Otherwise Known as Attempting Christianity

Rebecca Evans


This thesis examines the relationship between the pursuit of spiritual principles and the genre of the essay. The three essays are accounts of the author’s experiences with faith, hope, and charity.

The introduction provides a thorough explanation for the motivations, limitations, and goals of the project. It also helps to highlight the reasons why the essay genre was the most suitable style for this thesis.

The first essay, “Be Believing” discusses the role of faith in book censorship. The second piece, “Hope of Israel” explores how the average person can maintain hope in a world full of serious conflicts. Inspiration for this essay came from the author’s experience on an international study abroad program. The final essay, “Honor Thy Father,” depicts an important phone call between a father and a daughter. Then it explores degrees of charity and forgiveness.