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  • Christianity and the "Others": On Conversion of the Tangkhul Nagas 

    Kharay, Woryaomi (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    This article explores the attitudinal and ideological underpinning of the Christian conversion of a society in northeastern India. It is a modest attempt to demonstrate that the methods of conversion employed by the ...
  • The Malediction of a "False Idea of Freedom" 

    Sibley, Angus (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Today, freedom is often seen as a negative quality, relieved of constraints and unhitched from morality. This libertarian concept of freedom clashes with more positive notions of freedom as "power to do good," found in ...
  • Exploring Sports Ministry in the UK: National Trends and Local Expressions 

    Parker, Andrew; French, Rob; Marturano, Naomi (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    In recent years, sport has grown exponentially as a major economic force in the UK, and historically speaking has flourished in both faith-based and secular environments. Building on the "muscular Christian" pedigree of ...
  • On Being Together: The Role of Lived Experience in Scriptural Reasoning 

    Skreslet Hernandez, Rebecca (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    In the multicultural city of London, there is a widely acknowledged need for context-based, grassroots approaches to interfaith engagement that take local communities and practice into consideration. As a tool for ...
  • Jihad and the Sect: Sunni and Shia Interpretations of Striving in the Path of God 

    Abdulmajid, Adib (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    This article investigates sectarian-based interpretations of jihad as a concept and practice. It explores similarities and differences between Sunni and Shiite approaches to the notion of jihad and its fundamental principles. ...
  • "The Flowre of Virgins": Elizabeth I and the Subversive Gendering of Nature 

    Warrick, Mikayla (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph|"She was as pretty as a rose" and "Mother Nature" are examples of terms planted deep within texts and art for millennia, growing a strongly-rooted association between nature and women. Nature can be ...
  • The Warrior Self: Risk Taking and Injuries among NFL Athletes 

    Yackley, Emma Grace (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph|The warrior is disciplined and determined. He is primed for impact, hostile, aggressive, dominating. Most importantly, the warrior is prepared to battle toward victory regardless of personal safety. He ...
  • El bálsamo cultural de Pablo Neruda: el uso de la poesía para curar las heridas infligidas por la historia perdida 

    Burke, Taylor (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph|Con el aumento en el acceso a la secuenciación de ADN, muchas empresas como 23andMe y AncestryDNA han utilizado esta tecnología para dar a las personas una oportunidad sin precedentes para aprender sobre ...
  • Lessons from Refugee Literature for Ethical Refugee Simulation Events 

    Mark, JJ (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph| I do not remember the exact day, but I would guess it was sometime around last October when I found myself looking at a fence put up around the Saint John's fountain. The signs around detailed a migrant ...
  • Determining a Law's Applicability: How Social Norms Impact Legal Interpretation 

    Lavallee, Regan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph|In this essay, I argue that there is a relationship between written text and social norms which guides how we interpret legal language. This relationship is necessary since it ensures that written legal ...
  • Measuring Creative Destruction: A Source or Indicator of Economic Growth 

    Gibson, Jack (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Introduction|Creative destruction, a term first coined by the economist Joseph Schumpeter, is the idea that the process of economic growth "incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying ...
  • Harry Style's Unique Persona: Defying Hegemonic Masculinity 

    Mandar Bichu, Apoorvaa (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph|In 2010, Harry Edward Styles was a round faced, curly haired, bright eyed aspiring young singer, hoping to win The X-Factor, with his bandmembers. Ten years later, the band is on hiatus, and Styles is the ...
  • Save Your Precious Heart: A Letter from Lisabetta To Caterina 

    Olsen, Hannah (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Opening Paragraph|The Decameron, written by Boccaccio in the 14th century, explores ten characters as they escape the plague in Florence and enter into another reality. This reality includes tales of love, tragedy, pranks, ...
  • California on My Mind 

    Baetge, Sarah (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
  • 2021 Complete Issue 

    author - see individual papers (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
  • Performance in Boko Haram’s Religious Fanaticism 

    Cole, Soji (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    The activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria evolved within a very short time from a religious sect professing hatred for western values, into a violent dissident group. The group has become a threat to the social and political ...
  • Exoticizing Terrorism: Religious Bias and the Unchecked Threat of Evangelical Christian Extremism in Brazil 

    Boaz, Danielle N. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Since the start of the 21st century, Brazil has been experiencing a rapidly escalating problem with Evangelical Christian extremism. Persons referring to themselves as “armies of Jesus” have been assaulting devotees of ...
  • Individual Religiosity and Social Trust in the U.S., 2004 

    Wiernik, Craig (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    This study examines the association between an individual’s religiosity and social trust. Using The Baylor Religion Survey I examine two general models of an individual’s religiosity and how religiosity influences social ...
  • Addressing the Unaddressed: Changemakers’ Hopes for the Future around Issues of Sexuality in Catholic Higher Education—Theological Insights 

    Levand, Mark A. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Issues of sexuality in Catholic higher education often go unaddressed, under examined, or handled with inadequate care. In a larger study of the experience of 31 changemakers at 17 different Catholic colleges and universities, ...
  • Authentic Contextualization and Church Growth: The Case of Catholicism in Malawi 1889–2000 

    Dambula, Chrispin (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Malawian culture was denunciated and demonized as irrational and unbiblical by the early Catholic missionaries from the West. However, this negative attitude toward Malawian culture largely succeeded in hindering Catholic ...

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