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    • Harmonology : The Study of Harmony and The Apex of Eternity 

      Curran, Conall Roy (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2019-09-01)
      Harmonology is a religion that exists and, by all known accounts, has existed for eternity, regardless of size or form because, embedded within all histories both present and future, including oral, literary, metaliterary, ...
    • A Healing Experience 

      Moore, Janet (1980)
      At the end of the fall quarter, I was inspired to do two things: to continue my study of Paul Tillich's theology, and to write poetry. These two rather diverse interests were drawn together in several ways. For throughout ...
    • The Hidden Tradition: The Life, Works, and Influence of René Guénon 

      Schlaack, William (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012-01-06)
      This paper will delve into some of the fundamental aspects of Guénon’s life, writings, and influence. Due to the sheer number of books and articles that Guénon has penned, there will certainly be a lot of themes and ...
    • Hindu Arranged Marriage within the Indian American Community 

      Pakkala, Devika (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010)
      As families started to migrate out of India they brought the custom of arranged marriage with them to the United States. The author focuses on how Hindus in America are adjusting to the far-flung geography of Hindu ...
    • How and Why Sufism Can Help Combat Islamic Extremism 

      Jamali, Jehangir Ali (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
      Sufism is the spiritual, mystical, and esoteric version of Islam. A Sufi strives for spiritual unification or union with the Divine. This union is not possible for those who follow an exoteric version of Islam – one that ...
    • How the Experiences of African-Americans at Kalamazoo College Has Had an Impact on Their Religious Faith/Spirituality 

      Williams, Klayvaughn S. (2003-10-07)
      The course of this story goes back from 1960 and completes its journey in our current year 2003. The stories that you are about to read are the lived experiences of African-Americans who are either attending K College or ...
    • Human Wholeness: Its Loss and Recovery 

      Gatlin, Dallas (1977)
      Man yearns for a sense of completeness, integrity, and well being; an awareness that he is fulfilling his human destiny. He sometimes experiences this "wholeness" in moments when life seems full of purpose, when he feels ...
    • Humans and Technology : An Overview of the Transhumanist Movement 

      Rietkerk, Melinda (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
      This SIP on the Transhumanist movement is not meant to be comprehensive, but a thoughtful work to highlight some key ideas that are associated with Transhumanism. As this movement is relatively new, it is essential to ...
    • The Idea of Praise in the Book of Psalms: Academic and Personal Observations 

      Yeun, Steven (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2005)
    • Imported Religion: Chilean Buddhism in a Global Market 

      Monaghan, Brenna M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      The author explores the presence of Nichiren Buddhism in Chile in the context of Jose Casnova’s theories of globalized religion, and how the Buddhist religion and lifestyle fit into a culturally Chilean setting. Within ...
    • The Incorporation of Rituals Into Holocaust Commemoration Ceremonies 

      Vettese, Rachael Elizabeth (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
      Currently there has been a lack of scholarly research conducted in examining the emerging rituals used in Yom HaShoah (Holocaust) memorial ceremonies. This paper attempts to bridge the gap in literature regarding how both ...
    • Indian Women's Folklore : Kahanis from a Western Woman's Perspective 

      Dean, Sonja A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1994)
      The author analyzes the humorous and anectdotal genre of stories, "kahanis," associated with the festival of Mangala Gouri, focusing on the transmission of subservient and negative images of women.
    • The Integration of Astrology, Buddhism and Ayurvedic Medicine in Sri Lanka 

      D'Arcy, Cailin A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      This paper explores the integration of astrology and Buddhism throughout ayurvedic medicine in Sri Lanka; focusing on the history of the integration of these practices, how they are contextualized in history, perceived by ...
    • Internship in Youth Ministry at Heritage Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, Indiana 

      Kutansky, Bret M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1998)
      The author documents his ten week internship as the youth minister at his home church in Valaparaiso, including observations, insights, and lesson plans.
    • An Investigation into the Origins of Mahāyāna Buddhism 

      Fifield, Justin (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
      It is an attempt to pull together recent studies and conclusions that are at odds with the traditional understanding of Indian Buddhist history from the time of the Buddha's death until the 5th century C.E. The goal is ...
    • Is Christianity Racist? : A Historical Analysis of Politics and Religion 

      Navarro, Juan Pablo (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2021-11-01)
      The author explores the role of white Christian nationalism through history and politics.
    • Jazz Funerals in a Pandemic : A Celebratory-Mortuary Ritual Of New Orleans 

      Schneider, Emma (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2021-12-01)
      The insurmountable loss and death caused by the pandemic and experienced by the Black communities of New Orleans created unique obstacles on how to properly funeralize a loved one. The people of New Orleans were able to ...
    • Jerusalem of the Midwest : An Ethnography on Jewish Summer Camp 

      Honig, Audrey (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2020-11-01)
      My senior individualized project is an embodied ethnography of camp counselors at OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute), a Reform Jewish summer camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. OSRUI (formerly “Union Institute”) was established ...
    • Ken Ham's 6,000 Year Old Universe 

      Jaynes, Robin (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
      The author discusses the literature of Creationism, how it compares and contrasts with the mainstream science of Evolution, and how Creationism has been used to create Creation Museums, which the author compares to traditional ...
    • The Knife without a Blade That Lacks a Handle: The Intangible Experience of Depression 

      Purdy, Adrienne M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1999)
      My purpose in creating this SIP was not to write a piece for others, but for myself. By the time I was to begin working on it, I had had depression for one and a half years, and if I could not be rid of it, I wanted to ...