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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 ...


Within-Person Relationships Among Prayer, Well-Being, And Daily Events, David Benjamin Newman Jan 2014

Within-Person Relationships Among Prayer, Well-Being, And Daily Events, David Benjamin Newman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Shahrazad In The White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance At The Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome Jan 2011

Shahrazad In The White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance At The Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome

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No abstract provided.


"What's A Nice Mormon Girl Like You Doing Writing About Vampires?": Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" Saga And The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Karen Elizabeth Smyth Jan 2011

"What's A Nice Mormon Girl Like You Doing Writing About Vampires?": Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" Saga And The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Karen Elizabeth Smyth

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

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Religious Philosophy Of Richard M Nixon, Robert Benjamin Abel Jan 2008

The Religious Philosophy Of Richard M Nixon, Robert Benjamin Abel

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Art Of The Public Grovel: Sexual Scandal And The Rise Of Public Confession, Susan Wise Bauer Jan 2007

The Art Of The Public Grovel: Sexual Scandal And The Rise Of Public Confession, Susan Wise Bauer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Between 1969 and 2002, three American politicians (Edward Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton) and three ordained clergymen (Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, and Cardinal Bernard Law) made public confessions of wrongdoing to national audiences. These public confessions reveal that Protestant religious culture, particularly the neoevangelical culture of the twentieth century, had changed the expectations of many who did not consider themselves within neoevangelicalism's sphere of influence. By tracing the historical development of public confession from its medieval roots to its use in twentieth-century entertainment programming, this dissertation shows that Protestant confessional practice affected both secular American political discourse and ...


The United States Army Chaplain As Prophet In The Twenty-First Century: "Is There A Soul Of Goodness In Things Evil?", Donald W. Kammer Jan 2005

The United States Army Chaplain As Prophet In The Twenty-First Century: "Is There A Soul Of Goodness In Things Evil?", Donald W. Kammer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Study Exploring The Educational Needs Of African-American Pastors' Wives Within Baptist Congregations, Jocelyn Georgette Henry-Whitehead Jan 2004

A Study Exploring The Educational Needs Of African-American Pastors' Wives Within Baptist Congregations, Jocelyn Georgette Henry-Whitehead

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

For many years, the role of the pastor's wife has been an emerging role in American religious history (Sweet, 1983). While on their journey in building and nurturing their relationship with God, supporting their husbands, families, congregations, and communities, pastors' wives have experienced joys and blessings as well as challenges and issues. A tremendous joy for some pastors' wives has been the privilege, the opportunity, and the honor to serve, minister to, assist and care for others. However, one major challenge for many pastors' wives has been preparedness, or the lack of preparedness, knowledge, and instruction (Obleton, 1996). Wives ...


A Qualitative Study Of Clergy Career Satisfaction, Functioning, And Clergy-Congregant Relations, Brian R. Mcdonald Jan 2004

A Qualitative Study Of Clergy Career Satisfaction, Functioning, And Clergy-Congregant Relations, Brian R. Mcdonald

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.


Saints And Soldiers Of Humanity: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Sarah Jaggi Lee Jan 2003

Saints And Soldiers Of Humanity: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Sarah Jaggi Lee

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Christian Parenting: Baptists And The Birds And Bees, Fumie Kobayashi Jan 2003

Christian Parenting: Baptists And The Birds And Bees, Fumie Kobayashi

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Current Setting Of The Evolution/Creation Debate In American Public Schools, Bradley Doyle Reynolds Jan 2003

The Current Setting Of The Evolution/Creation Debate In American Public Schools, Bradley Doyle Reynolds

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Humble Servants, Prideful Patriarchs: Submission And Servanthood In Rhetoric Of The Promise Keepers, Erica J. Smith Jan 2002

Humble Servants, Prideful Patriarchs: Submission And Servanthood In Rhetoric Of The Promise Keepers, Erica J. Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Proper Role Of Religious Conviction In Moral-Political Discourse, Jerry Owens Jan 2001

The Proper Role Of Religious Conviction In Moral-Political Discourse, Jerry Owens

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.


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 ...


"Struck In Their Hearts": David Zeisberger's Moravian Mission To The Delaware Indians In Ohio, 1767-1808, Maia Turner Conrad Jan 1998

"Struck In Their Hearts": David Zeisberger's Moravian Mission To The Delaware Indians In Ohio, 1767-1808, Maia Turner Conrad

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In 1767 David Zeisberger began his Moravian mission to the Delaware Indians in Ohio. He led this mission until his death in 1808. While Zeisberger and his assistants required conformity in matters religious, the converts did not have to make enormous changes in their traditional beliefs. The Delaware converts also did not have to alter their traditional economic, medical, housing, and diplomatic practices.;The goal of this study is to understand why hundreds of Delawares chose to convert, and why as many more chose to live at the mission. Many Delawares hoped to return to the peaceful life they had ...


Spiritual Quest As Poetic Sequence: Theodore Roethke's "North American Sequence" And Its Relation To T S Eliot's "Four Quartets", Rebecca Eldridge Hurst Hurst Jan 1997

Spiritual Quest As Poetic Sequence: Theodore Roethke's "North American Sequence" And Its Relation To T S Eliot's "Four Quartets", Rebecca Eldridge Hurst Hurst

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Religion And Resistance: African Baptist Churches In Virginia, Stephanie Rosel Reiss Jan 1997

Religion And Resistance: African Baptist Churches In Virginia, Stephanie Rosel Reiss

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ministerial Education In Colonial Massachusetts, Charlotte Ryland Jan 1997

Ministerial Education In Colonial Massachusetts, Charlotte Ryland

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Spirit Of The Times: Church, State And Revolution In Virginia, Kenneth William Rosenfeld Jan 1996

The Spirit Of The Times: Church, State And Revolution In Virginia, Kenneth William Rosenfeld

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Radical Environmentalism And Religion, Evelyn Louise Bush Jan 1996

Radical Environmentalism And Religion, Evelyn Louise Bush

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Chemical Dependency Counselors' Spiritual Well-Being On The Spiritual Well-Being Of Their Clients, Clifford Wilson Brooks Jr. Jan 1996

The Effect Of Chemical Dependency Counselors' Spiritual Well-Being On The Spiritual Well-Being Of Their Clients, Clifford Wilson Brooks Jr.

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact an inpatient substance abuse counselors' spiritual well-being had on chemically dependent patients' spiritual well-being over the course of two weeks in treatment.;Raymond Paloutzian and Craig Ellison developed the Spiritual Well-Being Scale which was utilized in this study along with the Rokeach Value Survey, the Personal Orientation Inventory, and the Profile of Adaptation to Life Scale. Pre and Post test packets containing the Spiritual Well-Being Scale and the Profile of Adaptation to Life Scale were administered to one hundred ten inpatient alcohol and drug patients. A total of forty-five alcohol ...


Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann Jan 1996

Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this interview based qualitative study was to explore the influence that a plurality of social contexts, represented through United Methodist congregations in the Virginia Conference, have on the formation of ministers' occupational activities.;The study used a typology developed by Larry Blazer (1987) to identify the occupational activities practiced by parish ministers. The investigation weighted clergy's professional practice using Judith Hackman's (1985) concepts of power and centrality in her study institutions of higher education's budgeting process. Congregational representatives identified occupational activities that were central and peripheral to their congregation's mission. Clergy identified the ...


Islamic Revival Movements And Revolution: The Cases Of Iran And Egypt, Myriam Kati Fizazi-Hawkins Jan 1994

Islamic Revival Movements And Revolution: The Cases Of Iran And Egypt, Myriam Kati Fizazi-Hawkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"What Was Pat Lady?": The David And Bathsheba Story In Medieval And Early Renaissance English Literature, Stanley Kustesky Jan 1994

"What Was Pat Lady?": The David And Bathsheba Story In Medieval And Early Renaissance English Literature, Stanley Kustesky

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From Spirit To Flesh: Psalm 51 And The Practice Of Paraphrase Under Henry Viii And Elizabeth Tudor, Susan Wise Bauer Jan 1994

From Spirit To Flesh: Psalm 51 And The Practice Of Paraphrase Under Henry Viii And Elizabeth Tudor, Susan Wise Bauer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Academic Freedom And The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Experience, 1979-1989, James Benson Johnson Ii Jan 1994

Academic Freedom And The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Experience, 1979-1989, James Benson Johnson Ii

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

As fundamentalist-conservatives pressed their agenda in Southern Baptist Convention life, and, in particular, as they assumed a majority on the board of trustees of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, the academic freedom of the Southeastern faculty became an issue. Concerns enunciated by Robert M. MacIver (1955) provide reference points in responding to the inquiry: "Was the academic freedom of the faculty violated at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary?" While a prologue and epilogue are offered, the study parameters of the Southeastern Seminary experience are 1979 to 1989. The study concludes that academic freedom was compromised in this ...