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Submissions from 2020

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Remembering Eden: A Study of Garden Imagery in Judeo-Christian Worship Spaces, Luc Berard
Vases of flowers, a mural of wildlife, and poetic references to a garden, these artistic elements are all commonplace in Judeo-Christian worship spaces; but why? While all of these are certainly aesthetically pleasing, there is likely much ...

Submissions from 2015

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The Paneled Lives of Extraordinary Women: Comic Books, Superheroines, and American Women in the 1940s, Kelly Van Wyk
When scholars examine a society in search of the principles that it holds most dear, popular culture promises an attractive and engaging medium where one can search for answers. Intellectual disciplines such as art history, film studies, an...

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A Long Way from Minneapolis: Minnesotans in the Spanish Civil War, Fletcher Warren
In 1996, eighty-one-year-old Minnesotan Clarence Forester and sixty-seven fellow Americans traveled to Barcelona at the behest of the Spanish government. There, they feasted at state banquets, received honorary Spanish citizenship, and para...

Submissions from 2013

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Trees Nestled Among Skyscrapers: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Creation of Central Park, Matisse Murray
In the remarkable degree of scholarship that has been written on Frederick Law Olmsted since a resurgence of interest in his life during the early 1970s, there have been a number of varying interpretations regarding the social attitudes wit...

Submissions from 2010

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Alcuin and Vikings: A Theology of Carolingian Election, Chastisement, and Exaltation, Taylor Ferda
Throughout the long history of the Church's struggle to take seriously the biblical precepts for peacemaking, the changing context has always brought with it a difficulty in being a witness to peace in a world gripped by violence. The Vikin...