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The Troubles On The Brink Of Recurrence: Northern Ireland In A Post-Brexit World, Emma K. Bohner Apr 2023

The Troubles On The Brink Of Recurrence: Northern Ireland In A Post-Brexit World, Emma K. Bohner

Student Publications

The Troubles were a difficult and trying time for Northern Ireland beginning in the 1960s. The subsequent decades were filled with turmoil and violence, mainly centered in Belfast amongst the Protestant and Catholic groups. In 1998, peaceful means to ending the Troubles were accomplished through the Good Friday Agreement. The accord established peace primarily through implementing a new power sharing government, ending direct rule by the British, disarming the paramilitary groups and creating a soft border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The European Union was a critical asset in negotiating terms for peace. The aid of the European Union helped …


Murder And Massacre In Seventeenth Century England, Andrew Quesenberry Jan 2022

Murder And Massacre In Seventeenth Century England, Andrew Quesenberry

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Religion was almost always involved in murder and massacre during seventeenth century England, if not in its content, then at least in its interpretation. This work will support this assertion by examining multiple case studies of murder in seventeenth century England, which will simultaneously give the reader a more complete picture of the nature of homicide during the period. Specifically, the case studies consist of both homicides and infanticides, and explore the relation of the Devil to violent crime in seventeenth century England.


Searching For Answers: Examining Historical Christianity In Nineteenth Century Europe Through Kierkegaard & Nietzsche, Robert Jones Nov 2020

Searching For Answers: Examining Historical Christianity In Nineteenth Century Europe Through Kierkegaard & Nietzsche, Robert Jones

Theses

The Europe of the 1800s saw remarkable change. Previously unthinkable ideas and 'isms' made their way to the forefront of exploration in European society, forcing Christianity to a crossroads it had never before experienced. This thesis examines the fusion of politics and religion into a sort of surrogate religion for the Post-Enlightenment world. Above all, it examines historical Christianity through precedent-setting writers Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche. Given the unique process of secularization in the nineteenth century, both writers offer something often overlooked; the inevitable progress or decline of the Lutheran tradition depends, in true existentialist fashion, on the individual.


Pond, Noah Sherman, 1815-1892 (Sc 3203), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Pond, Noah Sherman, 1815-1892 (Sc 3203), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text of letters (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3203. Four letters, 1836-1837, of Noah S. Pond to his sister and brother-in-law in Washington, Connecticut. Writing from New Design, Trigg County, Kentucky, where he is working as a peddler, Pond describes many aspects of life in frontier Kentucky: changeable weather, agricultural practices and prices, lay preaching, voting, and the lives of slaves, who he believes are well treated and better off than the poor in the North. He describes selling to a Dutchman who dislikes “Yankees,” notes recent political developments, and finds Kentucky …


Shakers And Jerkers: Letters From The "Long Walk," 1805, Part 2, Douglas L. Winiarski Jan 2018

Shakers And Jerkers: Letters From The "Long Walk," 1805, Part 2, Douglas L. Winiarski

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Throughout the bitterly cold month of January 1805, John Meacham (1770-1854), Issachar Bates (1758-1837), and Benjamin Youngs (1774- 1855), struggled through mud and ice, biting winds, blinding snow, and drenching rains, on a 1,200-mile “Long Walk” to the settlements of the trans-Appalachian West. Traveling south toward Cumberland Gap, the three Shaker missionaries from New Lebanon, New York, were tracking a strange new convulsive religious phenomenon that had gripped Scots-Irish Presbyterians during the frontier religious awakening known as the Great Revival (1799-1805). Observers called the puzzling somatic fits “the Jerks.” Ardent supporters of the revivals believed the jerks were a sign …


The Abbey Message, 2017 Fall Sep 2017

The Abbey Message, 2017 Fall

The Abbey Message, 1940-2021

The Abbey Message publication, produced by Subiaco Abbey, dated Fall 2017.


A Charitable Scheme: William Smith, Michael Schlatter, And The German Free Schools, Daniel M. Crown May 2017

A Charitable Scheme: William Smith, Michael Schlatter, And The German Free Schools, Daniel M. Crown

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis describes William Smith’s development of “German Free Schools” in Pennsylvania between 1753-1755. It argues that these schools, ostensibly meant to acclimatize German immigrants to a British colony, were in fact intended to increase pro-Proprietary sympathy, isolate sectarian preachers, and end Quaker dominance over the Pennsylvania General Assembly.


Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scans of selected items (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 603. Manuscript books of sermons, religious, medical and other writings created by Benjamin McReynolds, a Butler County, Kentucky Methodist minister. Includes family history and records of schools operated by McReynolds.


The Best Poor Man's Country?: William Penn, Quakers, And Unfree Labor In Atlantic Pennsylvania, Peter B. Kotowski Jan 2016

The Best Poor Man's Country?: William Penn, Quakers, And Unfree Labor In Atlantic Pennsylvania, Peter B. Kotowski

Dissertations

William Penn’s writings famously emphasized notions of egalitarianism, just governance, and moderation in economic pursuits. Twentieth-century scholars took Penn’s rhetoric at his word and interpreted colonial Pennsylvania as nothing less than “the best poor man’s country,” as reflected in the title of one of the most popular histories of the colony. They also imagined a world where all men had access to economic opportunity and lived free from the barbarity endemic to Atlantic world colonies. Despite this halcyon vision of the Peaceable Kingdom, the reality was the opposite: a colony where religious convictions justified what we today (and radicals then) …


New Perspectives On The Northampton Communion Controversy Iv: Experience Mayhew’S Dissertation On Edwards’S Humble Inquiry, Douglas L. Winiarski Jan 2016

New Perspectives On The Northampton Communion Controversy Iv: Experience Mayhew’S Dissertation On Edwards’S Humble Inquiry, Douglas L. Winiarski

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

This fourth installment in a series exploring newly discovered manuscripts relating to the “Qualifications Controversy” that drove Edwards from his Northampton pastorate presents an unpublished oppositional dissertation by Experience Mayhew, a prominent eighteenth-century Indian missionary from Martha’s Vineyard. Next to Solomon Stoddard, Mayhew was Edwards’s most important theological target during the conflict. Where Edwards pressed toward precision in defining the qualifications for admission to the Lord’s Supper, Mayhew remained convinced that the standards for membership in New England’s Congregational churches should encompass a broad range of knowledge and experience. His rejoinder to Edwards’s Humble Inquiry provides a rare opportunity to …


The Periscope, 2013 January, Subiaco Abbey And Academy Jan 2013

The Periscope, 2013 January, Subiaco Abbey And Academy

The Periscope, 1921-2020

The Subiaco Academy newspaper entitled The Periscope, dated January 2013


"[F] Or King Willian And Queen Mary, For The Defence Of The Protestant Religion And The Good Of The Country," Leisler's Rebellion; A Study Of Colonial New York And The Formation Of Political And Religious Coalitions On The Frontier 1620-1691, Steven Terry Jan 2013

"[F] Or King Willian And Queen Mary, For The Defence Of The Protestant Religion And The Good Of The Country," Leisler's Rebellion; A Study Of Colonial New York And The Formation Of Political And Religious Coalitions On The Frontier 1620-1691, Steven Terry

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Neither Slave Nor Free... : Interracial Ecclesiastical Interaction In Presbyterian Mission Churches From South Carolina To Mississippi, 1818-1877., Otis Westbrook Pickett Jan 2013

Neither Slave Nor Free... : Interracial Ecclesiastical Interaction In Presbyterian Mission Churches From South Carolina To Mississippi, 1818-1877., Otis Westbrook Pickett

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This research focuses on the efforts of a variety of missionary agencies, organizations, Presbyteries, synods and congregations who pursued domestic missionary efforts and established mission churches among enslaved Africans and Native Americans from South Carolina to Mississippi from 1818-1877. The dissertation begins with a historiographical overview of southern religion among whites, enslaved Africans and Native Americans. It then follows the work of the Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury among the Choctaw, the Rev. T.C. Stuart among the Chickasaw, the Rev. Charles Colcock Jones among enslaved Africans in Georgia and investigates the work of the Rev. John Adger and John Lafayette Girardeau among …


The Newbury Prayer Bill Hoax: Devotion And Deception In New England's Era Of Great Awakenings, Douglas L. Winiarski Jan 2012

The Newbury Prayer Bill Hoax: Devotion And Deception In New England's Era Of Great Awakenings, Douglas L. Winiarski

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

[...] [T]he “Tappin manuscript,” as I refer to it in the essay that follows, presents an intriguing puzzle. If Christopher Toppan did not compose the unusual prayer request, then who did? When? Why? Solving the riddle of the Tappin manuscript leads us into the troubled final years of one of New England’s most pugnacious ministers and the evangelical underworld of the Great Awakening that he had come to despise.


Robert Boyle’S Religious Life, Attitudes, And Vocation, Edward B. Davis Jun 2007

Robert Boyle’S Religious Life, Attitudes, And Vocation, Edward B. Davis

Biology Educator Scholarship

Robert Boyle is an outstanding example of a Christian scientist whose faith interacted fundamentally with his science. His remarkable piety was the driving force behind his interest in science and his Christian character shaped the ways in which he conducted his scientific life. A deep love for scripture, coupled ironically with a lifelong struggle with religious doubt, led him to write several important books relating scientific and religious knowledge. Ultimately, he was attracted to the mechanical philosophy because he thought it was theologically superior to traditional Aristotelian natural philosophy: by denying the existence of a quasi-divine ‘Nature’ that functioned as …


"Free" Religion And "Captive" Schools: Protestants, Catholics, And Education, 1945-1965, Sarah Barringer Gordon Jan 2007

"Free" Religion And "Captive" Schools: Protestants, Catholics, And Education, 1945-1965, Sarah Barringer Gordon

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


"By Reason Of Religious Training And Belief ... ": A History Of Conscientious Objection And Religion During The Vietnam War, Karl D. (Karl Dwight) Nelson Apr 1998

"By Reason Of Religious Training And Belief ... ": A History Of Conscientious Objection And Religion During The Vietnam War, Karl D. (Karl Dwight) Nelson

WWU Honors College Senior Projects

The United States has always provided for those who were conscientiously opposed to bearing arms in the military. Until 1940 conscientious objectors came predominately from the historic peace churches. Throughout the Vietnam War era the legal, political, and religious view of conscientious objection changed dramatically. Several Supreme Court decisions during the Vietnam conflict led to a substantial increase in the number of men classified as conscientious objectors with either a mainstream religious or secular background. In addition to the Court's re-interpretation of the conscientious objection qualifications, many mainstream religious groups actively endorsed conscientious objection, reflecting their members' growing disillusionment with …


The Abbey Message, 1988-1993 Dec 1993

The Abbey Message, 1988-1993

The Abbey Message, 1940-2021

Bound volume of the Abbey Message publication, produced by Subiaco Abbey, May 1988 to December 1993.


The Periscope, 1973-1975 May 1975

The Periscope, 1973-1975

The Periscope, 1921-2020

Bound volume of the Subiaco Academy newspaper entitled The Periscope, September 1973 to May 1975


Pax Yearbook 1974, Subiaco Abbey And Academy Dec 1974

Pax Yearbook 1974, Subiaco Abbey And Academy

The Pax, 1927; 1946-2020

Yearbook of Subiaco Abbey and Academy for the 1973-1974 school year.


Portrait Of A Maine “Know-Nothing” William H. Chaney (1821-1903): His Early Years And His Role In The Ellsworth Nativist Controversy, 1853-1854, Allan R. Whitmore Jul 1974

Portrait Of A Maine “Know-Nothing” William H. Chaney (1821-1903): His Early Years And His Role In The Ellsworth Nativist Controversy, 1853-1854, Allan R. Whitmore

Maine History

This article examines the life and career of William Chaney his role in the nativist episode and the attack on Father John Bapst in 1853 and 1854.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 18, No. 3, Harry E. Smith, Donald R. Friary, L. Karen Baldwin, Amos Long Jr., Friedrich Krebs, Don Yoder Apr 1969

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 18, No. 3, Harry E. Smith, Donald R. Friary, L. Karen Baldwin, Amos Long Jr., Friedrich Krebs, Don Yoder

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The End of the Horse and Buggy Era
• Moravian Architecture and Town Planning: A Review
• Humor in a Friendly World
• Chickens and Chicken Houses in Rural Pennsylvania
• Eighteenth-Century Emigrants to America from the Duchy of Zweibrucken and the Germersheim District
• Horse-Drawn Transportation: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 11


The Abbey Message, 1964-1965 Apr 1965

The Abbey Message, 1964-1965

The Abbey Message, 1940-2021

Bound volume of the Abbey Message publication, produced by Subiaco Abbey, May 1964 to April 1965.


Pax Yearbook 1949, Subiaco Abbey And Academy Dec 1949

Pax Yearbook 1949, Subiaco Abbey And Academy

The Pax, 1927; 1946-2020

Yearbook of Subiaco Abbey and Academy for the 1948-1949 school year.


The Abbey Message, 1946-1948 Apr 1948

The Abbey Message, 1946-1948

The Abbey Message, 1940-2021

Bound volume of the Abbey Message publication, produced by Subiaco Abbey, May 1946 to April 1948.


The Periscope, 1925-1927, Subiaco Abbey And Academy Jun 1927

The Periscope, 1925-1927, Subiaco Abbey And Academy

The Periscope, 1921-2020

Bound volume of the Subiaco Academy newspaper entitled The Periscope, October 1925 to June 1927


The Periscope, 1921-1922, Subiaco Abbey And Academy May 1922

The Periscope, 1921-1922, Subiaco Abbey And Academy

The Periscope, 1921-2020

Bound volume of the Subiaco Academy newspaper entitled The Periscope, January 1921 to May 1922


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Jacob G. Armstrong, Thomas S. Armstrong Mar 1863

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Jacob G. Armstrong, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas remarks the recent arrival of several Union regiments in camp and his expectation to "see service before long." Thomas asks for a copy of Lassings History of the United States.