Research Papers/Topics in Theology

Hermeneutical Study (O.T Exegesis) of Samuel chapter 2

The book of Samuel has the name “Samuel” in the title, not because he was the author but because the first book begins with a large account of him, his birth and childhood, his life and government, the history of the reigns of Saul and David, who were both anointed by him (Henry 281). The book tells the story primarily of three individuals: Samuel, Israel’s last judge; Saul, her first king; and David, the founder of an empire that would endure for over three centuries (Dillard 13...

Hermeneutical Study (O.T Exegesis) of 1 Sam. 12:1-5

The book of I Samuel has the name “Samuel” in the title, not because he was the author but because the first book begins with a large account of him, his birth and childhood, his life and government, the history of the reigns of Saul and David, who were both anointed by him (Henry 281). The book of I Samuel describes the crucial turning point in Israel's history from that of the judges to the rule of a king. The book sets forth the tension between the people's expectation of a king ...

PAUL’S ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM (A STUDY IN PAULINE EPISTLE)

Paul was strictly educated in Jewish customs and in Hebrew Language and Scriptures. At twelve (12) he was sent to study in Jerusalem under the great Jewish scholar and lawyer, Gamaliel. He was well exposed and made good success in his studies. His family must have been well to do since he was sent to school. He had Greek, Roman and Jewish influence and put together spoke Aramaic in Jerusalem and Greek at Tarsus. He was a tent maker by trade. That Paul was liberally educated (in the ...

REVIEW OF THE RESPONSES OF JOHAN BOTHA AND NICO KOOPMAN ON DOUGLAS SCHUURMAN’S CONCEPT OF WORK, BRINGING OUT ITS STRENGTHS AND HOW IT APPLIES TO CHURCHES IN NIGERIA

Schuurman in his deep observation and in his sharing of his experiences points to occupation as means of support common and a central arena in which to live out your Christian faith. Work, industrially could be seen from the lime lights all the reality that Christians are empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue Christ's mission in this world. For him, it is important that we take careful note of what we do on earth because we are God's hand and feet, God's tears and laughter on Earth; ...

Evaluation of the Old Testament Prophetism and Biblical Paradigm of the Schools of the Prophets

This paper discusses the prophetic ministry and the order of training employed at the time of the Old Testament. Worthy of note is that, the name given to bands of prophets or “sons of prophets” living together for instruction and worship under Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha. Little is known about these schools, but they seem to have been important religious institutions in Israel and references to them are frequent. Not all the “sons of the prophets” claimed to have a supernatural gift; ...

PROPHETISM and SCHOOLS OF THE PROPHETS In The OLD TESTAMENT

This paper discusses the prophetic ministry and the order of training employed at the time of the Old Testament. Worthy of note is that, the name given to bands of prophets or “sons of prophets”living together for instruction andbworship under Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha

An Idea into Suspension of Life (Support) from a Scriptural Bases

How should Christians come to the end of life? What is the appropriate use of technology to prolong life?How can we assure that when our time to die comes we will do it in answer to the call of God rather than because all of the technology of modern medicine has been exhausted?These are difficult questions. We will not find easy answers. We must never trivialize them. Nevertheless, I believe that if we immerse ourselves in the Scriptures and truly begin to think biblically, we will emerge...

THEOLOGY OF DEATH; THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE AND MINISTRY TO THE DYING

Death is not something that we enjoy talking about, at least not seriously (the jokes are innumerable), and funerals are even less popular as a topic of serious conversation. Joseph Bayly called death The Last Thing We Talk About.  Yet such discussions ought not be left to the end, for if we have time to discuss it at the end (we often don’t since such appointments are rarely made in advance!), we are often in the least objective place to do so. Pain, grief, and sorrow typically color the ...

THE PENTATEUCH, ITS AUTHORSHIP DEBATE AND THE 613 MOSAIC LAWS

The first five books of the Bible (both Hebrew and Christian) are foundational to all of Scripture and rank as one of the most important portions of the Word of God (Wolf17).This is so because its theological and historical revelations are necessary for an understanding of the rest of the Old Testament and the New Testament as well.These five books contain, for example, God's revelation about the origin of the world with its emphasis on the creation of man made in the image of God, how sin...

Jesus Through the Lens of Ewe Culture: A Mother-tongue Exegetical Reflection on Hebrews 1:1-4

AbstractThis dissertation is an exegetical reflection and application of Hebrews 1:1-4 from the Ewe Bible in the Ewe context using two main approaches, the Mother Tongue Criticism methodology of biblical studies and the Comparative Approach. Over the years, many African Christian scholars have painstakingly endeavoured to bring the traditional religions of non-Westerners such as in Africa and Asia from the margins to the centre of focus for Christian engagement. The idea is not revolutionary ...

OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU IN RETROSPECT

AbstractFor obvious reasons, it is fair enough to stratify a movement like the Brotherhood of The Cross and Star as being outside Orthodox Christianity. All the major Christian doctrines are interpreted very loosely and in fact, there is a lot of inconsistency. There are also signs of much Islamic influence in the movement, although it is not an amalgamation of the two religions; indeed, it is distinct from both. However, there are number of interesting lessons ranging from the origin,...

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