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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

The concept of messiah in Judaism and Christianity and its implications for Jewish-Christian relations

Lucass, Shirley 2008 (has links)
No description available.

Determining Force : Dispositions to unity and fragmentation in a palestinian village

Kaim, Roderick Antony Esklund 1991 (has links)
No description available.

A critical analysis of the religious epistemology Ian T. Ramsey

Astley, Jeffrey 1978 (has links)
The thesis offers an exposition of the religious epistemology of Ian Ramsey (1915-1972) and its development, together with a critical assessment of Ramsey's work indicating its strengths and weaknesses as a contribution to the contemporary debate concerning the problem of religious knowledge. The first chapter includes a study of unpublished material from Ramsey’s early "Cambridge period", which reveals his espousal of a "form of Idealism" and the influence of Bradley, Ward and Whitehead. The second, and longest, chapter of the thesis traces Ramsey’s development from this position to a "disclosure-based" epistemology and analyses this later philosophy in detail. It includes some reflections on intuitionism in epistemology in general, and religious epistemology in particular. Ramsey's concepts of the discernment and disclosure are related to these reflections. A classification of disclosures is attempted and some of the problems raised by Ramsey's spectrum of examples of disclosure-situations discussed. The objective and subjective elements of the disclosure are studied in detail. The third chapter considers Ramsey's work on religious language; in particular his views on "models" and "qualifiers" and his discussion of the evocative, representative and formal functions of religious discourse. Some attention is also paid to Ramsey's inconclusive suggestions about the nature of metaphysics. Chapter four takes up the issue of the justification of religious belief, comparing Ramsey's views here to his comments on the nature of justification in scientific, personal and metaphysical language. The formal criteria of justification are surveyed, together with Ramsey’s material criterion of "empirical fit". Some final suggestions indicate possible developments of Ramsey's position on justification. Two excursuses relate Ramsey's views to (l) the debate on the role of models in science and religion, and (ll) the Thomistic doctrine of analogical prediction.

Growing up in contemporary sectarian movements : an analysis of segregated socialization

van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda 2008 (has links)
This thesis explores changes in group boundaries when children are born into sectarian movements, and how these changes affect the movements and their young members. Over time sectarian groups may 'denominationalise' or remain sectarian. The resulting dynamics, within the sect and between the sect and society, affect the people born within these sects, and their (perceived) level of inclusion or exclusion within society. This point is illustrated throughout the thesis on several levels, describing internal pressures on sectarian groups as well as external pressures - offering a variety of case studies involving legislation, regulation, intervention, and their outcomes. In turn, attitudes towards sects differ according to the state's position, public perception, and what information is provided and used in deciding on action. Tension between the state and sects can shape the childhoods of those within the sectarian groups. How these tensions are resolved has a strong influence on the range of options second-generation adults have regarding their affiliation with the group in which they were raised; whether they stay, leave, are expelled, can choose their own level and mode of adherence, and so forth. This is the first comparative exploration of the different options presented by a variety of sectarian groups and by the types of support available within the wider society for second-generation members who have decided to leave. The thesis raises questions about the effects sectarian socialization can have on future social affiliations and the role of the support mechanisms in the young people's subsequent adjustment to the wider society. It illustrates, on the level of the individual, the significance of primary and secondary socialization regarding the transmission of values and world-views and, most interesting sociologically, a person's perception of society and his or her place within it.

Meaning and evidence in religion

Walker, I. R. 1985 (has links)
No description available.

Conversion to Islam : the case of the Dusun ethnic group in Brunei Darussalam

Ahmad Kumpoh, Asiyah az-Zahra 2011 (has links)
A literature review on the conversion studies reveals that most models of religious conversion postulate Christian-centric and western-centric perspectives. One of these models is the seven-stage Rambo Model. This study’s main objective is to critically engage the Rambo Model in exploring the conversion process of the Dusun Muslim converts in Brunei Darussalam and to answer the first research question that seeks to find out the actual definitions of the conversion stages as how they had been typically experienced by the converts. The model’s framework is further tested by the second research question which aims to identify the determinant that explains the variations and similarities found in the stage sequence of the conversion process of the Dusun Muslim converts in comparison to those occurring in different religious settings. Drawing on the qualitative data obtained through interviews and the utilisation of relevant literature, the case study of the Dusun Muslim converts confirms the cultural specificity issue inherent in the Rambo Model. Some theoretical changes were suggested where a new concept of contextual components and of culture-free definitions of the stages were added to the model’s framework. This modified version of the Rambo Model was found to be effective in demonstrating that the actual definitions of the conversion stages of the Dusun Muslim converts are unique and distinctly specific, principally due to the effects of Brunei’s majority-religion context. The theoretical changes of the model were also useful in explaining the variations and similarities in the stage order of conversion process occurring in different religious settings. Thus, by presenting a non-Christian and non-western case study of religious conversion, this study concludes that a more generic version of the Rambo Model can actually be formulated and be utilised by future research undertakings.

From security to self-expression the emergent value pattern and the changing role of religion

Lassander, Mika 2010 (has links)
No description available.

Religious objects and performance : testing the role of materiality

Whitehead, Amy Renee 2011 (has links)
No description available.

Tradition and Christianity in east Kwara'ae: the colonial transformation of a Solomon Islands society

Burt, B. W. 1990 (has links)
No description available.

From essence to existence : Leo Baeck and religious identity as a problem of continuity and change in liberal Jewish and Protestant theology

Homolka, Walter 1992 (has links)
No description available.

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