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Master of Arts (MA)
Modern scholarship, in its effort to render a true account of the facts of existence, has placed much emphasis on what is sometimes called the historical method of study. The presupposition of this method is that the essence of reality lies in development, growth, and adaptation, whether the reality sought is that of an organic formation, an institution, or an idea. It is assumed that one cannot satisfactorily understand a thing until one knows the sources from which it sprang, the processes by which it came into being, and the changes which it has experienced in becoming adapted to its varying conditions.
Moore, William J., "The Influence of the Lockian Empiricism on the Theology of Alexander Campbell" (1935). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 111.