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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Literary analysis of St. Maximos the Confessor's mystagogy of the church, Rami Wakim

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Reconciling divided peoples : a study of Luke 10:25-37 in light of the Church in China, Baoliang Wang

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Reading Zechariah with Zechariah 1:1-6 as the introduction to the entire book, Heiko F. Wenzel

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The communal nature of man in the image of God, Stephen J. Wilson

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Spiritual direction and domestic violence: a journey towards healing, Chlorine F. Wimberly

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Contextual formation : the challenge of forming lay ministers in the church of Hong Kong, Victoria Yeung

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Addiction and idolatry : self-renunciation, forgiveness and love, a healing meditation on the parable of the prodigal son, Steven P. Zorzos

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The faithful one: a dogmatic argument for the coherence and necessity of the Christ's faith, R. Michael Allen

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The integration of North American short-term mission teams into long-term ministry efforts in Central America and Mexico, Daniel R. Bair

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The pastoral vision of St. Gregory the Great, Daniel Bethancourt

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Common stressors and coping resourses for single missionaries of the International Mission Board, Eric C. Bothur

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Important factors in pre-field and field-based preparation of missionaries serving with Cross and Crescent International, Herbert Brasher

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The New Testament prophet : a charismatic and social voice, Diane M. Brown

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Understanding and overcoming legalism: a Biblical counseling perspective, Thomas A. Burns

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Healing and deliverance in the church, Roberta W. Cabot

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At the heart of anthropology: Søren Kierkegaard and Walker Percy on the nature and shape of creational selfhood, Nathan Paul Carson

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A developmentally sound model for the treatment of traumatized children : formational prayer with children, Robin J. Chamberlain

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On the age of Christ-free sermons: considerations of Christology in sermons within the Korean evangelical church context, Junyoung Chung

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Bridging the gap: preparing the next generation of Pentecostal leaders for fruitful and fulfilling ministry in the twenty-first century, Richard F. Cook

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Strategies conducive to successful formation of independent second-generation Korean North American congregations, Leon M. Cymbaluk

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Paul's defense of his apostolic ministry in 2 Cor 2:14-7:4 as seen through his use of inclusive, exclusive and epistolary plurals, Kevin M. Duffy

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"Umunna bu ike" as ministry : contribution of indigenous Igbo values to emerging lay leadership in Nigeria, Cajetan E. Ebuziem

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Leadership development and relational patterns : the early church and the church in Zambia today, John M. Elliott

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The image of God: an integrative theology of personal identity with practical application for spiritual leaders, Richard Scott Franklin

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The contemplative foundations of genuine religious experience in the life and pastoral ministry of Jonathan Edwards, Darryl Robert Frayne

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The debate that changed the course of Christianity: Galatians 2:11-21, Jack Gibson

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"Very affecting and evangelical": Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) and the evangelical renewal of pastoral theology, Keith Shephard Grant

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Lesslie Newbigin's apologetic for the gospel in an incredulous society, Thomas Patrick Greentree

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Sicut Deus: theological anthropology in the early thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Robert Aillet Hand

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Determining the present and potential effectiveness of cell church components and models for missionary church planting in Japan, with reference to three interdenominational mission organizations, Patrick L. Hansen

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Developing a prayer ministry team equipped to minister physical and inner healing prayer, Jean Hess

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The spirituality of reconciliation in the postwar context : are forgiveness and reconciliation possible and necessary for the Vietnamese Americans?, Simon Thoi Hoang

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Union with Christ and the Old Testament believer: a test case for theological systems, Kevin Hobi

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Reactive attachment disorder: helping adoptive parents think Biblically about attachment, Kevin Hollinger

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Discipleship of equals as Korean Woman's han-pu-ri, Bong Mi Jeong

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Viewing the Imago Dei through the doctrine of deification in the theology of Gregory of Nyssa, Jonathan Kever

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Ministry in the psychiatric unit : healing through forgiveness, Sung Nam Kim

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St. John Chrysostom's theology of Christian transformation, Pak-Wah Lai

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"Lord, teach us to pray" : using the Myers-Briggs type indicator as a spiritual tool to enrich prayer life, Maryjo Landuyt

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A manual for a local church in Philadelphia on how to develop economic holistic ministry for community transformation, Brodie R. Mathis

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Communities of reconciliation : the base ecclesial community as minister of reconciliation to the gangs of El Salvador, Timothy B. McConville

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"Except you ravish me": the images of Christ as courtly knight, bridegroom, and mother of the soul as woven through the religious love lyric In a valey of this resles mynde, Eleanor G. McCullough

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A mission-based evaluation of a summer camping program for low-income youths: an examination of spiritual, personal and social outcomes, Jennifer L. McKay

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To what end medicine?: an examination of Christian bioethics and the nature of medicine, Jennie Anderson McLaurin

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Dependence in the wilderness: learning to glorify God in life's wilderness from the King of Israel and the King of Kings, Jeffery G. Newman

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Catholic responses to the liberal pluralist position : Karl Rahner's and Jacques Dupuis's theology of religions situated within the Church's teachings about Christian relations with other religions, Stephen Kha Manh Nguyen

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The power of the silenced : women, agency and conscientization in the Igbo church, Angela Ngozi Obu-Anukam

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An African reading of the prologue of the Fourth Gospel, Ferdinand Okorie

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Shalom : the role of truth telling in creating communities of racial reconciliation within institutions of Christian higher education, James J. Puglisi

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Is there still not three gods?: a critical analysis of Catherine Mowry Lacugna's appropriation of the trinitarian theology of the Cappadocian fathers, Charles David Raith

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Determining duty: the fate of Anglo-Protestant Indian missions after the Great Awakening, E Randall Sanders

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Empowering senior adults through the role of grandparenting, Leon B. Sanderson

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The integration of psychology and theology: exploring attitudes, training, and interdisciplinary collaboration within the academic setting, Graeme A. Saruk

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Preaching Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit from the Old Testament prophetic books for the Korean church, Jong Keun Seong

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The globalization of Christian missions : a historical study of CBInternational's response during the period of 1989-2004, Martin C. Shaw

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Paul's use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:6-29: God's judgment upon Israel's idolatry, Aaron Sherwood

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He dwells with us: a neocharismatic soteriology, Jon Christian Stovell

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Program design of an educational seminar for pastors and church leaders: a socio-structural model for domestic violence prevention, Karla Annette Torres

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Defender of divine revelation: Timothy Dwight's arguments for the Bible's authenticity and divine inspiration, Aaron John Werner

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The metaphysical narrative of creation in the theology of Jürgen Moltmann, Bob Zurinsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A synthesis of Jonathan Edwards's thoughts on theodicy and its pastoral implications, M. Jay Bennett

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Faith and reason as a missiological problem in a postmodern world, Sandra Gintere

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Outpourings of the divine : holy oils and anointings in The ecclesiastical hierarchy of Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite, Douglas Joel Hadley

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Blessing and sending the church into the world for the sake of the world, using congregational blessings as a missional enterprise, Michael Harbour

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The "commander's" message in Joshua 5:13-15: its narrative purpose and theological significance for Israel, John M. Harman

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She must and shall go free: Paul's Isaianic gospel in Galatians, Matthew S. Harmon

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The gifts of healing : one way God sanctifies us toward spiritual wholeness, Susan Harrington

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A critique of Colin Gunton's appraisal of Augustine's trinitarianism, Steven J. Heinrichs

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The two hands of God: implications of the filioque for theology of religions, Michelle Janée Howard

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Paul, apocalypticism, and the law: the impact of the Christ-event upon adherence to the Jewish law in Galatians, Jeffrey Ryan Jones

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A study on the effect of counseling preaching in relation to the pastoral context in the twenty first century, Hyung Joon Jun

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Women's issues: counseling middle-aged women, James J. Juvinall

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A call to spiritual formation: learning spiritually formative practices for the leaders of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Kelvin J. Kelley

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A manual for developing a healthy multiethnic leadership team for urban church planting, Kyuboem Lee

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Contextual and behavioral factors in disciple-making, Robert C. McNabb

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A biblical theology of prayer: the language of sonship in the light of the gospel, Joseph A. Mullen

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The New Jerusalem as God's palace-temple: an exegetical study of the Eden-temple and escalation motifs in Rev 21.1-22.5, Tze-Ming Quek

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Guiding toward independence: the Borneo Evangelical Mission and the planting of the Borneo Evangelical Church, Gary Dean Roosma

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A comparison of traditional and emergent small group ministry approaches, John Mark Rutter

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The church's role in caring for intellectually disabled persons and their families, Barry M. Somerville

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An examination of the relationship between the priesthood and the law in Hebrews 7, Martin Corry Spadaro

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A love-informed fiction: Charles Williams's romantic theology in his novels, Beth Marie Stovell

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Establishing a ministry to the bereaved in a local church, Fred H. Strasser

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Equipping leaders to facilitate spiritual, relational, and emotional healing in Healing care groups, Donna Thomas

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A healing of memories ministry in a local church, William G. Thornton

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Law and sin: an Edenic nexus?: a study with reference to 1 Corinthians 15:56 and the catalytic operation of the law, Chris Alex Vlachos

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Dualism and the worldview of second-generation Korean American college students, Young Shik Yun

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The relationship of faith and physical healing in Jesus' miracles, Todd Jason Baker

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"That we might be made God": themes of deification in western medieval Catholicism, David Barbee

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Echoes of Scripture in the Letter of Paul to the Colossians, Christopher A. Beetham

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Training church planters of Vietnam Christian Mission, John G. Bernard

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Adolescent attachments to parents and peers in relation to aspects of psychological well-being and social competence: a meta-analysis, Lucas O. Bossard

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The relationship of spirit baptism to union with Christ, Mark D. Brock

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Training Kenyan church planters for the harvest: a formative evaluation of a training program for the Africa Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Robert L. Carr

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Dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman in John 4:1-42 : challenges for interreligious dialogue and proclamation today, Reba Veronica D'Costa

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Antisemitism and the Judaistic Paul: a study of I Thessalonians 2:14-16 in light of Paul's social and rhetorical contexts and the contemporary question of antisemitism, Brenton D.G Dickieson

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Living waters: an invitation to contemplative spirituality for the Quail Springs Church of Christ, Wyatt E. Fenno

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His spear through my side into Luther: Calvin's relationship to Luther's doctrine of the will, Matthew C. Heckel

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A father's final charge: the projected, ideal son of the regnal charge pericopae, I Kings 2, I Chronicles 22 & 28, Michael J. Ives

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Experiencing Christ through our curriculum : determining the effective components of the inner healing prayer small groups course to promote personal inner healing in formational counseling Doctor of Ministry students at Ashland Theological Seminary, Jerrolynn D. Johnson