A New Communion: Reimagining Progressive Liberalism as a Religious Phenomenon

dc.contributor.advisorCorey, David
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Caroline
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-22T17:54:03Z
dc.date.available2023-05-22T17:54:03Z
dc.date.copyright2023
dc.date.issued2023-05-22
dc.description.abstractThe scholarly conversation regarding the overlap between religious and political institutions is extraordinary in scope, but contemporary behaviors associated with American progressive liberalism and their relation to the rituals of the Christian tradition have received relatively little academic attention. This thesis compares communal phenomena such as origin mythology, “cancel culture,” “wokeism,” and Twitter to their counterparts within the Christian Church, including excommunication, revelation, and catechesis. The works of Carl Schmitt, Eric Voegelin, and Molly Brigid McGrath provide the style of examination that guides these comparisons. Through its investigation, this thesis functions as an insightful thought experiment to shape further academic inquiry into the nature of American political conflict and its potential solutions.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/12181
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectPolitical science.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical philosophy.en_US
dc.subjectReligion.en_US
dc.subjectSociology.en_US
dc.subjectChristian tradition.en_US
dc.subjectProgressive.en_US
dc.subjectLiberal.en_US
dc.subjectAmerican politics.en_US
dc.subjectProgressive liberalism.en_US
dc.subjectReligious ritual.en_US
dc.subjectCommunal behavior.en_US
dc.titleA New Communion: Reimagining Progressive Liberalism as a Religious Phenomenonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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