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    • 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 ...
    • The Missionary Calling: Lessons from a Short-Term Missions Experience in China 

      McNinch, Timothy (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1999)
      My program was called the Tongliao, China Global Project 1998, one of several summer missions programs organized by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational student movement. It was officially a ...
    • From Limited Tolerance to Political Freedom: Religion in America between 1620 and 1820 

      Hoffmann, Rebekka A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1999)
      In this paper I will argue that religious diversity and the development of unique religious cultures in the various colonies along with the growth of the notions of tolerance and freedom resulted in the political ...
    • The Lost Devil and Human Evil: The Divorce of the Devil from the Concept of Evil in the Modern World 

      McConnel, Matthew (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2000)
      This will not be a theodicy, theology of evil, or even a history of the Devil. Rather, I hope to trace the progression of the Devil, as the anthropomorphic personification of evil, through the Western Judeo-Christian ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Many Ways of Knowing God: Metaphor and Analogy 

      Hakken, Elizabeth (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2000)
      At this point my range of questions focuses mainly on the meaningfulness of interpretation and meaning of the central Christian symbols. McFague and Tracy present two manners of interpreting that they believe explicate the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Muslim Courting Practices in the United States: The Effects of American Culture on Islamic Tradition 

      Spearman, Corey Michael (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
      This work seeks to highlight a specific aspect of Islamic life: Muslim relationships in the United States of America with regard to courting practices. Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, a community rich with Muslim ...
    • 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 ...
    • Creating the Conversation: The Dialogue Between Theology and Aesthetics 

      Aronson, Jill M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2001)
      The theologian and the artist share many of the same tasks. Both penetrate the surface of everyday life, seeking meaning beyond the mundane, to answer the great existential questions of life. Both seek truth, beauty, and ...
    • 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 ...
    • All You Need is... 

      Michon, Nathaniel C. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2002)
      Ever since I can remember, I've always had some desire for unity around me. I seem to thrive on harmony. If people around me are happy or growing personally in some way, I can almost feed off of that energy. At those ...
    • Religious Change Among the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge Reservation 

      Danford, Sabra E. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2002)
      The focus of my SIP at the start was the influence of the boarding schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As I was able to get out into the community more often and experience Oglala life as it is now through the Sun Dance, ...
    • 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 ...
    • An Experiential Summer: An Internship at Pretty Lake Vacation Camp 

      Morris, Brant Winfield (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2003)
      A senior individualized project (SIP) should be fun should be exciting, and, with my science background, should be spent in a lab researching. Lab is not my forte and being inside a building with no windows is not my idea ...
    • African American and new Testament Experiences 

      King, Mike (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2003)
      In discussing the African American experience, this paper will be particularly interested in the religious dimensions of African American experience. Specifically, I will focus upon Christianity and what key elements ...