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    • Queer Love in the Bible 

      Shiemke, Veronica (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      Despite the use of the Bible as an exclusionary text in the past, proactive queer interpretations of the text of the Book of Ruth and the Books of Samuel can allow for increased inclusion and representation for queer ...
    • Reading Religion in the 19th Century: Kalamazoo College and Baptist Missions 

      De Witt, Claire (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
      In 1851 the Kalamazoo Theological Seminary stated in their yearly course catalogue that, “It is the design of its [the Seminary’s] founders to promote the cause of sound learning, to assist in training up an efficient and ...
    • The Reality of the Sacred in the Understanding of Mircea Eliade and Teilhard de Chardin 

      Orr, Lauren (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1970)
      lt is the purpose of th1s paper to discuss and compare the answers each of these men has found for the predicament of modern man and to examine to what extent each has truly encompassed the heart of Christianity.
    • Rejecting Modernity in the Study of Muslim Women's Piety and Agency 

      Bosco, Gabriel M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2019-09-01)
      My senior individualized project proposes that secularism, liberalism, and religious freedom negatively influences Western perceptions of Muslim women's agency while performing pious devotional practices. It suggests that ...
    • Religion and Rhetoric: Development and Delivery of Compelling Sermons 

      Dombos, Andrew V. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2009)
      Preaching is the process by which a designated member of a religious community earnestly advocates a specific religious doctrine, spiritual message or position to the rest of the community. It can be anything said openly ...
    • Religion SIPs, 1996-2010 

      Kalamazoo College. Department of Religion. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010)
      This is a list of Senior Individualized Projects completed by religion majors at Kalamazoo College from 1996 to 2010.
    • Religious (Dis)Affiliation in the Catholic Church : A Social Identity Approach 

      Vanderkloot, David (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2017)
      This project seeks to examine one group, former-Catholics, how they view Catholic identity, and why they felt they must leave it behind. Utilizing Social Identity Theory, a psychological concept that has recently been ...
    • Religious Change Among the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge Reservation 

      Danford, Sabra E. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2002)
      The focus of my SIP at the start was the influence of the boarding schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As I was able to get out into the community more often and experience Oglala life as it is now through the Sun Dance, ...
    • Religious Literacy: Finding the Appropriate Time and Place 

      Schuessler, Christie (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2011)
      My conclusion and suggestion is simple: educate teachers on how to teach their students about religion. The only way the next generation of American youth will be tolerant of a variety of beliefs, as I believe this ...
    • Revelation, Reason and Spiritual Response: A Study in Evangelical Apologetics 

      Mason, W. Jeffrey (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1992)
      The overview of this project has been to look at current evangelical theology and examine and reflect upon the position of the Bible, its authority, its role as revelation and as human witness to revelation, as well as ...
    • Ritual Speaks : an Exploration into Contemporary Ritual Practices among Buddhist Laywomen in Colombo 

      Stoll, Karen E. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1998)
      The author interviewed 25 laywomen in Colombo, Sri Lanka about the role that Buddhism and Buddhist ritual plays in their lives, how Buddhism in Sri Lanka has changed, and how the role of women has changed.
    • The Role of Symbolism in the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead 

      Wingard, Marcia Jean (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1968)
      In order to explicate the nature and function of symbolism so as to make possible more effective and intelligent use of it, I have undertaken a systematic presentation of the doctrine of symbolism of Alfred North ...
    • The Role of Women in the Old Testament Apocrypha 

      Damon, Debra A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1976)
      The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of women in the Old Testament Apocrypha. It is extremely important in this age of feminist movements to understand the religious heritage afforded us by the many women ...
    • Roles of Women in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha 

      Keeler, Carol (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1981)
      The intent of this project has been to present a series of essays on the roles of women as portrayed in the Old Testament and Apocrypha as a primary exploration of the roots of some of these attitudes. This paper does ...
    • Sacred and Profane: Baseball and Religion in America 

      Granzotto, Joseph M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      In America, the game of baseball is far more important and meaningful than just a game. The look of grief and misery on the faces of 45,000 Tigers fans at game four of the 2012 World Series is a testament to the overwhelming ...
    • The Sacred Nature of Baha'i Houses of Wortship 

      Dunlap, Stacy (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2002)
      Baha'i Houses of Worship are found on every continent in the world except for Antarctica. These temples are regarded as building of architectural splendor throughout the world. They function as places of prayer and ...
    • Santa Muerte on the Ground : Uncovering the Myth Behind the Skeleton Saint 

      Garcia, Joana (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      Santa Muerte's role as an unofficial saint is to protect those who live dangerous lives, whether by choice or not. Her alleged involvement and forecast in mass media has depicted her as a saint for the Mexican drug lords ...
    • The Savior Made Her Worthy: The Gnostic Faith and Its Implications for a Modern Feminist 

      Steiner, JoHannah (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1990)
      In the first part of this paper, I will discuss the conflict between gnosticism and orthodoxy, centering upon their divergent interpretations of the life and meaning of the risen Jesus as the Christ. I will also discuss ...
    • Separation or Violation?: The Struggle for Neutrality Regarding Religious Expression in the Public Schools 

      Moor, Shannon M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2005)
      Since the late 1940's, when Vashti McCollum challenged the use of public tax dollars to provide voluntary religious education during the school day in McCollum v. Board of Education (1948), the issue of religion in public ...