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Sample Student Essays

 

 

Below are a collection of essays written by some of our students, posted on the web with their permission.

"Why Study Religion?" by Tim Davis, a recent REL graduate, for incoming students

REL Double major, Matt Satcher, wins state-wide essay competition

"September Eleventh" by Megan DeWald, written for REL 100 in the Spring of 2002

"Nagarjuna as Philosophical Reformer" (PDF) by Joshua McDonough, written for REL 460 in the Fall of 2003

"Moving Forward" by Joshua McDonough, written for incoming students and printed in the Religious Studies Newsletter in the Spring of 2007

"Some Background on Religion and Law in the U.S." (PDF) by Michael Manasco, written for Religious Studies Newsletter in the Spring of 2004

"Religious Studies offers useful liberal arts degree" (PDF) by Kathleen Penton, written for Religious Studies Newsletter in the Spring of 2004

"Success Found in Defeat: A Response to Baptized in Blood" (PDF) by Kathleen Penton, written for REL 490 in the Spring of 2002

"Baptized in Blood: An Interpretation and Critical Response" (PDF) by Nic Reagan, written for REL 490 in the Spring of 2002

"Review: Under the Banner of Heaven" by Kyle Stephens, written for the Religious Studies Newsletter in the Spring of 2004