VTS Masters Theses

Title

VTS Masters Theses

Subject

VTS Thesis Collection

Description

Theses for the M.Div. or M.A. from participating authors 2017-

Publisher

Virginia Theological Seminary

Date

2017-

Collection Items

The Apostle Andrew in Scripture and Tradition
The name of Andrew the Apostle appears thirteen times in the Gospels and Acts, and he is the generative character in four crucial episodes of Jesus’s ministry. But his role as an apostle is muted in the New Testament, in the Church, and in…

Face to Face : The Kenosis of God Before Christ
Thesis (MA)--Virginia Theological Seminary, 2021.\"Prepared in fulfillment of the Master of Divinity program at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia."
Advisor: Stephen L. Cook. Readers: Katherine Sonderegger, Victor H. Matthews.

The Post-Colonial Imperative of Interreligious Dialogue : Translating the missio Dei through Nicholas Black Elk’s Multireligious Participation
By Hubbard, Joe. (2021) -- "This conversation around the nature of “mission,” the church’s role in it –as well as the role of the “missionary” and the role of the “missionized” –emerges from the complicated context of my own journey. It…

Listening for the Monastic Imagination
By Walker, Demarius J. (2021) -- "My project starts with Jesus’ questions to his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” The question is as pertinent today as it was over 2000 years ago. The question invites us into the prophetic…

The Significance of Inculturation for Evangelism : A case study of The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Masasi, Tanzania.
Mhema, Oraph Joseph (2021) -- "This thesis presents the process of inculturation as an effective means to render the Christian faith more meaningful and practical to people in their local cultures. The historical survey of the evangelization process…

The influence of American Missionaries on the culture, education, and medicine of Tamil people in Jaffna, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
By Vijayathasan, Daniel Jeyaruban (2021) -- In the 19thCentury, as a result of the American Presbyterian and Congregationalist Missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission, the river of God’s love flowed into Jaffna, Ceylon…

Church in the Forefront:Addressing Violence Against Women in the Anglican Diocese of Bondo, Kenya.
Gender-based violence is recognized as a pressing social issue because of its psychological and physical consequences to the victimized.1 This study will elaborate on how the presence of gender-based violence …

The Significance of Inculturation for Evangelism: A case study of The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Masasi, Tanzania.
This thesis presents the process of inculturation as an effective means to render the Christian faith more meaningful and practical to people in their local cultures. The historical survey of the evangelization process among the Makua people and many…

Baptism to confirmation in the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia: Strategies for faith formation in children (ages 7-12).
This capstone focuses on the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia. The faith formation of children has not been a priority in many churches within the diocese of over 30 years. Inadequate attention has been paid to the resources used or the modes of…

Unhooked by Grace : My Inner Work With St. Paul on Recovering from Binge Eating
A Capstone project submitted to the Faculty of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Religion and Culture.
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