Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies Theses (Concordia University of Edmonton)
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The book of Lamentations is comprised of five acrostic poems that relate to the tragedy of the Babylonian siege and destruction of the temple around 587 BCE. Many commentators and scholars of Lamentations speak of the competing voices that are to be found in the text. This reflects the fact that...
In 1999 Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) established its office of deacon. Is LCC's conception of this office consistent with the New Testament evidence? To answer this question, the following approach is taken. The study is divided into five chapters. The first chapter examines the development of...
A critical consideration of three fulfillment citations in the Gospel According to Matthew|Old TestamentDownload
This paper will argue that the author of the Gospel According to Matthew employed the citations within Matt 1:18-25; 2:19-23 and 4:12-16 to demonstrate that Jesus was the messiah and the heir of David. He achieved this by using hermeneutical methods common in his day and culture, thus embedding...
This paper will provide a brief but comprehensive account of how the two missions worked in competition with one another to Christianize the people of the Canadian Northwest in the nineteenth century. Separate narrative accounts of the missions, including brief biographical sketches of some of...
Asserting postcolonial identities: Cross-textual readings of Ezra-Nehemiah and indigeneity in CanadaDownload
Broadly speaking, this study will be examining the historical imposition of colonial ideologies upon the Indigenous peoples. The purpose of this thesis is, ultimately, in its appeal to understanding Indigenous issues in a new way, i.e. to advocate a new way of thinking about Indigenous issues...
"If God is revealed in Jesus, how is God’s power to be understood? It is the argument of this thesis that the work of John Howard Yoder reveals God’s power as the simple event of love. A close reading of Yoder’s project locates a tension between his stated understanding of power and the...
"As reform movements swept across European cities and towns in the sixteenth century, ecclesiastical and intellectual leaders clashed over popular support for their polemical and apologetic causes. In the Protestant German-speaking regions where these clashes particularly intensified, influencing...
Traditional Christian theological interpretations view the Suffering Servant of Isaiah as an individual, messianic figure, with an inherent eschatological purpose. This traditional view proposes that the Suffering Servant of Isaiah pointed to a future messianic end of times figure, and that Jesus...
This thesis analyses the development of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s understanding of the bodily presence of Christ pro nobis in, with, and through the church-community. In studying his ecclesiology, the Christological basis for his comprehension of the church is displayed. The first chapter discusses...
This thesis examines how the Hebrew word רוח is used in Ezekiel 37:1-14 and the Greek word πνευμα is used in John 3:1-21. Greek and Hebrew are two very different languages. Yet they often are paired together, since they are the two main languages used in the Christian Bible. They certainly have...