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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The characterisation of Judas Iscariot: a study of his formation and interpretation by pre-modernist and modernist readers, Wayne Brighton

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Holy fire: a congregational training manual on the Holy Spirit in the preaching moment, Byron Lambert Brown

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Contours of a local theology in the Himalayas: contextualizing Christian theology to the circumstance of Tibetan Buddhism, Daniel Burgi

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Doing the good: Paul's means of virtue contrasted with his Jewish background, Benjamin Jeffrey Burkholder

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Wait for me: appreciating the curious juxtaposition of Zephaniah 3:8 and 9, Bob Caldwell

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Water as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit in Johannine pneumatology, Andrew Albert Carr

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Dialectics of identity : African initiated churches in African pentecostal rhetoric, Augustine O. Duru

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"But you are all adelphoi": the Old Testament and Second Temple background for fictive sibling language in the New Testament, Benjamin Andrew Edsall

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"Faith credited as righteousness" : an evaluation of N.T. Wright's perspectives on justificaiton [sic] through Paul's use of Psalms 32 in Romans 4, Michael E. Erickson

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Discovering the relationship between short-term cross-cultural mission experiences and a long-term commitment to cross-cultural mission service, Timothy P. Evans

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Working through faith : understanding faith and works through the use of Genesis 15:6 by Paul and James, Jesse H. Everett

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Jesus as a healer : investigating the healing miracles of the Gospel of John and their background, Brittany Ann Flowers

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The impact of inner healing prayer on the upward journey, Benjamin Franklin

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Redefining the icon : the problem of innovation in the writings of Florensky, Ouspensky, and Kontoglou, Evan Freeman

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Evaluating the whirlwind: the American Lutheran theological interpretations of pre-war Nazi Germany, John P. Hellwege

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"One alone cannot be excellent": the theology and spirituality of beauty in the thought of Jonathan Edwards, Leslie Allison Herrmann

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King Mongkut's interactions with Christianity and the failure of early Protestant missionary efforts to convert the Siamese, Douglas Martin Hills

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Divine grace and the human will in St. John Cassian's thirteenth Conference, Ian C. Jones

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The iconology of visual representations of the relationship between apostles Peter and Paul : how and why is conflict changed to harmony?, Ana Karličić

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Elucidating the image of God: an analysis of the imago Dei in the theology of Colin E. Gunton and John (Jean) D. Zizioulas, Jeremy Hunt Kidwell

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The black civil rights movement and the Korean democratization movement : a comparative study of the two social movements, Byonsgung Lee

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Introducing urban missions to ethnic immigrant churches, James Jinseok Lee

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Baptism in the Syrian tradition : the first three centuries, Stephen R. Lilley

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Faith formation of children in the Malaysian Baptist English-speaking congregations : a Vygotskian approach, Rosalind Yeet-Wah Lim

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Reversion and syncretism among the Wimbum Baptists of Cameroon, West Africa: a missiological problem, Gabriel N. Massa

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Theme and structure in Isaiah 28-33 a unified and coherent reading centered on chapter 30, G. Vincent Medina

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Facilitating a biblical healing response to combat operational stress for selected sailors who have deployed to combat, Steven D. Mills

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Reversing trust and suspicion, integrating Ontology and Epistemology: a dialogue with Paul Ricoeur, Evangelicals, and outsiders, T. Greggory Monteith

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Participating in the priestly ministry of Jesus: an ontological and pneumatological approach, Timothy F. Moore

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'These are written': toward a cruciform theology of Scripture, Peter H. Nafzger

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The very heart of prayer: reclaiming John Bunyan's spirituality, Brian G. Najapfour

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The development of Pentecostalism in Ghana and its effect on Churches of Christ, Albert Douglas Ofori

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The Psalmist's covenantal appeal for justice: an exegetical study of Psalm 109 with suggestions about its liturgical function in the church's crucial response to injustice, Aran J. E Persaud

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Apocalyptic imagery as resistance discourse: an analysis of the Son of Man in Daniel 7 and 1 Enoch in relationship to Matthew 25:31, Robert G. Reid

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Bernard Lonergan's notion of authentic intersubjectivity as a key criterion for ecumenical and interreligious dialogue committed to the truth, Jason M. Renken

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Preaching the story behind the image: a narrative approach to metaphor for preaching, Justin Paul Rossow

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Healing prayer and rite : a necessary evangelistic activity for Hispanic ministry, Ruben Saenz Jr.

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Spiritual renewal in the Philippine context: interaction of Scriptures and reformed spirituality with Filipino spirituality toward personal and church renewal, Rodolfo B. Santos

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Karl Barth's doctrine of justification in relationship to John Calvin with regard to Roman's 3:21-26, Philip N. Soen

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Recognition, diversity and connectedness : re-contextualizing Rom 16:1-16 for the Peruvian church, Mila Aimee Diaz Solano

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For the joy set before us: grief counseling in the light of the kingdom of heaven, Benton W. Taylor

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Community cohesiveness as a factor in successful urban outreach, James Carl Tino

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An eclectic Christian apporach to a counseling ministry of healing and wholeness, Robert L. Titus

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The role of religious and spiritual transformation as components of healing from dissociative identity disorder associated with Satanic ritual abuse, Victoria A. Tucker

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What is the function of unction?: exploring the role of the Holy Spirit in the speaker and in the audience during the act of preparation and preaching, Roger G. Valci

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Basil and the art of shepherding in fourth century Asia Minor : an examination of his epistolary ministry, Jacob Nathaniel Van Sickle

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A comprehensive analysis of Brooke Army Medical Center's mid-week prayer and healing service, Thomas B. Vaughn

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Two perspectives on spiritual depression: a comparison of Joseph Symonds' The case and cure of a deserted soul, and St. John of the Cross' Dark night of the soul, David Chou-Ming Wang

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Preparing mission students to do contextual theology, Andrew R. Wood

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A healing community for Millennials : developing a model for resolving identity crisis, Daniel W. Woodworth

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Preaching the gospel in Korea: a critical analysis of the contextual theologies of shamanism and Minjung, JongPil Yoo

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Tatian's Diatessaron and the passion chronology, Nicholas J. Zola

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Church unity in John 17, Paul Okoro Ashiegbu

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The influence of church leaders' relationship with God the Holy Spirit on the numerical growth of selected brethren assemblies in New Zealand, Lincoln R. H Badger

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Nonformal pastoral ministry training in the majority world: four case studies, John M. Balmer

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A discussion of the relational responsibility of individual believers : toward an integrated relational paradigm for mission, John Robert Beckett

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Compassion in the Asian context: the establishment of a home for disabled orphans, Cornelis van den Berg

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Recovering the feminine voice: the language of virginity in Methodius of Olympus, Ambrose of Milan and Hildegard of Bingen, Amy Kathleen Brown

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The Jewish matrix of New Testament Christology: a comparative analysis of the views on Christology of James D.G. Dunn, Larry W. Hurtado, and Richard J. Bauckham, Derek Ryan Brown

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Adapting principles of "family wellness" in the context of an African American church, Michael A. Brown

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The resurrection and Paul's pneumacentric gospel in Romans, Joshua A. J. Chalmers

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Beyond appearance : irony and the death of Jesus in the Matthean passion narrative (26:1-27:66), In Hee Cho

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Theological reconstruction in the People's Republic of China: the christology of Bishop K.H. Ting, Alexander Chow

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Monastic friendship in the late twelfth century: a critical study of Aelred's De spiritali amicitia, Kenneth Ki Kit Chu

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Evaluation of Campus Crusade for Christ's missionary training program in Romania, Daniel Joseph Clement

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An incoherent curse: the new atheism as inadequate theodicy, Ryan Dueck

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An investigation of changes in soldiers' mental health symptoms after deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan and changes in symptoms prior to deploying again, Susan J. Duma

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Revealing the [mystērion]: the use of mystery in Daniel and early Judaism with its bearing on First Corinthians, Benjamin L. Gladd

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"From Him, through Him, and to Him" : Gregory of Nazianzus' interpretation of a Pauline formula, Tyson L. Guthrie

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A critical examination of the traditionalist's position on rebaptism, Kevin J. E. Haan

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An exegetical investigation of the "Ask anything and you will receive" statements in Matthew 7:7 and 21:22, Leon Harris

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Training youth workers for vocational youth ministry: foundations for undergraduate youth ministry degree programs, Brian Keith Henderer

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Examining the concept of truth in Stanley Grenz's theology: assessing its influence on emerging evangelical, James D. Hoke

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The reconciliation process between the Greek Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine through the healing of memories, Jaroslav Jaššo

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Conversions and re-conversions in South Gujarat: an analytical study of the responses of the converts and re-converts in the context of persecution, Jayakumar

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The Spirit's witness: a historical and theological examination of the testimonium spiritus sancti internum, Barry D. Jones

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A study on the 1907 Korean revival in Pyeng-Yang according to its outward phenomena and inward theology, Jinook Jung

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A missiological ethnography : a descriptive study on the worldview and socio-cultural religious profile of Christian college students of the Youngnak Presbyterian Church of Tong-Hap, Seoul, Korea, Tae Kyoon Kim

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Membership decline crisis and proposed solutions for retention in the Central Congo United Methodist Church, Esaho Lokombe Kipuke

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Marriage of God, mission of God: a missiological paradigm based in the church as the bride of Christ bearing seed and producing fruit, Leroy H. Leach Jr

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A small group ministry through biblical counseling education, Myung Dong Lee

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Pornography and the church: an exploratory study of the impact of Internet pornography use and what churches are doing to minister to those who view sexually explicit material on the Internet, Joshua D. Lefler

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Song of songs: living in the spirit of Genesis 2, Rosemary Kathleen Lynas

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Luther's two kinds of righteousness and his Wartburg Postil (1522): how Luther exhorted people to live Christian lives, Makito Masaki

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Amidst the great darkness : the practical missiology of Jonathan Edwards at Stockbridge, 1751-1758, Ian D, McFadden

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Without knowing good and evil: the moral epistemology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eric Daryl Meyer

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An inculturated rite of anointing of the sick for the Cewa people of Zambia and Malawi : a Christ-like response to the needs of people with HIV/AIDS, Andrew Chenjerani Phiri

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Towards An Understanding Of Pain In Childbearing As A Biblical Metaphor, Anna E. Quarum

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Jesus' sacrifice death in an African context, Carl E. Rockrohr

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Protestant Christianity in the Indonesian context: colonial missions, independent churches and indigenous faith, Arnila Hevena Santoso

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Introduction of faith healing into American evangelicalism : a study of the life and influence of Dr. Charles Cullis, William E. Snider

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An articulation and evaluation of an emerging church ecclesiology, Laura Kathleen Springer

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Charism and collaborators in conversation : a case study, Jeanne Stewart

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Theological and missiological implications of contextualization: interdisciplinary analysis of the concept of context, Didzis Stilve

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An intercultural spirituality of borders-crossing : professed candidates of Vietnamese ancestry in multicultural religious formation in the United States, Binh Thanh Ta

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A manual for reviewing stereotype images of Jesus : reading some gospel narratives from a Cameroonian woman's perspective, Caroline B. Tangka

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The persecuted church: the case of the southern Peruvian Evanglical Church and Shining Path (1980-1992), Tyler Thigpen

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Echoes of Israel's idolatry in Acts 13:4-12 and its function in Luke's narrative, Alan Dennis Oswald Thorp

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Filipino kingdom workers : an ethnographic study in Diaspora missiology, Sadiri Emmanuel Tira

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Out of the formless void : a constructive theology of trauma and its relationship to communication, memory and personal identity, Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio