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The origins of Muslim prayer : sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
While salat is a central aspect of Islamic practice, the way the first Muslims developed the prayer ritual has not been widely researched. This study employs the theory of syncretism to show that religious rituals practiced ...
The incultuartion of the Christian Gospel: theory and theology with special reference to the Igbo of southeastern Nigeria
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
One of the most urgent problems within many Christian denominations is how to relate the Christian Gospel to diverse cultures. The importance of culture in the missiological process cannot be overstated; for culture is the ...
Returning god or blood sacrifice: what were Moctezuma's intentions toward Cortéz?
(University of Missouri-Columbia, 2011)
In my thesis I will be exploring why Moctezuma Xocoyotl, the leader of the Aztecs when they were conquered by the Spanish, sent Hernán Cortés, the leader of the invading Spanish, the sacred garments of three Aztec gods. ...