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I Am Fearfully And Wonderfully Made: A History Of Transgender Identity And What It Means For Progressive Christianity, Clara Monique Deal Barlow Aug 2017

I Am Fearfully And Wonderfully Made: A History Of Transgender Identity And What It Means For Progressive Christianity, Clara Monique Deal Barlow

Religious Studies Theses

This thesis traces the historical evolution of the term transgender in the United States, mainly since the Second World War. The history of varying terms and conceptions regarding non-conforming gender identity may help clarify contemporary debates among Christian Evangelicals regarding the creation stories in Genesis and how gender is depicted there. The advantage of presenting a more complex history of Evangelicalism will be to counterbalance the mistaken view that Evangelicals are unilaterally conservative; in fact there is a long history of progressive Evangelicalism in this country. Without a consensus understanding of transgender identity and how it may or may not ...


Secular Humanism In Public School Textbooks: Thou Shalt Have No Other God (Except Thyself), B. Douglas Hayes Jul 2017

Secular Humanism In Public School Textbooks: Thou Shalt Have No Other God (Except Thyself), B. Douglas Hayes

Douglas C. Hay

No abstract provided.


Media Review: Rising To The Challenge: The Transition Movement And People Of Faith, By Ruah Swennerfelt, Ann Amberg Jun 2017

Media Review: Rising To The Challenge: The Transition Movement And People Of Faith, By Ruah Swennerfelt, Ann Amberg

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Ann Amberg reviews Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith, by Ruah Swennerfelt.


The Epistemology Of Esoteric Culture: Spiritual Claim-Making Within The American Neopagan Community, Marty Laubach Jun 2017

The Epistemology Of Esoteric Culture: Spiritual Claim-Making Within The American Neopagan Community, Marty Laubach

Marty Laubach

Non-institutionalised religious communities within western esotericism, such as New Age or Neopagan subcultures, are dynamic marketplaces for knowledge construction that may appear to be chaotic and governed only by the rule of caveat emptor. However, a close examination reveals authorization processes developing along similar lines as those followed by scientific empiricism during the seventeenth century. Claims of esoteric knowledge are developed from psychism experiences, and are authenticated by examining the claimant’s social standing, the narrative structure of the claim and the interests of the claimant and the judge. Such claims are authorized by incorporation into collective action, publications, workshops ...


Review Of The Book Maximum Insight., Robert Ward Dardenne Jun 2017

Review Of The Book Maximum Insight., Robert Ward Dardenne

Robert Ward Dardenne

No abstract provided.


Guide To The Rev. Paul John Rich Collection, 1894-2008 (Bulk 1963-1978), Lenora Robinson, Orson Kingsley Jun 2017

Guide To The Rev. Paul John Rich Collection, 1894-2008 (Bulk 1963-1978), Lenora Robinson, Orson Kingsley

Archives & Special Collections Finding Aids

Paul John Rich III was a minister at the First Parish Unitarian Church in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts from 1962-1978. He resigned from the Church on June 28, 1978 after a number of lawsuits and complaints were filed against him.

This collection consists of documents, photographs and other ephemera from and about Rev. Paul John Rich and the East Bridgewater First Parish Unitarian Church (referred to as “Church” in Box and Folder list) from roughly 1894-2008, some Church-specific materials are prior to Rev. Rich’s tenure, but the bulk of materials date from 1963-1978.


Guide To The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church Of Bridgewater Collection, 1717-Current, Lenora Robinson Jun 2017

Guide To The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church Of Bridgewater Collection, 1717-Current, Lenora Robinson

Archives & Special Collections Finding Aids

The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Bridgewater started in what was then called the “South Parish” of Bridgewater. In 1717, John Washburn deeded two acres of land “to the inhabitants of the southern part of Bridgewater to build them a meeting house” and to use part of the land for a burial ground. The first meeting house, built in 1717, was enlarged in 1741. A second meeting house was built in 1760.

The Church and Bridgewater State University have a long history of collaboration as neighbors. The first Principal of the Bridgewater Normal School, Nicholas Tillinghast, was a Deacon ...


Aids And Empire: Setting: The Conditions Of A Pandemic, Cora Walsh Jun 2017

Aids And Empire: Setting: The Conditions Of A Pandemic, Cora Walsh

Denison Journal of Religion

Walsh criticizes the imperialistic tendencies of the United States for not only helping to create an economic and social system that stratifies wealth, but also creates such deplorable conditions of the poor that their physical well-being is also jeopardized. This is seen most profoundly in sub-Saharan Africa where the AIDS pandemic has hit most violently. Furthermore, Walsh is disappointed in the United States for creating an atmosphere of inefficient humanitarian response. During the presidency of George W. Bush, the U.S. frequently gave government resources to conservative Christian groups that practice such things as abstinence only responses, making effective treatment ...


Redshirting: A Critical, Historical Analysis Of The Changing Theories, Policies, And Practices Of Children's Transition Into Kindergarten, Lisa Babel Jun 2017

Redshirting: A Critical, Historical Analysis Of The Changing Theories, Policies, And Practices Of Children's Transition Into Kindergarten, Lisa Babel

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper examines the contemporary debate over redshirting within the context of a historical analysis of how schools in the United States have addressed children’s transition into kindergarten. It also considers how preparation for the transition to school is cause for concern that has varied greatly depending on the socio-economic conditions of children’s families. Redshirting is the term currently being used to define a child’s delayed entry into kindergarten, usually with the intention of creating an additional year for that child to develop socially and to strive academically. Central to understanding this phenomenon and how to address ...


Judicial Opinions As Public Rhetoric, Erwin Chemerinsky Jun 2017

Judicial Opinions As Public Rhetoric, Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

No abstract provided.


Chapter 01: The Founding, 1885, Jack C. Lane Jun 2017

Chapter 01: The Founding, 1885, Jack C. Lane

Rollins College Centennial History: A Story of Perseverance, 1885-1985

No abstract provided.


Political Wishful Thinking Versus The Shape Of Things To Come: Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Mecanoscrit" And “Los Últimos Días” By Àlex And David Pastor, Pere Gallardo Torrano May 2017

Political Wishful Thinking Versus The Shape Of Things To Come: Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Mecanoscrit" And “Los Últimos Días” By Àlex And David Pastor, Pere Gallardo Torrano

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Despite almost forty years separating Manuel de Pedrolo’s novel Mecanoscrit del segon orígen (1974, trad. Typescript of the Second Origin) and the brothers Àlex and David Pastor’s film “Los últimos días” (2013, US tit. “The Last Days”), it is not difficult to find several socio-political areas of intersection which converge on a biological issue at the end of both works: the pregnancy of one of the characters at the end of each story.

Yet, such an interpretation would be rather limited as it ignores the socio-political landscape from which each work originated. Published in the aftermath of the ...


A Brush With Weimar Germany.Docx, Rowan Cahill May 2017

A Brush With Weimar Germany.Docx, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

A snippet of memoir regarding the 1960s, and the impact of historian Associate Professor Ernest K Bramsted (1901-1978) on the author during his undergraduate years at Sydney University (1964-1968).


Story Of A Publisher, Alan Swallow May 2017

Story Of A Publisher, Alan Swallow

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Full Issue, University Of New Mexico Press May 2017

Full Issue, University Of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Some Observations On The Word Gaucho, Stephen Paullada May 2017

Some Observations On The Word Gaucho, Stephen Paullada

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Paternalism: New England’S Textile Industry From Corporate Capitalism To The Second Red Scare, Kelsey Murphy May 2017

The Politics Of Paternalism: New England’S Textile Industry From Corporate Capitalism To The Second Red Scare, Kelsey Murphy

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Santayana At Harvard, Fr. Richard Butler, O.P. May 2017

Santayana At Harvard, Fr. Richard Butler, O.P.

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Our Modern Indians, Erna Ferguson May 2017

Our Modern Indians, Erna Ferguson

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Full Issue, University Of New Mexico Press May 2017

Full Issue, University Of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Found-Thirty-Five Hours A Week, Ethel Cessna Morgan May 2017

Found-Thirty-Five Hours A Week, Ethel Cessna Morgan

The Iowa Homemaker

Very often the most vital influences in our lives come in the unexpected moments. The other day, I picked up a copy of our college alumni magazines expecting to scan its pages for news of old friends. I was caught instead by an article which I had reread twice and which has been subconsciously in my mind ever since. It was the reprint of a Commencement address given by Dorothy Canfield Fisher to the Graduating class at Kansas University last spring.


Doctor Chimera, Joaquin Ortega May 2017

Doctor Chimera, Joaquin Ortega

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


El Matadero, Esteban Echeverria, Angel Flores May 2017

El Matadero, Esteban Echeverria, Angel Flores

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Full Issue, University Of New Mexico Press May 2017

Full Issue, University Of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews, University Of New Mexico Press May 2017

Book Reviews, University Of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Tagala Newsletter, May 2017 May 2017

Tagala Newsletter, May 2017

TAGALA Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sacred Shame: Integrating Spirituality And Sexuality, Alyssa J. Haggerty May 2017

Sacred Shame: Integrating Spirituality And Sexuality, Alyssa J. Haggerty

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Literature shows that many LGBTQ individuals believe that they must deny or hide their sexual identities and conform to a hetero-dominant lifestyle that often results in shame, denial of self, depression, anxiety, isolation, addiction, and abandonment of spirituality. This qualitative research study explored how LGBTQ individuals raised in non-affirming Christian traditions integrated their spiritual and sexual identities by in-person interviews with seven participants. Findings support previous research, and although the researcher was well aware of the nuances of this topic, an unexpected finding related to the complexity of gender identity and sexual orientation also surfaced. Practice implications include development of ...


Professional Ethics For Educators: Perspectives Of Christian University Students On Proethica, Harvey L. Klamm, Samuel J. Smith, Stacey Bose Apr 2017

Professional Ethics For Educators: Perspectives Of Christian University Students On Proethica, Harvey L. Klamm, Samuel J. Smith, Stacey Bose

Samuel J. Smith

In recent decades, accreditation standards have required teacher education programs to establish and implement dispositions that define and assess the demonstration of affective beliefs and values integrated within the teacher preparation process.  The 2015 publication of the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) sought to unify the application and assessment of dispositions relating to integrity and social responsibility.  In response, Educational Testing Service (ETS) developed an online program, ProEthica, to challenge individual teacher candidates and school leaders to explore potential-risk scenarios in an effort to produce self-reflection when making ethical decisions.  ProEthica is currently being embraced as a licensure ...


Book Reviews, University Of New Mexico Press Apr 2017

Book Reviews, University Of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Neues Testament Und Märchen: Tolkien, Fairy Stories, And The Gospel, John Wm. Houghton Apr 2017

Neues Testament Und Märchen: Tolkien, Fairy Stories, And The Gospel, John Wm. Houghton

Journal of Tolkien Research

J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1943 claim in “On Fairy-stories” that the Christian Gospel is a fairy story which “has entered History and the primary world” stands over against significant (and widely publicized) elements of Liberal Protestant biblical interpretation of the 19th and 20th centuries, exemplified in Rudolph Bultmann’s 1941 essay, “New Testament and Mythology.” Tolkien’s position, which seems to have influenced C. S. Lewis and Austin Farrer, owes something to G. K. Chesterton but has yet more direct parallels in Thomas Aquinas and Gregory the Great.