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SOAR Project
Global Religions

Student Research


Established in 1960, the Honors Program at Moravian University provides qualified seniors the opportunity to pursue a yearlong intensive study of a subject of special interest. To participate in Honors, students must have an overall QPA of 3.0, with 3.3 in the proposed field of study. Usually, but not always, the project is in the student’s major. Applicants must propose the topic and secure the support of a faculty member (or members) to supervise the project. In the fall term of the senior year, Honors candidates carry out their research; in the spring, they prepare the Honors paper and defend their work before a panel of five faculty and staff members, one of whom may be from another institution.

SOAR Research

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) provides stipends, travel allowances, and expenses for students engaged in research or creative activities through close interaction with a faculty mentor. The program helps Moravian students gain a better understanding of scholarship in their discipline, and fosters scholar-colleague relationships. SOAR stipends can be as high as $3,000 for summer work.

Recent Faculty Research


Dr. Kin Cheung  

2016    Cheung, K. “명상연구의주제이동: 전문가에게서 초보자에게로[The Shift in Meditation Research Subjects from Experts to Novices].” In명상과치유[Meditation and Healing], edited by Nae Chang Han, The Institute of Mind Humanities Series 13, 235-253. Iskan, South Korea: Wonkwang University Press.

2016    Cheung, K. Review of Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science. By David  P. Barash. Religious Studies Review 42, no. 3 (2016): 228.

2016    Cheung, K., Valerio A., Kunu, V., Bingenheimer, M. “Chinese Religion(s): A Survey of Textbooks.” Studies in Chinese Religions 2, no. 3 (2016).

Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug


“Sacrificial U.S. War-culture: Cognitive Dissonance, and the Absence of Self-Awareness.”  Journal of Religion and Violence. April 28, 2017. DOI: 10.5840/jrv201742538."U.S. Phoenix Program in Vietnam Offers Lessons for Today," Morning Call, Sept.22, 2016.  

“`Like Acid Seeping into Your Soul’; Religio-cultural Violence in Moral Injury.” Create in Me a Clean Heart: Moral Injury and Sacred Writings. Ed. Joseph McDonald. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (London and Philadelphia) 2017.

“Resisting the sacred canopy over U.S. ways of war.” Political Theology, Vol 18 Issue 3, May 30, 2017. 206-218. DOI:10.1179/1743171915Y.0000000007.

"U.S. War-culture and the Star Wars Juggernaut," Journal of Theology and Science. Vol 14, Iss. 4, 2017.

"U.S. Phoenix Program in Vietnam Offers Lessons for Today," Morning Call. Sept. 22, 2016.  Link.


Dr. Jason Radine

“Amos and the Book of the Twelve” in Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer and Jakob Wöhrle(eds.), The Book of the Twelve:  Composition, Reception, and Interpretation (Leiden:  Brill, Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature (FIOTL), VTSup), in press.

“The ‘Idolatrous Priests’ in the Book of Zephaniah” in Lena Sofia Tiemeyer (ed), Priests and Cults in the Book of the Twelve (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press, Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 14, 2016), 131–148.

“Vision and Curse Aversion in the Book of Amos,” in Elizabeth Hayes and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (eds.), “I Lifted My Eyes and Saw”: Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible (T&T Clark, Continuum, Library of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 584, 2014), 84–100.