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"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2015

"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In 1978, James Dobson, psychologist and founder of the conservative evangelical group Focus on the Family, Inc., published Preparing for Adolescence: Advice from One of America's Foremost Family Psychologists on How to Survive the Coming Years of Change. Over the next twenty years Dobson's pocket-sized advice manual went on to sell over a million copies and symbolized the desire of white conservative evangelicals to control the moral and social development of adolescents---and in turn the nation. During the same period, black conservative evangelicals were engaged in a separate yet equally vocal struggle to support adolescents and their families ...


False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza Jan 2015

False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza

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Of Circuit Riders And Circuit Courts: A Case Study Of The Methodist Border Conflict In Antebellum Virginia, Douglas Paul Gleason Jan 2015

Of Circuit Riders And Circuit Courts: A Case Study Of The Methodist Border Conflict In Antebellum Virginia, Douglas Paul Gleason

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No abstract provided.


"Strength For The Journey": Feminist Theology And Baptist Women Pastors, Judith Anne Bledsoe Bailey Jan 2014

"Strength For The Journey": Feminist Theology And Baptist Women Pastors, Judith Anne Bledsoe Bailey

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This dissertation grows out of an interest in the women who are pastors in formerly Southern Baptist churches. Because they continue to face opposition to their role as pastors I wanted to know the sources of their strength and determination. Specifically, how did feminism and feminist theology influence their decision to be pastors and their continuing ministry?;I interviewed twenty woman pastors in five different states representing two generations of pastors. These women are among the very few who grew up in Southern Baptist churches and are now pastors, since the Southern Baptist denomination has officially banned women from the ...


Drawn Together, Drawn Apart: Black And White Baptists In Tidewater Virginia, 1800-1875, Nancy Alenda Hillman Jan 2013

Drawn Together, Drawn Apart: Black And White Baptists In Tidewater Virginia, 1800-1875, Nancy Alenda Hillman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

A detailed study of local Baptist communities in Tidewater Virginia, "Drawn Together, Drawn Apart" explores the interactions of black and white evangelicals both under slavery and following emancipation. Significant bonds of fellowship between black and white Baptists persisted throughout the antebellum years. The majority of black Baptists continued to engage in baptismal, worship, and disciplinary gatherings with their white neighbors. Baptists of both races participated in the national culture of reform through their commitment to temperance, mission work, and other forms of "benevolence.".;At the same time, a pattern of black religious autonomy was developing. as Christian paternalists, white Baptist ...


"A Medley Of Contradictions": The Jewish Diaspora In St Eustatius And Barbados, Derek Robert Miller Jan 2013

"A Medley Of Contradictions": The Jewish Diaspora In St Eustatius And Barbados, Derek Robert Miller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

During the 17th and 18th century a number of Jews settled on the English island of Barbados and the Dutch island of St. Eustatius. The Jews on both islands erected synagogues and a number of key structures essential for a practicing religious community. Although they had strong connections that spanned across geo-political boundaries, the synagogue compounds on each island became key places for the creation and maintenance of a Jewish community. I argue that these synagogue compounds represented diasporic places that must be understood through a tri-partite model that explores the relationships between the Jewish community and its hostland, other ...


"Friendly Fire": Free Quakers, Fatherhood And Religious Identity In The Early Republic, Samuel S. Wells Jan 2013

"Friendly Fire": Free Quakers, Fatherhood And Religious Identity In The Early Republic, Samuel S. Wells

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Heresy And Simony: John Wyclif And Jan Hus Compared, April Marie Brinker Jan 2010

Heresy And Simony: John Wyclif And Jan Hus Compared, April Marie Brinker

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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The Wayward Priest Of Atondo: Violence, Vocation, And Religious Reform In A Navarrese Parish, Amanda Lynn Scott Jan 2010

The Wayward Priest Of Atondo: Violence, Vocation, And Religious Reform In A Navarrese Parish, Amanda Lynn Scott

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No abstract provided.


Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee Jan 2009

Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Nauvoo, Illinois was the setting for two important social experiments in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons, made this city their headquarters of their rapidly expanding church from 1838 until 1846. Only three years after the departure of the Mormons, a group of Frenchmen calling themselves Icarians came to the same spot to realize a system of communal living and brotherhood that lasted in Nauvoo until 1856. While several studies have been devoted to these groups, as yet none have combined a study of the two communities ...


"Let All Things Be Done Decently And In Order": Gender Segregation In The Seating Of Early American Churches, Caroline Everard Athey Warner Jan 2009

"Let All Things Be Done Decently And In Order": Gender Segregation In The Seating Of Early American Churches, Caroline Everard Athey Warner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe Jan 2009

Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe

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No abstract provided.


Conflict Amid Conversion: Mormon Proselytizing In Russian Finland, 1860-1914, Zachary R. Jones Jan 2008

Conflict Amid Conversion: Mormon Proselytizing In Russian Finland, 1860-1914, Zachary R. Jones

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Society Of Souls: Spirit, Friendship, And The Antebellum Reform Imagination, Robert Kent Nelson Jan 2006

Society Of Souls: Spirit, Friendship, And The Antebellum Reform Imagination, Robert Kent Nelson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study explores the central role that a spiritualized friendship played in the thought and writings of antebellum reformers. It identifies a spiritual sensibility that was widely shared by many radical New England activists of the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s regardless of their specific denominational beliefs, and argues that this sense of spirituality motivated them to become activists who labored to transform their society.;Specifically, this dissertation analyzes the work and writings of a variety of reformers who believed that spirit or soul could serve as a mechanism for leveling some of the most dominant cultural and institutional power hierarchies ...


Between Black And White: The Religious Aftermath Of Nat Turner's Rebellion, Nancy Alenda Hillman Jan 2005

Between Black And White: The Religious Aftermath Of Nat Turner's Rebellion, Nancy Alenda Hillman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani Jan 2004

In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Practicing Piety: Sarah Jones And Methodism In 1790s Virginia, Chad Sandford Jan 2004

Practicing Piety: Sarah Jones And Methodism In 1790s Virginia, Chad Sandford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Jesus As Guardian Spirit: The Formation Of Moravian Delaware Christianity, Shawn G. Wiemann Jan 2003

Jesus As Guardian Spirit: The Formation Of Moravian Delaware Christianity, Shawn G. Wiemann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Jesus People Movement And The Awakening Of The Late 1960s, Christina Barnes Williams Jan 2002

The Jesus People Movement And The Awakening Of The Late 1960s, Christina Barnes Williams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


For Profit And Function: Consumption Patterns And Outward Expression Of Quakers As Seen Through Historical Documentation And 18th Century York County, Virginia Probate Inventories, Darby O'Donnell Jan 2002

For Profit And Function: Consumption Patterns And Outward Expression Of Quakers As Seen Through Historical Documentation And 18th Century York County, Virginia Probate Inventories, Darby O'Donnell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Moravian Missions To The Delaware Indians, 1792-1812, Jessica Maul Jan 2001

Moravian Missions To The Delaware Indians, 1792-1812, Jessica Maul

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Mothering To Worlds Old And New: Marie De L'Incarnation And Her "Children", Ginger S. Hawkins Jan 2001

Mothering To Worlds Old And New: Marie De L'Incarnation And Her "Children", Ginger S. Hawkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Indicting Christendom: Roger Williams From The Wilderness, Thomas L. Anderson Jan 2001

Indicting Christendom: Roger Williams From The Wilderness, Thomas L. Anderson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Faithful Child Of God": Nancy Towle, 1796-1876, Judith Bledsoe Bailey Jan 2000

"Faithful Child Of God": Nancy Towle, 1796-1876, Judith Bledsoe Bailey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Language Of The Clergy: Religious And Political Discourse In Revolutionary America, 1754-1783, Cristine E. Maglieri Jan 2000

The Language Of The Clergy: Religious And Political Discourse In Revolutionary America, 1754-1783, Cristine E. Maglieri

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No abstract provided.


Religious Change And Plateau Indians: 1500 -1850, Larry Cebula Jan 2000

Religious Change And Plateau Indians: 1500 -1850, Larry Cebula

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study is an ethnohistorical examination of Indian religious responses to contact with Euroamericans on the Columbia Plateau, from 1600 to 1850. Plateau natives understood their encounter with European civilization primarily as a momentous spiritual event, and sought new sources of spiritual power to cope with their rapidly changing world. White people seemed to the Indians to have an abundance of spirit power, and many native religious efforts were aimed at capturing some of this power for themselves. These efforts included the protohistoric Prophet Dance, the syncretic "Columbian Religion" of the fur trade era, and the initial enthusiastic response to ...


"So Long As The Sunne And Moone Endureth": Religion And Empire In England, 1576-1614, Sharon Sauder Jan 2000

"So Long As The Sunne And Moone Endureth": Religion And Empire In England, 1576-1614, Sharon Sauder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ruffians And Revivalists: Manliness, Violence, And Religion In The Backcountry South, 1790-1840, Michael Simoncelli Jan 1999

Ruffians And Revivalists: Manliness, Violence, And Religion In The Backcountry South, 1790-1840, Michael Simoncelli

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Puritan Experiment In Virginia, 1607-1650, Kevin Butterfield Jan 1999

The Puritan Experiment In Virginia, 1607-1650, Kevin Butterfield

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Church Fire And Reconstruction: St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia, Ryan Kendall Smith Jan 1998

A Church Fire And Reconstruction: St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia, Ryan Kendall Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.