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“Ye Shall Know Them By Their Clothes”: Women And The Rhetoric Of Religious Dress In The United States, 1865-1920, Stephanie Ann Grossnickle-Batterton Aug 2019

“Ye Shall Know Them By Their Clothes”: Women And The Rhetoric Of Religious Dress In The United States, 1865-1920, Stephanie Ann Grossnickle-Batterton

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines discourses surrounding religious dress in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly how various forms of religious dress were deployed by women. Analyzing the rhetoric used by women wearing distinctive religious garb as well as outsiders writing about religious dress, I show how religious dress not only held a variety of spiritual meanings for people of faith, but also served as a visual critique of a dominant Protestant paradigm that constructed religion as invisible, containable and private. I also show how discourses around religious dress were touchstones to negotiate larger cultural issues ...


Graaphs: Graphic Representations Of Abstract And Altruistic Phenomenological Hymns And Stories, Mitchell James Volk May 2019

Graaphs: Graphic Representations Of Abstract And Altruistic Phenomenological Hymns And Stories, Mitchell James Volk

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Nietzsche’S Critique Of Morality And Revaluation Of Values, Omar Bin Salamah Jan 2018

Nietzsche’S Critique Of Morality And Revaluation Of Values, Omar Bin Salamah

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

One of Nietzsche’s main projects was to critique morality and to invite a revaluation of our values. Neither secular nor religious interpretations of Nietzsche’s critique of morality do it justice. Each support their own interpretation by appealing to certain aspects of his writings. The former appeal to Nietzsche’s rejection of Christianity and Christian morality; while the latter appeal to Nietzsche’s anti-democratic and anti-egalitarian remarks. In actuality, Nietzsche was neither of the two: he argued that Western secular moralities are a modern manifestation of Christian morality, and that Christian morality is a manifestation of what he comes ...


Diakonoi, Nevi'im, And Other Illustrious Women: Understanding The Role Of Women In The Early Church, Spencer Silver Jan 2018

Diakonoi, Nevi'im, And Other Illustrious Women: Understanding The Role Of Women In The Early Church, Spencer Silver

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This paper explores the status of women in their original social and cultural contexts, starting with the early Jewish faith and working its way through the Greco-Roman world, ending with the early Christian movement of the 1st and 2nd century C.E. This paper illustrates that men and women alike were equal in the early church but, they became unequal due to cultural gender norms present in Greco-Roman society.


Be United, Lamar Barber May 2016

Be United, Lamar Barber

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Let's Rap: An Artist Statement

It is not enough for me to cite music solely as a source of inspiration. Hip-Hop, R&B, and, particularly, rap music has as much to do with my upbringing as does the public school system. According to Wikipedia, the components of rap include “content”, “flow” and “delivery”, which are vaguely reminiscent of the visual art terms “concept,” “sequence” and “presentation.” Growing up, music provided a forum to explore and analyze, as award-winning journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates might put it, the necessities for surviving problems of everyday life within and outside the Black American experience ...


Enchanting Belief: Religion And Secularism In The Victorian Supernatural Novel, Elizabeth Mildred Sanders May 2015

Enchanting Belief: Religion And Secularism In The Victorian Supernatural Novel, Elizabeth Mildred Sanders

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation posits a crucial and profound relationship between the Victorian crisis of faith and the simultaneous emergence of fantasy and science fiction novels. Grouping these genres under the term "supernatural novel," the following chapters examine this relationship through close readings of novels published between 1818 and 1897, showing the variety of ways in which this new type of literature spoke to a Victorian sense of being caught between a staunchly traditional religious faith and a newly accessible agnostic materialism. At times, for example, these texts suggest ways to negotiate a compromise between these two viewpoints, and at others they ...


Via Negativa, Stephanie J. Rue May 2015

Via Negativa, Stephanie J. Rue

Theses and Dissertations

Via Negativa is my response to a linear, rational, Western framework of expressing and experiencing religion, as well as of reading. This project represents a shift away from Protestant Reformed thinking. It has meant an embrace of the unknown, a celebration of darkness, and an exploration of ancient religious texts to find meaning. This essay describes formative experiences and past artwork leading up to Via Negativa, as well as a description of the project itself.


The Kingdom Of God, The Church And George Davis Herron: His Concepts And Commitment, 1891-1899, Paula Hope Adix Jul 1970

The Kingdom Of God, The Church And George Davis Herron: His Concepts And Commitment, 1891-1899, Paula Hope Adix

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No abstract provided.