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A New Proposal for a Biblically Grounded Christian Social Welfare Provision among the Ghana Baptist Convention Member Churches in Ashanti Region, Ghana

Author: Adasi-bekoe, Joseph
This study was conducted against a background of severe challenges of urbanization on the traditional social protective systems. The absence of formal social support, amidst…

El Cuidado Pastoral De La Población Envejecida De Cuba Un Estudio De Casos En Las Iglesias De La Convención Bautista De Cuba Occidental De Los Municipios Playa, Plaza De La Revolución Y Diez De Octubre En El Periodo 2005-2015

Author: Aguilera, Raymundo Estenoz
The following dissertation is about pastoral care for the aging population of Cuba. It proposes an alternative methodology of study inside the field of Practical…

Eglise Famille De Dieu Et Loyauté Ethnique Au Bénin

Author: Allaboe, Sylvain
Today, African Christianity is searching for authentic life and expression. Theology in Africa has the vocation of helping the church in this quest so that…

Christian Nominalism Within Church Membership a Case Study of the Church in the Town of Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Anguandia Adia Edre, Enosh
This study into “Christian nominalism in church membership: A case study of the church in the town of Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo”…

The Formation of the Disciples as Agents of Divine Power and Revelation: A Comparative Study of the Gospels According to Mark and John

Author: Asumang Annang
With the overall task of explaining Christian origins in mind, this dissertation describes, analyzes and compares how the formation of the disciples of Jesus is…

The Sermon at the Temple in the Book of Mormon: A Critical Examination of Its Authenticity Through a Comparison with the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew

Author: Bowman, Robert
The Sermon at the Temple is a passage in the Book of Mormon, first published by Joseph Smith in 1830 as the founding scripture of…

The Development of Pastoral Models for Counselling Pregnant Teenagers and Young Mothers from the House of Life, Durban, Kwazulu-natal: The Marriage Model and the Crisis Intervention Model

Author: Ceneviz, Teresinha Favaro
The theme of this study is the development of pastoral models for counselling pregnant teenagers and young mothers from the House of Life, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal…

The Information Structure of the Book of Esther in the Septuagint

Author: Chan, Ken
A comparison of studies on the book of Esther shows that there are diverse opinions of what constitutes (a) the purpose, and (b) the discourse…

Para Uma Teologia Prática De Ensino Teológico: Caminhos De Reflexão Para Integração De Teologia E Prática Em Professores De Seminários Evangélicos Em São Paulo, Brasil

Author: Clark, Paul Allan
This case study investigation focused on the question of the integration of theology and teaching practice by professors of theology in evangelical theological seminaries in…

A Theological Evaluation of the Patriarchalistic Understanding of Authority and Submission in Marriage Contextualised Within the Kingdom of Swaziland

Author: Curle, Neville I
In the Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in 1962 and later expanded, Thomas Kuhn contended that there are two types of mature physical sciences “normal…

Towards a Biblical Model of Funding African Missions the Case of the Church of Pentecost in Ghana

Author: Darko, Nicholas
The purpose of this study was to find out how the Church of Pentecost in Ghana, an African Pentecostal missional Church, can improve its current…

A Formação De Liderança Urbana Numa Perspectiva Missional E Pastoral: Estudo De Caso De Seminário Teológico Batista Nacional,Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil

Author: De Melo Silva, Eder José
Silva, Eder José de Melo. The formation of urban leadership in a missional and pastoral perspective: case study of the National Baptist Theological Seminary in…

A Igreja Como Agente De Transformação: Uma Perspectiva Bíblica E Teológica Na Pós-modernidade E No Contexto De Brasília

Author: De Melo, Expedito
Um dos assuntos que mais ocupou espaço entre os pensadores cristãos liberais e fundamentalistas no século XX foi a questão da responsabilidade social da igreja.…

A Critical Assessment of J. N. Darby’s Translation Work

Author: Despins, Gilles
John Nelson Darby’s translations of the Bible, either in German, French, or English, have the reputation of being extremely literal, in accordance with the translator’s…

Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth: Its Function and Contribution to the Theme of Apocalyptic Judgment in Matthew’s Gospel

Author: Erdey, Zoltan Levente
On six occurrences (8:12; 13:42; 13:50; 22:13; 24:451 and 25:30), Matthew recorded Jesus pronouncing judgment utilising the idiom weeping and gnashing of teeth. Although the…

A Theological and Biblical Examination on the Synthesis of Penal Substitution and Christus Victor Motifs: Implications for African Metaphysics

Author: Falconer, Robert D
The present disposition of atonement theology has been turbulent in light of recent disputes and criticisms. This dissertation seeks to acknowledge two seemingly distinct atonement…

The Role of Evangelical Churches in Combating Structural Corruption in Haiti

Author: Guiteau, Chantale Victor
Introductive chapter is to present the Research Problem, the Structure, and the Methodology of the Dissertation. Following this Model, I will consider the research problem,…

La Mission Intégrale Des Églises Pentecôtistes Dans Le Contexte Haïtien Influencé Par Les Traditions Du Vaudou: Cas De L’eglise De Dieu

Author: Guiteau, Gérald
Le but de l’étude Le but de cette étude est d’enquêter sur le phénomène de la croissance du Pentecôtisme en Haïti en vue d’aider les…

Postmodernity, Impact and Implications

Author: Haase, John Martin
It is impossible to know to what extent the peoples of the earth are now interconnected, as Globalisation has become a present reality for most…

Examining the Jewish Origins Employed in the Matthean Beatitudes Through Literary Analysis and Speech Act Theory

Author: Howell, Timothy Dale
Many models have been offered in explaining the meaning of the Beatitudes. Generally, the focus is on the eschatological, ethical, sapiential, or epitome. The model…

Living Together in the Community: The Contemporary Significance of First John to Kom Baptist Church

Author: Hunter, Claire
This thesis begins with the observation that the Fourth Gospel presents a markedly different picture of Jesus compared to the one found in the Synoptic…

The Contribution of the Theme of Divine Judgment to the Argument of the Book of Ecclesiastes

Author: Huovila, Kimmo
There has been no general agreement among scholars about the argument of the book of Ecclesiastes. There are several interpretive paradigms for handling tension in…

The God of Mount Carmel: Contending Views about the Deity Associated with the Biblical Mount Carmel

Author: Kagmatché, Samson N’taadjèl
Baal is the second deity mentioned after YHWH in the Old Testament. This Semitic god has often been in conflict with YHWH in the Old…

Church and Mission in the Context of War — a Descriptive Missiological Study of the Response of the Baptist Church in Central Africa (Cbca) to the War in Eastern Congo Between 1990 and 2011

Author: Kighoma, Eraston Kambale
This dissertation is a missiological study about the response of the Baptist Church in Central Africa to the war in Eastern Congo. The study explores…

Living Together in the Community: The Contemporary Significance of First John to Kom Baptist Church

Author: Kimbi, Paul Kawuldim
A church community engenders people from various backgrounds who are expected to be nurtured to bond together with other believers in the community. Regrettably, many…

A Biblical and Theological Examination of Permissible Division in Koinōnia

Author: Larson, Kelly
The following dissertation is an examination regarding permissible division in koinōnia, in which a biblical understanding, and apposite behavior concerning a ceasing of fellowship is…

Slavic Immigration as Agent of Mission: A Historical Perspective in the Province of Misiones, Argentina

Author: Lewczuk, Pablo
This project, as an investigation and scientific thesis, involves a number of issues regarding the influence of Christian Slavic immigrants in the Province of Misiones…

A Critical Examination of the Role of the South African Evangelical Church in the African Renaissance

Author: Lockard, Anna-marie
This research examines the key role of the South African evangelical church in the African Renaissance movement. A paradigm for assessing this role was taken…

Echoes of the Fourth Gospel’s Theology of the Nature of Christ in the Valentinian Sources from the Nag Hammadi Library

Author: Makidon, Michael
This study seeks to demonstrate that the nature of Christ in the Fourth Gospel influenced the Valentinian Sources from the Nag Hammadi Library. It begins…

Spirit and Mission: The Church of Pentecost as a Growing African Pentecostal Denomination

Author: Markin, Amos Jimmy
There is an acknowledgement in the 21st century of Pentecostalism’s phenomenal growth and influence which has affected global Christian outreach and missions. African Pentecostalism, as…

How ובּש ׁand םַחָנ Contribute to Understanding the Meaning of Jeremiah 4:28, 15:6-7, 18:7-10 and 26:3, 13 and 19

Author: Marsh, Allen Bythel
The purpose of this thesis was to explore how ‫( ׁשּוב‬shub) and ‫( נָחַ ם‬nacham) contribute to understanding the meaning of Jeremiah 4:28, 15:6-7, 18:7-10…

A Study to Formulate a Model for Agikuyu Christian Funeral Rites That Would Integrate Relevant Cultural, Scriptural and Practical Norms

Author: Mbugua, Johnson.
As far as can be ascertained, no one has undertaken an in-depth study with respect to formulating a model for Agikuyu Christians’ funeral rites. Again,…

Shaping the Future: Towards the Paradigm of “socio-spiritual Synergy” in the Development of Effective Leaders Through Theological Education…

Author: Meekins, Darryl J.
This study deals with the quality of the educational process for the B.Th and Honours programs offered by the Baptist Bible College of KwaZulu-Natal. The…

A Biblical Critique of the Spiritual Aspect of Resiliency Training in the Usaf with Specific Reference Towards Coordination of Chaplain

Author: Montgomery, Chad S.
Public prayers, the content of retreat seminars, advice given to leadership, briefings on ethics and behavioural issues, the content of an encouraging word during staff…

A Biblical and Theological Analysis of Specific Tenets of Word of Faith Theology: Pastoral Implications for the Church of God

Author: Morris, Russell Alexander
This research seeks to answer the question, “what are the major pastoral implications of word of faith theology within the ministry context of the Church…

Existential Dimensions of the Contemporary Impassibility Debate: A Pastoral Approach to the Question of Divine Suffering Within the Context of Conservative Evangelicalism.

Author: Mount, Thomas
The hegemony of passibilist theological construals since the last quarter of the twentieth century has garnered a mixed response from within the conservative evangelical subtradition,…

The Existential, Event-oriented, Ideological (Eei) Justification Model in Christian Epistemology in Post-apartheid Urban South Africa.

Author: Ndhlovu, Gabriel
This work introduces an Epistemological model that I have developed to examine truth claims and belief statements. I have called the model the Existential, Eventoriented…

An Investigation into Pauline Church Leadership and Ministry Towards a Reduction of the Clergy/Laity Gap in a West African Sahelian Context

Author: Ndiaye Mamadou
The post-apostolic Church fathers, facing deviating teachings and movements, reinforced the authority of Church leadership at the expense of non-leaders’ involvement in ministry. This is…

An Examination of the Dynamism Between Church Growth and a Vibrant Sunday School Programme: A Case Study of Nine Protestant Churches in Manzini, Swaziland

Author: Nxumalo, Nkosenhle
The author has observed that some of the Protestant churches in the Christian community in Manzini are experiencing phenomenal growth. These same Protestant churches also…

A Theological and Biblical Appraisal of Ozo Title Taking and Its Implications for Current Leadership Issues in Igbo Catholic Church (Nigeria)

Author: Oforchukwu, Joachim Ifezuo
Igbo society is one of the densely inhabited ethnic groups in Nigeria, an ethnic group with enviable cultures, traditions, and religions. The Igbo people are…

A Comparative Study of the Practices of the Mystics Sadhu Sundar Singh and the Desert Fathers and the Implications of Appropriating Christian Mystic Practices in the Church Today

Author: Parks, Clayton
This research seeks to answer the question: How do the spiritual practices of Sadhu Sundar Singh and the Desert Fathers compare with each other and…

The Word of Faith Movement: Towards a Constructive Engagement

Author: Pieterse, Genis J P
The objective of this study is to come to an authentic understanding of the Word of Faith movement at a variety of levels: its origins,…

Characteristics of a Relevant Church Confronting the Missionary Needs in the City of Curitiba, Brazil.

Author: Piragine Jr., Paschoal
Characteristics of a Relevant Church Confronting of the Missionary Demands in the City of Curitiba. Curitiba, 2017. 243p (Doctoral thesis – Latin American Doctoral Program).

The Progressive Publication of Matthew: An Explanation of the Writing of the Synoptic Gospels

Author: Powers, B Ward
The Synoptic Gospels are remarkable for the extent of their similarities and the significance of their differences. There is a longstanding widely-held consensus that the…

La Enseñanza Para La Comprensión Como Marco Conceptual Para El Mejoramiento De La Calidad Educativa En Las Instituciones De Educación Teológica Evangélica De América Latina.

Author: Romero, Alejandro Adolfo
La enseñanza para la comprensión como marco conceptual para el mejoramiento de la calidad educativa en las instituciones de educación teológica evangélica de América Latina.…

One Gospel, Two Façades: The Change of the Intended Reader in the Beginning of the Fourth Gospel (John 1:1-34).

Author: Schmidt, Rev. Sergio Alejandro
For many years, exegetes have been speaking of the possibility that the Gospel of John might have had another façade. If such were the case,…

Bible Translation and Relevance Theory: The Translation of Titus

Author: Smith, Kevin Gary
Relevance theory has seriously challenged the theoretical soundness of formal and functional equivalence as Bible translation methods. In Translation and relevance: Cognition and context, Gutt…

The Redactional Criteria and Objectives Underlying the Arrangement of Psalms 3-8

Author: Smith, Kevin Gary
At present, research into the editorial shaping of the canonical Psalter holds a central role in psalms studies. In keeping with this trend, this dissertation…

An Investigation of the Development of the Cell Church Concept in the Western Cape

Author: Tucker, Arthur Roger
Since 1993 some churches in South Africa have adopted a new ecclesiological concept. This is the “cell church” concept. It is advocated as an answer…

The Theological Analysis of Ikpu-ala as a Social Justice Value in Igbo Catholic Church (Nigeria)

Author: Uche, Okey Jude
The Igbo are one of the ethno-cultural language groups in Nigeria who live on both sides of River Niger. Every human society is blessed with…

Faith Perspectives of Mexican Migrant Farm Workers in Canada

Author: Vallejo, Rafael
The dissertation explores faith perspectives and practices of Mexican migrant farmworkers in Ontario using a social-science approach called “Lived Religion”. It uses qualitative data from…

Tithes and Offerings in the South African Context

Author: Van Rensburg, Reuben David
No in-depth study has ever been undertaken with respect to the practice adopted by urban, middle-class, South African Christians in response to the Biblical approach…

Las Imágenes De Dios Y Su Influencia En La Espiritualidad En La Vida Cotidiana De Los Creyentes De La Iacym-pl En Lima-perú

Author: Vargas, Roger E. Vergara
En este capítulo vamos a encontrar la descripción del planteamiento de la investigación, desarrollando una argumentación, que nos permite observar el planteamiento del problema empezando…

Toward Transformational Leadership Development in the Local Church: A Synthesis of Insights from Instructional Design, Adult Learning Theory, the New Testament, and Organizational Research

Author: Watson, Elbert Elliott
In recent years, the concept of church-based leadership training has gained momentum in various parts of the world, including South Africa. The emergence of new…

Ouranology in the Book of Revelation: Its Epochs and Chiastic Structure

Author: Wellman, Jared C.
The disposition of ouranological scholarship, that is the study (ology) of Heaven (ouranos), has been to emphasize its eschatological nature. This thesis offers an exegetical…

Christological Conceptions Within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhado Church (Eotc) and the Ethiopian Evangelical Churches (Eec): Possible Christological-soteriological Unity Between the Eotc-eec

Author: Woldegebrial, Esckinder
Christological debates have been all through the history of the church. Different exegetes responded differently towards the issue of Christology. All the responses seem to…

A Multi-disciplinary Study of Deuteronomy 23:12-14

Author: Yamoah, James
Deuteronomy 23:12-14 is pregnant with interesting theological, moral, and sociocultural concepts which require exploration. From the premise that the possession of and survival on the…

Translating שֶ ׁפֶֶ֫נ in the Psalms into Chinese–an Exercise in Intergenerational, Literary Bible Translation

Author: Yu, Hui-er (maria)
The traditional rendering of the Hebrew anthropological term ‫ ֶ֫ ֶנפֶ ׁש‬, occurring 754 times in the Old Testament (OT), is ‘soul’.1 Very early on,…