• Emerging faith boundaries: bridge-building, inclusion, and the emerging church movement in America 

    Chia, Lloyd, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This is a study of a nascent Christian movement called the Emerging Church Movement in America. The movement seeks to build relational bridges with other faiths, and to be inclusive of people marginalized along lines of ...
  • Living faith by seeking justice: practicing faith through activism in a faith and labor coalition 

    Lane, Amy M., 1974- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The combination of a critique of organized faith, along with an interest in pursuing faith expressions by living a particular sense of justice, leads some religious practitioners to discover new contexts to live out their ...
  • Understanding space in an ordinary city 

    Overfelt, David. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    In this dissertation, I emphasize the ordinary city (Robinson, 2006) as a place for building social justice, a place of possibility, and a place where we can see the tensions and frictions (Tsing, 2004) between the stability ...
  • Women without children: identity, choice, responsibility 

    Korasick, Candace A., 1969- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Research about childless women tends to reinforce two widely-held assumptions. The first is that being childless is a central component informing non-mothers' identities. The second is that choice is the best concept for ...