting policies of silence and suppression. This study specifically explores why Catholic teachings on sexuality and social justice have may have been ...


Book Review: The King In His Beauty, Christopher R. Bruno Apr 2014

Book Review: The King In His Beauty, Christopher R. Bruno

Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Children Should Be Begotten And Not Made, Nicanor Austriaco Feb 2014

Children Should Be Begotten And Not Made, Nicanor Austriaco

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

No abstract provided.


Patients Do Not Need Congressman Langevin’S Clone-To-Kill Bill, Nicanor Austriaco Feb 2014

Patients Do Not Need Congressman Langevin’S Clone-To-Kill Bill, Nicanor Austriaco

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

No abstract provided.


Stem Cell Order Was Immoral And Unnecessary, Nicanor Austriaco Feb 2014

Stem Cell Order Was Immoral And Unnecessary, Nicanor Austriaco

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

No abstract provided.