This fall The Pulse continues the series of departmental special editions. The online edition produced each fall will feature papers produced in a specific department over the previous year.
Our Fall 2009 edition presents a diverse collection of Religion papers. In it we have endeavored to represent the range of academic writing in the program.
Two Perspectives on the Changing Social Structure: The Life and Thought of Walter Rauschenbusch and Dorothy Day
By Austin Almaguer
Austin Almaguer graduated cum lade from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion in 2009. During his four years at Baylor, he was Vice President of Theta Alpha Kappa religion honor society in addition to being a member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Chi, and Delta Epsilon Alpha honor societies. He is currently a first year Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary. His long-term plans include receiving a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University and working with the Christian community in the field of social justice. Some of his other interests include kung fu and traveling.
The Scottish Church and the Enlightenment
By Nathan Hays
Nathan Hays is a senior religion major from Arlington, Texas. He has applied for a Fulbright Research Grant to Israel for the 2010-2011 academic year. Regardless of whether he is awarded the grant, he plans to attend seminary and then graduate school, focusing on Second Temple Jewish literature. In Nathan's free time, he enjoys reading, playing racquetball, and leading a small group for his church.
By Josh Jeffrey
Josh Jeffrey, a native of Ontario, is a sophomore at Baylor University, majoring in the University Scholars program with a concentration in Comparative Literature. He hopes to attend The University of St. Andrews to pursue an MA and eventually a PhD in literature before becoming a professor of literature. Currently he is a member of the William Carey Crane Scholars Program, and also sings as a member of the Brazos Valley Boys, a recently-formed barbershop group.
Scotism and Inscape in the Marian Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
By Brock Scheller
Brock Scheller graduated cum laude from Baylor University in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in the University Scholars program and the Honors program. During his time at Baylor, Brock was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, served as the president of the Honors Student Advisory Council, participated in William Carey Crane Scholars, and served on The Pulse editorial board. He is currently working toward a doctorate in Philosophy at Fordham University. He spends most of his time reading, writing, and, recently, exploring New York City.