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    • Who Lynches on the Frontier? Select Jesuit References and the Wild West Paradigm 

      Fleming, Julia (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)
      Contemporary historians of Western lynching point out that the influential frontier justice interpretation has many weaknesses, especially its inattention to the role of race and ethnicity. Selected Jesuit incidental ...
    • Observations on Why Promotors of Italian American Culture Need to Know More: The Italian/American Experience of Religion 

      Tamburri, Anthony Julian (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)
      This essay sheds light on the misconception that Catholicism is an essential characteristic to Italian/American and, hence, Italian identity. Through a brief examination of the demographic make-up of Italy’s population, ...
    • Coronation in Physics: String Theory and the Pursuit of the Theory of Everything 

      Yergensen, Brent (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)
      This study examines the popularization of string theory in science literature and documentary film, which is presented to audiences with emphasis on the irreconcilability of two key paradigms in physics, quantum mechanics ...
    • Abortion Legality and Morality: A Preliminary Investigation Examining the Influence of Religiosity on Abortion Attitudes Among a Sample of US Latinxs 

      Montenegro, María; Valdez, Danny; Solon, Megan; Turner, Ronna C.; Crawford, Brandon L.; Jozkowski, Kristen N. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)
      Religiosity is a common predictor of abortion attitudes, especially among US Latinx. In this article, we examine religiosity, operationalized in various ways (e.g., affiliation, beliefs, practices), and abortion attitudes ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 2021 Complete Issue 

      author - see individual papers (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    • "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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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)
    • 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 ...