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

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Submissions from 2010

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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

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The Effects of African American Children’s Skin Complexions in Television Commercials on the Self-Perception of African American Children, Daveta Jacquistia Saunders

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An Investigation of Paul’s Use of the Word “Type” in Romans 5:12-21: Comparison, Contrast, or Both?, Laurie Schweinsberg

Submissions from 2006

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The Self-Perceived Leadership Characteristics of Female Producers, Teresa A. Becker

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Barn Again: A Case Study of Congregational Reformation as Expressed Through the Rhetoric of Church Architecture, Karen Elizabeth Burch

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Intrapersonal Communication and Post-Disclosure Dialectics: An Examination of the Dialectical Tensions Expelienced Following Self-Disclosure, Amanda Leanne Carver

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Korean Women in America: A Comparison of the Perception of Leadership between Korean American Women and Korean International Women, Eun Hye Kang

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God with the Backwards Wave: A Text In Context Analysis of the Characterization of God in Joan of Arcadia, Chad Landon Kennedy

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Audience Interpersonal Identification with the Television Series Friends as it is Reflected in Avid Viewers within the Twixter Life Stage, Renee Ruth Peckham

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Dancing Through Film Musicals: Narratives in Motion, Dara Phillips

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The Women House Church Leaders of China: Interviews with a Muted Group, Timothy R. Wommack

Submissions from 2002

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Interpretation of 1 Peter 3:18-22, Jason Hauffe

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A Comparison of the Idea of Revelation in the Thought of Schubert M. Ogden and Lewis S. Ford, Maurice Jones

Submissions from 2000

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Buddhism Reconsidered: A Presuppositional Critique of Theravada Buddhist Philosophy as Interpreted by David Kalupahana and Illuminated by Other Select Buddhist Scholars, Michael Collender

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The Religious Pluralism of John Hick: a Critique, Paul E. Krisak

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God and Morality: an Analysis and Critique of the Secular Ethic of Kai Neilsen, Keith A. Wilson

Submissions from 1999

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Joseph Smith's Concept of Preexistent Intelligences: Development and Critique, David R. Bowen

Submissions from 1998

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Jesus, Fourth Ezra and a Son of Man Tradition in the First Century AD, Martin E. Sheldon

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The Historical Nature of Luke's Virgin Birth Account: an Apologetic, David E. Smith Jr.

Submissions from 1997

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Reality Therapy: a Critique with Suggested Modification, Gerald Moran

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The Truth of the Matter: An Evaluation and Response to the Conflict Over Truth Between Generation X and Evangelical Christianity, Kevin Richard O'Brien

Submissions from 1995

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An Analysis and Evaluation of the Patristic Testimony from the Second Century concerning the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel, Robert E. Dalrymple

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An Analysis of the Primordial Soup Hypothesis with Respect to DNA Structure and the Genetic Code, Jennifer A. Hart

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An Examination of the Pantheistic Monism of Shankara and Radhakrishnan, Neill A. McFarland III

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Plantinga, Belief in God, and Religious Diversity, Myron Penner

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Mind, Might, and Mastery: Human Potential in Metaphysical Religion and E.W. Kenyon, Kevin Scott Smith

Submissions from 1993

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An Exegetical and Theological Examination of Matthew 5:17-20, Marc A. Clauson

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Examining the First Epistle of Peter in Duke Ms. GK. 1 Using Contemporary Text-Critical Methodology, Jeff Crabtree

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The Implications of a Christian Feminist View of Human Nature: a Core Definitional Approach, Robert Bruce Traeger

Submissions from 1992

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Justification as CHRISTUS IN NOBIS in Sexteenth Century Protestantism, Milo E. Zehr

Submissions from 1991

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Toward a Thomistic Theory of Meaning, Thomas A. Howe

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Frames, Brains, and Chinese Rooms: Problems in Artificial Intelligence, Jeffrey Koperski

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Frames, Brains, and Chinese Rooms: Problems in Artificial Intelligence, Jeffrey David Koperski

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The Danger of Including Contextualization in Theological Method, Michael W. Nichols

Submissions from 1990

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Daniel's Sixty-Ninth Week Fulfillment in Christ, Jeff Archer

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An Examination and Evaluation of the Jesus of the New Age, Kenneth Kun-No Pak

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The Relevance of the Abrahamic Covenant to Israel and the People of God Based on its Form and Function as Viewed from the Old Testament, Rondell Mark Raddish