Graduate Papers/Theses

Graduate Papers/Theses

 

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Submissions from 2005

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GospelDharma: The Seven-fold Sacrament of Generous Interbeing, Paul Joseph Thoemke OblSB

Submissions from 2004

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The Rites of the Sick: Ecclesiological and Eschatological Dimensions of the Church's Sacramental Ministry to the Sick and the Dying, Gregory Reed Beath

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Martyrs Like Christ: A Brief Look at Passio Perpetuae, Jennifer A. Bushnell

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Suburbanization as Congregation Growth: A Case Study of Woodbury United Methodist Church, Jennifer A. Bushnell

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Is There Movement in This Event? The Paschal Mystery and the Inner Life of God: Creative Fidelity and the Contribution of Hans Urs von Balthasar to Contemporary Trinitarian Theology, Martin Cain

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The Rule of Faith: Trinity, Incarnation and Patristic Cultural Hermeneutics: A Reading of Irenaeus, Tertullian and Origen, Martin Cain

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Comparative Analysis of Environment and Art Statements, D. Foy Christopherson

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Eucharist Issues in the Protestant and Catholic Reforms through the Lens of Formula Missae et Communionis pro Ecclesia Vuittembergensi, D. Foy Christopherson

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Santo Stefano Rotondo: A Fifth-Century Architectural Idiom, Kirsten Erin Cleto

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Pretermission of Reprobation in the Theology of Augustine of Hippo, Abraham B. Fisher

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Beauty and Asceticism, Gerard James McMahon OSB

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The Irish Penitentials, Gerard James McMahon OSB

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An Exegetical Study of the Rule of Benedict Chapter 64.7-15 Qualities of Ancient Christian Leadership, Tamara Ann Moore

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Cristo Negro de Esquipulas in the Liturgical Year in the Guatemala Church, Cristobal Coche Quic OSB

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An Introduction to the Desert Sayings, Samuel D. Rahberg

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On Cassian and the Need to Uproot Anger, Samuel D. Rahberg

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Karen P. Sames OSB

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Karen P. Sames OSB

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Fear and the Desert Fathers, Carl Schlueter

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Origen on the Healing of the Soul in the War against the Demons, John Solheid

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The Ascetic Theology of Thomas Aquinas, John Solheid

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A Heretic Reconsidered Pelagius, Augustine, And "Original Sin", Craig St. Clair

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Openness to the Uncontrollable: Karl Rahner's Theology of Hope, Denae White

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Saint Clement's Basilica in Rome: History and Liturgical Evaluation, Daniella Zsupan

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The Cultural Significance of Olive Oil and its Liturgical Use in Christian Tradition, Daniella Zsupan

Submissions from 2003

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Augustine: Spiritual Exegesis of the Book of Psalms and Systematic Theology, Katie L. Boller

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Russian Sophiology and its Relevance for Christian Feminist Theology, Katie L. Boller

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Art in the Early Church: The Empty Cross and Images of Christ, Catherine Combier-Donovan

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The Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and Its Genius Loci, Catherine Combier-Donovan

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Liturgy of the Hours: A Case Study of Marmion Abbey, Sean Cronan OSB

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The Barbarians Did It Right: The Mozarabic Rites of Initiation, Sean Cronan OSB

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The Possiblity of Resurrection in Isaiah 26:19, Lisa Cullison

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A Concept of Monastic Formation in the Context of Indonesian Culture, Pranci G. de'Ornay OCSO

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Concepts of Gender: How Male Writers Color Issues of Female Asceticism, Agostino C. Fernandez OSB

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Theological Antinomy, Political Violence, and Borderland Leitourgia: A Cultural Geography of the Silenced Ironic Word of God, Gael Fonken

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The Valladolid Debate: An Ambivalent-but-Real Tale Situated in between Worlds, Gael Fonken

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Small Group Spirituality and the Search for Community in Episcopal Parish Life: A Congregational Study, Julie K. Gilbert

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Contemplation: A Form of Christian Prayer, Corin Kraus OSB

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Our Treasure in Nothing, Corin Kraus OSB

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And We'll Know They Are Christians by Their Love: Reviving the Role of Faith in Sacramental Theology, Mary O'Neill McManus

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Rene Girard: A Study in Christian Antrhopology, Mary O'Neill McManus

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Ideology and Interpretation - Or, Refusing to Do Exegesis for Caesar An Analysis of Revelation 13, Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17, Michael J. McManus

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Murdering the Image of God Within Our Souls: How Perpetrating Violence Kills Our Humanity, Michael J. McManus

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A Vision of Vindication and Judgment Exegesis of Revelation 14, Huong Thi My Pham

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The Foot-Washing Ritual, Huong Thi My Pham

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A Comparison of the Anointing at Bethany John 12:1-8 and John 13:4-15 Jesus washing the disciples' feet, Frowin Reed OSB

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Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, Frowin Reed OSB

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A State of the Question Paper on the Origins, Methods, and Processes of Liturgical Inculturation, Matthew B. Rios OSB

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"Lord, Lead Them to a New Life and a Spiritual Birth": Prayers in the Rites of Initiation and Monastic Profession, Matthew B. Rios OSB

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Saint Ambrose's Doctrine of Purity of Heart in De Paradiso, Toppo Toshihiro Takamura

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The Lord's Prayer in the Eucharist, Sherri L. Vallee

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The Restoration of the Permanent Diaconate: A Blending of Roles, Sherri L. Vallee

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Teresa of Avila: An Examination of the Theological Significance of Her Humility, Kristin Witek

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The Bread of Life and a Hunger for Justice: A Eucharistic Reading of Luke 10:1-37, Kristin Witek

Submissions from 2002

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The Call and Response as the Basic Pattern of the Mass, Falaniko Atonio

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The Inculturation of the Samoan Reconciliation Rite into the Penitential Rite of the Liturgy of the Mass, Falaniko Atonio

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Spirit Baptism and Christian Initiation, Andrew Coval

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St. Bonaventure: The Coincidence of Opposites and Christ the Center, Andrew Coval

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The Origins of Emmaus: An Exploration of Luke 24:13-35, Lisa Cullison

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Pray Without Ceasing, Prayer of the Heart: Historical and Theological Studies of the Jesus Prayer, Pranci G. de'Ornay OCSO

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An Ongoing Formation Model for the Benedictine Nuns of the Eucharistic King, Mary Placid (Luz) Dolores OSB

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Martha and Mary: Archetypes of Integral Discipleship, Mary Placid (Luz) Dolores OSB

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Dimensions of the Monk's Self-Governance: Balancing Evagrius with Ellis, Agostino C. Fernandez OSB

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With One Voice Glorify God: Reading Romans Liturgically, Peter Funk OSB

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An Analysis of Christian Liturgical Architecture and Recent Renovation of Saint Patrick Church, McAdoo, PA, Marie Garman IHM

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The Feast of the Ascension: A Look at Its Development and Recent Liturgical Celebration, Marie Garman IHM

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The Devotional Influence of Our Lady at Fatima, Danielle A. Knott

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Trinitarian Language: A Defense of the Traditional Trinitarian Formula and a Critique of Contemporary Trinitarian Hymnody, Jeanne Marie Kohr

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New Wine into Old Wineskins - Spirit Christology, Classical Christology, and the Path of Discipleship, Frankie White

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Sensus Fidelium: Lessons from a Contested Concept, Frankie White

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Inculturation of Christian Funerals in China, Qinjing Martin Wu

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The Chinese Rites Controversy: A painful experience in the history of the liturgical inculturation, Qinjing Martin Wu

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Fourth Step of Humility in the Rule of St. Benedict, Kathleen Yeadon OSB

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Desire: Our Way to God An Examination of the Christian Anthropology of Human Desire, Elias Zaczkiewicz OSB

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The Benedictine Abbot as Model of Episcopal Authority, Elias Zaczkiewicz OSB

Submissions from 2001

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The Reasonableness and Historical Authenticity of the Doctrine of Universal Salvation, Jay P. Botten

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Monastic Formation according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, Luiz Claudio da Silva Correa OSB

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Letters of Saint Paul, Luiz Claudio da Silva Correa OSB

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Women's Ordination: A Critical Study, Jeanne Marie Kohr

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The Ordained Priesthood: A Sacrament in persona Christi capitis, Erich Rutten

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Augustine's De Trinitate and Its Transmission into the Thought of William St. Thierry, F. Tyler Sergent

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Elements of Patristic Biblical Interpretation in Postmodern Times, Lynne W. Smith OSB

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John Calvin on Asceticism, Lynne W. Smith OSB

Submissions from 2000

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Silence in Chapters 4-7 of the Rule of St. Benedict, Theresa Hindle OSB

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Ruminating Prayer (The Way of Scriptural Meditation Based on the Early Monastic Tradition), Sung Jun Hur OSB

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Sunday Lectionary: Window into Eschatology, Wayne Jenkins SCJ

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The Movement of the Feast of Christ the King within the Liturgical Year, Wayne Jenkins SCJ

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One Holy Catholic and Charismatic Church, Lori L. King

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The Life of St. Mary Magdalene, Lori L. King

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Christological Comparisons of the Gospels of Mark and Thomas, Benjamin K. Lager

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God's Springs and Wells in a Thirsty Land, Benjamin K. Lager

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An Exegesis of Mark Chapter 13: A Study of this Markan Pericope as an Example of the Genre of Apocalyptic Literature, Michael Leonard

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Exegesis of Matthew 6:9-13: A Study of the Lord's Prayer from 'the End to the Beginning', Michael Leonard

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Evagrius' Structure of the Life of Prayer, Carmen Maier

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Identifying the Fourth Century Syrian Christians, Carmen Maier

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Humility According to Benedict and Bernard, Mary Catherine Martinez OSB

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Morally Formed by Praising God's Work of Love in Us: An Examination of Kierkegaard's Rhetoric in Works of Love, Danielle Nussberger

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Three Models of God: Heuristic Devices for Learning About the God-Human Relationship, Danielle Nussberger

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A Sacred Time and Sacred Space, Eileen O'Connell OSB

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La Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, Shawn Priggel CSC