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An Ecology Of Transformation: The Experience Of Nature And The Nature Of Experience In The Songs Of Shabkar, Jacob Whitney Dirnberger Jan 2013

An Ecology Of Transformation: The Experience Of Nature And The Nature Of Experience In The Songs Of Shabkar, Jacob Whitney Dirnberger

Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The songs of the 18-19th century Tibetan yogin Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol provide us an excellent window with which to view the relationship, the ecology, between the ideal of a Buddhist retreatant and his solitary mountainous surroundings. At the heart of this paper is a close analysis of this relationship between yogin and retreat, but also between the inner and outer subject and object worlds of Shabkar himself. I argue that we would be mistaken to view this relationship in an overly Cartesian way, i.e. as an immutable, static subject gaining an objectifying transcendence over society and nature. Upon adopting ...


'Pious Inventories': Competency, Vocation, And The Construction Of The Virtuous Self In Seventeenth-Century New England, Alexis Susan Glenn Jan 2012

'Pious Inventories': Competency, Vocation, And The Construction Of The Virtuous Self In Seventeenth-Century New England, Alexis Susan Glenn

Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The religious and political conditions characterizing the daily lives of individuals comprising the English "Great Migration generation," traveling to the New World from 1620 until the outbreak of the English Civil War over twenty years later have long received a heavy concentration of scholarly interest from a wide variety of academic fields, most notably those historians concerned with early American religious practice and belief. Theological developments in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Puritan East Anglia, as well as the literal "reshuffling" of populations within the late medieval and early modern English countryside as a result of long-standing social and economic tensions, have ...


Jon Stewart And The Daily Show: Humor, Ethics And Conversation In The Public Square, Angela Hope Nilles Jan 2011

Jon Stewart And The Daily Show: Humor, Ethics And Conversation In The Public Square, Angela Hope Nilles

Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Jon Stewart, host of the Comedy Central television show The Daily Show, uses several techniques that are notable with regards to religious studies. Most notably, Stewart uses humor as a way to diffuse tension and reveal hidden or obfuscated truths about current events. He also uses jokes and observations about religion to comment on the news, while using the techniques of conversation (as described by Jeffrey Stout) and sympathy (as explained by Richard Rorty) to be an effective public journalist and activist. In this paper, I examine these aspects of Stewart’s show and demonstrate that, because of these techniques ...