On Friday, I successfully defended my master’s thesis, “Born-Again Brethren: History as Identity and Theology in the Cultural Transformation of a ‘Plain People.'” (The final product was a bit different than the project I’d been anticipating writing since last year, but I’m very pleased with the results nonetheless.) This is one of the last steps in completing my master’s degree in history at Temple University.
Thanks to the readers of The Search for Piety and Obedience for their support of my project — from responding to blog posts related to the thesis’ themes, to viewing and reviewing the web exhibit related to the thesis. I am very grateful to all of you!
Stay tuned for more info about my future plans for the thesis.