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One of the Dialogue of the Saviour’s most prominent features is the female character Mary who participates with other disciples in a discussion with Jesus. Most texts in the Nag Hammadi codices including the Dialogue of the Saviour have been traditionally labeled as Gnostic. This study...
This thesis studies the "religious" language of the apostle Paul from the perspective of contemporary political philosophers and comparative historians of religion. We conclude that there is no theoretical benefit from calling Paul's project "religious" as opposed to "political."
This thesis is a cross examination of the life and writings of Sayyid Qutb and Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab. The main thesis argues that both Qutb and Ibn Abd al-Wahhab largely interpreted Islamic doctrines in light of their own relevant political issues. Through the process of legitimating their...
The apostle Paul’s significance to both early Christian history and Christian theology is undisputed. Indeed, Paul is second to none but Jesus in this regard—or as Adolf Deissmann puts it, “[f]rom the broadest historical standpoint Jesus appears as the One, and Paul as the first after the One.”...
A Utopian Moment: Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Negotiation of Utopia and Tragedy in 1 Kgs 1-11Download
The Solomonic era represents a period of respite within Israel’s imagined history. In contrast to the general tendency towards social entropy that otherwise characterizes the biblical story, Solomon establishes a golden age in which Israel occupies an ideal state of existence. As such, this...
This study is about a series of operational acts of identification, such as interpretations, categorizations, representations, classifications, through which past materials have acquired their meaning and therefore identity. Furthermore, this meaning-making will be demonstrated always to be...
Christ as Ancestor Hero: Using Catherine Bell’s Ritual Framework to Analyze 1 Corinthians as an Ancestor Hero Association in First Century CE Roman CorinthDownload
The Corinthian community members employed a Greco-Roman heroic model to graft their ancestral lineages, through the rite of baptism, to the genos Christ-hero. In doing so, the Corinthians constructed an elaborate ancestral lineage, linking their association locally through Christ to Corinth, and...
Drawing comparisons between the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and Īśvarakṛṣṇa’s Sāṃkhyakārikā, this thesis explores the relationship between the Bhāgavata Purāṇa’s theism and the dualistic metaphysics of the Sāṃkhyakārikā. Employing a textual and philosophical approach, this thesis compares how the Bhāgavata...
This thesis examines the late Muslim theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s ethics of non-violence. It argues that the non-violent ethics of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi based on the Qur’an might aid in finding solutions to the global problem of religion and violence, particularly as it is experienced in...
Divine Corporeality: Remembering Yhwh's Different Body Parts in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Yehud/JudahDownload
In an effort to contribute to the rich and ongoing conversation on divine anthropomorphism(s), this work examines references to Yhwh’s various body parts in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic period texts of (what is now known in scholarly circles as) the Hebrew Bible from the perspective of social...