The educators of the Department of Sociology at Messiah frequently publish and present quality scholarship in their field and in the context of their vibrant Christian faith.

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Submissions from 2018

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Food policy councils in the mid-Atlantic: Working toward justice, Brandon M. Hoover and Sam Boden

Submissions from 2016

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Teach from the Heart: A Pedagogy of Love for Fearful Times, Jenell Paris

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The Good News About Conflict: Transforming Religious Struggle Over Homosexuality, Jenell Paris

Submissions from 2015

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“Love and Learning: A Model for Pietist Scholarship,” in The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons, Jenell Paris

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“Faith Based Queer Space in Washington, D.C.,” in Religion & LGBTQ Sexualities: Critical Essays, Jenell Paris and Rory Anderson

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Mothering in the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Jenell Paris and Janel K. Bakker

Submissions from 2013

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I am Miley Cyrus, Jenell Paris

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Bereavement and Religion Online: Stillbirth, Neonatal Loss, and Parental Religiosity, Jenell Paris and Janel Kragt

Submissions from 2012

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What’s Going On While We Were Avoiding the Subject, Janell Paris

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Gender, Religiosity, and the Telling of Christian Conversion Narratives, Jenell Paris, Ines Jindra, Robert Woods, and Diane Badzinski

Submissions from 2011

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Teaching Respect and Patience to End Sexual Violence, Jenell Paris

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“Understanding CCCU Faculty of Color,” in The Christian College Phenomenon: Inside America’s Fastest Growing Institutions of Higher Learning, Jenell Paris and Michelle Knights

Submissions from 2010

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“Just One Family,” in They Were Still Born, Jenell Paris

Submissions from 2007

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“’I Could Sing of Your Love Forever’: The American Romantic Ideal in Contemporary Praise and Worship Music,” in The Message in the Music, Jenell Paris

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Antiracism and Affirmational Identities Among White Evangelicals, Jenell Paris and Kristin Schoon

Submissions from 2006

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A Pietist Perspective on Love and Learning in Cultural Anthropology, Jenell Paris

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Race: Critical Thinking and Transformative Possibilities, Jenell Paris

Submissions from 2003

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“Ethical Relationships in Service-learning Partnerships,” in Deconstructing Service-Learning: Research Exploring Context, Participation, and Impacts, Jenell Paris, Margorie Schaffer, and Kristin Vogel

Submissions from 2001

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We’ve Seen This Coming’: Resident Activists Shaping Neighborhood Redevelopment in Washington, D.C., Jenell Paris

Submissions from 2000

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Fides Means Faith: A Catholic Neighborhood House in Lower Northwest Washington, D.C., Jenell Paris

Submissions from 1996

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Ellen Wilson Dwellings,” in An Historical and Baseline Assessment of HOPE VI, Cross-site report, Jenell Paris and Brett Williams