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    • The Teacher of Righteousness: Modern Scholarship and the Unique Teacher of the Dead Sea Scrolls 

      Beckwith, Aaron (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
      In this paper the Teacher of Righteousness, a figure found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, will be reviewed and analyzed. Unfortunately, information surrounding this figure is few and far between. Little biographical information ...
    • Teaching the Forbidden Fruit : The Role of Religion in the Development of Sex Education 

      Miele, Emma (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2011)
      The author analyzes the religious backgrounds of the two major approaches to sex education in the United States : the liberal Christian roots of the comprehensive sex education programs of the 1960s and 1970s supported by ...
    • That Word is Liberty: The Genesis of the Matilada Joslyn Gage Foundation 

      Baynton, Sara (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1998)
    • The Theology of Paul Tillich in Relation to Contemporary Church Architecture 

      Heming, Barbara (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1966-01)
      To show how the theology of Paul Tillich relates to modern church architecture, this paper will be divided into four main sections. In the first, theology and culture will be discussed. Religion, as Tillich refers to ...
    • The Theology of St. Paul 

      Wallace, Kenneth Arthur, III (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1985)
      The purpose of this project is to try to better understand the theology of St. Paul, a theology that stems from the question, "What does the Christ event mean for humanity?" It should be noted that for the purposes of ...
    • Three Contemporary Positions on the Christian Attitude toward Non-Christian Religions 

      Spiro, Carol Maurine, 1946-2015 (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1968)
      For all practical purposes the majority of this paper concerns an examination rather than an evaluation of three well-known authors. My reaction appears hopefully only in the third section, but I would add that my conclusions ...
    • Tibetan Buddhism in the West: The Dorje Shugden Controversy and the New Kadampa Tradition 

      Harper, Kevin (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2000)
      This paper is about that area of Tibetan Buddhism that does not get covered as often in the media. To a large degree, it remains untouched in academia. It is also about the west's reaction a controversy within Tibetan ...
    • Tourism in Nepal: Engagements with Constructions and Meaning Foreignness 

      Purkey, Danielle (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2017)
    • Traditions of Certainty: The Orthodox Church as the Preserver of Truth 

      Gray, Andy (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2006)
      Using the works of many authors far wiser than I, we will examine the role the Greek Orthodox Church plays in religion. We will form a preliminary ethic of the Greek Orthodox Church (hereon Orthodox, unless otherwise noted) ...
    • Tryin' to Get to Heaven That Way : Mysticism and Eroticism in Soul Music 

      Sampson, Jesse T. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2007)
      The author analyzes the blending of sacred and sexual themes in the soul music of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and Al Green, and compares soul music to the Sufi poetry of Rumi and others to show how the erotic impulses of Soul ...
    • Understanding Same-Gender Attraction : A Mormon Example 

      Cain, Emily M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      In 2007, Brigham Young University, the official university of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, changed their honor code to state that while students must remain chaste and refrain from any physical expression ...
    • Undressing God: Unitive Imagery in the "Bahir" and the "Zohar" 

      Buckmaster, Sonje A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2003)
      Many different methods have been used in the past to speak about God and humankind's relationship to God. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, a unique form of mysticism came about which combined older philosophies ...
    • Vessels of the Gods : Women’s Bodies, Sexuality, and Suffering within Greco-Roman Prophecy 

      Ragan, Isabelle (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2022-11-01)
      With theology, religion, and belief, prophecy is often present at the forefront. Yet, often in sociological, religious, and historical studies of women’s divination, the focus is not on the women themselves, but rather on ...
    • Views of Islam via Design 

      Chun, Alyson (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2009)
      The author presents the mosque as a visual representation of Islam, discussing the basic principles of the religion, the cultural features of the early Muslim community, the historical development of Mosque architecture, ...
    • What is Chamorro? Pursuing Culture and Identity in the Christian U.S. Territory of Guam 

      Schiff, K'tanaw L. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010)
      This research project contains contributions not only to the field of religious studies, but the fields of anthropology, sociology, identity politics, and syncretism as well. Imperialism, preservation and reconstruction ...
    • The Wilderness 

      Thompson, John Mark (J. Mark), 1929-; Schmeichel, Waldemar, 1938-; Spencer, John B., 1919-1987 (Kalamazoo College, 1982)
      The 1980 Homer J. Armstrong Lectures featured three members of Kalamazoo College's own religion faculty -- Dr. John B. Spencer, Dr. J. Mark Thompson, and Dr. Waldemar Schmeichel. Speaking on the theme of "The Wilderness," ...
    • Women and Religion: The Influence of the Catholic Religion on the Role of the Mexican Woman 

      Todd, Martha (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2000)
      The role of the woman in Mexican society and culture is a topic that has recently come to light and is being studied in greater depth by anthropologist, sociologists, and feminist scholars alike. Because the submissive ...
    • Women in Leadership in the Church: An Exploration of the Biblical Evidence and Current Perspective 

      Klamm, Amy Jo (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2008)
      I grew up in the church, and always considered myself more than passingly familiar with Scripture. After all, I could name all the books of the Bible, and I always knew the answers in Sunday school. I remember being ...
    • Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Church 

      Berger, Hannah (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2017)
      For the first millennium of Christianity’s existence, women held ordained leadership positions in the Christian Church. While the definition of ordination was changed in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to exclude women ...
    • The Work and Person of Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

      Langreder, Henry (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1996)
      The author reviews the life of the Lutheran pastor's work in Germany, Spain, and the United States, his writings, his support for German Jews, imprisonment, and subsequent execution.