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Social - To Save: A Book Of Suggestions For The Social Committees Of Christian Endeavor Societies And For The Home Circle, Amos R. Wells 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

Social - To Save: A Book Of Suggestions For The Social Committees Of Christian Endeavor Societies And For The Home Circle, Amos R. Wells

Books

No abstract provided.


Social Welfare And The Liquor Problem, Harry S. Warner 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

Social Welfare And The Liquor Problem, Harry S. Warner

Books

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And I Heard 'Em Say: Listening To The Black Prophetic, Cameron J. Cook 2015 Pomona College

And I Heard 'Em Say: Listening To The Black Prophetic, Cameron J. Cook

Pomona Senior Theses

This thesis aims to explore how conceptions of the black prophetic tradition, as discussed by thinkers Cornel West and George Shulman, might be expanded into the realm of African American musical traditions and genres. I argue that musical genres like the blues and hip-hop function as an affective discourse that aesthetically, politically and religiously function as sites of resistance to white supremacy and provide alternate pathways to liberation as compared to more canonical instantiations of the black prophetic. In particular I provide close readings of performances and art by Nina Simone and Kanye West.


The Millennial Who Planted Trees, trevien stanger 2015 University of Montana - Missoula

The Millennial Who Planted Trees, Trevien Stanger

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

In this work of creative non-fiction essays and stories, the author explores ecological restoration through a variety of contexts, settings, and conditions.


The American Mainline Protestant Church: Being The Body Of Christ In Context Without Christendom, Jessica G. Putland 2015 Hamline University

The American Mainline Protestant Church: Being The Body Of Christ In Context Without Christendom, Jessica G. Putland

Departmental Honors Projects

In recent years, a phenomenon has begun surrounding the fear of the death of the church in America. In 2008, the Pew Forum on Public Life conducted comprehensive survey of religiosity in America. This survey found that the number of those who identify as Protestant in America now stands at 51% of the population. According to the survey this number is poised to continue declining, especially given that the survey found that one fifth of US citizens, and one third of those under 30, are now unaffiliated with religion. Out of these statistics, in combination with other research across the ...


Disciplining Yoga: Foucauldian Themes In Sivananda Yoga Practice, Mark E. Eaton 2015 Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

Disciplining Yoga: Foucauldian Themes In Sivananda Yoga Practice, Mark E. Eaton

Publications and Research

This paper considers the yoga practices at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center as “disciplinary” practices. Yoga has a long history of being interpreted as “discipline”; this paper will consider how it is disciplinary and what is being disciplined. To this end, this paper will frame Sivananda yoga as a discipline from two perspectives: Sarah Strauss’ characterization of yoga as an “oasis regime”; and Michel Foucault’s view of discipline as minute “carceral” elaborations of power. These approaches are contrasted and ultimately, following Foucault, yoga disciplines are understood as being constitutive of the subject. The disciplinary character of yoga at the ...


A Pitcher Of Cream, Bud Robinson 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

A Pitcher Of Cream, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

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Two Sermons: God’S Ability And The Blood Of Jesus; And, Three Experiences: 1. Rev. Jno. Haime, 2. Rev. Wm. Hunter, 3. Rev. Robt. Wilkinson, Bud Robinson, John Haime, William Hunter, Robert Wilkinson 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

Two Sermons: God’S Ability And The Blood Of Jesus; And, Three Experiences: 1. Rev. Jno. Haime, 2. Rev. Wm. Hunter, 3. Rev. Robt. Wilkinson, Bud Robinson, John Haime, William Hunter, Robert Wilkinson

Heritage Material

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My Life's Story, Bud Robinson 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

My Life's Story, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Are Religion And Environmentalism Complements Or Substitutes?: A Club-Based Approach, Feler Bose, Timothy M. Komarek 2015 Old Dominion University

Are Religion And Environmentalism Complements Or Substitutes?: A Club-Based Approach, Feler Bose, Timothy M. Komarek

Economics Faculty Publications

In this article, we analyze the causal link between membership in environmental groups and active participation and membership in religious groups. We use a club-based model and employ OLS and spatial econometrics with controls to test for whether membership and participation in a religious group is a substitute or complement for membership in environmental groups. Instrumental variables estimation was used as a robustness check. We found that religious participation and religious membership in evangelical groups are a substitute for environmental membership. Much of the work on environmental concerns has focused on answers to survey questions, not on membership. We used ...


The Future Of The Vincentian Charism In The United States: Challenges, Trends, And Opportunities, Scott Kelley, Jessica Werner 2014 DePaul University

The Future Of The Vincentian Charism In The United States: Challenges, Trends, And Opportunities, Scott Kelley, Jessica Werner

Scott Kelley

With declining membership in many branches of the Vincentian Family looming in the background, a key question emerges: how will the Vincentian mission continue in the United States in the twenty-first century? In 2005, Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Senior Executive for University Mission at DePaul University, argued that “by 2023 the Vincentians may well have no physical presence, canonical sponsorship role, or governance role at DePaul University.” His conclusion is based on careful observation of the historical membership trends in the Congregation of the Mission in the United States, going all the way back to their arrival in ...


An Exposition Of Genesis, Johannes Oecolampadius, Mickey Mattox 2014 Marquette University

An Exposition Of Genesis, Johannes Oecolampadius, Mickey Mattox

Mickey L Mattox

The success of the Protestant Reformation depended vitally upon the industry, piety, and learning of the first generation of Reformers. Among them, none worked or prayed or studied harder than Iohannes Oecolampadius, the great Reformer of Basel, Switzerland. This volume presents his lectures on Genesis 1-3, translated for the first time into English. These lectures take us back to the heady early days of the Reformation, where we find Oecolampadius skillfully negotiating the dense thicket of perplexing questions that had long surrounded the story of Creation and Fall, boldly reforming the ancient traditions of Christian exegesis by the application of ...


The Wolf Attacks: A History Of The Russo-Chechen Conflict, Christina E. Baxter 2014 East Tennessee State University

The Wolf Attacks: A History Of The Russo-Chechen Conflict, Christina E. Baxter

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Chechens fought against the Russians for independence. The focus in the literature available has been on the wars and the atrocities caused by the wars. The literature then hypothesizes that the insurgency of today is just a continuation of the past. They do not focus on a major event in Chechen history: the Soviet liquidation of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1944. It is this author’s assertion that the liquidation of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR forever changed the mindset of the people because it fractured a society that was once unified ...


Surviving And Thriving In A Hostile Religious Culture, Michelle Mitchell 2014 Florida International University

Surviving And Thriving In A Hostile Religious Culture, Michelle Mitchell

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The present study explored a minority oppositional religious culture, which continued practicing despite overt hostilities to their practices. The qualitative research project utilized interviews and observations of the Gardnerian Wiccans in Broward County, Florida. The narrative data were transcribed, coded, and categorized into three themes related to the following research questions: Why would individuals create a secretive religion? Given they had to practice in secret, what about this religion had people seeking out information and joining Covens? What would keep this group together despite opposition from dominant culture? As a microcosm for religious conflict in society, the study showed differences ...


Gnosticism, Transformation, And The Role Of The Feminine In The Gnostic Mass Of The Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), Ellen P. Randolph 2014 Florida International University

Gnosticism, Transformation, And The Role Of The Feminine In The Gnostic Mass Of The Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), Ellen P. Randolph

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Gnostic Mass of the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.) suggests a heterosexual gender binary in which the female Priestess seated on the altar as the sexual and fertile image of the divine feminine is directed by the male Priest’s activity, desire and speech. The apparent contradiction between the empowered individual and the polarized gender role was examined by comparing the ritual symbolism of the feminine with the interpretations of four Priestesses and three Priests (three pairs plus one). Findings suggest that the Priestess’ role in the Gnostic Mass is associated with channeling, receptivity, womb, cup, and fertility ...


The Imam And The Pastor: Attempts At Peace In Nigeria Using Interfaith Dialogue, Jinelle Piereder 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Imam And The Pastor: Attempts At Peace In Nigeria Using Interfaith Dialogue, Jinelle Piereder

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

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Emerging From The Shadows: Civil War, Human Rights, And Peacebuilding Among Peasants And Indigenous Peoples In Colombia And Peru In The Late 20th And Early 21st Centuries, Charles A. Flowerday 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Emerging From The Shadows: Civil War, Human Rights, And Peacebuilding Among Peasants And Indigenous Peoples In Colombia And Peru In The Late 20th And Early 21st Centuries, Charles A. Flowerday

Anthropology Department Theses and Dissertations

Peacebuilding in Colombia and Peru following their late-20th and early 21st century civil wars is a challenging proposition. In this study, it becomes necessary as indigenous peoples and peasants resist domination by extractive industries and governments in their thrall. Whether they protest nonviolently or rebel in arms, they are targeted for human-rights violations, especially murder, disappearance and displacement. The armed actors, state, insurgency, paramilitaries or drug traffickers, destroy civic institutions (local or regional government) and the civil (nonprofit) sector and replace them with their own authoritarian versions. Therefore, peacebuilding has emphasized rebuilding civic institutions, civil society and local ...


The Memetic Evolution Of Alchemy From Zosimos To Timothy Leary, Ryan J. Hutchinson 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

The Memetic Evolution Of Alchemy From Zosimos To Timothy Leary, Ryan J. Hutchinson

History Undergraduate Theses

The subject of alchemy is often only relegated to a footnote of the history of modern chemistry. When framed as a discussion of the history of ideas and mankind attempting to understand their position in the universe, the language of alchemy is seen present in the writings of ancient Greece to 20th century counterculture. But how did this obscure art survive such a long journey over time and space? This paper explores alchemy as a meme (as defined by Richard Dawkins) that changed over time to fit the needs of its proponents. We find that the ideas in alchemy had ...


Tense Positioning: Labeling And Tension In Kofuku No Kagaku's Development, Jackson Layne Hale 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tense Positioning: Labeling And Tension In Kofuku No Kagaku's Development, Jackson Layne Hale

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Influences Of Folklore On The Creation Of The Mormon Identity, Hannah Ruth LaPrise 2014 UTK

The Influences Of Folklore On The Creation Of The Mormon Identity, Hannah Ruth Laprise

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


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