Category Archives: Academic articles

In Defense of Christianity (or Why I am a Christian)


It has been said that man is religious by nature.  The fact that a large proportion of the world’s population holds to one of the variety of religious belief systems available in the world seems to attest to this.  It … Continue reading

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The Impact of Ambrose of Milan on the Young Augustine


(This essay was written for History 202.3, University of Saskatchewan, 1 December 1998 ) It has been said that no one had more influence on Christianity between the time of the Apostle Paul and the Reformation than Augustine of Hippo. … Continue reading

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The Confessing Church in Germany 1933-45


(This essay was written for History 285.6, University of Saskatchewan, 8 April 1999) The role of the Christian churches in Germany from 1933 to 1945 raises many troubling questions about the perceived lack of action on moral issues.  Many people … Continue reading

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The Rise of German Pietism in the 17th Century


(This essay was written for History 285.6, University of Saskatchewan, 1 December 1998 ) After the Reformation, when it became clear that accommodation between Reformed, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic was not going to happen, the energies of the various church … Continue reading

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The Christian and Islamic Response to Averroism


(This essay was written for History 205.3, University of Saskatchewan, 1 April 1999) In the twelfth century in Muslim Spain, and the next century in Christian Europe, the established religion faced a serious challenge from a new way of thinking.  … Continue reading

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The Expansion of Christianity in the Roman Empire


(This essay was written for History 201.6, University of Saskatchewan, 1 April 1999) Why did Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire?  This question could be answered in one of two ways.  First, it could be shown that the Roman Empire … Continue reading

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The Human Role in Salvation


(This essay was written for Religious Studies 223.3, University of Saskatchewan, 29 March 1999) I have decided I’m gonna live like a believer Turn my back on the deceiver I’m gonna live what I believe. I have decided Bein’ good … Continue reading

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