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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • Zakat : A Convergence of Religion and Politics 

      Stefl, Katharine (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2009)
      The author asks if Islamic nations have a tendancy toward welfare states due to the basic Muslim prescription for the giving of alms or "zakat." The author begins discussing the political and religious practice of zakat. ...
    • Zionism, Liberation and Religion: Gush Emunim and the Palestinian Theology of Liberation 

      Taylor, Philip (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2006)
      This paper examines two religious groups intimately involved with today’s conflict in Israel and Palestine. It compares the messianic fundamentalism of Gush Emunim, a fringe group of Israeli Jews responsible for settling ...