OU Religious Studies Student Journal – Volume 7 – Spring 2017

Faculty Advisors: 
Jill Hicks-Keeton and Deonnie Moodie

Graduate Student Editor:
Jordan Woodward

John Campbell - "Division within Unity: Contrasting Views of Empire and Church in the Writings of Eusebius of Caesarea and Athanasius of Alexandria" 
John Campbell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with a BA in Classical Languages. He completed his honors thesis over the reception of Paul’s letters and the apostle’s understanding of Jesus’ lordship within early Christianity. His primary interests are the historical developments of Christian exegesis as well as Christology and its intersection with soteriology from early Christianity to the Reformation. Currently, he teaches Latin at Heritage Hall and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. In the near future, he is planning to pursue a MA in Religion. 


Monica Haddock - “That Which Is Coming: An Examination of Sura 56" 
Monica Haddock is a senior in the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. As a Confucius Institute Scholarship recipient, she also attended the College of Chinese Language and Culture at Beijing Normal University. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant with nearly a decade of behavioral healthcare experience. After graduation, Monica plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work and obtain clinical licensure to practice as a mental health counselor. In her spare time, she enjoys creative writing and watching art-house films. 


Autumn Hartman - "Madhyamaka and Yogacara Philosophy: Samsara and Rebirth" 
Autumn Hartman is a first-year law student at the University of Colorado Law School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in Political Science. Aside from political science, Autumn was extremely interested in religious studies and took several religious studies during her time at the University of Oklahoma. The class she most cherished in her time at OU was “Religion, Culture and the Meaning of Life” with Tom Boyd. Autumn will be graduating from Colorado Law in May of 2019 and plans to pursue a career in corporate law.


Samuel McCann - "Salvation is from the Jews”: Karl Barth’s Rejection of Liberal Protestantism’s Neo-Marcionism"
Samuel McCann graduated from the University of Oklahoma in the spring of 2016. While attending OU he double majored in History and African/African American Studies. He is currently in his first year of study at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity. His interests include studying the history of interactions among the three Abrahamic faiths, liberation theologies, Reformed Christian history, and Christian ecumenism. He hopes to either continue his studies beyond seminary in a Ph.D. program or seek ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


Curtis Mobly - "Paul's Ambiguous Eschatology: The Messianic Coming, Resurrection, and Evil" 
Curtis Mobly is a junior from Choctaw, Oklahoma. He is a double major in History and Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma and is a member of the Honors College. Curtis’s academic interests include history, philosophy, psychology, religion, and literature. Curtis is currently undecided, and feeling great angst, about what to do with his life after he graduates.




Susanna Pyatt - "Long Skirts and High Necklines: Modest Fashion Bloggers Find Community and Femininity Online"
Susanna Pyatt graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2016 with BAs in Anthropology, History, and English Literature, with a minor in Religious Studies. She is now in the Folk Studies M.A. program at Western Kentucky University, where she is the graduate editorial assistant for the Journal of American Folklore and a museum collections volunteer at South Union Shaker Village.


Sabrina Waugh - "Roman Augury: Etruscan Origins and Unique Elements" 
Sabrina Waugh graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City in 2013. She will graduate in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a minor in Biology, summa cum laude. Sabrina will attend Colorado State University to earn a combined DVM/MPH. She intends to specialize in either zoo animal medicine or public health. Sabrina has worked as Peer Learning Assistant in University College, tutoring Genetics for five semesters and Japanese for two semesters. Sabrina works as an undergraduate research assistant in the Biology department studying the effects of colony density and environmental factors on the immune strength of Purple Martins, a species of swallow. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys reading, writing fiction, and practicing guitar.