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A Missionary On A Mission: David Zeisberger And His Work With The Lenape People, Kate Dobbs May 2020

A Missionary On A Mission: David Zeisberger And His Work With The Lenape People, Kate Dobbs

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

I will present at the symposium my research paper on a forgotten missionary from the mid 1700s named, David Zeisberger and his work with the Delaware/Lenape people. Zeisbeger was a Moravian missionary who was vastly different from that of the other missionaries during the period. My work begins by explaining briefly who he was and where he and his Christian and conversion beliefs originate from. I then dive into his actions during his time as a missionary. Modern day perception of conversion is cruel and heinous, however, the way that Zeisberger performed his conversion during the period was incredibly ...


Absurdity And Veracity: Religion In Warhol's Paintings, Yuchen Wang May 2020

Absurdity And Veracity: Religion In Warhol's Paintings, Yuchen Wang

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Besides the most famous works like Marilyn and soup cans, Andy Warhol left us with a lot of works and questions together due to his public image. We know Warhol's LGBTQ + and Byzantine Catholic identities, but these seemed peripheral to an understanding of his art, which is segregated at the public and private levels. This binary oppositional divergence and contradiction constitute Warhol's Life. Warhol's life as a Byzantine Catholic does not seem to fit our impression of the conservative tradition of Orthodox Christians. But for Warhol scholars, what they obtained through the surface did not explain all ...


Evangelizing A Nation: Catholic Priests In America, Christopher J. Wild May 2020

Evangelizing A Nation: Catholic Priests In America, Christopher J. Wild

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

According to the most recent statistics provided by the American bishops, there are an astonishing seventy million Catholics who call the United States home. Five hundred years ago, there was not a single Roman Catholic to be found anywhere in this vast expanse of forests, prairies, and mountains. (Moreover, presumably no one living at that time in what is now the United States had any knowledge of Jesus Christ, for the episcopacy of Erik Gnupsson in twelfth century Greenland hardly resulted in any evangelization of the Christian faith in the western hemisphere.) As the European authorities competed to establish colonies ...


In Controversy Oft: James David Bales And The Sharp Decline Of The Apocalyptic Worldview At Harding University, Cory Spruiell May 2020

In Controversy Oft: James David Bales And The Sharp Decline Of The Apocalyptic Worldview At Harding University, Cory Spruiell

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Fighting For Religious Freedom; Muhammad Ali And His Battle Against The U.S. Supreme Court, Jessica Wakelin May 2020

Fighting For Religious Freedom; Muhammad Ali And His Battle Against The U.S. Supreme Court, Jessica Wakelin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores Muhammad Ali's 1971 draft evasion court case and the implications that his religion, race/views on racial issues, and surveillance by the FBI had on judicial proceedings. The Supreme Court was tasked with determining the sincerity of Ali's religious convictions and therefore if his claim to conscientiously object to war was valid. The combination of the different facets of Ali's identity tested the court's ability to be objective and thus, this thesis argues, his access to constitutionally granted religious freedoms were restricted.


Politicizing A Private Choice: How Interest Groups Draw Political Identity From Roe V. Wade And The Abortion Debate, Michelle "Meg" Brown Apr 2020

Politicizing A Private Choice: How Interest Groups Draw Political Identity From Roe V. Wade And The Abortion Debate, Michelle "Meg" Brown

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

Advanced Undergraduate Winner

This paper applies Henri Tajfel’s “social identity theory” to the history of abortion politics, explaining the origins of pro-life, conservative Christian identity as part of a deliberate interest group agenda. For most of the nineteenth century, abortions were legal and governed by English common law. As inherently private procedures, abortions were not discussed in public life, nor were they considered a political concern. The first anti-abortion campaign was led by professionally motivated physicians who succeeded in illegalizing abortion by 1900. Powerful, nation-wide pro-life initiatives rooted in a moral concern for human life formalized only after the ...


"Here All Seems Security And Peace!": How Brookeville, Maryland Became United States Capital For A Day, Lindsay R. Richwine Apr 2020

"Here All Seems Security And Peace!": How Brookeville, Maryland Became United States Capital For A Day, Lindsay R. Richwine

Student Publications

When the British burned Washington D.C. during the War of 1812, the city’s civilians and officials fled to the surrounding countryside to escape the carnage. Fearful that the attack on the Capital could eventually spell defeat and worried for their city, these refugees took shelter in the homes and fields of Brookeville, Maryland, a small, Quaker mill town on the outskirts of Washington. These pacifist residents of Brookeville hosted what could have been thousands of Washingtonians in the days following the attack, ensuring the safety of not only the people of Washington, but of President Madison himself. As ...


Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Sc 3515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Sc 3515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3515. “Sesquicentennial Vesper Service Remarks Made by Mrs. W. P. Drake at Pioneer Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 23rd, 1969,” a speech by Louise (Carson) Drake reviewing the early history of the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green and providing biographical and genealogical data on selected members, including some interred at Pioneer Cemetery.


Facing Detroit: Assumption College As A Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948, Matthew R. Charbonneau Mr. Jan 2020

Facing Detroit: Assumption College As A Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948, Matthew R. Charbonneau Mr.

Major Papers

“Facing Detroit: Assumption College as a Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948” argues that Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario was more connected with Detroit and the US Midwest than it was with southern Ontario until the 1930s. It does this by considering Assumption College’s student population, alumni activities, and contemporary perceptions of the school. Emphasis is placed on exploring how the primary sources created by those who lived at Assumption College reveal that it was more connected with Detroit and the US Midwest than it was with Windsor or southern Ontario. The work of Michael Power and George McMahon, the two greatest ...


Martin Luther King Jr. And Ernest Everett Just - On Evolution Of Ethical Behavior, Theodore Walker Jan 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. And Ernest Everett Just - On Evolution Of Ethical Behavior, Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. prescribed an evolutionary advance in ethical behavior: the total “abolition of poverty” and the abolition of war throughout “the world house.” Cell biologist Ernest Everett Just advanced the idea that human ethical behavior evolved from cellular origins.

Also, astrobiologists Chandra Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred Hoyle advanced the idea of cosmic biology, including stellar evolution and cosmic evolution. From cells to humans to stars and cosmology, evolutionary natural science converges with natural theology.


Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr. Jan 2020

Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Essay, written for a festschrift for Bob Cochran, argues that the much-discussed friction between evangelical supporters of President Trump and evangelical critics is a symptom of a much deeper theological divide over the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus told his disciples to turn the other cheek when struck, love their neighbor as themselves, and pray that their debts will be forgiven as they forgive their debtors. Divergent interpretations of these teachings have given rise to competing evangelical visions of justice. One side of today’s divide—the religious right—can be traced directly back to the fundamentalist critics ...


A Power Man’S Theology: Marvel’S Luke Cage And Black Liberation Theology, Diarron B. Morrison Dec 2019

A Power Man’S Theology: Marvel’S Luke Cage And Black Liberation Theology, Diarron B. Morrison

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Netflix released Marvel’s Luke Cage in 2016 to critical acclaim. Born from a 1970s comic book, the series features Luke Cage, an African-American superhero. Cage is a big, bald, bulletproof black man. Instead of tights and a cape, Cage wears a hoodie calling the audience to remember Trayvon Martin and other victims of white racism. Theologian James Cone created Black Liberation Theology in the 1970s. As a result of Cone’s work, Black Liberation Theology addresses the issue of white racism from a theological standpoint. In this thesis I present a close reading of Marvel’s Luke Cage using ...


Cress, Mary Jane "Kit" (Firth), 1920-2010 (Sc 3491), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Cress, Mary Jane "Kit" (Firth), 1920-2010 (Sc 3491), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3491. Alphabetical list of African Americans residing at the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky. Includes name and, where available, years referencing their residence, emancipation, departure or death. The list was compiled by Kit Cress as part of her research for the article “Black Shakers at South Union, Kentucky” in The Kentucky Review 12, no. 1 (Fall 1993): 79-95.


Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


South Africa As A Dynamic Teaching Experience, Robert A. Simons, Christine Dickinson Oct 2019

South Africa As A Dynamic Teaching Experience, Robert A. Simons, Christine Dickinson

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Transformational Leadership: Flow, Resonance, And Social Change, Enas Elhanafi Oct 2019

Transformational Leadership: Flow, Resonance, And Social Change, Enas Elhanafi

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Bethlehem Methodist Church - Monroe County, Kentucky (Sc 3485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bethlehem Methodist Church - Monroe County, Kentucky (Sc 3485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3485. "Bethlehem Methodist Church (Monroe County, Kentucky) Membership List, ca. 1853-54" compiled by Charles R. Arterburn. A one-page history of the church is included on page 2. The remainder of the pages are photocopies of the church’s membership list from 1853 to 1854, although the church was established in 1839.


Religion And Culture In Inherit The Wind, Zachary Sheldon Oct 2019

Religion And Culture In Inherit The Wind, Zachary Sheldon

Journal of Religion & Film

Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind (1960) has long been considered a classic for its indictment of McCarthyism as allegorized in a dramatic treatment of the Scopes Monkey Trial. But for all its political messaging, the film is also patently up front in its treatment of religious perspectives on culture. The presence of such material may be read allegorically but may also be read in connection with the period of the film’s production, as a statement piece on religious perspectives of media such as film. This article examines the religious messaging in Inherit the Wind in conjunction with religious ...


Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 676. Letters, papers, photographs and scrapbooks of the Perry family, principally Gideon Babcock Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky and his children, Reverend Henry G. Perry, Chicago, Illinois, and Emily B. Perry, Hopkinsville.


Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3471. Letter, 1 September 1848, of William Baxter to Reverend John Allen Gano, Centerville (Bourbon County), Kentucky. From Biloxi Bay, Mississippi, he writes of a throat condition affecting his voice, his intention to visit Kentucky, his teaching and reading, and his shell collecting on nearby islands. He also notes the lack of preaching in the area, recently improved by the return of “Brother Martin” from a “great misfortune.”


Broken Households: Black And White Baptists And Methodists In Transition In Post-Emancipation Texas, Timothy "Ashton" Reynolds Aug 2019

Broken Households: Black And White Baptists And Methodists In Transition In Post-Emancipation Texas, Timothy "Ashton" Reynolds

History Theses and Dissertations

The end of slavery in Texas and the South undercut more than just the economic, labor, and social foundations in Texas. It undercut doctrinal certainty for white Baptists and Methodists and called into question two of their most valued beliefs: the biblical legitimacy of slavery and the divine appointment of white (and male) supremacy. This thesis asks and attempts to answer the question of how white Baptists and Methodists reacted when they were no longer able to practice slavery as a legally sanctioned religiously underpinned institution. By examining denominational documents, church minute books, writings by influential Baptist and Methodist figures ...


Greenwood Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3452), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Greenwood Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3452), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3452. Miscellaneous documents related to the history of Greenwood Baptist Church, Warren County, Kentucky.


The American Catholic Church Censors The Movies, William Doherty Ph.D. Jun 2019

The American Catholic Church Censors The Movies, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

"Traces the rise of the movie industry from its raffish nickelodeon roots in the late nineteenth century to enormous popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. Self-censorship by the movie industry to satisfy its moralist critics having failed, Hollywood found it in its interests to use Catholics to censor those motion pictures the Church judged dangerous to souls. That effort was a double-barreled one: Faced with having to comply with expensive and diverse demands from city and state censorship boards to delete scenes, in 1930 the movie industry accepted an elaborate prescriptive film code, written by a Jesuit ...


Texas Indian Holocaust And Survival: Mcallen Grace Brethren Church V. Salazar, Milo Colton Jun 2019

Texas Indian Holocaust And Survival: Mcallen Grace Brethren Church V. Salazar, Milo Colton

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

When the first Europeans entered the land that would one day be called Texas, they found a place that contained more Indian tribes than any other would-be American state at the time. At the turn of the twentieth century, the federal government documented that American Indians in Texas were nearly extinct, decreasing in number from 708 people in 1890 to 470 in 1900. A century later, the U.S. census recorded an explosion in the American Indian population living in Texas at 215,599 people. By 2010, that population jumped to 315,264 people.

Part One of this Article chronicles ...


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2045. Interview with Deedy Hall conducted by Sheryl D. Reed in November 1991 in which Hall discusses Shakers in general, her work with the Shaker Museum at Auburn, Kentucky and her life-long relationship with Mary Julia Neal.


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Cassette Tape 2044. Interview with Mary Julia Neal conducted by Sheryl D. Reed on 28 April 1992 in which Neal discusses her work at the Kentucky Building at WKU and her Shaker research and publications.


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2046. Interview with Mary Julia Neal conducted by Sheryl D. Reed on 5 November 1991 in which Neal discusses her family and early life in Auburn, Kentucky, her education, and her early teaching career


Interview Of Fred J. Foley, Jr., Ph.D., Fred J. Foley Ph.D., Jeanmarie Turner May 2019

Interview Of Fred J. Foley, Jr., Ph.D., Fred J. Foley Ph.D., Jeanmarie Turner

All Oral Histories

Dr. Fred Foley, Jr. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in December of 1946. His parents were Fred Joseph Foley and Doris Nelson Foley. He moved to the Philadelphia area with his family when he was four years old. He is married, has three children and four grandchildren. He lived in Delaware County growing up. Dr. Foley attended St. Andrew's Grade School and Monsignor Bonner High School for Boys. He attended St. Joseph’s College as an undergrad majoring in Politics. He graduated with a B.A. in Politics in 1968. He attended Princeton University for his Master’s and ...


Interview Of Richard Kestler, F.S.C., M.A., Richard Kestler Fsc, Alexandria Moraschi Apr 2019

Interview Of Richard Kestler, F.S.C., M.A., Richard Kestler Fsc, Alexandria Moraschi

All Oral Histories

Brother Richard Kestler, FSC. was born John Kestler on January 8, 1942 to John and Alice Kestler. He grew up in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brother Richard attended elementary school at his parish of St. Martin of Tours and went on to La Salle College High School, graduating in 1960. By this time, he made the decision to join the Christian Brothers and began this process for about a year before attending La Salle College. He graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and gained a Master’s in Theology soon after. Brother Richard also ...


Lists Of Oral History Interviews, Barbara C. Allen Apr 2019

Lists Of Oral History Interviews, Barbara C. Allen

All Oral Histories

The main document is a simple list of interviews conducted by History 650 and Honors 122 students of La Salle University faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, neighbors, and Christian Brothers. The supplementary file is a spreadsheet with more details.