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Sanders, Theresa 1963-

Works: 10 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,827 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Theresa Sanders
Approaching Eden : Adam and Eve in popular culture by Theresa Sanders( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides historical background from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives to show the relevance and prominence of Adam and Eve's story in life today, where we are inundated with references to the Garden of Eden in popular culture from an early age
Celluloid saints : images of sanctity in film by Theresa Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second goal is to show students of theology how the ideas that they encounter in often highly technical language might play themselves out on the big screen. Any worthy theology begins in human experience. If a theology cannot be translated into the language of events and emotions, dreams and love, despair and fulfillment, then it has lost its way. Revelation is always revelation to someone. To be meaningful, it has to be able to render itself in a language that people understand. Film is one such language. Used wisely and intelligently, it can be a powerful tool for expressing theological insights."--Jacket
Tenebrae : Holy Week after the Holocaust by Theresa Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and belief : why the body of Jesus cannot heal by Theresa Sanders( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Provided Annotation Body & Belief is a work in postmodern Catholic theology that explores the meaning of brokenness: the broken bodies of Jesus & of the saints. The wounds of Jesus have been the focal point for innumerable devotions throughout the history of Catholic piety; there has, however, been very little attempt to read those wounds from a contemporary theological/philosophical perspective. This book is such an attempt, focusing not only on the broken & resurrected body of Jesus, but also on the martyred bodies of the saints, drawing on sources ranging from Saint Augustine & medieval mystic Angela of Foligno to deconstructionists Jacques Derrida & Mark C. Taylor. Its thesis, as fully developed in the final chapter, is that the holes in Jesus' body articulate a longing for God that is a human's deepest knowledge of God, a longing that is not a lack incapable of being filled, but is grace itself. Must reading for anyone interested in post-modern thought & Catholic theology. Theresa Sanders (PhD, Syracuse University) is on the faculty of the Department of Theology at Georgetown University where she teaches courses in Christian thought. Her reserarch interest is the intersection of postmodernity & Catholicism. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Cultural & Religious Theory & the Editorial Advisory Board for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism
A penguin in the garden: the theological implications of young earth creationism - why they are winning by Eric C Marrapodi( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis finds Young Earth Creationism is winning the war of creation versus evolution. They have the energy, the numbers, and the financial backing to continue on and bring about what they say could be a second reformation with Christians taking the Bible literally and "nailing Genesis 1-11 to the doors of churches, colleges, and seminaries." By examining this topic, this thesis will bring academic research and exposure to the key ideas of a religious movement that has been largely dismissed by many Americans. It will show the influence Young Earth Creationists are having on the American Christian landscape
Desperately Seeking Mary: A Mystery, Model, and Message by Nona Scott Darrell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis examines the reason why there was an increase in the awareness and visual image of the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages. It will become clear her representation and enhanced role within Christianity was a calculated decision necessary to resolve inconsistencies and gaps within the biblical narrative as well as meet a public need for the Christian faith to prosper. Even though the scripture does not contain a great deal of information about her life, a theology and devotion developed around Mary in Medieval Europe. She became an influential female image and growing icon in all art forms during this era which persists today. By examining the biblical text and other church writings of the period then juxtaposing those to the growth of images will illuminate how her responsibility in the church became redefined and expanded
White Sow, White Stag, and White Buffalo: The Evolution of White Animal Myths from Personal Belief to Public Policy by Christa N Selnick( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While white animal myths initially expressed humankind's universal and personal quest for holiness, over time these myths have been retold to convey a divine sanctioning of threatened cultures' governing bodies and used as justification for political and social policies including assimilation, warfare, and rebellion. Identifying this pattern sheds new light on cultures and events such as the Devonshire Celts and their relationship to Christianity in Late Antiquity, the Magyars and their land conquests of the early Middle Ages, and the Lakota people and their opposition to the United States government in the late nineteenth century, and may offer a model for understanding the policies of some of today's nations. This study begins with a general exploration of the elements and roles of folktale, legend, and myth as viewed through the lens of anthropology, sociology, philosophy and theology, and the work of Ernst Cassirer, Mircea Eliade, Joseph Campbell and Paul Tillich. The theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and the findings of David Hunt, Florin Curta and others are used to analyze general color and animal symbols within various cultural contexts. Resultant conclusions are applied to specific myths, namely the Devon Celts' White Sow, the Magyars' White Stag, and the Lakota's White Buffalo. These myths, with their white animal symbols, are examined against the historical backdrop of the period in which these tales were popular within their cultures. As a result, a link is found between popular myth, major events and the political and social policies of the Devon Celts, the medieval Magyars, and the Lakota during times of cultural stress and change
Christian Patriarchy and the Liberation of Eve by Jennifer Emily Sims( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian Patriarchy is a set of beliefs held by many conservative Christians that outlines gender roles based on a literal interpretation of scripture. These gender roles, also referred to as biblical manhood and biblical womanhood, dictate the hierarchy of authority where Christ is the head of the household, the husband is the head of the wife. Children are primed at a very young age to demonstrate the tenets of biblical manhood and biblical womanhood, but for young girls, their paths are strictly laid out for them to marry, birth many Godly children, and serve their husbands. The fundamentalist reading of Genesis 2-3 is used to justify female submission via Eve's creation and subsequent role in the Fall of Humanity. This evangelical interpretation uses Genesis 2-3 as the foundational text to first justify women as subordinate based on creation order, and secondly justify women's submission on Eve's role in the Fall of Humanity. By using biblical interpretations to subordinate the woman's position vis-à-vis her husband, women in these conservative Christian homes are locked into this role with little chance to follow a different path, and are often dependent on a dominant male figure for survival. This thesis shall first give a background of Christian Patriarchy as well as the Quiverfull movement. Next I explore the world of young girls who escaped the movement, and their individual stories of Patriarchy. Lastly, I will assert that women can be religious and equal based on an alternative reading of the central biblical texts, Genesis 2-3. Biblical text referenced herein will be from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) as well as the King James Version (KJV)
Characterizing the Nexus Between Science, the Arts, and Religion to Improve Executive Decision-Making and Innovation by Ravi Inder Chaudhary( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This three-dimensional space is designed to establish an interdisciplinary bridge to human values in decision-making by utilizing three disparate fields of inquiry. The Nexus was deliberately applied to four real-world scenarios, which revealed potential benefits for executive leaders who apply its characteristics
Black Mariology by Adam Green( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The figures included in this thesis illustrate the Black Madonna, unless otherwise noted, were located online on the ARTstor database
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Celluloid saints : images of sanctity in filmTenebrae : Holy Week after the Holocaust