Recent Submissions

  • The Perpetual Advent of Christ the Eschaton: Beauty, Resurrection, and Hope 

    Rusk, Christopher Jude (University of the South, 2009-05)
    Central to Christian belief is a pervasive hope; hope which lies in God's revealed word, can be viewed in God's creation, is realized in God's son, and resides in the hearts and minds of the faithful. We hope for redemption, ...
  • A Guide for the more fleshly-minded: Gregory of Nyssa on erotic and spiritual desire 

    Lawson, Richard T. (University of the South, 2009-05)
    This thesis highlights the theme of desire in the work of the fourth-century bishop and theologian Gregory of Nyssa. In light of four of Gregory's most important works (On Virginity, Homilies on the Song of Songs, The ...
  • Camp Able: A Unique Camping Experience for Persons with Special Needs 

    Bennett, Kyle Vernon (University of the South, 2009-05)
    My project is to create a camping experience for persons with disabilities within the Diocese of Southwest Florida. My interests in persons with mental and physical disabilities are many faceted. My ministry and worldview ...
  • The Sudanese in War Compared to the Hebrews of the Exodus 

    Awan, John Garang (University of the South, 2009-05)
    The Hebrew people were subjected to severe oppression; their sons were killed at birth, and their people were forced to hard labor by the Egyptians. The Hebrews cried and pled to God for deliverance (Ex. 1:13-14,2: 1 ...
  • A Critical Analysis of the Writings of Michael Mayne 

    Huffstetler, Joel W. (University of the South, 2009-05)
    Michael Mayne served as Dean of Westminister Abbey and as the Vicar of Great St. Mary's at Cambridge. He wrote five books which have received a wide readership in the United Kingdom. The published reviews of Mayne's books ...
  • Hospitality to Strangers: The Wesleyan Quadrilateral and Homosexual People 

    Higgs, Kevin (2009-05)
    In the summer of 2003 the Episcopal Church, in General Convention, shocked the Anglican Communion and the Christian Church around the world by openly affirming the presence, call, baptism, and ministry of gay and lesbian ...
  • The Relationship of Spirituality to the Alcoholism Recovery Process 

    Little, Scott (2009-05)
    This thesis aims to develop an understanding of the spiritual aspect of recovery from alcohol addiction and to examine various recovery programs to determine how they may or may not contribute to recovery from alcohol ...
  • Salvation: How the Gospel Helped end slavery in Ghana, Africa and still saves the people of Ghana today 

    Russell, John (2009-05)
    Evangelical missions were the defining factor in the abolition of the slave trade in Ghana, Africa. When the indigenous people became Christians and acted as true Biblical Christians, slavery lost its grip and power. The ...
  • Pneumatology: The Spirit of Reiki 

    Allen, Ruth (2009-05)
    Reiki is a complementary medicine, a form of “hands on healing,” used in hospitals, hospice, medical doctors’ offices, in private practice, and in conjunction with psychotherapy sessions and spiritual direction. This ...
  • Group Spiritual Direction: A Theological Foundation 

    Sampson, Carol (2009-05)
    The practice of group spiritual direction, its structure, method, and intention is discussed. It is theologically compared to the tradition of individual spiritual direction. Then the biblical and theological foundation ...
  • Holy Spaces: Path to Multiracial United Methodist Churches in North Alabama 

    Stryker, Richard (2009-05-03)
    North Alabama Conference United Methodist Churches are situated in or in some cases, part of thirty-three counties in Northern Alabama. The U.S. 2000 census shows the average racial diversity across these counties to reflect ...
  • Theology of Sabbath and Clergy Care 

    Sevick, Gerald (2009-04-29)
    Clergy have a responsibility to balance the care and nurturing of their congregations with their own self-care. To achieve this balance, clergy need both permission and clearly articulated expectations for self-care from ...