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(University of St Andrews, 2022-06-16) - ThesisWhether politics or religion, murder mysteries or household havoc, life is replete with riddles. There are always differing interpretations, competing theories that are vying to explain the data of our world. But this ...
(University of St Andrews, 2020-07-30) - Thesis
Karl Barth’s christological anthropology : re-thinking Christian conceptions of identity regarding sex, gender, and sexuality (University of St Andrews, 2022-06-16) - ThesisThis thesis bridges the impasse between Christians who adhere to essentialist and subjectivist understandings of identity, especially regarding sex, gender, and sexuality. By drawing on Karl Barth’s Christological anthropology, ...
Post-secular cinematic parables : theology, philosophy, and ethics in the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (University of St Andrews, 2021-07-01) - ThesisThis thesis integrates theology, philosophy, and film studies in a theological analysis of the filmography of Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. I propose that the Dardenne brothers create post-secular cinematic ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-07-01) - ThesisThere currently exists a substantial lacuna in scholarship on the place of Christ’s descent into hell in the theology of John Calvin. Although Calvin devoted five times more space in his ‘Institutes’ to Christ’s descent ...