The Relationship Between Religious Background Of Those Who Disaffiliate From Religion And Presence Of Anxiety, 2019 Georgia Southern University
The Relationship Between Religious Background Of Those Who Disaffiliate From Religion And Presence Of Anxiety, Timothy B. Sellers
University Honors Program Theses
Religion plays a significant role in the personality and worldview of a many individuals. It can provide one with personal benefits such as coping mechanisms, a framework for meaning-making, and a source of motivation, while also providing social support through connections with others having the same religious beliefs. The removal of said benefits through disaffiliation from a religious identity may lead to distress or anxiety. While much research has been done sociologically regarding the increasing number of people who do not affiliate with a religious group, much less has been done to analyze the individual experience of religious disaffiliation and ...
Tracking And Reflecting On Hate And Discrimination: A Meta-Analysis And Survey Experiment Depicting Perceptions Of Sikh Americans And The Sikh Faith In The United States, 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder
Tracking And Reflecting On Hate And Discrimination: A Meta-Analysis And Survey Experiment Depicting Perceptions Of Sikh Americans And The Sikh Faith In The United States, Serene Singh
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Abstract: Sikhs have been largely ignored in the literature surrounding criminal justice and religious tolerance. The many pressures faced by this group, including hate crimes, present an urgent need for political scientists to understand the issues this community faces and further, to challenge those issues to ensure their well-being. This research examines both of these concepts through two separate analyses: a meta-analysis and a survey experiment. In the meta-analysis, the Sikh experience is contextualized by assessing trends in media coverage and representation of turbans in the United States. This section reports a meta-analysis of 81 published journals, articles, and studies ...
There Is No “I” In “Land”: Religion, Protest, And Resistance Through Music At Standing Rock And The Tmt Protest, 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder
There Is No “I” In “Land”: Religion, Protest, And Resistance Through Music At Standing Rock And The Tmt Protest, Gina Blum
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This thesis addresses the religious aspects of protest music through the analysis of several representative case studies. Drawing on Alan Parkhurst Merriam’s and Stephen A. Marini’s theories on the functions of music in both religious and secular contexts, this thesis argues that music from the Standing Rock and Thirty Meter Telescope protests demonstrates the power of music to not only evoke emotion but also provide a sense of religious community and solidarity in actively resisting the destruction of sacred Indigenous lands. To demonstrate this power, this thesis examines the following case studies: ‘Stand up’ by Taboo featuring other ...
Conjurer La Révolution : Sorciers, Païens Et Justice Sociale Dans La France Contemporaine, 2019 Claremont Colleges
Conjurer La Révolution : Sorciers, Païens Et Justice Sociale Dans La France Contemporaine, Alexandra Rivera
Scripps Senior Theses
Witches and pagans have long faced historical persecution from the Catholic church and other patriarchal systems of power. In the eyes of mainstream society, they have been reduced to fragments of ancient history and entertaining media stereotypes. Real practitioners of witchcraft and paganism have remained fairly marginalized and trapped in the shadows, but this is starting to change. Witches and pagans have begun to involve themselves in large-scale political movements, combining spiritual power with direct action. While this phenomenon has a longer track record in the United States, in France it is extremely new. France is a country that has ...
Mara Bojic, 2019 Cleveland State Univer
Mara Bojic, Marija Maracic
No abstract provided.
Kinship And Twinship In Jacob And Esau, 2019 Chapman University
Kinship And Twinship In Jacob And Esau, Kent R. Lehnhof
English Faculty Articles and Research
"The implications of these early stage directions are upheld and amplified elsewhere in the play. In what follows, I demonstrate this to be the case by reviewing some of the ways the interlude seeks to justify Jacob’s usurpation, most interestingly in its systematic and strategic deployment of kinship ties and familial terms. After explaining how the play leverages family relations to elevate Jacob and overthrow Esau, I concentrate on one family relation in particular: namely, the complicated bond between twin brothers. As I will make clear, the interlude’s treatment of twinship raises pressing questions about the way wealth ...
Messianism And Jewish Messiahs In The New Testament Period, 2019 Brigham Young University - Provo
Messianism And Jewish Messiahs In The New Testament Period, Trevan Hatch
The terms Messiah and Christ are widely used today and are employed almost exclusively by Christians in reference to Jesus. Modern Christians, including Latter-day Saints, associate a litany of notions, implications, and expectations with these titles. Messiah, or mashiach in Hebrew, is synonymous with Christ, or christos in Greek, both meaning “one who is anointed” (with oil). What, however, were the deeper meanings and implications of these terms in Jesus’s day? How did Jews in the first centuries BC and AD interpret Old Testament passages regarding a messiah, and what were their expectations of a future messiah? When some ...
Judaism, 2019 Brigham Young University - Provo
Judaism, Trevan Hatch
The hostile motivations and painful feelings associated with jealousy and envy have earned these emotions a negative reputation in cultures and religions around the world. However, despite their sometimes destructive motivations, these emotions can also prompt actions that are ultimately beneficial for the experiencer. For example, jealousy can inspire the strengthening of a relationship, while envy can be a catalyst for self-improvement (Henniger and Harris 2014).
The Quest Of Vision: Visual Culture, Sacred Space, Ritual, And The Documentation Of Lived Experience Through Rock Imagery, Aaron Robert Atencio
Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers
This document will approach the multifaceted concepts that arise through the study of rock art and the cultivation of culture and belief through vision. Through this document the audience will encounter conceptual ideas regarding belief systems, ritual, experience, cognition, sacredness, and space/landscape — and how these are all essential dynamics that take place in the processes that cultivate the Shoshone visual culture. This document will employ an anthropological lens on the mentioned subject matters, while also approaching these concepts with an interdisciplinary curiosity of how they intermingle; creating a cohesive experience that focuses on these processes which empowered these people ...
Born Again With Trump: The Portrayal Of Evangelicals In The Media, 2019 Andrews University
Born Again With Trump: The Portrayal Of Evangelicals In The Media, Eun-Young Julia Kim
Since Trump’s ascendancy in American politics and his subsequent election, a number of articles have surfaced in the media trying to explain evangelical voters’ support of Trump. This paper analyzes common descriptions and conceptions of evangelicals by identifying recurring descriptions of evangelicals in 110 online articles published in a two-and-a-half-year period surrounding Trump’s presidential campaign and election. The results indicate that the answer to the question as to why evangelicals support Trump resides not so much in their theology, but in their aspirations for America and assumptions of what America should be like. This paper argues that it ...
Message Music A Universal Genre, 2018 Pacific University
Message Music A Universal Genre, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D.
Message Music is a collaboration of music from many different genres, that is meant to communicate universality, and bring about healing for individuals, couples, families, groups, and the community. It has a global message, and we are one. Finding its roots in an eclectic collection of folk, spiritual, gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, Motown, Fusion, Metaphysical or other genres "Message Music," transcends all genres and allows people to join in a universal quest to unite and find collective consciousness and way of being together that brings acceptance and love. It has always existed, in some circles, it will be ...
The Lingering Menace, 2018 Missouri State University
The Lingering Menace, Logan M. Burke
MSU Graduate Theses
This thesis applies modern approaches to better examine a largely neglected nativist publication, The Menace. This thesis also challenges the importance scholars have placed on formal associations, including prominent nativist groups such as the Klan. Instead, this thesis will focus on The Menace, a print publication that was mainstream with respect to its popularity as well as in the way it was produced. At the same time, The Menace was also similar to other nativist groups in the way it viewed race, gender, and religion.
To Dust You Shall Return: A Theological Argument For The Human Compost Movement, 2018 University of San Diego
To Dust You Shall Return: A Theological Argument For The Human Compost Movement, Sydney N. Ederer
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This research paper analyzes Catholic, Daoist, and Jewish beliefs on death, the body, the soul, afterlife, and after death rituals in order to build a connection between these beliefs and human composting practices. It uses these three religious traditions to find support for and recognize potential opposition against the human compost movement. These conclusions are in turn used to make a claim for human composting. Thorough research and a careful analysis of religious beliefs and traditions surrounding death and the body provides theological support for human composting as a recommended method for body disposal after death. Therefore, this research is ...
Calvin S. Smith: 'Utah’S Fighting Chaplain', 2018 Brigham Young University - Utah
Calvin S. Smith: 'Utah’S Fighting Chaplain', Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D.
This article shares the World War I experiences of Chaplain Calvin S. Smith, son of Latter-day Saint Church President Joseph F. Smith. From 1910-1913 he served as a missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Chaplain Smith was one of three Latter-day Saint chaplains who served in WWI. After commissioning, he reported for service to Camp Lewis, Washington. He saw extensive combat during three major offensives: St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Lys-Scheldt with service in France and Belgium. He was wounded twice. This article portrays the daily combat life of an American division chaplain, burial duty, support operations ...
The Shariah Scare Industry And The Clash Of Temporalities, 2018 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
The Shariah Scare Industry And The Clash Of Temporalities, Steven Fink
Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies
Islamophobic alarms over shariah have resounded in the United States during the second decade of the twenty-first century. These alarms perpetuate the notion of a clash of civilizations, pitting Islam versus the West. Instead of discussing the clash of civilizations thesis, however, this article proposes that a clash of temporalities has been constructed by a “shariah scare industry.” Focusing on the Center for Security Policy and Nonie Darwish, this article discloses the shariah scare argument that Muslims and non-Muslims experience time in two contrasting manners, what I call frozen past time and ominous future time.
The Significance Of John S. Mbiti's Works In The Study Of Pan-African Literature, 2018 Kent State University
The Significance Of John S. Mbiti's Works In The Study Of Pan-African Literature, Babacar Mbaye
No abstract provided.
Soteriology In Mainstream Monotheistic Religions: The Messiah Conundrum, 2018 Liberty University
Soteriology In Mainstream Monotheistic Religions: The Messiah Conundrum, Jay Fox
For the promotion of the Gospel, this study seeks to examine Soteriology in Mainstream Monotheistic Religions: The Messiah Conundrum. This decidedly charged topic critically researches the philosophy of salvation doctrine, or soteriology, within major monotheistic religions. The highlighted problem is the Messiah conundrum, with critical research on each doctrine for epistemological significance of a savior and their beliefs surrounding salvation. This mystery of where, or who humans turn to for salvation, is vitally important when considering the principle of sufficient reason in today’s hermeneutic and apologetic circles. The purpose fueling this thesis is the resolute documenting of beliefs of ...
C.S. Lewis And The True Myth: A Reconciliation Of Theology, Philosophy, And Mythology, 2018 Liberty University
C.S. Lewis And The True Myth: A Reconciliation Of Theology, Philosophy, And Mythology, Courage Lowrance
C.S. Lewis was both a student of pagan philosophy and mythology and a Christian. He never was divided between these two pursuits in his life, though he gave the latter its proper priority. What allowed Lewis to keep this balance was his idea of the gospel as the True Myth, an idea that helped lead to his conversion and remained at the core of his thinking throughout his life. By this idea of True Myth, Lewis was able to not only unite the pagan myths to Christian truth, but also the rest of human thought as well. Thus, in ...
Green Burials: The Deinstitutionalization Of Death, 2018 Western Michigan University
Green Burials: The Deinstitutionalization Of Death, A A. Bouverette 3906173
The Hilltop Review
Methods for preparing and burying the dead vary widely across time and cultures, but an enduring theme persists in ritualistic deposition. Some forms of disposal include inhumation, cremation, entombment, sea submersion and methods of exposure (Spellman, 2014). For many cultures, an exposed corpse or one that had not been given ritualized funeral rites was viewed as improper or neglectful. Exposed or rotting bodies is also associated with disease and illness (Feagan. 2007).
The transition from natural burial to preservative practices is a recent invention created in response to mass death during a wartime period (Stowe, Schmidt & Green, 2001). For ...
The Transformational Power Of Forgiveness Within The Church, 2018 Liberty University
The Transformational Power Of Forgiveness Within The Church, Mary Mckenzie
This thesis seeks to explore and describe the concepts and effects of forgiveness within the church. It shows that the roots of violence, suffering, and pain are in the unhealed wounds of the past. It examines biblical, theological, and psychological materials on forgiveness, unforgiveness, and health benefits. Learning about forgiveness and how to use the skills can conceivably enhance mental and physical health through an optimistic and hopeful outlook on life. It highlights the differences of the definition and understanding of forgiveness and forgiveness from an intercultural perspective. Results from participants’ from five ethnic groups (African, African American, Asian, Caribbean ...