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"No One's Gonna Say That At Church:" Women's Experiences With Infertility In Christian Faith Communities, Donna Paulsen 2020 East Tennessee State University

"No One's Gonna Say That At Church:" Women's Experiences With Infertility In Christian Faith Communities, Donna Paulsen

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This study explores women’s experiences with infertility in Christian faith communities. Drawing from nine one-on-one interviews, the author argues that the presence of particular religious ideologies, social interactions, and rituals within faith communities contributed to the stigmatization and marginalization of study participants. Employing Muted Group Theory, the author uncovers the communicative strategies infertile women employ to resist these oppressive practices. A qualitative analysis of participants’ narratives presents two principal categories, containing a total of four findings relating to the harmful beliefs and practices of these women’s faith communities. The author argues that the veneration of motherhood and children ...


The Art Of Distancing: A Review Of How To Do Nothing, David J. Mulder, Leah A. Zuidema, Matt Drissell 2020 Dordt University

The Art Of Distancing: A Review Of How To Do Nothing, David J. Mulder, Leah A. Zuidema, Matt Drissell

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In this symposium style review, Matt Drissell (Associate Professor of Art), Leah Zuidema (Vice President for Online & Graduate Education), and Dave Mulder (Associate Professor of Education) each bring perspectives from their area of expertise.

Posting about the book How to Do Nothing-Resisting the Attention Economy from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-art-of-distancing-a-review-of-how-to-do-nothing/


A Rothian Analysis Of Walt Disney's Pastoral Symphony, Hailey Megan Ritchey 2020 Mount Aloysius College

A Rothian Analysis Of Walt Disney's Pastoral Symphony, Hailey Megan Ritchey

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Through the use of music, visualization, and the written word, artists, of all mediums bring beauty and depth to a cold, factual world. These masterpieces, at the hands of academia, can be interwoven and used to create new works, stories, or even political statements. Philip Roth, a primary author among scholars of Jewish-American literature, uses his writing to comment on the struggles faced by the Jewish community in America. Many of Roth's novels, including Goodbye, Columbus, American Pastoral, and The Plot Against America explore the importance of Jewish identity and livelihood among the Jewish communities of Newark, New Jersey ...


The Quaker Paradox: A Case Study Of David Barclay As A Malevolent Slave Trading Banker And A Benevolent Abolitionist, Anny Lu 2020 Rutgers University New Brunswick

The Quaker Paradox: A Case Study Of David Barclay As A Malevolent Slave Trading Banker And A Benevolent Abolitionist, Anny Lu

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

In the eighteenth century, the British Quaker community faced a dilemma regarding their morals to pioneer the abolition movement and their economic interests to facilitate the slave trade. Members of the Society of Friends were expected to be established bankers, and many of them lent out loans to slave traders. At the same time, they were pacifist pioneers of the abolition movement in Britain. The research analyzes how British Quakers of this time upheld both positions of this paradox through a case study of David Barclay, founder of Barclays Bank as well as a well-respected member of the Society of ...


Religious Food Ethics: Categorizing Religious Perceptions Of Diet And Agriculture, Avalon Jade Theisen 2020 University of South Florida, Judy Genshaft Honors College

Religious Food Ethics: Categorizing Religious Perceptions Of Diet And Agriculture, Avalon Jade Theisen

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

"As religion and food affect everyone everywhere, studying religious motivations for agricultural and consumption patterns is vital. To understand this topic, food-related views of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Rastafarianism, Hinduism, Orang Asli, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Daoism, and Wicca are analyzed. Most belief systems include taboos on meat, genetic modification, and biocides. The reasoning for their food ethics determined each faith's categorization as Western or Eastern.

Western-type religions focus on respecting their God's intentions. Christianity forbids meat, excepting fish, during certain holy seasons to honor God. One sect, Greek Orthodox, requires believers to eat vegan 1-3 days weekly. Judaism and ...


Mapping The Modern History Of Philosophy Of Religion With Machine Learning, Jackson C. Foster 2020 University of Alabama

Mapping The Modern History Of Philosophy Of Religion With Machine Learning, Jackson C. Foster

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

A current debate in the philosophy of religion ("PoR") is about future routes for scholarship (see Bilimoria and Irvine 2010; Crockett, Putt, and Robbins 2014; Wildman 2010). Yet, while many scholars have assessed where the field should expand, few have addressed the disciplines' modern history. Making use of new methods in the digital humanities, this project proposes a history of the field based on empirical evidence, a meaningful foundation for future growth. "Mapping the History" utilizes various computational techniques to process twenty-thousand research articles from fifteen journals in PoR and religious studies, spanning a period of over ninety years (from ...


Editor's Preface, Samuel Mitchell 2020 Brigham Young University

Editor's Preface, Samuel Mitchell

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Front Matter, 2020 Brigham Young University

Front Matter

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Full Issue, 2020 Brigham Young University

Full Issue

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Synthetic Ignatius: Recovering Pagan And Johannine Influences In The Ignatian Epistles, Samuel Mitchell 2020 Brigham Young University

Synthetic Ignatius: Recovering Pagan And Johannine Influences In The Ignatian Epistles, Samuel Mitchell

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Josephus's Blunting Of Amalek And Phinehas The Zealot In Jewish Antiquities: A Statement Against Nationalism, Jacob Inman 2020 Brigham Young University

Josephus's Blunting Of Amalek And Phinehas The Zealot In Jewish Antiquities: A Statement Against Nationalism, Jacob Inman

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Evaluating Deafness In The Hebrew Bible: A Semantic Analysis Of Iiחרשׁ, Tyler Harris 2020 Brigham Young University

Evaluating Deafness In The Hebrew Bible: A Semantic Analysis Of Iiחרשׁ, Tyler Harris

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Canidia: Meta-Muse Of Anti-Elegy, Hanna Seariac 2020 Brigham Young University

Canidia: Meta-Muse Of Anti-Elegy, Hanna Seariac

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Judahite Aniconism: A Determining Factor In Tensions Between The Am HāʾĀreṣ And The Haggôlāh, Jacob Fuge 2020 Brigham Young University

Judahite Aniconism: A Determining Factor In Tensions Between The Am HāʾĀreṣ And The Haggôlāh, Jacob Fuge

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Pomegranate Imagery: A Symbol Of Conquest And Victory, Makayla Bezzant 2020 Brigham Young University

Pomegranate Imagery: A Symbol Of Conquest And Victory, Makayla Bezzant

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Greatest Among Gods And Men: The Reception Of Xenophanes’S Theology By Anaxagoras And Diogenes, Zakarias D. Gram 2020 Brigham Young University

Greatest Among Gods And Men: The Reception Of Xenophanes’S Theology By Anaxagoras And Diogenes, Zakarias D. Gram

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Nectar Or Arrow: Cases Of Missense Textual Mutations In Early Kabīrian Padas, Minyu Zhang 2020 Beijing Foreign Studies University

Nectar Or Arrow: Cases Of Missense Textual Mutations In Early Kabīrian Padas, Minyu Zhang

Manuscript Studies

Widespread textual variations feature in the poems transmitted across north India in the name of Kabir, the popular Hindi saint and poet. Kabirian poems, even the early ones, incorporate a variety of traditions due to their appropriation and adaption by different communities, which have generated anthologies that favor works of particular themes or styles. This ever-expanding and transforming corpus serves as a reproducible and mutable coding system that indicates how Kabir was remembered, interpreted and transmitted. Certain types of textual mutations, although posing challenges to philologists, whose aim is to restore the original text, can help us map out how ...


The Strange Afterlife Of Vidyāpati Thākura (Ca. 1350–1450 Ce): Anthological Manuscripts, Linguistic Confusion, And Religious Appropriation, Christopher L. Diamond 2020 University of Washington

The Strange Afterlife Of Vidyāpati Thākura (Ca. 1350–1450 Ce): Anthological Manuscripts, Linguistic Confusion, And Religious Appropriation, Christopher L. Diamond

Manuscript Studies

This article examines the difficult aspects of working with anthological manuscripts and printed editions of lyrical vernacular poetry in South Asia by focusing on the textual reception of Vidyāpati Ṭhākura. In his own life, Vidyāpati wrote technical treatises in Sanskrit, historical narratives in Apabhraṃśa, and a corpus of lyrical poems (padas) and two dramas in the vernacular Maithili language. While his technical works remained relatively static and limited in their circulation, Vidyāpati’s lyrical poems had a more enduring and geographically widespread effect on the languages, literatures, and religions of Mithilā and Eastern India (Bengal, Orissa, and Assam). The anthologies ...


Power Permutations In Early Hindi Manuscripts: Who Asks The Questions And Who Gives The Answers, Rāmānand Or Kabīr?, Heide Pauwels 2020 University of Washington

Power Permutations In Early Hindi Manuscripts: Who Asks The Questions And Who Gives The Answers, Rāmānand Or Kabīr?, Heide Pauwels

Manuscript Studies

What work do manuscripts perform? How are we to understand their socio-political impact? What happens when we find drastically different permutations of the same dialogical text in multiple manuscripts, where the interlocutors take different positions in different versions? How do we deal with that in the light of existing printed editions that intervene and “freeze” one version and marginalize others? This paper focuses on how old Hindi dialogical texts fare in manuscript and print, with the case study of the dialogue between the famous iconoclastic Kabīr and his purported guru the Rāma-worshiper Rāmānand, as preserved in a fascinating illustrated manuscript ...


Manuscript Variations Of Dabistān-I Mazāhib And Writing Histories Of Religion In Mughal India, Sudev Sheth 2020 Harvard Business School

Manuscript Variations Of Dabistān-I Mazāhib And Writing Histories Of Religion In Mughal India, Sudev Sheth

Manuscript Studies

A text that has found renewed interest among scholars of early modern India is the Persian compendium of religion called Dabistān-i Maẕāhib. Written between 1645 and 1658, the Dabistān presents a lively ethnographic and historical account of customs and habits of various major and minor religious communities in northern India during the heyday of the Mughal Empire (1526-1707). Written like a travelogue, it moves between various modes of description including mythical revelations, storytelling, ethnographic notes, and authorial commentary. The Dabistān-i Maẕāhib is also valuable because it is the earliest work outside of the Sikh literary tradition that contains first-hand accounts ...


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