PhD Dissertations by GDRS (DRTS) Alums
“Secrets of Heaven: Allegory, Jews, the European Enlightenment and the Case of Emanuel Swedenborg” by Rebecca Esterson
“John Dewey and an Ecological Philosophy of Religion” by Brian Jenkin
“Exploring Meaningful Experiences of HIV Positive Black Women: A Qualitative Study of Relational Care Practices” by Cherita Cloy
“Revisiting the Concept of Self in the Methodology of Mystical Hermeneutics” by Nickolas Zanetti
“Sincerity, Empathy, and Intersubjectivity in Classical Chinese Ritual” by Brian Loah
“Causes and Causation in Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and Some Natural Sciences” by Nick DiDonato
“Hierarchies in Time: An Empirical Study of the Indexical Character of Ritual Synchrony” by Connor Wood
“Perceptible Inspiration: Sensory Experience in Early British Methodism, 1730-1760” by Erika Stalcup
“South Africa’s Dutch Reformed Churches and the Struggle for Reconciliation” by Marthe Hesselmans
“Sartre and Augustine on the Self and the Other: the Influence of the Religious Standpoint on the Hope for Human Relations” by Mireille Bishay
“Jewish Acts: Negotiating Jewishness in the Acts of the Apostles” by Christopher Stroup
“Frontiers in Relations: Being Christian in the Post-Colonial World” by Ada Focer
“Sacral Socio-Ecological Labor: Theories of Catholic Social Thought and Engaged Buddhism in Complementary Practice” by Hyungkyu Lee
“Preaching Paul: John Chrysostom and the Construction of a non-Jewish Christian Identity” by Courtney Wilson VanVeller
“Sacral Socio-Ecological Labor: Theories of Catholic Social Thought and Engaged Buddhism in Complementary Practice””The Priority of Form in Carl Schmitt’s Early Theological Perspective” by Theresa Cooney.
“Inheritance and Legacy: A Phenomenological Exploration” by Giacomo Leoni.
“Desecrated Covenant, Deprived Burial: Threats of Non-Burial in the Hebrew Bible” by Frances Dora Mansen.
“Reason Turned into Sense: John Smith on Spiritual Sensation” by Derek Anthony Michaud.
“Paul’s Therapy of the Soul: A New Approach to John Chrysostom and Anti-Judaism” by Courtney Wilson Van Veller.
“‘An Army of Such Ladies’: Mary Magdalene in the Era of Reformation” by Margaret Arnold.
“Radical Food: Nation of Islam and Latter-day Saint Culinary Ideals (1930-1980)” by Kathleen Holbrook.
“Black Gods of the Asphalt: Street Basketball, Power, and Embodied Spirit” by Onaje X. Offley Woodbine.
“The Elijah-Elisha Cycle of Stories: A Ring Composition” by Michelle L. Bellamy.
“Remembering the Infallible Imams: Narrative and Memory in Medieval Twelver Shi’ism” by Matthew O. Pierce.
“Religion, Book Groups and the Social Inflection of Reading” by Emily Ronald.
“Love Sex, and Marriage in the Global Mission of Walter and Ingrid Trobisch” by Anneke Stasson.
“A Semiotic and Emergent Theory of Religious Communities” by Paul Cassell.
“John E. Smith as Pragmatic Philosophical Theologian” by Charles Demm.
“Spiritual Growth and Decline after Trauma: the Mediating Role of Benevolence Beliefs” by Cecile Gunn Desmond.
“The Church and the Seer: Veronica Lueken, the Bayside Movement, and the Roman Catholic Hierarchy” by Joseph Peter Laycock.
“Romantic Investiture: Formations of the Secular in British Romanticism” by Sean A. Dempsey.
“Sacramental Materialism: Don DeLillo, Catholicism, and Community” by Sara Jaye Hart.
“Reviling and Revering The Mormons: Defining American Values, 1890-2008” by Christine Hutchison-Jones.
“The Rorschach Perceptual-Thinking Index in a Seminar of Greek Orthodox Seminarians” by Cristian Onofrei.
“Identity Matters: Bosnian Identity Maintenance in a Post-Migration Setting” by Kristen Lucken.
“The Quest for a New Reformation: Re-Making of Religious Perceptions in the Early History of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Ottoman Near East, 1820-1870” by Bilal Ozaslan.
“From Method to Practice: A Critique of Two Models for Relating Science and Religion” by Josh Andrew Reeves.
“Levinas and *Time” by Eric Severson.
Fideism and Wittgenstein’s Ethic of Perspicuity” by Thomas Donald Carroll.
“Paul’s Use of Part-Whole Rhetoric of To Sympheron in 1 Corinthians” by Kei Eun Chang.
“Hegel, History, and Evil: Towards Finite Theodices” by Eric M. Dale.
“The Virtue of Humble Authority in Saint Thomas Aquinas and Master Zhu Xi” by Catherine A. Hudak Klancer.
“Fostering Social Support and Compassionate Love in the Greek Orthodox Church Through Small Groups” by Markos Achilles Nickolas.
“The Spontaneity of Nature and Human Experience” by Nathaniel Barrett.
“The Future of Inquiry: Charles Peirce, Naturalism, and the Symbols of the Christian Eschaton” by Brandon C. Daniel-Hughes.
“The Erotic Fringe: Sexual Minorities and Religion in Contemporary American Literature and Film” by Christine Hoff Kraemer.
“Heidegger and the Tragedy of Being” by David Nichols.
“American Gnosis: The Literary Afterlife of a Heresy” by Joshua T. Pederson.
“Ancient Daoist Diets for Health and Longevity” by Shawn Arthur.
“Mysticism, Contextualism, and Community: A Communitarian /Pragmatic Epistemology of Mysticism” by Cecil Theodore Cole, Jr.
“Methodist Preaching in New England, c. 1790-1850: The Armenian Message on Calvinist Soil” by Jonathan D. Cooney.
“The Evil of God: Post-Christian Lamentations at the End of Theodices” by Ioan Dorin Igna.
“’Whatever’: God as Absent Presence in the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill, Derek Walcott, and Charles Wright” by Emily Taylor Merriman.
“The Use of Scripture in Nietzsche’s Zarathustra” by Laura C. Miguelez.
“The Relation of Faith and History in Ernst Troeltsch’s Die Absolutheit des Christentums und die Religionsgeschichte and Robert Neville’s Theory of Religious Symbols: Two Methodologies for Discerning Christian Normativity” by Echol Nix, Jr.
“Dante’s Virgil: A Poet’s Type of Exile” by Joy Lawrence Clark.
“The Dialectics of Tama in Japanese Religious Experience” by Tomoko Iwasawa.
“Transformations of Language and Religion in Rainer Maria Rilke” by Johannes Wich-Schwarz.
“Cultivating perfection: Mysticism and Self-transformation in Early Quanzhen Daoism” by Louis Andor Komjathy III.
“Biblical Fictions: Modern Short Stories That Retell Biblical Narratives” by Marwood Larson-Harris.
“The Virtue of Devils: Vladimir Nabokov’s Phenomenology of the Demonic” by Christopher A. Link.
“Rivers of Ecstasy: Henry Miller’s Affair with religion” by Thomas Nesbit.
“The Eucharist in the ‘Didache’: Ritual and History” by Jonathn Schwiebert.