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  • Being Good Stewards in Every Aspect of our Community 

    Melton, Brent (University of the South, 2016-05)
    I think that much work needs to be done in the area of complete stewardship. That is to think of Stewardship besides just in the financial aspect. I have found the very word stewardship is still very uncomfortable for many ...
  • The Church-Idea for an Episcopal Moment 

    Pankey, Steven J. (University of the South, 2015-12-16)
    Project under the direction of Professor Ben King This dissertation argues that two figures, William Reed Huntington at the turn of the twentieth century and Brian McLaren at the turn of the twenty-first, correctly ...
  • A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CONTROVERSY OF KADHIS’ COURTS IN MAINLAND TANZANIA 

    Segu, Bartholomew Lucas (University of the South, 2016-05)
    This study analysises the demand for kadhis’ courts in Mainland Tanzania. The controversy of kadhis’ courts is creating conflicts and tensions between some Christians and Muslims and between some Muslims. The Muslim demand ...
  • Critique of Penal Substitution Atonement Theory and Its Influence on the American Death Penalty 

    Shippen, Joseph Jenkins II (University of the South, 2016-05)
    This thesis examines Christian atonement theology and how it relates to the American prison system, especially the death penalty. In particular, it explores the ways that penal substitution theory has influenced the ...
  • Film Narratives in Preaching 

    Hinds, Eric Kimball (University of the South, 2016-05)
    This project challenges the assertion that sermon illustrations should be pared down to the shortest length possible. In a controlled study of 100 sermon listeners, film narratives that ranged between two to five minutes ...
  • MOVING AHEAD TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH: DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS FOR TRIAGE, RECOVERY, AND RECONCILIATION OF DYSFUNCTIONAL CONGREGATIONS 

    Sorvillio, James A., Sr. (University of the South, 2016-05)
    This project set out to identify a process of triage, recovery, and reconciliation for congregations that have experienced dysfunctional behavior by either the clerical leadership of a church or members of the congregation, ...
  • Nearer God’s Heart: Church Gardening as a Christian Practice 

    Dolan, Pamela (University of the South, 2016-05)
    In March of 2014, my parish broke ground for a church garden we called Shepherd Farm. We chose a 30’ x 90’ plot on the far side of the church building, visible from the road but not taking too much out of our five-acre ...
  • New Monasticism and the Parish: An Examination of the Intersection of Intentional Christian Communities and Congregations 

    Shobe, Robert Casey (University of the South, 2016-05)
    In the early 1970s, the Rev. John Smith was called as rector of a small Episcopal parish in coastal Rhode Island, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea. St. Peter’s was a fairly typical mainline church at that time, with a handsome ...
  • QOHELET: POSTCOLONIAL SOLOMON 

    Pigg, Daniel Farris (University of the South, 2016-05)
    Without question, the book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most unusual books in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Noted for its skepticism about life, knowledge, wisdom, and a host of other topics, Ecclesiastes has been ...
  • Towards Spiritual Formation Model of Clinical Pastoral Education 

    Ronaldi, Lynn Petrie (University of the South, 2016-05)
    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) traditionally applies the disciplines of psychology, education, and supervisory theory to raise into consciousness students’ inner landscapes and help form them as persons and pastors. ...
  • We did it Wrong - The Unexpected Success of Southside Abbey 

    Leopold, Robert Kelly (University of the South, 2016-05)
    This thesis project details the founding and first three years of ministry at Southside Abbey – a nontraditional worshipping community in the Episcopal tradition and a new church start in the Diocese of East Tennessee. ...