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Fighting 'A Spirit of Fanaticism:' Antirevivalism in antebellum America
The New Measures religious revivals led by Charles Grandison Finney in New York and New England created controversies and debates over revivalism and evangelicalism in antebellum America. This dissertation examines five ...
Quest for forgiveness: Re-imagining black and white relations in William Faulkner and Toni Morrison
Predicated on and critically engaged with the contemporary practice and discourses of forgiveness such as the South African TRC, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt, and Julia Kristeva, this dissertation purposes to examine ...
Elegba, why am I ill?: Healing and transformation of persons in an Ocha community in Miami, Florida
This dissertation examines the processes of healing and transformation experienced by persons in the Cuban American, white, middle class Orisha worship community in Miami, FL, focusing on all the areas in which healing can ...
The quest for recognition: The case of Latin American philosophy
Latin American philosophy has dedicated a century of philosophical attention to the question: Does a distinct Latin American philosophy exist? While the efforts of Latin American philosophers should be lauded for positing ...
The pitfalls of national reconstruction: History, pedagogy, and politics in Rwanda's post-genocide educational institution
The present dissertation addresses the way that educational institutions in Rwanda are utilized for generating political and social reconstruction in the post-genocide era. In the opening chapter, I present a thesis that ...