The educators of the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Messiah frequently publish and present quality scholarship in their field and in the context of their vibrant Christian faith.

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Submissions from 2019

Feelings: Discipleship that Understands the Affective Processes of a Disciple of Christ, Tamara L. Anderson

Rethinking the Grammar of the Atonement: Forgiveness, Judgment, and Apocalyptic Recapitulation, Richard Crane

Howard Thurman's Jesus: Recovering a Disinherited Identity, Emerson Powery

Submissions from 2016

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Method, MacIntyre, and Pedagogy: Inviting Students to Participate in Theology as a Living Conversation, Richard Crane

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Preaching the Word in Season and Out: The Portrayal of Missionaries in Contemporary Fiction, Larry Poston and Kathleen O’Sullivan

Submissions from 2015

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Not Going Gentle into that Good Night: Science and Religion in the Face of Death, Larry Poston and Pamela Code

The foundational efficiency of love: Reconciling with Aquinas, Sharon L. Putt

Submissions from 2014

The Religious Roots of Ernest L. Boyer's Educational Vision: A Theology of Public Pietism, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

When God Smites: Talking with students about the violence of God in Scripture, Eric A. Seibert

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When God Smites: Talking with Students about the Violence of God in Scripture, Eric A. Seibert

Submissions from 2013

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The Kahal, Zawiya, and Monastic Multiplexes: Informational Centripetalism as Medieval Mission, Larry Poston and Linda Poston

Special forum roman slavery and the new testament: Engaging the work of keith bradley, Emerson B. Powery

Submissions from 2011

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Ecclesial Faithfulness, Christian Political Engagement, and the Recovery of the Apocalyptic Theological Imagination of Jim Wallis’s the Call to Conversion, Richard Crane

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The Word and Words in the Abrahamic Faiths, Larry Poston and Linda Poston

Submissions from 2010

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Evaluating “A Common Word”: The Problem of “Points of Contact”, Larry Poston

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Shrewd as a Snake, Innocent as a Dove: The Ethics of Missionary Dissimulation and Subterfuge, Larry Poston

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The Second Coming of ‘Isa: an Exploration of Islamic Premillennialism, Larry Poston

The Breath of Life: Christian Perspectives on Conception and Ensoulment, Larry Poston and Lindsay Disney

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When Does Human Life Begin? Conception and Ensoulment, Larry Poston and Lindsey Disney

Anabaptists, David L. Weaver-Zercher

Submissions from 2008

Introduction, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Postsecular America: A New Context for Higher Education, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Talking about Religion, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Why Faculty Find It Difficult to Talk about Religion, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

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A Common Word?’ Reflections on Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Larry Poston

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Mesih ve Kültür (Christ and Culture), Larry Poston

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Re-Thinking ‘Career Missions’ in Light of Paul the ‘Short-Term Missionary, Larry Poston

Under the gaze of the empire: Who is my neighbor?, Emerson Powery

Submissions from 2007

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“Emperyalist” Misyonerlik? (Missionary Imperialism?), Larry Poston

Submissions from 2006

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Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men? The Rituals of Warfare in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Larry Poston

You Must Not Worship in Their Way: When Contextualization Becomes Syncretism, Larry Poston

Submissions from 2005

A response to the Pneuma essays on faith and scholarship, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Contours and Contexts of Christian Scholarship, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Living the Questions of Learning and Faith, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

More Than the "Integration" of Faith and Learning, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Pentecostalism and the academy, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Scholarship and the Varieties of Christian Faith, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Scholarship Defined and Embodied, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

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Interfacing with ‘The Next Christendom', Larry Poston

A Modest (Though Not Particularly Humble) Claim for Scholarship in the Anabaptist Tradition, David L. Weaver-Zercher

Submissions from 2003

The spirit, the scripture(s), and the gospel of mark: Pneumatology and hermeneutics in narrative perspective, Emerson B. Powery

Submissions from 2001

United Church of christ response, Douglas Jacobsen

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Femininity Versus Feminism: Contemporary Islamic Perspectives on the Essence of Womanhood, Larry Poston

Submissions from 2000

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Cultural Chameleon, Larry Poston

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Islam as ‘The Middle Path', Larry Poston

Submissions from 1999

Ulrich Luz’ s Matthew in history: A contribution to pentecostal hermeneutics?, Emerson B. Powery

Putting the Amish to Work: Mennonites and the Amish Culture Market 1950-1975, David Weaver-Zercher

Putting the Amish to work: Mennonites and the Amish culture market, 1950-1975, David Weaver-Zercher

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Putting the Amish to Work: Mennonites and the Amish Culture Market, 1950-1975, David Weaver-Zercher

Submissions from 1995

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Christian Reconstructionism and the Christian World Mission, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1994

The Educational Philosophy of Ignatius of Loyola: A Reply to James Davison Hunter, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1993

When ‘Zero’ Doesn't Mean Zero, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1992

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Should the West Stop Sending Missionaries?, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1991

Banishing Boredom, Larry Poston

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Becoming a Muslim in the Christian West: A Profile of Conver­sion to a Minority Religion, Larry Poston

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The Future of Da’wah in North America, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1990

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The Adult Gospel, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1989

Lessons from the Leesburg Manor Apartments, Larry Poston