Essentialism in Feminist Theology: Identity in Narrative and Nature

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  ESSENTIALISM IN FEMINIST THEOLOGY: IDENTITY IN NARRATIVE AND NATURE   J. M. CALLAGHAN     Précis             Theologian Serene Jones, the first female president of Union Theological Seminary, has stated that, “assumptions about what women are, and should be, are built into our theology and practices.”[1] A brief survey of two-thousand years of church history […]

The Attributes of Physical Fitness and Faith: Exercise Science Meets Scripture

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The Attributes of Physical Fitness and Faith: Exercise Science Meets Scripture Marc Apkarian, PhD Associate Professor, Biola University, La Mirada, CA   Abstract: In the discipline of exercise science, the attributes of physical fitness lie in the domains of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility. If combined conceptually, most commonly performed […]

A Christian Perspective on Returning to Health and Wellness

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A Christian Perspective on Returning to Health and Wellness   Lacie Webb, PT, DPT1 Physical Therapist, SporTherapy Colin G. Pennington, PhD Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University – Fort Worth   Abstract: Religion, medicine, and healthcare are related. Research states that religiosity and spirituality have a positive effect on a patient’s health. There is a high belief […]

Faith, Physical Activity, and Physical Education

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Faith, Physical Activity, and Physical Education   Colin G. Pennington, PhD Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University – Fort Worth   Abstract: Within the complex system of compulsory school physical education, there are opportunities for physical educators to meet goals beyond physical-health related objectives. Positive moral socialization can occur through physical education; students who develop prosocial […]

The Integrated Model of Religiosity and Psychological Response to the Sport Injury and Rehabilitation Process: A Christian Illustration

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The Integrated Model of Religiosity and Psychological Response to the Sport Injury and Rehabilitation Process: A Christian Illustration Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD, CMPC Professor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Abstract: Research in psychology and medicine supports that religiosity functions as a protective and resilience factor among people facing diverse health challenges. Athletes risking and responding […]

Fusing Physical Activity and Faith

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Fusing Physical Activity and Faith Brent Bradford, PhD Associate Professor, Faculty of Education Concordia University of Edmonton Published in the Canadian Journal for Scholarship and the Christian Faith (journal.ccscf.org) on 2 October 2019 Welcome to the CJSCF’s Special Issue that will be examining the relationship between wellness-related topics and the Christian faith. For as long […]

Zombie Culture and Christianity 2015

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WHAT’S WITH ALL THE ZOMBIES? A Christian Interpretation of Zombie Culture Bill Anderson PhD bill.anderson@concordia.ab.ca Religious Studies Winter 2014 Zombies are everywhere! They are ubiquitously found in books, movies, comics, video games, TV shows and on the streets (zombie walks). What’s with all the zombies? What is the significance and meaning of zombies in our […]

Not an Atheist 2016

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WHY I AM NOT AN ATHEIST Bill Anderson PhD bill.anderson@concordia.ab.ca Religious Studies Winter 2016 I always wanted to be an atheist. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. I grew up in a working class Scottish home with lots of love, many benefits and much happiness! No philosophy was more drilled into me than […]