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Vanderbilt University

1. McCullough , Amy Peed. Her Preaching Body: A Qualitative Study of Agency, Meaning and Proclamation in Contemporary Female Preachers.

Degree: PhD, Religion, 2012, Vanderbilt University

RELIGION HER PREACHING BODY: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN MEANING, AGENCY AND PROCLAMATION IN CONTEMPORARY FEMALE PREACHERS AMY P. MCCULLOUGH Dissertation under the direction of Professor Ted A. Smith While homiletics has long recognized the importance of the preacher’s body, its theories have been dominated by prescriptive advice about best postures, voices and movements. Scholarship has also been governed by an assent to the male preaching body amid an increasingly diverse field of preaching bodies. Consequently, the actual body of the preacher awaits full examination as an essential resource for preaching. This dissertation seeks an exploration of the preacher’s body by beginning with the preacher’s experience of her body as she prepares to and does preach. It assumes a phenomenological foundation based on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in which meaning always emerges from a person’s perceiving, acting body or their “being in the world.” Fourteen contemporary female preachers participated in a qualitative study focused on the decisions they made about their bodies in relation to their preaching. Through interviews and one-on-one observations, the preachers revealed their choices around clothing, accessories, preaching posture, voice and movement. They shared stories of preaching amid pregnancies and with the challenges of a chronic disease. To analyze their choices, the researcher employed a lived body approach. The lived body theory defines embodiment as the complex and evolving interaction of an individual’s materiality, culture and agency. Believing we are our bodies whenever we preach, this study pushed towards uncovering the meaning preachers assigned to and discovered in their embodied preaching decisions. At the outset, this dissertation was concerned with agency. The researcher hoped to gain insight into how women encountered bodily constraints and labored towards bodily freedom. While freedom and constraint were not without value, deeper insights emerged in how a preacher grasped the knowledge within her body and came to understand herself as an embodied being. A preacher’s recognition of the embodied nature of all life, which contains both depth and contradiction, heightened her capacity to view embodiment as a tool for proclamation. The move towards self-conscious and intentional embodiment calls for changes in how homiletics conceives of a fully embodied sermon and how homileticians teach preaching. Advisors/Committee Members: Robin M. Jensen (committee member), John McClure (committee member), Ellen T. Armour (committee member), Ted A. Smith (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: body; female preachers; preaching

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APA (6th Edition):

McCullough , A. P. (2012). Her Preaching Body: A Qualitative Study of Agency, Meaning and Proclamation in Contemporary Female Preachers. (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1803/11034

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

McCullough , Amy Peed. “Her Preaching Body: A Qualitative Study of Agency, Meaning and Proclamation in Contemporary Female Preachers.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Accessed April 11, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1803/11034.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

McCullough , Amy Peed. “Her Preaching Body: A Qualitative Study of Agency, Meaning and Proclamation in Contemporary Female Preachers.” 2012. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

McCullough AP. Her Preaching Body: A Qualitative Study of Agency, Meaning and Proclamation in Contemporary Female Preachers. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2012. [cited 2021 Apr 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/11034.

Council of Science Editors:

McCullough AP. Her Preaching Body: A Qualitative Study of Agency, Meaning and Proclamation in Contemporary Female Preachers. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/11034


Leiden University

2. Ramadhini, Tika. Depicting the Hajjah: Female Pilgrims from the Dutch East Indies in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century.

Degree: 2016, Leiden University

The Islamic pilgrimage, the Hajj, is known as one of the biggest movement of people in the world. This annual event has long become the meeting point of Muslims from various places. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the face of hajj changed significantly due to the advance in technology, opening of transportation routes and involvement of colonial government in conducting the hajj. The number of hajj participants from the Dutch East Indies, which were also known as the haji jawa increased greatly, including the female pilgrims, which made up 20-30% of the total pilgrims from the region. This thesis puts gender and colonial perspective together to study the female pilgrims and hajjah from the Dutch East Indies in comparison to the male counterparts. This thesis addresses the issue of how the Dutch colonial government perceived the female pilgrims and hajjah from the Dutch East Indies, such as what kind of themes appeared in the depiction of female pilgrims in the archives, where and when the female pilgrims were mentioned or not mentioned and why, and how it eventually relates to the production of knowledge about it. Contrary to the popular beliefs that the pilgrims were all male, there were many female pilgrims and many of them stayed in Mecca as moekimers. Women were mainly depicted as wife and companion, and victim of violence and slavery. They were underplayed in the archives and had never been under the spotlight in comparison to male pilgrims which were regarded as very important due to the possibility of being subversive and rebellious. The downplayed depiction of female pilgrims in the archives is continued until today in the historiography of hajj. Advisors/Committee Members: Jeurgens, Prof. dr. K.J.P.F.M (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: hajjah; female pilgrims; pilgrims; dutch east indies; subaltern; gender; islam; muslim women; moekimers; female preachers

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Ramadhini, T. (2016). Depicting the Hajjah: Female Pilgrims from the Dutch East Indies in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42906

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ramadhini, Tika. “Depicting the Hajjah: Female Pilgrims from the Dutch East Indies in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century.” 2016. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed April 11, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42906.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ramadhini, Tika. “Depicting the Hajjah: Female Pilgrims from the Dutch East Indies in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century.” 2016. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Ramadhini T. Depicting the Hajjah: Female Pilgrims from the Dutch East Indies in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2016. [cited 2021 Apr 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42906.

Council of Science Editors:

Ramadhini T. Depicting the Hajjah: Female Pilgrims from the Dutch East Indies in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42906

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