Students of the Joint PhD Program have produced over 125 unique dissertations. Below are the titles and authors listed by date submitted. For the most recent 5 years, the list is first separated by concentration, then by date. Older dissertations follow by date. Full dissertations may be obtained through Iliff's Taylor library, DU's Penrose library, or via ProQuest.
Religion and Social ChangeSearching for Truth(iness): Mapping the Religio-Political Landscape and Idenity of Christian Emerging Adults through a Reception Study of the Colbert Report
Evaluating Violence and (Non)violence: A Critical, Practical Theology of Social Change
by Todd, Julie
Christian Progress and American Myth: A Deep Cultural Analysis of Spatiality and Exceptionalism in Struggles over American Indian Lands
by Klein, Bradley
Educating for Civic Agency: A Community Organizing Learning Model for Integrated Spiritual and Civic Development in Higher Education
by Whitcher, Jenny
Rethinking Assimilation through the Lens of Transnational Migration: Transnational Religious Activities of Korean Immigrants
by Lee, Bo Yong
Decolonizing Moral Visions: Christian Political Economic Ethics, Latino/a Religiosity, and Postcoloniality
by Hernandez-Diaz, Rodolfo
Wicked Skin: Muslim Monsters in the Western Imagination
by Shafi, Sophia
We are who we think we were: Updating the Role of Historiography in Christian Ethics
by Conley, Aaron
From Sacred Canopy to Civic Canopy: Promoting Civic Health Through Dialogue, Social Networks, and Collaborative Action
by Fulton, William
Critiquing the Soul of White Supremacy and the Spiritualities of Whiteness: Narrative and Everyday Praxis
by Johnson, Dean
The Doctrine of Christian Perfection Today: Reading Wesley’s Theology Through the Lens of Process Thought
by Ahn, Jung-Sup
A Clash of Worldviews: The Impact of Modern Western Notion of Progress on Indigenous Naga Culture
by Thong, Tezenlo
From ‘Black-Eyed Girls’ to The MMU-Mujeres Metodistas Unidas: Race, Religion and Gender in the Borderlands
by Nieto, Adriana Pilar
Deliver Us from Evil: Christian Freedom & Sexual Regulations in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
by Zimmerman, Yvonne
Towards a Land Conservation Ethic in Zimbabwe: An Ethical and Religio-Cultural Analysis of Land Conservation Policies and Practice in Communal Areas
by Mutambara, Maaraidzo
The Practice of Obuntu Among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya: A Paradigm for Community Building
by Shamala, Lucas Nandih
Virgin of Guadalupe Tattoos: Embodied Symbols and the Construction of Racial and Gendered Identity Among Mexican American Men
by Chávez, Arturo.
Religion and Psychological StudiesIn Search of a Contextual Pastoral Theology for Dalits in India
"Spiritual Direction with Women Who Have Autoimmune Diseases: A Model of Psychospiritual Care"
by Arora, Kelly
A Pastoral Theology of Congregational Care and Leadership: Nurturing Emergence
by Jeunnette, Carol Pettibone
Burdens of Disclosure: A Pastoral Theology of Confidentiality
by Morgan, Virginia R.
Primacy of Conscience: A Pastoral Theological Construction of Agency for Catholic Moral Decision-Making
by Rickard, Donald Augustine
Constructing a Neuroscientific Pastoral Theology of Fear and Hope
by Whitehead, Jason Comer
Imagination, Religious Practice, and World Transformations: Sophia, Heidegger, and Jacob Böhme’s The Way to Christ
by Peckler, Mark Allen
Marginality and Coping: Communal Contextual Narrative Approach to Pastoral Care with Korean American Christians
by Lyu, Jaesang
Toward a Dialogic Interpretation of Psychological Belief in Spirits Among Gamei of Ghana
by Yebuah, Ebenezer Narh
Strings of Relationship and Community: A Dialogue Between the Early Years of Bede Griffiths and the Theories of Jean Baker Miller
by Land-Closson, Linda
Resisting and Transforming: Pastoral Theology and Care of Korean Military Wives
by Chang, Bocheol
The Abjection of Female Sexual Desire in Indian Christianity: A Pastoral Theological Analysis
by Dondapati Allen, Anne
A Pastoral Theological Approach to the Image of God: Toward a Framework for Pastoral Care of Broken Relationships among Korean American Christians and their Community
by Kim, Gichul
Towards an Inclusive Understanding of the Identity of the Indian Orthodox Church: A Pastoral Theological Study
by Varughese, George
Towards an Interpretive Understanding of Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Psychological and Religious Study of the Understandings Held by Female Survivors of Domestic Violence in Kenya
by Gatobu, Anne Kiome
Theology, Philosophy and Cultural TheoryThe Effect of Power and Colonialism on Religion and Secularization: Expanding Taylor's "A Secular Age"
Divergent Responses to the Human Predicament: A Case Study in New Comparativism
by Toole, Mark
Intuitive Virtue in Plato, Augustine, and Gandhi
by Keady, Brian
Seeking the Face Behind the Face: Rosenzweig and Nietzsche Opening to the Feminine Divine
by Adams, Sharon
Reading and Responsibility: The Grammar of the Inexpressible and the Poiesis of Religious Belief
by Banning, Philip George
Between Law and Justice: Kant, Derrida and Religious Violence
by Pavlov, Evgeni
A Vocation as Politics: An Analysis at the Intersection of Popular Theologies and Consumer Culture
by Scholes, Jeffrey Edward
Representational Subversions and the Limits of Postcoloniality: Shahzia Sikander’s Strategic Contemporaneity
by Sanchez, Linda Eilene
From ‘Black-Eyed Girls’ to The MMU-Mujeres Metodistas Unidas: Race, Religion and Gender in the Borderlands
by Nieto, Adriana Pilar
Orthodoxy and the Existential Recovery of Liberation Theology
by Coleman, Joshua Carey
Causes Lost and Found: Southern Election in the Life of Robert Lewis Dabney
by Turner, Edward Carter
Of Nomadology: Religion and the War Machine
by Hale, David S
The Whole Story: Narrativity, Virtue Theory, and the Unity of the Self
by Andrews, Lauren Lee
The Aesthetics of the Other: Ethics, Judaism and the Work of Art in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas
by Flato, Jason
Reclaiming the Past, Dreaming the Future: Toward a Naga-Indigenous Christology of Culture and Liberation
by Vashum, Yangkahao
Animal Alterity: Levinasian Ethics and the Relationship Between Humans and Non-Human Animals
by Turner, Donald Landis.
Transforming Practices: Hesychastic Correctives to Postmodern Apophatic Theology
by Flory, Mark W.
Kids and Kingdom: The Precarious Presence of Children in the Synoptic Gospels
by Murphy Jr., Arthur
Divination in 1 Samuel 28 and Beyond: An African Study in the Politics of Translation
by Kiboko, J. Kabamba
Why Two Swords Were Enough: Israelite Tradition History Behind Luke 22:35-38
by Moore, Kevin Lee
Pelagius and Galatians: An Ascetic Approach to Grace and Human Effort
by Opalinski, Brett
I Will Be King Over You: The Rhetoric of Divine Kingship in the Book of Ezekiel
by Clark, Terry
Israel Above the Nations: The Religitimization of Yahweh and Judah after the Exile
by Lozano-Tamara, Gilberto
The Narrative Characterization of Pontius Pilate in Early Gospel Literature
by Gatewood, Brian
The Withered Hand of God: Disability and Theological Reflection
by Creamer, Deborah Beth
Lions and Ovens and Visions, Oh My!: A Satirical Analysis of Daniel 1-6
by Valeta, David M.
"Hidalgos at long last": A Genealogical-Interpretive History of the Hispano People, 1480-2004
by Cruz, Brent Alexander
Religious Experience as Thinking That Feels Like Something: A Philosophical-Theological Reflection on Recent Neuroscientific Study of Religious Experience
by Azari, Nina P.
Power in the Sacred Circle: A Metaphysics for Feminist Wicca Based on Process Thought
by Wise, Constance
On the Scales of Righteousness: Law and Story in the Book of Job
by Magdalene, F. Rachel
Perspectives on Racism from Religious Congregants: A Sociological Exploration of New Thought, Mainline, and Evangelical Churches
by Baust, Jeanette
Divided we Fall, But Together We Stand: Religious Belief and Race as Structures for American Abolitionist Interactions, 1825-1865
by Gentle, Glenn Michael
With Horns of Irony: The Implications of Irony in the Account of Ahab's Reign (1 Kings 16:29-22:40)
by Fredenburg, Brandon
Textual Criticism and the Epistle of James: An Experiment in Methodology
by Miller, Jeffrey David
Amilcar Cabral's Theory of Class Suicide: Its Contribution to Post Apartheid Christian Social Action
by Mokgadi, Ramosotho Matthews
The Hidden Eunuchs of the Hebrew Bible: Uncovering an Alternate Gender
by Everhart, Janet S.
Agency, Culture, and Human Personhood: A Pastoral Theology of Agency and the Construction of Human Personhood from the Context of Intimate Partner Violence
by Hoeft, Jeanne M.
Methodist Family Values, Past and Present: A Historical and Sociological Analysis of Three Centuries of Methodist Views on the Family
by Murphy-Geiss, Gail E.
Creation Spirituality: Pedagogy for a Multicultural Society
by McMillen, Linda
"The least of these": Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Intraracial Critique of American-American Clergy and Leadership
by Pearman, Eric Gerard
Does Majority Religion Rule the Bench?: A Study of United States Supreme Court Treatment of Minority Religions
by Wright, Sherryl Leigh
Framing the Book of the Twelve: Connections Between Hosea and Malachi
by Tooze, George Andrew
Religion and Advocacy Politics in the Career of L. Maria Child
by Anders, Tisa M.
The Good, The bold, and The Beautiful: The Story of Susanna and its Renaissance Interpretations
by Clanton, Dan W.
Chaste Women: Characterization in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and the Greek Romance Novels
by Lapp, Joy Louise
Pan Africanism and the New Diaspora: African Christians in the United States
by Olagoke, Abolade Ezekiel
Church as a Selfobject Environment: A Self-psychological Psychoanalytic Exploration of Male Members of Two Korean Immigrant Congregations
by Kim, Byoung H.
Religious Meaning Making: An Ethnographic Study of Las Hermanas de Denver
by Bailey, Emma G.
A Practical Pastoral Theology of Resistance to Evil: Praxis as it Relates to Epistemologies of Evil Among Clergy and Abuse Survivors
by Arms, Margaret F.
Toward a Liberation Feminist Ecological Ethic: A Study of the Communal Ethos of the Loretto Earth Network
by Blissman, M. Elizabeth
"Lo! I Tell You a Mystery": Cross, Resurrection, and Paraenesis in the Rhetoric of 1 Corinthians
by Ackerman, David Allen
Correcting Our Vision: A Jungian Interpretation of the Moral Significance of Contemplative Prayer and Meditation
by Roth, Heidi A.
A Consistent Witness of Conscience: Methodist Nonviolence Activists, 1940-1970
by Cooney, David Scott
Moon Shadows: Feminine Elements in the Christological Symbolism of the Fourth Gospel
by Neuwoehner, Robert H.
Weaving the Web: The Rhetorical Structure of Galatians
by McFarland, Molly Jean
Room for a Future Between Extremes: An Analysis of Feminist and Womanist Critiques of Eschatology and Their Implications
by Vandenbark, Marie Elaine
Shifting Boundaries: Religious Conversion in the Matrix of Matthean Christianity
by Smith, Gordon Louis
The Rhetoric of the Father: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Father/Son Lectures in Proverbs 1-9
by Pemberton, Glenn D.
Religion, Culture of Han and Hanpuri, and Korean Minjung Women: An Interdisciplinary Post-Colonial Religio-Cultural Analysis of the Indigenous Encounter with the Colonial Religions in Korea
by Lee, Yvonne Young-ja
Toward an African Pastoral Theology of Integrative Consciousness for Caregivers: A Pastoral Theology of Care for the Urban Contemporary Shona in Zimbabwe
by Mucherera, Tapiwa N.
Sika 'Dwa Kofi Invades Ghana Politics: A Study of the Religious Dimension of the National Liberation Movement (NLM), 1954-57
by Kwakye-Nuako, Kwasi
Digital Ontology and the Possibility of Ethics: A Levinasian Response
by Anderson, Harold Wayne
The Functions of Direct Speech in Ezra-Nehemiah
by Duke, Barrett I., Jr.
The Raming and Shaming of Sarah in the Septuagint of Genesis
by Brayford, Susan Ann
In the Name of Survival and Liberation: A Preface to Pastoral Theology in the African American Context
by Watkins Ali, Carroll A.
On Labelling Prominent and Deviant Behavior: James' Portrayal of the Poor and the Wealthy Under Sociological Scrutiny
by Martinez, Aquiles Ernesto
God and the Organic: Emerging Notions of God in Process and Feminist Theology
by McTernan, Vaughan Durkee
Living by the Spirit: A Study of the Role of the Spirit in Paul's Letter to the Galatians
by Choi, Gab Jong.
Psychological and Judaic Accommodations to the Past Among Newly Orthodox Jews: Inquiry into a Jewish Pastoral Theology of Remembering and Forgetting
by Lifsey, Evelyn P.
Women and War in the Hebrew Bible
by Ames, Frank Ritchel
The Brethren in Christ in Southern Rhodesia, 1898-1980: An Historical Study of its Contributions Towards the Promotion of Human Rights
by Sibanda, Eliakim M.
The Ethical Boundary of Human Germ-Line Alteration: Who Will We Become if We Cannot "Draw the Line?"
by Coors, Marilyn Elizabeth
Toward a Poetics of Biblical Hebrew Poetry: The Question of Meter
by Vance, Donald R.
Return to the Garden of Eden: The Adamic Jesus and the Gardenic Kingdom in Matthew's Gospel
by Ra, Yoseop
Thy Kingdom Come: The Methodist Federation for Social Service and Human Rights, 1907-1948
by Knepper, Jeanne Gayle
Countertransference in Ministry: "The Best of Servants, But the Worst of Masters"
by Stangle, Hans-Friedrich
The God of Abraham: A Study in Characterization
by Streit, Judith Ann
Formed for Friendship: Revisioning Early American Circuit Riders Through the Journal of William Colbert, 1790-1833
by Napier, Warren S.
The Ethics of the Other
by Manzinger, Robert L.
"God Don't Like Ugly": Intergenerational Transmission of African American Spiritual Values by Grandmothers and Othermothers as Depicted in African American Women's Literature, 1960--Present
by Fry Brown, Teresa
Christian Social Ethics in the Thought of T.B. Simatupang: The Role of Indonesian Christians in Social Change
by Tobing, Robert Lumban
A Denotative and Descriptive Study of Improvisation Within Family Therapy: A Postmodern Disclosure of Radical Hope
by Stefaniak, Alice M.
Prescription and Description: The Gap Between the Promise and the Reality in Women's Experience of Hierarchical Marriage
by Mathews, Alice Palmer
Are We Unique?: The Locus Humanus, Animal Cognition and the Theology of Nature
by Peterson, Gregory Roy
Gender, Religion and Social Change: A Study of Philippine Methodist Deaconesses, 1903-1978
by Robledo, Liwliwa Tubayan
A Pastoral Theological Reconstruction of Self-Regard, Self-Sacrifice, and Sanctification in the Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition
by DeBord, David L.
Poetry and Personae: The Use and Function of the Changing Speaking Voices in the Book of Lamentations
by Miller, Charles William
The Self as Creativity and Dwelling: A Process Feminist Construction and its Theological Implications
by Huffaker, Lucinda A. Stark
African Witchcraft and Otherness
by Bongmba, Elias Kifon
Religion and Racial Identity in the Movimento Negro of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil
by Myatt, Alan Doyle
Hope and Fantasy in the Lives of Searching Adopted Adults: A Qualitative Study
by Nydam, Ronald J.
Process and Harmony: A Comparision [sic] Between Whitehead and Fa-Tsang Metaphysics on the Notion of Reality
by Hwang, Bong-Choul
Hind Swaraj: A Contemporary Exploration of Gandhi's Vision for Change in Indian Agriculture
by Pinto, Vivek
Military Religion and Moral Ethos: An Ethical Analysis
by Brooks, James
Reading the Markan Miracle Materials: The Narrative Functions of Miracle Stories and Miracle References in the Gospel of Mark
by Clark, Denny A.
The God of Quarks: A New View of the Creator God
Rautman, Jennifer Lynn
Gender, Discourse, and Power: An Analysis of Directives in an American Religious Institution
by Jarles, Ruth Sewell
Transgressive Corporeality: The Body, Poststructuralism, and the Theological Imagination
by Prosser, Diane Louise
A Social-Cultural Analysis and Family Therapy Approach to the Korean Family in Transition
by Hong, Young Taek
Postmodern Religion and the Problem of Historicity
by White, Carol Wayne
Amos and Irony: The Use of Irony in Amos's Prophetic Discourse
by Shelly, Patricia J.
Toward a Feminist Trinitarian Doctrine of God
by Highby, Patricia D.
Quest for an American Spirituality: An Analysis of the Sacred Thematic Content in the American Science Fiction Novel, 1980-1989
by Webb, Kenneth Earl
Naturalism in Contemporary Protestant Theology
by Brownlee, L. Lang
The Contribution of Chronological Studies for Understanding Ezra-Nehemiah
by Suiter, David Eugene
The Initiatory Trial Theme of the Hero in Hebrew Bible Narrative
by Jaeger, David Kenneth
A Naturalistic Study of the Ethical Orientations of Families of the Chronically Mentally Ill
by Brown, Susan Backus
The Emergence of Metaphor Theory in Religious Thought: 1965-1980
by Kubias, Craig Owen
Possessing One's Vessel in 1 Thess 4:4: Marital or Martial Metaphor?
by Avotri, Solomon Kwami
"Peacing it together": Recruitment, Motivation, and Social Critiques of Peace Activist Women in the United States in the 1980's
by Hanks-Harwood, Ginger
The Challenge of Old Age: An Analysis of the Psychological Insights of C.G. Jung and Erik Erikson Regarding Old Age
by Gerstner, Dorothy Montoya.
Western Evangelical Missionary Influence on East African Culture: Its Consequences for the Society and the Development of Indigenous Christianity (1885-1980)
by Langat, Robert Kipkemoi
Legacy and Launching: Personal Authority as a Transgenerational Factor in Adolescents Leaving Home
by Evans, Richard O.
Christ in the Margins: Elements for an Ethical Christology Derived from the Works of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Juan Luis Segundo, and Masao Abe
by Strom, Paul R.
Mother Earth: Ecofeminism from a Jungian Perspective
by Willoughby, Linda Teal
A Pastoral Psychological Study of Glossolalia
by Gowins, John Joseph
An Analysis and Critique of Roy Wood Sellars' Descriptive and Normative Theories of Religious Humanism
by Avery, Jon Henry
Gandhi and the Afro-American Community, 1919-1955: A Study of the Image and Influence of the Gandhian Movement in the Black Communities of America Before the Coming of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Kapur, Sudarshan
Wicca as a Revitalization Movement Among Post-Industrial, Urban, American Women
by Ludeke, Joan Carole
John Owen's Great High Priest: The Highpriesthood of Christ in the Theology of John Owen, (1616-1683)
by Wright, R. K. McGregor (Robert K. McGregor)
Preliminary Steps Towards the Construction of a Theologically-Based Measurement Scale
by Bridges, Robert A.
From Ivory Tower to City of Refuge: The Role and Function of the Protagonist in Joseph and Aseneth and Related Narratives
by Doty, Susan Elizabeth Hogan
Natural Law and Postmodernism
by Edwards, David Kerry
Bound by the Spirit, Found on the Journey: The Methodist Women's Campaign for Southern Civil Rights, 1940-1968
by Knotts, Alice G.
The Search for an Ascending Christology: An Examination of the Christology of John B. Cobb, Jr. and its Implications for Revisionary Christology
by Garascia, Mary M.
The Stepfamily: A Pastoral-Theological Interpretation
by Slaughter, Douglas Wayne
Community, Compassion, Continuity: The Relevance of the Humanitarian Hermeneutics of Nyerere and Kaunda for African Social Ethics
by Kiogora, Timothy
The Theologian as Social Activist: A Study of the Public Career of Robert McAfee Brown
by Glenn, Linda Woods
The Paradox of Pluralism: A Sociological, Ethical and Ecclesiological Perspective of the Church's Vocation in the Public World
by Everist, Norma J.
Transcending Sexual Distinctions: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and Corinthian Worship Practices
by Thomason, Dana Andrew
Alma White: Holiness Preacher with a Feminist Message
by Stanley, Susie Cunningham
The Use of the Symbol of Four World Empires to Inspire Resistance to or Acceptance of Hellenism in Daniel 2, Daniel 7, 4 Ezra 11-12, Revelation 13, and Antiquities of the Jews: Insights from the Sociology of Knowledge and Sect Analysis
by Stanley, John Elias
In an Age of Prose: A Literary Approach to Ezra-Nehemiah
by Eskenazi, Tamara Cohn
The Information Paradigm: An Integrative Study of Systems Philosophy and the Theological Tradition of the Death of God
by Jantz, G. L. (Gerald Lee)
Emergent Evolution in the Thought of Sri Aurobindo Ghose and Teilhard de Chardin: A Critical Analysis
by Fasanaro, Charles Nicholas