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The Exodus Experiment: Theatrically Bridging The Cultural Gap, Kari Hatfield Jan 2005

The Exodus Experiment: Theatrically Bridging The Cultural Gap, Kari Hatfield

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As a theatre professional and a practicing Christian, I have found it very difficult to bring my two worlds together. Theatre is a tool for education, discussion, and understanding. In my work on this project, I have explored the ways in which theatre can and cannot help us understand each other on the volatile subjects that divide our contemporary culture: homosexuality and religion. Twenty-nine people with various backgrounds and worldviews were interviewed for this project. The words from these interviews were used to create the beginnings of a script for a play that explores the issues of homosexuality, religion, and ...


The Explosive Cleric: Morgan Godwyn, Slavery, And Colonial Elites In Virginia And Barbados, 1665-1685, John Fout Jan 2005

The Explosive Cleric: Morgan Godwyn, Slavery, And Colonial Elites In Virginia And Barbados, 1665-1685, John Fout

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Historians often describe how the ideas of national identity, race, religious affiliation, and political power greatly influenced the development of societies in colonial America. However, historians do not always make clear that these ideas did not exist independently of one another. Individuals in colonial Americans societies often conflated and incorporated one or more of these ideas with another. In other words, individuals did not always think of national identity and race and religious affiliation as independent entities. The specific case of the Reverend Morgan Godwyn illuminates just how connected these ideas were in the minds of some colonial Americans. As ...