Touch or kiss my foot
But if sacred or pretty
Move me out of reach
Linda Ann Nolan
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
I wrote my dissertation on how sacred objects were installed in churches during the 16th and 17th century in Rome to promote or prohibit devotional practices such as kissing and touching.
Christian Right arose;
fought Roe, feminists, gay rights.
Gender is the key.
Dissertation title: “Defending Manhood: Gender, Social Order, and the Rise of the Christian Right in the South, 1965-1995” (2007).
My dissertation explored the emergence of the Christian right, arguing that conservative evangelicals’ underlying motivation for political action was concern for a social order based on “biblical gender roles.” This led them to oppose liberal reforms that threatened this gendered order, notably abortion, feminism, and gay rights.
were never mainstream, but they
thought they ought to be.
I titled my dissertation, “Constituting the Protestant Mainline: The Christian Century, 1908-1947.” It’s about a magazine through which a small group of liberal American Christians both built and projected cultural authority.
The Derge Parkhang
Word and image together
Tanjur and Kanjur
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
Dissertation Title: “Picturing the Canon: The Murals, Sculpture, and Architecture of the Derge Parkhang”
A study of the Derge Parkhang (1729-1744), which demonstrates both the integrity of its architectural plan, murals and sacred objects and how these elements as a whole support the greater vision of spreading the Dharma via the editing, translating and printing of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon. Included is a translation of a descriptive text written by Zhuchen Rinchen. Note: Derge is pronounced “Der-ge”
wine and lust o’rcome
both the righteous and the weak
Noah and Lot’s wives burn
Dissertation: “Incest and Inner-Biblical Exegesis”
A path through the history of interpretation of Noah’s Drunkenness in Genesis 9 from the story of Lot’s Drunkenness in Genesis 19 to the Qur’an and its commentators.
Your religion lacks
an absolute certainty.
Perhaps change your mind?
Claremont Graduate University
Dissertation Title: Fidelity Through Fallibilism: Hermeneuics, Rationality, and Truth in Inter-religious Dialogue.
The peaceful don’t run
They stay, and get sucker-punched
Strong trees in the storm.
My dissertation focuses on religious pacifism in the late 20th century. Looking at three thinkers who view religious pacifism as an alternate form of politics, I will explore what religious pacifism as an alternate power means, against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Three church histories
Development – how?
My dissertation title is “The Apostolic Tradition in the Ecumenical Histories of Socrates, Sozomen, and Thodoret”.
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