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- 1Abraham Fleming
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Introduction: Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould are both dedicated Darwinians. Despite this, for the last few decades these two scientists have argued fiercely about how evolutionary history and mechanisms are to be viewed. The debate has been fought out before a general, rather than...
This research broadly examines how people consider two opposing but compelling ideas and whether they synthesize the two concepts or reject one of them. Specifically, I focused my research on evangelical Protestant adolescents who participate in church youth groups and look at how they negotiate...
This dissertation relies on the wager that we live in an age in which seemingly archaic religious symbols contribute to how people orient themselves, respond to, and explain things in the world. Drawing from Paul Ricoeur’s early texts on religion, symbolism, evil, and defilement, I analyze three...
Doctrine as Music: A Socio-Historical and Biopsychosocial Analysis of Music’s Effects on the Membership of the Children of GodDownload
This project endeavoured to partially close the gap in knowledge surrounding music’s roles in high-demand new religious groups by adding to existing scholarship’s understanding of music’s potential role in the membership maintenance process. The author sets forth to do so by answering the...
In January of 2006, the New Conservative Party of Canada took power in Ottawa and remained in place for a decade. Many observers have remarked that these conservatives carried out a change in direction from both their liberal and conservative predecessors regarding above all the theme of the...
For sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), the ‘sacred’ constitutes all those things “set apart and forbidden.” Sacred items or ideas are set in relationship to other sacred things within religious contexts. For Evangelical Christians, and to a lesser degree Protestants in general, the sacred...
My doctoral dissertation examines early modern English devotional handbooks, which were designed to instruct the laity on the tenets of the Protestant religion and help them navigate the religious upheavals of the sixteenth century. As part of their wide-ranging efforts to educate the laity,...
This research examines how religious and supernatural beliefs have changed with the rapid modernization and increased standard of modern, scientific education in Tainan, Taiwan. Participants in my project were between the ages of 20-40, had at least some post secondary education, and were from...
This thesis is a detailed examination of the relationship between historical faith and rational religion in Immanuel Kant's philosophy, especially as presented in Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. Due to recent contemporary philosophical debate about Kant's philosophy of religion,...
Charles Taylor writes that identity emerges from the reflection upon, and articulation of one’s lived experience. This account of identity precludes psychology from taking a natural science approach to the study of ‘identity’, or ‘the self’. Psychology has emerged within secular society, and...