Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Theology; Religion, Biblical Studies
Shaffer, Jeremy, "A Cohesive Theology of Christian Living: Principles from the Book of Daniel" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 432.
The propensity to force preconceived ideologies and theological systems upon the interpretation of the book of Daniel is evident. The purpose of this project is to provide a proper interpretation of Daniel 1-6 so that proper applications can be made for preaching and teaching, trying to eliminate any preconceptions along the way that are forced upon the text. A six-part theology of Christian living is developed from the preaching outlines of each chapter, all connected to the book's theme of sovereignty and thereby forming a cohesive unit. Ultimately, a greater appreciation for the value of the Old Testament in Christian living is at the core of this project.