Past Senior Theses

SENIOR THESES FOR 2013

Steve Chovanec (Philosophy)
DeLanda and Spinoza, Or, How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Materialism
Dr. Adkins

Katy Cline (Christian Studies)
A Hermeneutical Exploration into Biblical Equality
Dr. Peterson

Ethan Guebert (Religious Studies)
The Potlatch Ceremony of the Northwest and Its Changes in Legal Status
Dr. Larson-Harris

Edward Hrinya (Philosophy)
The Death of Determinism? (And Why That Would Be Okay)
Dr. Zorn

Ryan Hughes (Christian Studies)
What is Distinctively Lutheran? An Analysis of Piepkorn's Ecumenical Theology
Dr. McDermott

Adam Jump (Philosophy)
Determinism and Free Will:  An Examination of Modern and Contemporary Perspectives
Dr. Adkins

Brian McKee (Philosophy)
Beyond the Individual:  Hegel, Marx, and Private Property
Dr. Adkins

Robert Miller (Religious Studies)
House Churches in the Middle Kingdom:  A Look at Protestants in China
Dr. Larson-Harris

Ben Morgan (Philosophy)
Stoicism, Ethics, and Emotion
Dr. Zorn

Tim Smith (Religious Studies)
Filioque as Key to East-West Division and its Reconciliation
Dr. Hinlicky
 
Jonathan Thumas (Religious Studies)
Nature in the Shugendo Amalgam:  An Example of Contemporary Japanese Folk Religion
Dr. Larson-Harris
 
Scott Tringali (Philosophy)
Alan Moore's Transformation in Politics with Ethics: Watchmen
Dr. Adkins

Patrick Whitson (Philosophy)
Heart and Mind:  On the Possibility of an Extra-Material Consciousness
Dr. Zorn

SENIOR THESES FOR 2012


Blake Bernlohr
(Philosophy)
Be In Awe: Cultivating a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Practice of Meditation and Mindfulness
Dr. Larson-Harris

Jillian DeBenedetto
(Philosophy)
Money and Happiness: A Philosophical and Psychological Examination
Dr. Vilhauer

Peter Foxen (Philosophy)
Plato's Theory of Knowledge: How it Changed, and How it Withstands Present-day Critiques
Dr. Zorn

Ellen MacInnis (Religious Studies)
Gender and Identity in Roanoke Pagan Communities
Dr. Rothgery

Heather Repass (Christian Studies)
Freedom or Bondage? Jonathan Edwards and Martin Luther on the Will
Dr. McDermott


SENIOR THESES FOR 2011


John Graham (Philosophy)
Philosophical Debate over Religions Language and Theory following Kant
Dr. Hinlicky

Marissa Kennedy (Theology)
So That No One can Boast: Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards on Justification
Dr. McDermott

Caroline Lance (Theology)
Gender Roles in Marriage: A Look at Ephesians 5:21-33 Then and Now
Dr. Wisnefske

Cameron Lee (Philosophy)
A Case Study of Normalization
Dr. Adkins

Cyrus Martin (Philosophy)
Spinoza, Heidegger, and Naess: Actualizing the Human-Nature Relationship
Dr. Adkins

John Moore (Philosophy)
No-Self, Buddha-Nature, and Upaya
Dr. Larson-Harris

Matthew Peregoy (Philosophy)
Situational Physical Modality: The Trial of Charles J. Whitman
Dr. Adkins

Samantha Penn-Timity (Religion)
Love, Islam, and Sufism
Dr. Rothgery

Kathryn Schlimmer (Religion)
The Lord's Prayer: Old Testament Characteristics in New Testament Contexts
Dr. Delaney

William Shoemaker (Philosophy)
Philosophy, Food, and Freedom: The Conditions for the Possibility of Living in the Margins of the Foodscape
Dr. Adkins

Adam Sexton (Philosophy)
Plato on Happiness, Freedom, and Individuality: A Correction to Modern Views
Dr. Vilhauer

Paulwat Sirisuth (Philosophy)
Does Freedom Exist in the Patient-Physician Relationship? 
Dr. Vilhauer

Amy Woodson (Theology)
Justice in the Book of Joshua
Dr. McDermott

SENIOR THESES FOR 2010

Jesse Allen (Philosophy)
Dewey vs. Niebuhr on Pragmatism
Dr. Hinlicky

Christine Burke (Philosophy)
The Question of Selfishness in Platonic Love
Dr. Vilhauer

Eric Coleman (Philosophy)
Schelling's Metaphysics of Evil: How We Create the Past
Dr. Adkins

Jennifer Greger (Religion)
History of the Arian Controversy
Dr. Hinlicky

Marie Guirguis (Religion)
The Coptic Church: Who She Is and What She Has Been Through in 2,000 Years
Dr. Hinlicky

Laura Jennings (Philosophy)
Feminist Theory and Maternity Leave
Dr. Vilhauer

Rebecca Lord (Religion)
The Problem of Evil
Dr. Zorn

Kelsey MacIntosh (Religion)
The Misinterpretation of Love: the Theological Difference between Christianity and Islam
Dr. Hinlicky

Elizabeth Nicoll (Philosophy)
Plato on Freedom: Introducing a New Reading of the Dialogues
Dr. Vilhauer

Heather Unroe (Religion)
The Role of Procreation in Christian Marriage
Dr. Wisnefske


 

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