The Religion Department is pleased to present the 2024 Spring Capstones. 

Monday, May 20 – 4:00-6:30 pm 


Tuesday, May 21 – 1:00-3:00 pm

Xavier Hall, Room 201

May 20, 2024 - 4:00-6:30 pm
4:00-4:20 pm - Sarah Lynn Seabreeze

Faith and Pandemics: Lutheran Theology and Application

4:20-4:40 pm - Sage Warner

Respectability Through Religious Salvation Among Women in the Nation of Islam

4:40-5:00 pm - Jackson Helt

Salvation and the Kingdom of God

5:00-5:20 pm - Isabelle Esposito

What Is At Stake for Humans?: The Christological Controversy of Jesus’ Humanity and Divinity in Late Antiquity According to Gregory of Nazianzus

5:20-5:40 pm - Sigourney Orstad

Black and Womanist Theologies of the Cross

5:40-6:00 pm - Karalee James

Jephthah’s Daughter: interpretations throughout the years

6:00-6:20 pm - Josiah Devine Johnson

Divine Politics and Societal Grace: Religion and Politics in Troubles Ireland.

6:30-7:30 pm - Reception & Awards
May 21, 2024 - 1:00-3:00 pm
1:00-1:20 pm - Kassidy Short

Challenge Issued! Marguerite Porete and A Mirror of Simple Souls

1:20-1:40 pm - Rebeca Salinas

Rosaries on my Altar: Towards a Contemporary Mexican-American Women’s Position on Indigenous Spiritual Practices

1:40-2:00 pm - Katie Olson

Lutheran theological responses to theodicy

bennett comerford
2:00-2:20 pm - Nathan Buegler

The ELCA’s Response to Climate Change In Light of Realized Eschatology

2:20-2:40 pm - Marit Gjelde-Bennett

An Unexpected Ally in Women’s Health: The Role of Religious Language in Medicine for the Reclamation of Bodily Autonomy

bennett comerford
2:40-3:00 pm - Margaret Murdoch

Pelagia of Antioch: Fear of the Daughters of Eve