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

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Submissions from 2018

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Finding Identity through Irish Music in the Appalachian Mountains, Marina Delores Rayl

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Iarwain Ben-adar on the Road to Faerie: Tom Bombadil's Recovery of Premodern Fantasy Values, Greta Rogers

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The Paternal Lineage of Nathan Hale: A Puritan Tradition, Andrew Rossignol

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Visualizing Grief: An Exploration of the Stages of Grief through Image and Design, Audra L. Rygh

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Marketing Theory and Pregnancy Help Centers: A Unified Pregnancy Help Center Brand, Allison Schmidt

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America, An Aloof Friend: The Limits of U.S.-Czechoslovak Relations from Munich to War, Connor Schonta

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Mbalax: Traces of Tradition in Senegalese Hip-Hop, Mikayla Simeral

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Goliath Sized Campaign: Promoting Leadership Principles to the Millennial Generation Utilizing a Guerrilla Design Campaign, Ryan Smith

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Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America, Taylor Ashton Spicer

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Reclaiming a Biblical Sexual Ethic: How a Renewed Understanding of the Doctrine of the Image of God is an Important Response to the Ideas of the Sexual Revolution and the Self-esteem Movement, Sarah Stewart

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Comparing Cultural Context through New Historicism: The Impact of Form upon Content in the Serialized and Novelized Versions of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned, Anna Sweeney

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The Endgame: America’s Exit from Syria, Gray Thompson

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What’s in the Potato Barn: A Discourse of Redemption in Three of Kurt Vonnegut’s Novels, Rebecca Tutton Parker

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Examining Keswick for Benefits to Chaplain Resilience Ministry, Caleb Walker

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Hagar as Israel: A Prismatic Reading of Hagar and Ishmael, Wesley D. Walker

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Tearing the Guts Out of the Wehrmacht: A Re-Examination of the Russo-German War, Randall Wells, Jr.

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Unwritten: The Hidden History of the Holodomor, Amy Whisman

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The Buffered Slayer: A Search for Meaning in a Secular Age, Kari Willinger

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Preparing the Student for High School Band Leadership: A Praxial and Flipped-Classroom Method Based on Kolb's Learning Theory, Brandon Dennis Woods

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Application of Narrative Principles to Effectively Communicate Through Graphic Design, Joseph Wright

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Death, Friendship, and the Power of Words: Reflections of the Holocaust in Liesel Meminger’s Traumatic Story, Jerusha J. Yoder

Submissions from 2017

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The Letter to Sardis and Eternal Security, Tory Arnesen

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Resolving the Civilian-Military Divide Through An Examination of Select Members of the United States Army Profession, Caitlin Bankhead

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Flying Thru Security, Chelsea Bass

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A Relational Analysis of Pedagogical Methods for Accordion, Electronic Keyboard, Organ, and Piano, Brian Berlin

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Reaching Transcendental Meditation Followers for Jesus: Christian Meditation and Cultural Contextualization, Ashley Boyles

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An Archaeological History of Qumran: With an Explanation of Archaeological Techniques, Christy Connell

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Does College Prepare the Worship Pastor, James Cooper

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Theatre in Worship: A Curriculum for Teaching Theatre in the Local Church Music Ministry, Brandon Cox

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Bimusicality: Pedagogical Insights for Music Educators from "Second-Music" Learning Experiences, Kerry DiGiacomo

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The Extent of The Christian Approach In Converting Chinese Buddhists Encountering Physical or Spiritual Difficulties In Life, Ann Ge

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Worship Renewal Through Discipleship: How Discipleship and Mission Affects Our Worship, Kevin Haglund

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Evaluating Missionary-Care Responsibilities: A Guide for Sending and Supporting Churches, Donald Hall

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Enhancing the Spiritual Well-Being of Alzheimer's Patients Utilizing Music, Sheri Heeb

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Tools of Change: Equipping Nonprofits with the Tools to Inspire Change, Nicole Irons

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U.S. Metropolitan Bridges to Puerto Rican Music Identity; Cuban and Puerto Rican Music Connections from the 1920's-1970's, William George Johnson

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Salar Music and Identity: A "Sad" Sound, Elizabeth Keating

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Divine Utilitarianism, Jimmy Lewis

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Deconstructing Theodicy: A Fresher Reading of the Book of Job, Anthony Maynard

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No Stone Unturned: Defining the Role of a Worship Assistant, Brittany McGilberry

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Teaching Marching Band in Urban Schools, Freamon McNair III

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Choosing a Moral Compass: The Journey towards Moral Maturity in Harry Potter, Tricia Mieden

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The Application of Eastern Band of Cherokee Powwow Music in Music Education, Glenda Motley

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Music Theory for Student Composers: A Course Designed for Engagement by Using Both a Flipped Classroom and Praxial Philosophy, Michelle Nagy

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The Polyphonic Survivor: Dialogism and Heteroglossia in Art Spiegelman's "Maus: A Survivor's Tale", Joshua Novalis

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"Only the Name is New:" Identity, Modernity, and Continuity in Afghan Star, Timothy Olson

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Keep Moving Forward: A Postcolonial Interpretation of Narration in Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible", Katherine Pagan

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Incongruity and Social Expectations: Cultural Identity in Carson McCullers’ Southern Gothic Novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Emily Page

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Introduction to Piano Pedagogy: A Bible-Based Course for Piano Teacher Training in Christian Colleges and Universities, Alissa Passburg

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Islam in Saudi Arabia: The Homogeneous Portrayal and Heterogeneous Reality, John Rogeberg

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The Development and Continued Evolution of the American Style of Oboe Playing, Rebecka Rose

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Banking and Finance for the Modern Christian, Robert Sheppard

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From the Concert Hall to the Cinema: The Journey of the Classical American Sound, Rebecca Stegall

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Silver Breathed Upon the Stage: the American Revolution as Drama and Mythology, Nathan Stone

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Shifting Focus: The Role of Visual Literacy in the Twenty-First Century English Classroom, Bryanna Tester

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Batman as Monomyth: Joseph Campbell, Robert Jewett, John Shelton Lawrence, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, and the Hero’s Journey to Gotham, Andrew Thigpen

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Factory Hot Rod: Carroll Shelby's Melding of Detroit Industry and Hot Rod Culture, Ryan James Vohringer

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The Leadership of John Wooden, Drew Waters

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Breaking the Cycle: An Exploratory Study of Alternative Solutions for Mentally Ill Adults in the Criminal Justice System, Lindsey Whitley

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The Story and the Song: Examining Worship in the Tabernacle in Relation to the Gospel and Postmodern Evangelism, Debra Wilcox

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Christ's Consequentialism in Light of Abelard and Mill, John Witt

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Overcoming Hidden Shame to More Effectively Connect with God and His People, Colleen Lou Worrell

Submissions from 2016

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Smartphones and Cognition: The Case for an Updated Theory of Electronic Eloquence, Omar Adams

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Trailblazer: The Legacy of Bishop Henry M. Turner during the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crowism, Jordan Alexander

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Child Prostitution: Inadequate Response by the Church, Gabrielle Alexis

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Holy Children are Happy Children: Jonathan Edwards and Puritan Childhood, Russell Allen

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Defining Afghan Women Characters as Modern Archetypes using Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns and Asne Seierstad’s The Bookseller of Kabul, Alexandra Andrews

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The Problem of Evil and the Probity of Theodicy from William Rowe's Evidential Evidential of Evil, Olaoluwa Apata

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Officer on Duty: How an Image Can Change in an Instant, Derrick Battle

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Cinematic Transmedia: A Physiological Look at Engagement with Marvel's Cinematic Universe as Measured by Brainwaves and Electrodermal Activity, Tabitha Cassidy

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Real or Not Real: Fragmentation, Fabrication, and Composite Identity in The Hunger Games and the Mass Effect Trilogy, Tessanna Curtis

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Fandom and Social Media Marketing: Looking at Doctor Who Tumblr Engagement through the Lens of Participatory Culture, Elizabeth DeMeo

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Hit after Hit: Examining the Image Repair Strategies of Johnny Manziel, Lisa DeRuiter

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Die Phantasie Gottes: An Analysis of the Divine Ideas in Deity Theories and Brian Leftow, with A Proposed Synthesis, Nathaniel Dowell

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Adapting Nonverbal Coding Theory to Mobile Mediated Communication: An Analysis of Emoji and Other Digital Nonverbals, Carley Durante

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bsent from the Body, Present with the Lord: A Traditional Evangelical Critique of Traditional Roman Catholic and Non-Traditional Evangelical Teachings Regarding Purgatory, Thomas Gentry

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A Case for A Husserlian Willardarian Approach to Knowledge, Joseph Gibson

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Toward a Thomistic Environmental Ethic: How Aquinas's Metaethic Provides the Groundwork for an Environmentally and Zoologically Responsible Moral System, William Merle Green

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Branding Faith: Do Christian Ministries Reach Millennials With Branding?, Bolashade Hanson

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The Adventure of the Immortal Detective: Adaptation and Audience Investment in the Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Corey Hayes

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A Case for Monistic Idealism: Connecting Idealistic Thoughts from Leibniz to Kant with Support in Quantum Physics, Erik Haynes

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The Agenda Setting Effects of CNN’s Twitter in the 2016 Super Tuesday Primaries, Joy Huertas

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“First-Rate Eddication”: The Educational Roles of Merlyn and Dumbledore, Carissa Johnson

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The Rhythm and Blues (R&B) Protest Songs of the Civil Rights Movement: Outlining the Natural Alignment Between the Foundational R&B Recordings Artists and the African-American Church During the Movement, Michelee Jones

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The Library Under the Sun: Knowledge and Vanity in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, Elizabeth Lamont

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The GĨKŨYŨ MŨTŨRĨRŨ: Preserving A Piece of Kenya's Agrarian Past through Flute Music, Jennifer LaRue

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Music-Play and Communication in Children with Autism and Their Families: An Ethnographic Study, Melanie Makovsky

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Ethics With Regard to Compensation and Current NCAA Policy, Tyler McBride

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All Lives Matter: Media Agenda, Brittany Minard

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Treasonous Tea: The Edenton Tea Party of 1774, Maggie MItchell

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Peer Disagreement and Rationality: An Analysis of Richard Feldman's Conciliatory View, John Molinari

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Peer Disagreement and Rationality: An Analysis of Richard Feldman's Conciliatory View, John Molinari

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My Friendship Story: Tanzanians’ Tales of Friendship Analyzed through Knapp’s Relational Model, Dorcus Nakalembe

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Sources of Dignity for Persons: Capacities, Friendship, Love and Subjectivity, Matthew Nevius

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The Ebola Crisis: A Communicative Response from Samaritan's Purse, Bailie Porter

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Missa Yielu: Music in the Dagara Mass, Karin Rau

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Feminist and Patriarchal Themes within Shonda Rhimes' Television Shows "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How To Get Away With Murder", Katelyn Roshetko

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A Feasibility Study to Develop a Missions Training Center to Recruit African-American Young Adults for Global Missions through Education and Training, Linda Saunders

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Medium as King: Social Media & the Political Campaign, Isaac Shea

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Warrior Health: A Study of Female Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms who Engage in Outdoor Adventure Recreation, Julia Smith