Volume 12 (2023)

Tenor of Our Times is an annual journal publishing the work of current and past Harding students on historical and social science topics. The journal title originates with former History and Social Science department chairman, Raymond Muncy, who often said, "Historians reflect the tenor of their times." As a student-managed publication supported by a faculty editorial board, Tenor is designed to encourage undergraduate scholarship in understanding the past and present. The journal also includes the names and paper titles of the winners of the Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship from the previous academic year.


Editor's Note
Elijah Fisher

Section 1: Harding in Transition

Section 2: Travels with the Community


History Faire 2023
Isaac Copeland


History Day 2023

Section 3: Travels with Fred and Doc

Section 4: Patterns of Caesars

Section 5: Renaissance Humanism and Patronage

Section 6: Myth or History?

Section 7: Book Reviews-Modern Reformers


Show Us How You Do It
Jonathan Underwood


Managing Editor
Elijah Fisher
Copy Editor
Paxton Davis
Aesthetics Editor
Luke Zieglar
Student Review Board Editor
Isaac Copeland
Advertising Editor
Meghan McElroy


The Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship is a one-time financial award for those undergraduate students at Harding University majoring in History who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, research, and Christian character. The scholarship was created to honor the late Raymond L. Muncy, chairman of the Department of History and Social Sciences from 1965-1993. His teaching, mentoring, and scholarship modeled the best in Christian education. Applied toward tuition, the award is granted over the span of a single academic year and is presented annually at the Department of History and Political Science Banquet.


The 2023-2024 Muncy Scholarship Winners: Jacob Anderson and Luke Ziegler tied for the Muncy scholarship award for next year.