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The Trouble With Trible: The Limitation Of A Feminist Biblical Interpretation, Linda Maccammon May 2018

The Trouble With Trible: The Limitation Of A Feminist Biblical Interpretation, Linda Maccammon

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In her book, Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives, Phyllis Trible describes the story of the unnamed concubine in the Book of Judges as depicting “the horrors of male power, brutality, and triumphalism, of female helplessness, abuse, and annihilation” (65). While I understand and fully accept that there are patriarchal and misogynistic elements in the text, I find Trible’s feminist interpretation and assessment of the story problematic because it loses sight of one of the Bible’s central revelatory messages; namely, that power, brutality, helplessness ...


A History Of Slavery In Central Asia: Shī’Ī Muslim Enslavement In 19th Century Bukhara, Robert Dunbar May 2018

A History Of Slavery In Central Asia: Shī’Ī Muslim Enslavement In 19th Century Bukhara, Robert Dunbar

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Despite more than a century of interest on the part of western scholars and historians in the region of Central Asia, in many respects our knowledge of many topics in Central Asian history remains limited. To date, when compared to the body of historical works treating the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery in the Americas, or even the history of slavery within the Arab-Muslim world, the history of slavery in Islamic Central Asia has received little attention. Thus, it stands to reason that the history ...


The Proverbs 31 Woman, Then, John W. Fadden May 2018

The Proverbs 31 Woman, Then, John W. Fadden

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Before she became a cultural icon of Christian womanhood, before she was invoked in funeral eulogies, and even before she was recounted by Jewish husbands to their wives on the Sabbath, the woman of Proverbs 31:10-31 represented an elite masculine perspective among the golah community centered in Jerusalem during the Persian period. The following paragraphs seek to offer the reader a glimpse into how Proverbs 31:10-31 reflects this historical context. In particular, the poem relies on economic activities and values of elite women and households then ...


Preliminary Pages, No Author Dec 2016

Preliminary Pages, No Author

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"John Fisher" Visits St. John Fisher, Bosco Hogan Dec 2016

"John Fisher" Visits St. John Fisher, Bosco Hogan

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"Driving from Buffalo to New York City in 1990, after appearing in "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the former's Studio Arena Theatre, I passed through Rochester and remember thinking what a lovely city it looked like and how unlikely it was that I would ever have occasion to re-visit it. I'm very glad to say I was wrong."


A Reflection On Psalm 31, Katie Kreutter Dec 2016

A Reflection On Psalm 31, Katie Kreutter

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"The Book of Psalms encompasses a variety of themes and perspectives that reflect as well as transcend historical and cultural contexts. These writings are categorized by scholars with multiple labels, ranging from Psalms of Lament to Psalms of Praise. One such category, similar in some ways to Psalms of Lament, are Penitential Psalms. With its appeal to repentance and forgiveness, Psalm 31 falls under this category."


Poem For Daniel, Linda Maccammon Dec 2016

Poem For Daniel, Linda Maccammon

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La Casa Degli Angeli, Antonino Disalvo Dec 2016

La Casa Degli Angeli, Antonino Disalvo

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"On September 2013 I moved from Rochester, NY to Thailand. It had been a long process of reflection and pondering on the direction my life was going, and finally I strongly felt that I would steer my life's vessel towards the eastern part of our shrinking planet. I landed at the airport of Bangkok and moved immediately to a hotel. My first duty was to learn Thailand's language needed to obtain a working license."


A Fisher Alumna, Olga Chernavin Dec 2016

A Fisher Alumna, Olga Chernavin

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"Looking back on my formal schooling years, I have realized that my life has taken a series of U-turns. I have always had a Type-A, perfectionist personality. I also though that I knew exactly where I wanted to go and I was in a huge rush to get there. By shaking up my plans and changing my perspective, God has taught me to trust in His plan for my life, to enjoy the journey and not worry about reaching the next destination because He is already there."


The Science And Religion Relationship, Keeley Samsonik Dec 2016

The Science And Religion Relationship, Keeley Samsonik

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"The widely known debate of science and religion has been around for hundreds of years. This is a widely conflicted debate because it is hard to separate both sides. Though it is easy to see that science and religion explain problems differently. Science answers questions by explaining how and religion wonders why. My thesis is that science and religion contrast each other but also can complement one another and it is important to recognize this."


The Pursuit Of Perfection, Jacob Perry Dec 2016

The Pursuit Of Perfection, Jacob Perry

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"Both Hinduism and Buddhism contain a specific characteristic that sets them apart from each other, but at the same time ties them together. Buddhism was born out of Hinduism and contains many of the same aspects, but where they differ most comes through how each religion defines dharma. Dharma can be applied to almost any religion in some way, most in similar forms, but how it is represented in these two religions is what makes it especially intriguing and intricate."


Can A Lightning Rod Of Grace Short-Circuit Stress?, Ellen Weber Dec 2016

Can A Lightning Rod Of Grace Short-Circuit Stress?, Ellen Weber

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"How can we break through the many pressures faced daily, to find that rare gem of divine love that leaves us free of anxiety? I'm referring to an adrenaline of sorts that gets us going again after we slip or fail. Let's face it, most people expect stress to slap back when criticized, and we feel its sudden sting whenever we judge others unfairly. Or have you battled the pressure to repair a broken relationship lately? If so, you've likely noticed how stress blurs your ...


I Would Not Be The Woman I Am Today, Brianna Ferranti Dec 2016

I Would Not Be The Woman I Am Today, Brianna Ferranti

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"My name is Brianne Ferranti. I graduated from St. John Fisher College in May of 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. As an enthusiastic student eager to learn, I enjoyed every minute of my time spent on campus. Whether I was in class, the library, the dining hall or a teacher's office, every minute had something valuable to offer. Knowledge, wisdom, and a variety of personal and professional skills, are among the valuables I acquired during my time at Fisher ...


To The Unborn, Michael Costanzo Dec 2016

To The Unborn, Michael Costanzo

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Babette's Feast: The Persistence Of Love, Erin E. Wolf Dec 2016

Babette's Feast: The Persistence Of Love, Erin E. Wolf

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"After one's first viewing of Babette's Feast, a film by Gabriel Axel, one may easily think that the main point of the film revolves around interpretation of religion and food. Although these certainly are two major aspects, I personally found that in many ways, love and the way it persists through time is a major feature of the movie as well. Thanks to Axel, the movie can be viewed through the lends of love, and as the plot unfolds, it becomes more obvious that the persistence ...


Family Roots, Kelsey Castro Dec 2016

Family Roots, Kelsey Castro

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"I can vividly remember the day of my parents' wedding, a memory that exists only in photo albums and stories for the vast majority. When I was in fourth grade, I had the unique privilege of being my mother's maid of honor. I walked down the seemingly endless aisle of St. Mary's Church and stood beside her as she entered the sacrament of marriage with my father. The roots of our small family were planted, and to this day they hold steadfast. My mother is the ...


A Note On The Jewish Tanak And The Christian Old Testament, John W. Fadden May 2016

A Note On The Jewish Tanak And The Christian Old Testament, John W. Fadden

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"In my introductory courses it is not uncommon for students to assume that Jews and Christians share the Old Testament. These students are surprised when I state that Jews have their own canon that is often called the Tanak and that Christians are the ones with the canon called the Old Testament.1 While the canons may contain the same books, the practices and meanings of these communities in relation to the books result in two distinct canons."


The Building Blocks Of My Faith, Sabina Clark May 2016

The Building Blocks Of My Faith, Sabina Clark

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"From the time I was an infant, my family has been immersed in the Catholic Church and its faith. Our Church, St. Mary’s, always left me in awe with the sun shining through the stained glass windows and the larger than life statues of religious pioneers smiling down upon me. I was baptized, confirmed, and attended Sunday school at St. Mary’s and I believe that this strongly molded me into the person I am today. By also attending a Catholic school for eleven years, I feel ...


Amy And George, George Payne May 2016

Amy And George, George Payne

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"Namaste! My name is George Payne and I graduated from Fisher in 2004 with a B.A. in Philosophy. I also took several courses in the English Department, History Department and Religious Studies Department."


The Power Of Faith, Jessica Bolak May 2016

The Power Of Faith, Jessica Bolak

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"This past year has been full of great times and experiences, but as we all know, for every high there is a low. As great a year it was, there were times of sadness and difficulties that challenged my community. Every day over 100 people die from drug overdose in the United States. In my hometown, Auburn, NY, heroin has taken the lives of many members of the community and continues to threaten lives every day. While this issue has brought great tragedy, it has also revealed something ...


The Grad School Hermit, Amy Vail May 2016

The Grad School Hermit, Amy Vail

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New Testament Biblical Apocrypha And The Exclusion Of Apocalypses From The Canon, Vincent Marino May 2016

New Testament Biblical Apocrypha And The Exclusion Of Apocalypses From The Canon, Vincent Marino

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"The criteria for canonicity which led to the inclusion of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament call into question the exclusion of other apocryphal apocalypses and revelatory treatises. Biblical apocrypha is defined as texts that were at one time a part of the biblical canon but no longer are, or texts that were never a part of the biblical canon at all but are widely known and valued. Examples of writings that collectively make up the apocrypha are gospels, gnostic texts, acts, epistles, apocalypses, fragments, lost ...


Gifts Of Heaven, Erica Pawlewicz May 2016

Gifts Of Heaven, Erica Pawlewicz

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Saint Of Steel!!, G. Thomas Crombach May 2016

Saint Of Steel!!, G. Thomas Crombach

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"At the conclusion of each episode of the 50s TV western 'The Lone Ranger,' one of the characters would ask: 'Who is that masked man?' The viewers, of course, knew the identity of the hero, as he raced off, with the famous cry to his faithful steed, 'HiYo Silver, Away!!!'"


Preliminary Pages, No Author May 2016

Preliminary Pages, No Author

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The Ecological Crisis: Questioning Christianity’S Contribution, Jessica Bolak May 2016

The Ecological Crisis: Questioning Christianity’S Contribution, Jessica Bolak

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"Introduction

Distinguished academic, Lynn White, claims that the Judeo-Christian religions are to blame for the ecological crisis and uses interpretations from the Bible to support his argument. He believes these religions have a harmful impact on the relationship between humans and nature. In this paper I will examine White’s claims specifically against Christianity, and refute them by providing multiple perspectives from varying scholars to substantiate my argument."


The Martyrdom Of John Fisher, Bishop Of Rochester, Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas May 2016

The Martyrdom Of John Fisher, Bishop Of Rochester, Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas

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The Book Thief: Through The Eyes Of Death, Alysa Mapes May 2016

The Book Thief: Through The Eyes Of Death, Alysa Mapes

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In Brian Percival’s film, The Book Thief, an ominous narrator pops in and out throughout the movie narrating the protagonist, Liesel's, tragic life story. It is not until the dreary end of the film that we find out the narrator's true identity, Death. It is only appropriate the film and novel would have such a narrator, as Liesel's life has been rattled by death on many circumstances. Many film reviews and essays do not believe Death to be an appropriate narrator. These reviewers ...


Global Warming And Religion, Erin Tiede May 2016

Global Warming And Religion, Erin Tiede

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"Introduction

John A. Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker argue that it is the responsibility for religious people and organizations to combat the environmental crises, including global warming. David C. Barker and David H. Bearce, however, describe the end-times belief that some Christians follow which leads many to disregard the current effects of the ecological crises. I will support the views of Grim and Tucker as well as discuss the current responses toward the ecological crises."


Faith As Roots, Charlie Martin May 2016

Faith As Roots, Charlie Martin

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