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    • Navigating the Vessel: Meso-and South American Sacrificial Beliefs and Practices 

      Miles, Jessica Honey (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2006)
      Human sacrifice, according to Eliade, was performed by groups of people in almost all areas of the globe at some point in human history, and yet, the field of sacrifice has been crossed by too few modern scholars and exposed ...
    • The Nuances of Chilean Mormon Identity 

      Thoits, Yvonne (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      Inspired by the religous experience of her host family while studying in Chile, the author examines the growth and identity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Chile, with sociological research and ...
    • Open Wounds of San Francisco : The Effects of Gentrification in the Mission District 

      Rubio, Wendy Lizbeth (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      San Francisco is facing a monster that people are describing now as hypergentrification. The Mission District is the neighborhood that is changing at the most fastest rate compared to other neighborhoods in San Francisco ...
    • An Overview of the Religion in Eastern Kentucky 

      Jeffers, Jeanine (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1979)
      In the spring of 1978, I spent three months living and working at Buckhorn Children's Center located in the heart of the beautiful hills and valleys of Eastern Kentucky. It was there that my interest in the religion of ...
    • Palaung Lives: Navigating Questions of Identity 

      Maizels, Matthew (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2008)
      This paper seeks to address the relation between cultural identity and religion for the Palaung living in Northern Thailand. The Palaung are newcomers to Thailand. who began arriving in the mid-l980s as refugees from the ...
    • The Parables as a Means of Communication 

      Boyte, Kelly Suzanne (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1980)
      This paper will discuss the communicating aspect of the parables -- why they so effectively communicate, and what it is they communicate. The paper will begin with a survey of parable interpretation, because the parable ...
    • Pascal's Theology as Seen in the "Pensees" and the "Provincial Letters" 

      Vogt, Susan (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1971)
    • Peace House : Lived Religion and Social Activism in Kalamazoo 

      Gernand, Lisa (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010)
      The author reviews the history of the Catholic Worker Movement and Quakerism and then reports on the day to day work of Peace House, an intentional community providing outreach services to the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo.
    • The People of Peoples Temple 

      Olson, Rachel (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
      The three-decade-long history of the new religious movement known as Peoples Temple has essentially been reduced to one day: November 18, 1978. The headlines in both Time and Newsweek pegged the Temple as the “Cult of ...
    • The People: Stories of Faith and Hope in Revolutionary Nicaragua 

      Butler, Shelby René (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2005)
      The Sandinista Revolution captured my imagination. Here was a revolution where Christian faith played a key role in the decisions and actions of countless militants and citizens. It is a story about people, about individuals. ...
    • Performer, Prophet, Priestess: Women, Spirituality, and the Dance of Martha Graham 

      Avery, Rebecca (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1997)
    • Persephone: Religion as a Successful Tool of Hellenic Colonization 

      Pope, Olivia (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      Persephone is an example of how religion facilitated the integration of natives into Greek society. Her personality and story were easily recognized. She was the goddesses of agriculture, which was the main source of ...
    • The Phenomenology of Oppression : The Experience of Evil in Contemporary Goddess Religion 

      Martin, Scott (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1996)
      The author explores the definition of evil in contemporary Goddess religion. Using the analysis of evil in Paul Ricoeur's book, The Symbolism of Evil, as three discrete experiences in Christianity--defilement, sin, and ...
    • The Pilgrim's Way: The Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 

      Emami, Azita (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2000)
      I read that the pilgrimage used to be a religious journey, but now it is known more for spiritual purposes. With all this on mind and still in search for a SIP topic, it all came together; I came to the conclusion that ...
    • Possessed of Seven Devils: Images of the Magdalene in the New Testament, The Apocrypha, and Gnosticism 

      West, Emily Blanchard (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1991)
      We have now seen how a minor biblical figure, that of Mary Magdalene, has been vastly reinterpreted by no less than four major religious traditions, all associated with the Western Church. There is the popular Mary Magdalene, ...
    • Poverty Sucks : Lessons from Students Working with Poor People's Organizations 

      Strife, Joseph Robert (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1996)
      Part I reviews the political and economic issues that have shaped poverty and homelessness. Part II focuses on the efforts of community organizations such as Empty the Shelters where the author worked.
    • A Preliminary Report on the Status of Women at Kalamazoo College 

      Sutton, Heather N. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1996)
      This project to uncover the status of women at Kalamazoo College was a very difficult project to undertake due to the fact that no one had previously attempted it. The very fact that no one had previously conducted such ...
    • 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.