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Recent Thesis and Research Topics

If you are majoring in religious studies, you will write a thesis during the fall semester of your senior year. The following is a selective list of topics:

  • The Power and Influence of the Jerusalem Sacrificial Cult: A Look into the Priestly Source and Archeological Data - Andrew Webber, 2009
  • Hunter S. Thompson And the Search for the Death of the American Dream - Scott Herron, 2009
  • Sidney Rigdon: A Quest for Religious Power- Matt Davies, 2009
  • Adam and Eve: Early Judaic Interpretation of Genesis and How it Shaped Gender Roles - Emily Braveman, 2009
  • Brotherhood and Kool-Aid: The Life Jim Jones Chose to Live - Brittany Dalberg, 2008
  • The Study of the Evolution of the Eucharist - Amy Graham, 2007
  • A Study of the Emerging Church in Relation to Ancient and in Reaction to Modern Views of Jesus - Kathleen Marie Gray, 2007
  • Choice and Sacrifice in the Imaginative Literature of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling - Michael James Arbogast, 2007
  • Searching for Divine Rhythm: Theologically Promiscuous Writing - Hannah R. Bressler, 2007
  • The Impact of Liberal Arts Religious Studies Courses on Student Religiosity - Stefanie Israel, 2006
  • Politics and Religion: An Exploration of the Documentary Hypothesis - Anthony Ray Kesler, 2006
  • Jesus, The God of All Drummers: How Traditional Religion Influences Christian Expression in Ghana - Jessica Marie DeVries, 2004
  • Religion and Abortion - Michelle Adams, 2003
  • Radical Love: Jesus Crosses the Line - Angela Robinson, 2002
  • The Divine in Disguise: How Christianity Deals with Suffering - Adam Ericksen, 2002