• "I believe in the resurrection of the body"

      Blomberg, Doug; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2019-05-17)
      “I believe in the resurrection of the body.” This fundamental tenet of the Christian faith extends beyond belief and into every corner of life. It provides the basis from which we might understand our whole selves as whole selves--to take into account where we are in body, heart, mind, and action. In terms of a guiding idea for curriculum development and for education, this statement calls us to see ourselves and others in primarily relational terms; to value people’s integral and multivalent relationships and all aspects of who, where, and what they are. Such an approach leads to a view of education--and of the human person--inextricably developed “from the ground up.”
    • The I's Relationship to the other as Transcendent, Foundational, and Ethical in Levinas' Totality and Infinity

      Hoff, Shannon; Hanna, Eric James John; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2013-07)
      An interpretation and application of the key insights about the I and the other from Emmanuel Levinas' book: Totality and Infinity. The first chapter interprets Levinas' terminology, specifically his notions of the I and the other, and shows how he describes human experience. The second chapter explores how the other is transcendent to the I as a site of ongoing possibility for the significance of experience, how the other founds the I during human development in the person of the caregiver, and how the I's basic relationship to the other has an ethical character. The third chapter applies these insights to show how they can lead to a more authentic living out of interpersonal relationships and to better ways of thinking about human living in social and political contexts.
    • ICS Agrees to Sale of Long-Time Home, But Will Stay as Tenant

      Unknown; Christian Courier (Christian Courier, 2016-06)
    • IDS: Aristotle's Political Philosophy at the Crossroads of Ethics and History

      Sweetman, Robert; Institute for Christian Studies; Harris, Joshua (Institute for Christian Studies, 2015-01)
    • If I Had a Hammer: Truth in Heidegger's Being and Time

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Smith, James K. A.; Venema, Henry Isaac; Institute for Christian Studies (Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing GroupGrand Rapids, Michigan, 2004)
    • Imaginatively Constructing God Concepts: Exploring the Role of Imagination in Gordon Kaufman's Theological Method

      Olthuis, James H.; Hildebrand, Glenda; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1988-08)
    • Impeccability Amid the Principalities: Christ's Sinlessness in a Culture of Sinful Systems

      Van't Land, Andrew; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-10-19)
    • In or After Eden? Creation, Fall, and Interpretation

      Olthuis, James H.; Smith, James K. A.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1995-08)
    • In the Beginning(s): The Gifts and Calls of God

      Dettloff, Dean; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-12-13)
    • "In the Embrace of Absolute Life": A Reading of Christology and Selfhood in Michel Henry's "Christian Trilogy"

      Ansell, Nicholas; Vanderleek, Ethan P.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2016-04)
      Michel Henry (1922-2002) was a leading 20th century French philosopher in the school of phenomenology. The final three books of his career focus on explicitly Christian themes and texts, and these books are now known as his “Christian trilogy”. This essay focuses on this trilogy in an exposition of Henry’s Christology, his concept of the Self, and how Christology and selfhood relate to each other. The exposition of Henry’s thought on this issue is stated in the following thesis, broken into three sections: 1) God always reveals himself as Christ 2) who reveals the Truth of the Self, 3) this revelation being identical with salvation. Said again, 1) God’s Revelation is always God’s self-revelation in Christ, and is never separate from 2) the human condition of the Self as a Son of God, and this condition is never separate from 3) salvation. Revelation, selfhood, and salvation. This essay is largely expository but several constructive attempts are made to apply Henry’s philosophy of Christianity to key theological themes, namely atonement, pneumatology, and ecclesiology.
    • Incarnating the God Who May Be: Christology and Incarnational Humanism in Bonhoeffer and Kearney

      Kuipers, Ron; Novak, Mark Fraser; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2017)
      This thesis examines questions of humanity and divinity that are pressing in contemporary philosophy and theology as seen in the thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Richard Kearney. Both these thinkers seek to address issues around transcendence/immanence, sameness/difference, ontology/ethics, and post-metaphysical approaches to God. Chapter one explores the many convergences in their thinking with regards to these topics. Chapter two looks at the main divergence in their thinking: their respective Christologies. Chapter three, following up on the exploration of convergences and divergences in their thought, examines a possible way in which to mediate the difference in their otherwise similar patterns of thinking. The thesis aims, overall, to show that a Christologically-based incarnational humanism is a suitable and appropriate live option that is not only biblical, but also responds to issues in both contemporary philosophy and theology, providing a way to understand how the possibility of divine incarnation depends upon our ongoing human response.
    • Independent Filmmaking: Projecting a Screen of Particularity With Integration

      Seerveld, Calvin; Macklin, Scott; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1995)
    • Instructive Ambiguities: Brecht and Muller's Experiments With Lehrstucke

      Seerveld, Calvin; Leach, James Frederick; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1992-11)
    • Interview with Richard Kearney (Art Talks, October 13, 2012)

      Smick, Rebekah; Kearney, Richard; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2012-10-13)
    • Introduction

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Huhn, Tom; Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (MIT PressCambridge, MA, 1997)
    • An Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Seminars 1 and 2

      Olthuis, James H.; Martin, Noah; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2008-01)
      My thesis is an introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis--and assumes all of the connotations of the word "introduction". I have tried to make it as clear and simple as possible, constantly reiterating each point in hopes that the reader will find some sort of conceptual handle in which to gain access to Lacan's world. This thesis begins with an attempt to situate the Lacanian project in its historical and theoretical context. I proffer the contributing factors that led Lacan to initiate his Seminar followed by the theoretical tasks he wished to accomplish therein. I then transition into a discussion dealing with the underlying mechanisms of language that form Jacques Lacan's specific strand of psychoanalysis.With Lacan's understanding of the functioning of the signifier in place I shift into a topological discussion of the individual symbolic concepts crucial to an understanding of the nature of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Throughout this discussion I endeavor to show how the concepts interrelate and influence the formation of all the parts of the nascent amorphous theoretical whole; all the while drawing on examples from popular culture in order to illustrate these concepts to the non-specialized reader.In the third and final section of the thesis I discuss how these concepts are manifest in the psychoanalytic practice--the actually existing analytic session. I venture a guess at how these concepts effect the work of the analyst and the analysand in order to suggest an explanation of what the terminus of analysis looks like.
    • Jim Olthuis - Biblical Foundations (Last)

      Olthuis, James H.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1974-11-13)
    • Jim Olthuis - Biblical Foundations I

      Olthuis, James H.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1974-09)
    • Jim Olthuis - Biblical Foundations V

      Olthuis, James H.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 1974-09)