Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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  • Theological Convergence Summary

    The last section of chapter discusses Edinburgh and Lausanne’s’ relationship to convergence. Chapter five focuses on the convergence beyond the Lausanne movement. The chapter starts of discussing the theological convergence’s impact “on the broader evangelical and ecumenical world focusing on theological assumptions (162)” and “missiological methods that emerged from the Lausanne movement” (Pruitt 167). Pruitt discusses the International Mission Board (IMB) and its relationship with Lausanne, as well as DAWN ministries, Youth with A Mission, The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting. He ends chapter five and the book with “closing thoughts on theological convergence” (Pruitt 191) and a final note that “theological convergence is not a one-way street. Convergence has taken place among evangelicals and ecumenical alike” (Pruitt 197). At the end of the book there are addendums. The first is the actual Lausanne Covenant. Following the covenant is Billy Graham archives, Transcripts of Stan Nussbaum, Michael O’Rear, David Hesselgrave, and Keith Eitel. These are followed by the Manila Manifesto, oral Interviews and Keith Eitel questionnaire. Personal Reaction, Application &…

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  • Unitarian Universalism Religion

    With the lack of any official dogma or creed, Unitarian Universalists were encouraged to find out what the truth was to them, and as long as it did not disrespect anyone else, they were not turned away (Larson). This allows for a wide spectrum of beliefs in the church. However, many of the believers’ views tend to be more liberal (Religion Facts). For example, there are many beliefs about God including theism, atheism, or agnosticism. Most tend to not believe in God, but as a whole they believe…

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  • Judith Sargent Murray: The Republican Motherhood Movement

    Sexes” was incorporated into “The Feminist Papers”by Alice Rossi to restore Murray’s role in women’s history. Many women scholars followed Rossi and publish Murray’s ideas of equality for women. For example, The Gleaner was republished in 1992 by the Union College Press as well many of Murray’s early essays, poetry, and autobiography. Murray struggles to spread the idea of women’s rights made her “internalization of the post-Revolutionary backlash particularly poignant and the coming of…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life As A Christian

    obvious that He was the one who was building me back up. Little did I know that God can use anybody and everybody for his glory, no matter what their story is like. I grew up on a dairy farm outside of Chambers, Nebraska. Partially because I held the stigma of the over-achieving oldest child and partially because I attended an extremely small public school, I felt a personal pressure to excel in as many extra-curricular activities as possible. A traditionally rural and conservative atmosphere…

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  • Christianity In The 17th Century

    The important forces that motivated for missionary movement were: first, Captain Cook’s Voyages that appeared in 1770s gave a picture of sea route map of the world; and second, William Carey’s An Inquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, published in 1792. As a result, in 1792, ‘Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Heathen” was founded and in 1793 William Carey and John Thomas sailed to India. Following…

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  • Christian Worldview: The Ethical Dilemmas Of Abortion

    the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America states that “abortion prior to viability [of a fetus] should not be prohibited by law or by lack of public funding” but that abortion after the point of fetal viability should be prohibited except when the life of a mother is threatened or when fetal abnormalities pose a fatal threat to a newborn (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1991). In contrast, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, states that "human life must be respected and protected…

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  • George Whitfield Ecclesiastical Authority

    To church historians, George Whitefield was known one of the 18th century’s most brilliant evangelical preachers. This popular Anglo-American revivalist was well-known for his mass appeal to the populace and was what today would be considered a celebrity He was “a preacher capable of commanding mass audiences (and offerings) across two continents, without any institutional support, through the sheer power of his personality.” George Whitfield was a new brand of preacher that arose from a time…

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  • James F White Protestant Worship Summary

    Worship: Traditions in Transition. This work is an analysis of Protestant worship where the author elucidates the main worship traditions of nine specific traditional segments of the church that shaped the history of Protestant worship in Europe and North America. These evangelical institutions are identified as Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist, Anglican, Separatist and Puritan, Quaker, Methodist, Frontier, and Pentecostal. According to White, each one of these nine traditional churches had a…

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  • Globalization Of Christian Religion Summary

    the Europe and North America dwindle while the spread of Islam rises. However, there is still hope for the Christian Religion, specifically the Protestant churches as Christianity spreads fervently in continents such as Africa, Asia and South America. However, how do various external and internal factors affect this wide-spread Christian Globalization in the South. Is the church limited by the governmental institutions that are in place, which may lead to the decline of Christianization? All…

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  • The Importance Of The Church's Decree On Ecumenism

    Churches since 1948. This movement created full communion among the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Christ, and the Reformed Church in America. Even before Vatican II made ecumenism a pivotal theme Father Yves Congar highlighted the ecumenical issue that divided Christianity. In 1995 John Paul II reaffirmed the catholic commitment to Christian ecumenism with the encyclical of On Commitment to Ecumenism and again when Benedict XVI named ecumenism as a goal of…

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