THE RELIGIOUS FILM The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic Pamela Grace © 2009 Pamela Grace ISBN: 978-1-405-16025-4 SERIES: NEW APPROACHES TO FILM GENRE Series editor: Barry Keith Grant New Approaches to Film Genre provides students and teachers with original, insightful, and entertaining overviews of major ﬁlm genres. Each book in the series gives an historical appreciation of its topic, from its origins to the present day, and identiﬁes and discusses the important ﬁlms, directors, trends, and cycles. Authors articulate their own critical perspective, placing the genre’s development in relevant social, historical, and cultural contexts. For students, scholars, and ﬁlm buffs alike, these represent the most concise and illuminating texts on the study of ﬁlm genre. 1 2 3 4 From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western, Patrick McGee The Horror Film, Rick Worland The Hollywood Historical Film, Robert Burgoyne The Religious Film, Pamela Grace Forthcoming: 5 Film Noir, William Luhr 6 The War Film, Robert T. Eberwein 7 The Fantasy Film, Katherine A. Fowkes THE RELIGIOUS FILM Christianity and the Hagiopic Pamela Grace A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication This edition ﬁrst published 2009 © 2009 Pamela Grace Blackwell Publishing was acquired by John Wiley & Sons in February 2007.
Evangelical Mega Churches and the Mobilization of Social Outreach Moral Ambition is a well written ethnography which delves into the realms of social outreach within Evangelical mega churches in Knoxville, Tennessee. Omri Elisha chose to observe two churches over an unspecified period of time gathering information on how social outreach is mobilized to the inner-city from mega churches located in the suburban muddle-upper class neighborhoods of Knoxville. The first was Marble Valley Presbyterian, a traditional protestant church with a two-hundred year past which maintains strong emphases on biblical instruction, pastoral leadership, and missionization. And secondly, he attended Eternal Vine Church which embraced an unconventional approach to Christianity; reshaping how the Gospel is presented to reach younger generations of religious seekers. The differing values of each church were beneficial for Elisha’s research as it expressed how social,
CLS 305/Ancient Christianity 1 course unit (same as HIS 305 and REL 305) (occasionally) Course focusing on the emergence of early Christianities during the first four centuries of the Common Era, in the Roman Empire and surrounding areas. The course will take into account the philosophical, political, cultural, and religious interactions (conflicts and differences within emerging communities) which challenged Christian groups and gradually shaped the Catholic Orthodox faith. Beliefs, ritual practices, scriptures, and structures of authority will be examined. We will also address issues of anti-Jewish sentiment, issues involving the theological understanding and role of women, and the role of violence in these developments. CLS
A Book Critique of L. Russ Bush’s The Advancement: Keeping the Faith In an Evolutionary Age Table of Contents IntroductiA Book Critique of L. Russ Bush’s The Advancement: Keeping the Faith In an Evolutionary Age A Paper Presented to Dr. Douglas Blount Liberty University Theological Seminary In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course 201530 SUMMER 2015 APOL 500-808 LUO by Thomas R. Sagraves (ID# L26467021) June 14, 2015 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Summary 3on 3 Summary 3 Critical Interaction 5 Conclusion 7 Bibliography 8 Introduction In the book by L. Russ Bush entitled, The Advancement: Keeping the Faith in an Evolutionary Age, the author attempts to answer one very important question. Why has the view of life and absolutes changed so drastically and so quickly within such a short period of time? With the advancement of medicine, technology, and knowledge why is the Christian finding themselves living in a world where marriage, gender, religion, sexual orientation and above all else right from wrong are all preferences and there is no absolute right or wrong when it comes to choice. This work will review Bush’s viewpoint on how relativism came about through the postmodern era in various forms and will critique the pros and cons of his work as it pertains to Christianity in relationship to apologetics to a relativistic worldview. Summary Bush begins his work by showing how the world has adopted a philosophy that has swapped reality for and illusion.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HERE I STAND: A LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER A BOOK REVUE SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY II CHHI 525 10 DECEMBER 2005 THE AUTHOR The author, Roland Bainton, came to America from England in1902. He received Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College, a Bachelor of Divinity and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Yale University. Dr. Bainton taught at Yale for forty-two years, ecclesiastical history even as he continued to write until his retirement. CONTENT In his ecclesiastical biographic writing on the life of Martin Luther, the author seeks to recreate for us the atmosphere and the spiritual setting of the 16th century AD in Germany. The book follows its subject through the most important periods of his life, capturing the most memorable accomplishments along the way.
Bishop James Anthony Walsh was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 24, 1867. He attended Boston College High School where he studied debating and journalism. Later he went to college in Boston to study bookkeeping but transferred to Harvard University. He finished his studies at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts and was ordained on May 20 1892. James Walsh was appointed assistant pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Marriage, Human Sexuality, and the Family in Christian Thought: “The Gift of Sexuality” Submitted to Dr. A. J. Smith in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course CHHI 510-D01 Survey of the History of Christianity By John M. Ayers December 7, 2014 Contents Introduction 3 View of Sexuality through Christian History 4 Ancient Israel 4 New Testament Attitudes towards Sexuality 5 Selected Church Fathers Views 6 Justin Martyr 6 Clement of Alexandria 7 Tertullian 7 Augustine 8 Biblical Marriage 9 Old Testament 10 New Testament 12 Conclusion 13 Bibliography 15 ii Introduction When thinking of the topic and content for this paper, the lyrics of Salt ‘N Peppa’s song “Let’s Talk about Sex” have kept buzzing through my head. Those words, while seemingly provocative, could be used to describe the historical conversations regarding sexuality throughout the ages of Christendom. Throughout the history of Christianity, there have been talks about all things regarding sexuality including marriage, the act of sexual intercourse, the role of the family with regards to the church, women’s place in the marriage and in the Church, sexual perverseness, divorce, remarriage, and the list could go on and one. History shows us that for the most part sexuality as expressed even in the confines of marriage was not held with high regard in the church. However, this debate as to whether sexuality is good or evil has somewhat come to a head in the 20th and now 21st centuries and our conversations have progressed even further beyond acceptance of sexuality within the confines of marriage but to conversations regarding the definition of marriage and who is allowed to be married.
Noah Webster, the Schoolmaster of America, sets this tone when he states in his book History of the United States that, "...our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament, or the christian religion." The Christian Bible was the most influential document used to write the Constitution. In the 1970's, two political scientists at the University of Houston, Donald Lutz and Charles Hyneman, set out to determine where the Founding Fathers received their ideas for the Constitution. After ten years of intense research of over 15,000 documents written between 1760 and 1805 they discovered there were 3,154 quotations and/or references to other sources. From these, the Bible was quoted 34% of the time, Baron Charles Secondat de Montesquieu was 8.3%, William Blackstone at 7.9%, and John Locke at 2.9%.
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Liberty University DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES PROJECT Submitted to Dr. Allan England in partial completion of course requirements for DSMN 500 – Discipleship Ministries Elke Speliopoulos Downingtown, PA July 8, 2011 TABLE OF CONTENT Introduction 1 Step 1: Diagnosis of Need 2 Mission Statement 4 Goal Statement 4 Vision (based on Scripture verses) 5 Target Group 5 Step 2: Formulation of Objectives 6 Competencies Expected of Disciple-Followers 6 Goals of “Cord of Three Strands” 7 Step 3: Selection of Content 8 Step 4: Organization of Content 8 Step 5: Selection of Learning Experiences 9 Step 6: Organization of Learning
Once independence was achieved, “newly formed governments began inviting immigrants to bring their skills and knowledge to Latin America…to come to their lands largely as a weapon against conservatives” as the marginalized populace began to gain a voice (183). In 1992, the end of the twentieth century and also the exact 500 year anniversary of the discovery of the western hemisphere, the Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano [CELAM], the Latin American Bishops’ Council, held a conference to reshape the presence of Christianity by