This is a freely-accessible collection of masters degree theses written by Liberty University students.

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Submissions from 2012

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Humor Me to Heaven: Humor's Redemptive Role in the Works of Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Marilynne Robinson, Stephanie Johnson

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An Apologetic to Sun Hwan Pyun's Dialogue Theology as a Liberation Theology of Religions, Youngchan Kim

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The Rancor of Republicans, The Diatribe of Democrats A Social Network Analysis of Partisan Interconnectivity on Facebook, Sean Langille

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Defined by What We Are Not: The Role of Anti-Catholicism in the Formation of Early American Identity, Brandi Hatfield Marchant

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Bears, Baby Carrots, and the Colbert Bump: An Analysis on Stephen Colbert's Use of Humor to Set the Public's Political Agenda, Dominique McKay

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Eat More Chicken and Lead More People: Perceived Measures of Servant Leadership at Chick-fil-A, Michael Mishler

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Investing in Happiness: An Analysis of the Contributing Factors to the Positive Professional Work Environment, Alena Naff

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The Dilemma of Genocide in the Old Testament, Daryl Neipp

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The Problem of Evil, Modern Calvinism and the Doctrine of Free Will: Is John Feinberg's Theodicy a Coherent Resolution to the Problem of Tragic Moral Evil?, Michael Obanla

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The Mouse Who Ruled His Kingdom: An Agenda Setting Analysis of The Walt Disney World Company, Jacob Overbey

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You Sir are a Fine Young Gentleman. Thank You, My Lady: A Rhetorical Analysis of Eighteenth Century Conversations Regarding Gentility and Gender, Kati Overbey

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The Significance of Silence: The Muted Voices of Count Fosco and Laura Fairlie in The Woman in White, Melanie Page

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The Problem with Nuclear Diplomacy: Jimmy Carter and Pakistan's Nuclear Program, Brittany Raymer

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Orientalism and Three British Dames: De-essentialization of the Other in the Work of Gertrude Bell, Freya Stark, and E.S. Drower, Lynn Sawyer

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States' Rights Apogee, 1760-1840, Ryan Setliff

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Influence of American Media upon Korean Broadcasting Culture - Analyzing 'American Idol' vs. 'SuperStar K II', Han Na Shin

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The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Bible, the Revolution, and the Debate over Slavery in the American South, Kevin Simon

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Social Media Networking Strategies for the Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNH-CEPDR)/ Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions (YNHHS-CHS), Amanda Smith

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Hoodie Today, Gown Tomorrow: An Ideological Rhetorical Analysis of Gender-Neutral Clothing, Meridith Irene Styer

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Media Convergence of Newspapers: A Content Analysis of the Houston Chronicle's Print- and Web-based Content, Amanda Sullivan

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To Post or Not to Post: An Examination of Gender Differences in Undergraduates' Self-Disclosure on Facebook, Alyson Thompson

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The Ministry of Service: A Critical Practico-Theological Examination of the Ministry of Presence and its Reformulation for Military Chaplains, Mark Tinsley

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When Black Meets White in the Heart of Worship: A Case-Study of Musical Changes in a Multiracial Church, Serge Volpe

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I'm OK, You're Not: Assessing Variable Influence on Perceptions of the Mentally Ill Among College Students, Phillip Wagner

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A Hierarchy of Love: Myth in C.S. Lewis's Perelandra, Joseph Walls

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Don't Take Orpheus without the Lyre: The Intricacies of Using Pagan Myths for Christian Purposes in The Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost, Rebekah J. Waltmann

Submissions from 2011

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Luther's Theological Anthropology: A Decisive Break from Scholasticism, Cole Andrew Bender

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While the Nation Looked On: A Framing Analysis of Print News Media Coverage of Terri Schiavo's Final Days, Aubrey Blankenship

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"One Man in His Time Plays Many Parts": The Causes and Effects of Cognitive Dissonance Upon the Actor, Rachel Joy Blomquist

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Sir George Paish: Ambassador of Free Trade, Jennifer D. Bolan

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Polar Opposites: A Look at the Role of Biblical Values in Managing Dialectical Tensions in Marriage, Kimberly Dawn Borland

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Singing from the Village, Bonnie Lynn Bost

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"I Hear America Singing": An Approach to Poetry's Coalescent Intricacies of Sound, Structure, and Content, Meagan Ashleigh Brooks

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A Myth Retold: How Till We Have Faces Confirms that a Myth is not a Fairytale, Rachel Elizabeth Burkholder

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"Make America Over": Rexford Tugwell and his thoughts on Central Planning, Steven Chichester

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Our Lamb Has Conquered, Let Us Follow Him!: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Seal of the Moravian Church using Sonja Foss' Visual Rhetoric Schema and Cara Finnegan's Image Vernacular, Bethany L. Conrad

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Nomadic Amdo Tibetan Glu Folk Songs, Wendolyn Craun

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Perception and Action: Sympathy, Charity and Ideal Communities in Eliot's Middlemarch and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, Katherine Ruth Curtis

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Communication Disconnect: Generational Stereotypes between Generation X/Y and Baby Boomers in American and Chinese Organizational Communication, Yuxiang Du

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Humor and Brand Image-Shaping: A Content Analysis of "America Runs on Dunkin" Campaign Television Advertisements, Yilin Fang

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Severe Grace: An Examination of the Benevolence of the God Character in the Ten Plagues in Exodus 7:1-12:32 and in the Book of Jonah, Paul Faust

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Defending Tertullian's Orthodoxy: A Study on Third Century Christianity, Kevin Gift

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An Inquiry into Contextualized Christian Expression in North India, M. J. Gracin

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Language and Identity in Postcolonial African Literature: A Case Study of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Abigail Guthrie

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The Relationship of the Battles in Zechariah 12 through 14, Joshua Andrew Haley

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The Eternal Stranger: The Superfluous Man in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature, Kelly L. Hamren

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Redeeming Proper Taste: Food as an Emblem of Luxury in Eighteenth Century England, Hannah R. Hinkson

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It Is Well With My Soil: Ecocriticism of Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow and Hannah Coulter & Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Housekeeping, Lauren Hoessly

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Individualism and Collectivism in Chinese and American Advertisements, Siu Yu Hsu

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“But Enough About Me…”: An Investigation of Young Adults’ Self-Disclosure in Summer Camp Environments, Courtney Hunt

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You've Got a Friend in Me: An Analysis of Coworker Friendship Relationships, Ebonee Johnikin

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Controlling the Sandman: The Function of the Grotesque in the Ninth Art, Jill A. Johnson

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Dancing Through Life: Symmetry and Balance within Dance and the Form of Jane Austen's Novels, Elizabeth Ellen Jones

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Analysis of the Dutar Playing Technique of Abdurehim Heyt, Michael Alan Kee

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Social Media Dialogue: An Analysis of the Social Media Presence of Selected Fortune 500 Companies, Philip J. Luca

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"Between th'extremes to move": Antithesis in Alexander Pope's Art, Kyra Elizabeth Marken

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Zionism: an Ethnic Nationalist Movement of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Emily Michele Michalek

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Islam vs. Christianity: The Value and Sexuality of Women in Islam Compared to The Value and Sexuality of Women in the New Testament, Alane Marie Moore

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Confused or Multicultural: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Self-Perception of Third Culture Kids with Regard to their Cultural Identity, Andrea Marcilio Moore

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Living in the Tensions: Camus, Qohelet, and the Confrontation with the Absurd, Justin Keith Morgan

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Tickled to Death: The Consistency of Tones in the Arts of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, Ramona Dale Myers

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Educating "Gentlemen and Accomplish'd Citizens": Establishment, Enlightenment, and Colonial Virginia's Collegiate Transformation, Joshua James Owens

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The Great Commissioning: An Exegesis of Matthew 28:16-20, Ryan Kendall Phelps

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The Possibility of Buddhist Virtue: A Christian Response, Jonathan Royce Pruitt

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Communication in Intercultural Marriages: Managing Cultural Differences and Conflict for Marital Satisfaction, Tiffany G. Renalds

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Semiotics, Habitus and Music in the Transmission of Tibetan Culture in Toronto, John Robertson

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States' Rights Apogee, 1760-1840, Ryan M. Setliff

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The Power of Words: The Use of Language In Ethan Frome, Heather Faye Spear

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"In Our Sleep We Ran After Them": Daughters Defining Families and the Act of Storytelling in Sandra Cisneros, Cortney Thomas

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Creating Home-Plate in America: American Exceptionalism and Baseball as Imperialistic Home in Irwin Shaw's Short Fiction, August Wilson's Fences, and William Kennedy's Ironweed, Nathaniel Ross Valle

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Disharmony and Matchless: Interpersonal Deception Theory in Online Dating, Lyndsey Wagner

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Miming the Poem: Influence and Imitation in Robert Lowell's Poetic, Andrew Walker

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Social Tensions and Acculturation: Portrayals of German Integration Discourse, Soeren Wendland

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Holy Horror: A Quantitative Analysis of the Use of Religion in the Yearly Top Grossing Horror Films From 2000 to 2009, Jason Duane Wheeler

Submissions from 2010

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"An Asylum to the Persecuted and Oppressed of Every Nation and Religion": Dissenters and Liberals in the Drive for Religious Freedom in Virginia, Shelley Dawn Bailess

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Blueprints of Friendship: The Influence of Personality on Perceived Intimacy and Comfort Level of Disclosure in Friendship, Elizabeth Ann Briggs

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Style as a "[M]anner of Seeing": The Poetics of Gustave Flaubert, Nicole Lyn Brownfield

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"Alfred Hitchcock Presents; `Propaganda'": A Rhetorical Study of Alfred Hitchcock's World War II Propaganda Films, Jennifer Renee Brown

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Hues, Tresses, and Dresses: Examining the Relation of Body Image, Hair, and Clothes to Female Identity in Their Eyes Were Watching God and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Alisha Priolo Castaneda

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Assessing Intercultural Experience: Differences in Biculturalism, Intercultural Sensitivity, and Cognitive Flexibility Among Latino Immigrants, Christine Christmas

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Proclaiming the Lord's Death: An Exegesis of 1 Cor 11:17-34 in Light of the Greco-Roman Banquet, Caleb Patton Collier

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The Doppelgänger Tale and the Masquerade of Race: The Enduring Influence of Dumas` Iron Mask and Twain`s Switched Heroes, Virginia Payne Dow

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John McCone and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Christopher M. Heist

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An Investigation of the Connection between Adam as a Type of Christ and Christ Himself: an Exegetical and Structural Approach to Romans 5:12-19, Soon Ho Hong

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Who Maketh the Clouds His Chariot: The Comparative Method and the Mythopoetical Motif of Cloud-Riding in Psalm 104 and the Epic of Baal, Jordan Wesley Jones

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Patrick Henry: The Significance of Harmonized Religious Tensions, Katie Kitchens

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Man Thinking the World: Contemporary American Authors and the Nobel Prize in Literature, Christopher Ryan Knight

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At the Edge of Two Worlds: Mary Slessor and Gender Roles in Scottish African Missions, Sarah Marcia Lennon

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Cognitive Collision: Chinese Students' Experience of Cognitive Dissonance Regarding Christianity in the United States, Ying Li

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Bridging the Gap: Intercultural Friendship between Chinese and Americans, Zhuo Feng Li

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An Argument against the Buddhist Concept of Dependent Origination through William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument, James David Lynch

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Breaking Down the Walls: Divorce and the Effects it had on a Child's Communication in Relationships Outside of the Family, Jennifer Maddox

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Public Perception or Media Manipulation: The Power of the Agenda-Setting Function of the Press Examined, Mitchell Malcheff

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De Anima, DNA: A Modified Stump/Aquinas Hylomorphic Model, the Soul and the Identity of Human Persons, Resurrected, Matthew Grant McDaniel

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The Enduring Austen Heroine: Self-Awareness and Moral Maturity in Jane Austen's Emma and in Modern Austen Fan-Fiction, Brittany A. Meng

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Found: The Etiology of Character Realization, within Rhetorical Analysis of the Series LOST, through the Application of Underhill's and Turner's Classic Concepts of the Mystic Journey, Lacey Mitchell

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Fort Stanwix: Untenable, or the Key to Defending the Mohawk Valley?, Joshua Ross Nare

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The "Mother Tongue" in a World of Sons: Language and Power in The Earthsea Cycle, Daniel Newell

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Groping for Intimacy: Modern Man's "Pressure" and the Onanistic Inversion of Christianity, Marriage, and the Nuclear Family in Three American Novels, Nicholas Scott Olson

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God Among the Gods: An Analysis of the Function of Yahweh in the Divine Council of Deuteronomy 32 and Psalm 82, Daniel F. Porter