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

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Submissions from 2011

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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

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Discovering the Vision in Beth Moore's "Breaking Free" Message: Applying Bormann's Fantasy Theme Analysis to Evaluate the Message, April Nicole Pressley

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U.S. vs. The World: America's Color Coded War Plans and the Evolution of Rainbow Five, Keith Thomas Ressa

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Lofty Depths and Tragic Brilliance: The Interweaving of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Mythology and Literature in the Arthurian Legends, Melissa Rogers

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A Christian Apologetic to the Doctrine of Grace in Shin Buddhism, Jeremy Scott Roseman

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Power Play in the African-American Home: Female Authority and Male Neglect in the Private Spheres of Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying, Of Love and Dust, and In My Father's House, Lauren Joy Roth

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Speak Softly, But Carry a Big Stick: Tom Sawyer and Company's Quest for Linguistic Power A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, Anne Lea Ryan

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Jesus' Resurrection: A Historical Investigation, Benjamin C. Shaw

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Is Resurrection Atemporally Simultaneous With Death? Using Aquinas's Theory of Eternity to Conceptualize a New Theory of Resurrection, James T. Turner, Jr.

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A Christian Augustinian Response to the Problem of Evil in the Shinto Religion with Reference to the Thought of Motoori Norinaga, Delia Ursulescu

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A World with Two Moons: An Analysis of Reader Identification, Paul Joseph Watson

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An Analysis of the Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Chinese Students, Bing Yang

Submissions from 2009

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A Radical Phenomenology of Love: Divine Love as Understood by the Radically Orthodox John Milbank, Jason Wesley Alvis

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Christianity and Communication: Kierkegaard, Hamann, and the Necessity of Indirect Communication, Benjamin D. Cates

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Disenchantment: The Formation, Distortion, and Transformation of Identity in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Lydia K. Christoph

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Viewing the World through Oprah's Eyes: A Framing Analysis of the Spiritual Views of Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Jeanette Crosby

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A Christian Apologetic to a Buddhist Christ, David James Forbes

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Poe's Poisoned Pen: A Study in Fiction as Vendetta, Charity Lea Givens

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The Legacy of a Failing Father: Dysfunctional Father Figures in William Faulkner's Fiction, Travis V. Holt

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The Sherwood Method: Creating an Independent Christian Feature Film, Jacob H. Johnston

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Exposing Romantic Folly: Comic Performance in Mark Twain's Foreign Travel Writing, Andrew Cessna Jones

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Christian Yoga as a Product of Hinduism and the New Age Movement, Injib Kim

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A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of Selected Nexium Prescription Drug Advertisements According to the Methodology of Sonja Foss, Jonathan Henry Ryan Law

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The Library, the Labyrinth, and "Things Invisible": A Comparative Study of Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub and Jorge Luis Borges' Ficciones, Amber Lockard

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Making Sense of Cultural Complexity: An Experimental Study of Third Culture Individuals’ Interpersonal Sensitivity as a Result of Intercultural Adaptation, Allyn D. Lyttle

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Hesitation: An Analysis of Candide, Jared T. Mink

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An Examination of William Faulkner's Use of Biblical Symbolism in Three Early Novels: The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August, Richard North

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John Damascene in Context: An Examination of "The Heresy of the Ishmaelites" with special consideration given to the Religious, Political, and Social Contexts during the Seventh and Eighth Century Arab Conquests, D. Bryan Rhodes

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"Dragging Themselves Through the Negro Streets at Dawn": The Influence of African American Culture on the Beats, Christopher Robinson

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Symptomatic of Excess: Apocalypse in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Katie Elizabeth Robinson

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An Apologetic to the Neo-Pagans as Represented by Dr. Gus DiZerega, William Tennison Smitherman II

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Bewilderment and Illumination: Catch-22 and the Dark Humor of the 1960s, Kirsten Staaby

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"Life Wants Padding": Food, Eating, and Bodies in George Eliot's Novels, Tess Rebecca Stockslager

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Virginia’s Steward: A Re-Examination of the Life and Work of Thornton Stringfellow 1788-1869, Justin Stowe

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: The Social Gospel as a "Theology of Liberation", Joseph Francis Super

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Expunging Father Time: The Search for Temporal Transcendence in the Novels of Aldous Huxley and Tom Robbins, Stephanie Abigail Taylor

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Thai Buddhism and Women with a Christian Response, Alice K. Terrell

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The Proper Candidate: An Examination of the 1525 Debate Between Ulrich Zwingli and Balthasar Hubmaier Concerning Baptism, Kurt J. Thompson

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Towards Understanding: The Study of Hughes' Poetry as the Epitome of the Expressive, Cultural, and Political Elements of African American Literature, Brianne Nicole Trudeau

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Christ the Redeemer and the Best of All Possibly Created Worlds: Using Alvin Plantinga's 'O Felix Culpa' Theodicy as a Response to William Rowe's 'Can God be Free?' and the Underlying Evidential Argument From Evil, P. Roger Turner

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Hauntings in the Church: Counterfeit Christianity through the Fin de Siècle Gothic Novel, Melissa Ann West

Submissions from 2008

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The Power of ‘When I Was Your Age’: Research on Parental Narratives and Their Influence on Cognitive Dissonance in Children, Darci C. Adams

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The Eternality of the Immutable God in the Thought of Paul Helm: a Critical Analysis, Ronnie P. Campbell

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The Day We All became Hokies: An Exploratory Uses and Gratifications Study of Facebook Use After the Virginia Tech Shootings, Sabrena Michelle Carter

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Gleishcshaltung and the Confessing Church during the German Church Struggle, Emily Jane Darnell

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Designed for Play: A Case Study of Uses and Gratifications as Design Elements in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, Timothy Patrick Gibson

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Through the Eyes of the Accused: Applying William L. Benoit’s Image Restoration Theory to Saint Patrick’s Confession, Brad Jackson

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It Was and It Isn't: A Rhetorical Exploration of Simulacra in Emerging Church Vintage Worship, Kevin Paul Mahan

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Quantitative Study Measuring the Effects of "Restricted" Film Content on a Biblical Worldview, Stephanie Mast

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The Integrity of the New Testament Canon, Michael A. Ocealis

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Message From the Grave: A Text-in-Context Case Study of Bikur Cholim Sephardic Cemetery, Christina Louise Olson

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Existential Temporality as Fore-Ignorance: Implications for Divine Foreknowledge, David Pensgard

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Incarnation and The Nature of Miracle: Thomas Forsyth Torrance’s View of The Incarnation, Daniel Christopher Samms

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To watch or not to watch? That is the question. Identifying the common characteristics of the reality television viewing audience, Laura Sipple

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Examining the Primary Influence on Karl Barth's Epistle to the Romans, Sean Turchin

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A Historical-Critical Examination of North Korea's Juche Ideology Using Fantasy Theme Analysis: A Vision Transformed, Matthew Warner

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To Give or Not To Give; Attributions of Philanthropy Motivation in Fundraising Letters, Chelsey N. Willis

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The Meaning of the LOGOS in John 1:1-18, Seokil Yoon

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Understand the Misunderstanding: A Study Incorporating Uses and Gratifications Theory on Why Chinese Film Audiences See America the Way They Do, Meng Zhao

Submissions from 2007

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The 21st Century Mandaean Diaspora: New Opportunities to Reach Iraqi Mandaean Refugees with the Gospel, Karen Baker

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Elite Athletes’ Motivations to Volunteer and Interpersonal Communication Motives: Identifying Volunteers' Interaction Position, Jeff K. Boettger

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The Pioneering Journey of Christian Radio through Satellite Distribution: A Historical Overview of the Moody Broadcasting Network 1982 – 2002, Kornel Gerstner

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The Rise of Controversial Content in Film, Ashley Haygood

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Audience Parasocial Involvement with the Thai Radio Drama: Never Too Late, Christine Lynn Henrich

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Contradiction And The Carnival: A Study Of McGregor’s Theory X And Theory Y Framework Applied To Communication Within A Carnival Setting, Ashley Dawn Johnston

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Millennial Media: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of the Short Film "Narrow Roads", Auri - Christopher Colin Jones

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Relational Maintenance Behaviors between College Freshmen and Their Parents via Instant Messaging, Jason Earl Leverett

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Examining the Septuagint: An Exploration of the Greek Old Testament's Unique Heritage and Lasting Impact on the New Testament, Cara Lynne Murphy

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Homeless At Home: The Communication Effects of the 'One Homeless Night' Program on Participants’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Homelessness in Canada, Sarah Grace Neff