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Ellis H. Minns And Nikodim Kondakov’S The Russian Icon (1927), Wendy Salmond Jan 2017

Ellis H. Minns And Nikodim Kondakov’S The Russian Icon (1927), Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"Kondakov’s magnum opus [The Russian Icon] failed to win an audience. Though it appeared just in time for a surge of popular interest in Russian icons abroad, it never became the book of choice for the English-speaking public seeking a guide through the ‘dark forest’ of the icon’s history... My chapter offers some suggestions for why this crude caricature of Kondakov’s work took hold in the 1920s and became axiomatic throughout the Soviet period. In particular, it considers the role that Minns’s translation may have played, however inadvertently, in cementing this impression. Minns’s interventions in ...


The Oval Office Is Ready For Madame President: Predictors And Support, Brittney E. Souza May 2016

The Oval Office Is Ready For Madame President: Predictors And Support, Brittney E. Souza

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The 2016 United States Presidential Election brings the revolutionary idea of a woman president with the Democratic candidate of Hillary Clinton. The current opposition for a woman president has been generalized gender stereotypes that she will be incompetent, too sensitive, temperamental and fickle with other world leaders. Many studies show that these arguments lack evidence in current female leaders and many commanding women in democracies have proven to be sufficient leaders to their male counterparts. Judeo-Christian traditions have permeated political voting and has acted as an important role in American public opinion on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. These ...


Review Of 'Republican Theology: The Civil Religion Of American Evangelicals', John Compton Jan 2016

Review Of 'Republican Theology: The Civil Religion Of American Evangelicals', John Compton

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

"Although I find Lynerd’s characterization of the Christian Right unpersuasive (for reasons explained below), Republican Theology nonetheless performs a valuable service in highlighting the reciprocal influence of religious and political ideas, particularly in the early years of the republic... Lynerd makes a strong case that American evangelicals, while aware of the potential for tension, viewed each commitment as indispensable to the formation of a Godly republic."


Causes And Consequences Of The Protestant Reformation, Sascha O. Becker, Steven Pfaff, Jared Rubin Jan 2016

Causes And Consequences Of The Protestant Reformation, Sascha O. Becker, Steven Pfaff, Jared Rubin

ESI Working Papers

The Protestant Reformation is one of the defining events of the last millennium. Nearly 500 years after the Reformation, its causes and consequences have seen a renewed interest in the social sciences. Research in economics, sociology, and political science increasingly uses detailed individual-level, city-level, and regional-level data to identify drivers of the adoption of the Reformation, its diffusion pattern, and its socioeconomic consequences. This survey takes stock of the research so far, tries to point out what we know and what we do not know, and which are the most promising areas for future research.


Embroidery In The Circle Of The Last Romanovs, Wendy Salmond Jan 2016

Embroidery In The Circle Of The Last Romanovs, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Articles and Research

This article essay examines the liturgical embroideries associated with the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna and her sister Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna. It suggests that the sisters’ needlework for sacred purposes was invested with a significance not seen in elite Russian society since the late seventeenth century. At a time when the arts of Orthodoxy were undergoing a state-sponsored renaissance, who was better suited to lead the resurgence of liturgical embroidery than the wife and sister-in-law of the Emperor, the last in a long line of royal women seeking to assert their piety and their power through traditional women’s work? In ...


Comrade Jesus: An Epistolic Manifesto, Peter Mclaren Nov 2014

Comrade Jesus: An Epistolic Manifesto, Peter Mclaren

Education Faculty Articles and Research

Set against the backdrop of the contemporary crisis of capitalism and world-historical events, this article examines the advance of globalized imperialism from the perspective of a Marxist-humanist approach to pedagogy known as “revolutionary critical pedagogy” enriched by liberation theology. It is written as an epistolic manifesto to the transnational capitalist class, demanding that those who willingly serve its interests reconsider their allegiance and calling for a planetary revolution in the way that we both think about capitalism and how education and religion serves to reproduce it at the peril of both students and humanity as a whole.


Masonic-The Greatness And Antiquity Of Free Masonry, Charles C. Chapman Oct 2014

Masonic-The Greatness And Antiquity Of Free Masonry, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

These are notes for a speech Chapman gave addressing the topic of freemasonry.


Masonic-The Meaning Of Free Masonry, Charles C. Chapman Oct 2014

Masonic-The Meaning Of Free Masonry, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

Here are the text and notes of a speech given by Chapman addressing the principles and foundations of freemasonry - among them wisdom, beauty, strength, morality, equality, and rectitude of life.


Pavel Tretiakov’S Icons, Wendy Salmond Jun 2014

Pavel Tretiakov’S Icons, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"Between 1890 and his death in 1898, the Moscow art collector Pavel Tretiakov acquired sixty-two icons of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With this comparatively late entry into the world of icons, Tretiakov laid the foundation for one of the world’s greatest collections of medieval Russian paintings. Why is it, then, that Tretiakov’s icons are today so rarely mentioned and so hard to find? The most practical explanation is that they were simply swallowed up into the vast repositories of the reorganized State Tretiakov Gallery in 1930, along with thousands of icons from churches and private collections nationalized ...


An Imperial Collection: Exploring The Hammers' Icons, Wendy Salmond Jan 2013

An Imperial Collection: Exploring The Hammers' Icons, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"Changing hands one last time, in the 1950s, for many years the icons at BJU lived as it were incognito, the details of their glamorous origins largely forgotten. Reuniting this core group-the cream of the Hammers' imperial icons--with others that passed into American museums in the 1930s allows us to appreciate the full significance of Armand and Victor Hammer's foray into marketing icons Americans.Viewed in isolation, most of their "imperial icons" are perhaps no mo than a poignant reminder of the vast destruction and dislocation of Orthodox culture during the Soviet Cultural Revolution. Taken together, however, they paint ...


Political Theory In Institutional Context: The Case Of Patriot Royalism, John Compton, Karen Orren Jan 2012

Political Theory In Institutional Context: The Case Of Patriot Royalism, John Compton, Karen Orren

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

In the aftermath of the Stamp Act, prominent American thinkers of otherwise unquestioned Whiggish affiliation adopted an expansive view of the king’s prerogative powers while simultaneously denying Parliament’s authority to interfere in the internal governance of the colonies. Scholars have generally attributed this stance, known as “patriot royalism,” to political necessity: with no other means of disputing Parliament’s oppressive actions, desperate pamphleteers sought to revive the discredited constitutional ideas of the Stuarts. In contrast, we argue that this position was deeply rooted in the institutional context of colonial governance. More specifically, we show that revolutionary Americans directly ...


The History And Humanity Of Charles C. Chapman, Brett Fisher, Randolph Boyd Jan 2011

The History And Humanity Of Charles C. Chapman, Brett Fisher, Randolph Boyd

Library Articles and Research

A biography of Charles C. Chapman, philanthropist, mayor, Mason, family man, Disciple of Christ, and continual influence to Chapman University's faculty, staff, and students.


Introduction To America's Four Gods: What We Say About God And What That Says About Us, Paul Froese, Christoper Bader Jan 2010

Introduction To America's Four Gods: What We Say About God And What That Says About Us, Paul Froese, Christoper Bader

Sociology Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Despite all the hype surrounding the "New Atheism," the United States remains one of the most religious nations on Earth. In fact, 95% of Americans believe in God--a level of agreement rarely seen in American life. The greatest divisions in America are not between atheists and believers, or even between people of different faiths. What divides us, this groundbreaking book shows, is how we conceive of God and the role He plays in our daily lives.

America's Four Gods draws on the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and illuminating survey of American's religious beliefs ever conducted to offer a systematic ...


How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond Jan 2010

How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

On 14 October 1930, the first exhibition of Russian icons ever to take place in the United States opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over the next nineteen months it traveled to nine venues across the country, introducing the American public to a form of medieval painting virtually unknown outside Russia. Billed as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Loan Exhibition," its avowed goal was to share with the outside world the full story of Russian icon painting's evolution from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, thereby adding a vital missing chapter to the history of ...


Foreword To Irina Yazykova, Hidden And Triumphant: The Underground Struggle To Save Russian Iconography, Wendy Salmond Jan 2010

Foreword To Irina Yazykova, Hidden And Triumphant: The Underground Struggle To Save Russian Iconography, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Wendy Salmond's foreword to Irina Yazykova's Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Russian Iconography, in which Yazykova discusses how the art of icon painting survived during years of Russian Communism and is now poised to launch a new era that reflects modern experience.


Russian Icons And American Money, 1928-1938, Wendy Salmond Jan 2009

Russian Icons And American Money, 1928-1938, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Articles and Research

The article explores the marketing tactics and consumer expectations with regards to icons released in the street markets and provincial cities of Soviet Russia and acquired by American collectors from 1928-1938. These icons, including those from Byzantium in the tenth century, were seen as cultural commodities during the Russian revolution and the subsequent socialist construction. The Soviet apparatus Antikvariat was tasked with appraising the icon collections held by the Gosmuzeifond or the State Museum Reserve for exports.


Images Of God: The Effect Of Personal Theologies On Moral Attitudes, Political Affiliation, And Religious Behavior, Christoper Bader, Paul Froese Jan 2005

Images Of God: The Effect Of Personal Theologies On Moral Attitudes, Political Affiliation, And Religious Behavior, Christoper Bader, Paul Froese

Sociology Faculty Articles and Research

Social scientists often explain religious effects in terms of religious group affiliations. Typically, researchers identify religious groups by denomination or some broader popular categorization, such as “fundamentalist” or “evangelical.” To capture religious differences more effectively, Steensland et al. (2000) propose an intricate classification of American denominations that takes into account the theology and historical development of various American religious traditions to predict individual attitudes and behaviors. We believe that equal care and attention should be devoted to the development of key measures of belief that may cross denominational lines. In this article, we propose one such measure: personal conceptions or ...


Seeing Or Coming To The Child Of The Living One? More On 'Gospel Of Thomas' Saying-37 (An Assessment On Scribal Tendencies In Coptic Manuscripts From The Early Christian Communities), Marvin Meyer Jan 1998

Seeing Or Coming To The Child Of The Living One? More On 'Gospel Of Thomas' Saying-37 (An Assessment On Scribal Tendencies In Coptic Manuscripts From The Early Christian Communities), Marvin Meyer

Religious Studies Faculty Articles and Research

"In a note published in Harvard Theological Review in 1995, Gregory J. Riley suggests a new reading for a damaged portion of Gospel of Thomas 37...Riley questions the translation of the portion of the saying in Nag Hammadi Codex II, p. 39, at the end of line 34 (the last line), where the papyrus is damaged, and proposes that the reading "the[n yo]u [w]ill come" is preferable to "then [you] will see." The proposed reading, if adopted, would significantly change the traditional interpretation of this saying, which has been understood to refer to enlightenment that comes ...


Masonic-Appreciation Of Stanley As Grand Commander, Charles C. Chapman Apr 1934

Masonic-Appreciation Of Stanley As Grand Commander, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

Chapman gave these speech at the reception honoring his son, C. Stanley Chapman, in the office of Grand Commander at the Masonic Temple in Fullerton.


Masonic-Remarks 1934, Charles C. Chapman Apr 1934

Masonic-Remarks 1934, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

These are notes for remarks given on the occasion of the installation of Stanley into the office of Grand Commander of California at the Masonic Temple in San Francisco.


Masonic-Our Knights Who Rest 1929, Charles C. Chapman Dec 1929

Masonic-Our Knights Who Rest 1929, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

This is the program for the Christmas Observance of the Fullerton Commandery No. 55 Knights Templar. Also included are the notes for Charles C. Chapman gave the address "Our Knights Who Rest" for the occasion.


Masonic-Presentation Of Sword To Stanley From Fullerton Commandery, Charles C. Chapman May 1929

Masonic-Presentation Of Sword To Stanley From Fullerton Commandery, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

These are notes for a speech given by Chapman on the occasion of the Presentation of Sword to his son, Stanley, by the Fullerton Commandery No. 55 Knights Templar.


Masonic-Our Knights Who Rest 1928, Charles C. Chapman Dec 1928

Masonic-Our Knights Who Rest 1928, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

This is the program for the Christmas Observance of the Fullerton Commandery No. 55 Knights Templar. Charles C. Chapman gave the address "Our Knights Who Rest" for the occasion.


Masonic-In Memoriam Our Departed Fathers, Charles C. Chapman Dec 1927

Masonic-In Memoriam Our Departed Fathers, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

This speech was given at the Christmas Observance of the Fullerton Commandery No, 55 Knights Templar. Also included is the program for the event.


Masonic-Remarks 1927, Charles C. Chapman Jan 1927

Masonic-Remarks 1927, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

This is a copy of the program for the Installation Ceremonies of the Fullerton Commandery, at which Chapman gave some remarks.


Masonic-Christmas Service, Charles C. Chapman Dec 1926

Masonic-Christmas Service, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

These are notes for a speech given at the Christmas service at the Fullerton Knights Templar.


Masonic-Benediction, Charles C. Chapman Jan 1926

Masonic-Benediction, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

This is a copy of the program for the Installation of Officers at the Fullerton Commandery, at which Chapman gave the benediction.


Masonic-Our Knights Who Rest 1925, Charles C. Chapman Dec 1925

Masonic-Our Knights Who Rest 1925, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

Chapman gave this speech, a memorial to those who had passed, at the Christmas service of the Fullerton Commandery No. 55. Also included is the program for the occasion.


Masonic-In Memoriam, 'Our Knights Who Rest', Charles C. Chapman Dec 1924

Masonic-In Memoriam, 'Our Knights Who Rest', Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

These are notes for a speech that was given at the Christmas Observance of the Fullerton Commandery No, 55 Knights Templar. Also included is the program for the event.


Masonic-Address 1924, Charles C. Chapman Jan 1924

Masonic-Address 1924, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Masonic Speeches

These are notes for the invocation Chapman gave at the Installation Ceremonies for the Fullerton Commandery No. 55 Knights Templar. Also included is the program for the occasion.