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    • 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 ...
    • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault within the Kalamazoo College Community 

      Wagner, Aileen J. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1998)
      The purpose of this study has remained unchanged since I began to work on it. My primary goal is to document that sexual harassment and sexual assault do occur on this campus. In the course of such verifications, the ...
    • Skinny Jeans in the Sanctuary: Malleable and Solidified Boundaries in the "Hipster Christian" Subculture 

      Barnett, Caroline (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
      This is a project concerned with the creation of boundaries within subcultures. Subcultures, even the ones which eschew traditional markers of borders, must navigate the ways in which a group marks in and out status. In ...
    • So . . . I Just Wrote 

      Caldwell-Gross, Jevon (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2004)
      This project began as an assignment for the completion and requirement for my undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College. The assignment was to simply write and compose a collection of sermons. As with most long projects ...
    • Speaking Wakan: Ceremonies in Past, Protest, and Page 

      Wyman, Jason (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2008)
      Lakota, Oceti Sakowin, Sioux, Indian; regardless of their appellation, this tribe of American Indians roamed and ruled the Great Plains for centuries immediately following , their first contact with French traders, and ...
    • Spirituality : Connecting to the Spiritual World in Sacred and Secular Spaces 

      Milianti, Sarafina (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2017)
      The author uses the methodology of Kathy Charmaz, known as grounded theory to explore some of the main features that enhance or detract from spiritual moments. In order to do this, I had to design a project that would cover ...
    • Spirituality in Medicine: A Study on Writing the Autobiography to Promote Emotional Healing for Cancer Patients 

      Fowler, Kelsey (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2007)
      Modern day methods of medical practice and patient care show an incredible advance in technology and success since even one hundred years ago. With the coming of the Age of Enlightenment and an increasing amount of followers ...
    • St. James the Greater and Pilgrimage: The History of El Camino de Santiago 

      Henn, Matt H. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2000)
      Pilgrimage is fascinating ritual. While it is known that pilgrims want to physically touch the relic, as well as have some spiritual enlightenment along the way to touch the relic, even these are not absolute. Not everyone ...
    • Striving to Survive: Discourses of Sexual Assault in Christian Communities 

      Trinka, Dakota (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2016)
    • A Study Into the Breakdown of Coalition Formation in Israel's First Knesset 

      Macdonald, John M. (1977)
      The state of Israel, at this writing, has existed for twenty-nine years. In those twenty-nine years the ruling government coalition has fallen eighteen times. (Arian, 1975, 31) Three times, the fall has been so complete ...
    • A Study of Kibbutz Living: Experiencing Jewish Community and Analyzing Jewish Identity 

      Stevens, Catherine L. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1979)
      This study examines the modern striving of the Jewish people in the new State of Israel. It was my privilege to be accepted for a work-study program (Ulpan) at Kibbutz Merchavia for the time period between July 1978-November ...
    • Sylvia Browne in the new Age Context 

      Kleast, Ruth A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
      Rather than attempt to inquire about and discuss the vast elements of the New Age Movement by going through a variety of writers, I have chosen to approach it through the life and activities of the famous psychic, Sylvia ...
    • The Systematic Theology of Paul Tillich and His Doctrine of the Church 

      Owens, Paul (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1986)
      The main purpose of this paper is to examine Paul Tillich's doctrine of the church. However, understanding his doctrine of the church is not possible without first understanding his systematic theology as a whole and his ...