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6 January 2001

A meeting of the Council of the American Society of Church History was called to order at 4:15 p.m. on 4 January 2001 by President Hans J. Hillerbrand in Liberty Room A of the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Mass.

Following introductions by those present, a proposed agenda submitted by the Secretary was approved. Minutes of meetings held in January and April of 2000 were approved.

The Secretary noted the reported death of former member William R. Estep of Fort Worth TX.

The following applicants were accepted as new members of the Society:
 Abruzzo,* Margaret N., Notre Dame IN; Ahlert,* Trevor, Oxford OH; Barnett,
 Thomas C., St. Louis MO; Bearman,* Alan, Manhattan KS; Beasley, Nicholas
 M., Greenville SC; Bell, James B., Tucson AZ; Bishop, Judith, Alameda CA;
 Blum,* Edward, Lexington KY; Boland, Martha, New Orleans LA; Born, W.
 Michael, Boston MA; Brodrecht,* Grant R., South Bend IN; Brown, Rod
 Mitchell SD; Burkholder, Jared S., Waukegan IL; Burns-Watson, Roger A.,
 Cincinnati OH; Choat,* Mark, New Haven CT; Clossey, Luke S., Carlsbad CA;
 Cornett, Daryl C., Germantown TN; Corpis, Duane J., Atlanta GA; Couser,*
 Jonathan B., South Bend IN; Crile, James J., Center Line MI; Curtis,*
 Finbarr, Santa Barbara CA; DeGruccio,* Michael E., South Bend IN; Dreyer,
 Elizabeth A., Hamden CT; Dunn, Durwood, Athens TN; Eldan, Bob, Lander WY;
 Elston,* Timothy G., Lincoln NE; Englehardt, Richard E., Vancleve KY;
 Epperson,* Joseph, Erie PA; Field, Curtis L., New York NY; Flanagin,* D.
 Zach, Chicago IL; Goodrich,* Richard J., St. Andrews Scotland; Hayden,*
 Amanda, Oxford OH; Hayes,* Patrick, New Haven CT; Hazzard,* Delores B.,
 Oxford OH; Herke, Gregg, Carmel IN; Heyrman, Christine L., Churchville MD;
 Hines, Travis S., Austin TX; Holman, Susan R., Cambridge MA; Ingram,*
 Robert G., Charlottesville VA; Irvin, Dale, Madison NJ; Janragin, Elizabeth
 B., Hibernia NJ; Johnston,* Leon, Claresholm Canada; Joslyn-Siemiatkoski,
 Daniel, Allston MA; Kanamaru, Eiko, Fukuoka Japan; Kellerhouse, Richard A.,
 Longview TX; Kenworthy,* Scott, Belmont MA; Lauro, Elizabeth A. Dively,
 Rolling Hills Estates CA; Lay, Robert F., Upland IN; Lee,* Brian J., Ada
 MI; Litfin,* Bryan M., Charlottesville VA; Loverin,* Michael H., South Bend
 IN; Lowe,* Jason, Yorktown VA; Lowery,* Kevin T., South Bend IN; Lupo,*
 Michael Scott, Reno NV; Maldonado-Perez, Zaida, Princeton NJ; Martinez,
 Anne M., Minneapolis MN; Martinez,* Hjamil A., Chicago IL; Mason,* Patrick
 Q., Notre Dame IN; Merideth, Anne, Rochester NY; Mills,* W. Douglas,
 Portales NM; Nicholls,* Jason A., Kenosha WI; Paisley,* Katherine, Spring
 Hill TN; Payne,* Daniel, Waco TX; Pearman,* Eric Gerard, Denver CO;
 Pendleton,* T. Brian, Waco TX; Peters,* Greg, Scarborough Canada; Poche,*
 Justin D., Notre Dame IN; Rogers, Sephanie S., Hays KS; Russell,* Annie S.,
 Berkeley CA; Rutherford, Brinton L., Willow PA; Rzeznik,* Tom F., Notre
 Dame IN; Schott,* Sarah B., Chicago IL; Schwenk, James, Myerstown PA;
 Skinner,* Steve, Carrollton TX; Spivey, Jr., James T., Fort Worth TX;
 Spoerl, Kelley E., Manchester NH; Stoll, Mark R., Lubbock TX; Studebaker,*
 Steve, Wheeling IL; Trotta,* Christopher, Oxford OH; Turner,* Michael K.,
 Nashville TN; Van Dyken,* Tamara Jo, Mishawaka IN; Wenger*,Tisa, Princeton
 NJ; Wertheimer, Laura, Cleveland OH; Westphal,* Carole R., Denver CO;
 Woodall,* Christopher Michael, Dallas TX.

 Total: 85 46 Free Student Members 39 Regular and Retired

Grant Wacker presented the report of the editors of Church History. In it he described a greater balance of essays submitted to the journal, and he outlined some anticipated improvements over the next few years. After accepting the report with thanks, Council approved the journal's operational asking budget for fiscal year 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002.

Copies of the audited financial report covering only a partial transitional fiscal year 1 December 1999 to 30 June 2000 were distributed to members present. Council voted to receive the report and to recommend its adoption at the annual business meeting. In addition to approving the journal's budget, Council then approved the Executive Secretary's more comprehensive asking budget for the current year. It noted with approval that efforts continue to have both budgets developed and audited in the same July-June fiscal pattern.

Charles Cohen reported for the Research Committee, announcing that the Outler Prize winner for 2000 was Carol Lansing for her book, Power and Purity: Cathar Heresy in Medieval Italy, published by Oxford University Press.

Peter W. Williams presented recommendations for the Committee on Nominations. Council voted to accept the report and to recommend its personnel to the business meeting.

Council adjourned at 6:30 p.m.


The annual business meeting of the American Society of Church History was held in the Gardner Room of the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Mass., called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President Hans Hillerbrand.

The following financial report covering the partial transitional fiscal year 1 December 1999 to 30 June 2000 was submitted and accepted:

 2000 1999

 Membership dues $ 17,797 $ 56,415
 Subscriptions 63,214 62,709
 Advertising 2,510 4,825
 Sale of copies 145 550
 Spring Meeting 7,477 --
 Reprints 75 550
 Miscellaneous receipts 39 5,193
 Interest income 5,737 11,416
 Royalty 3,559 --

 Total Revenue 100,553 141,658

 Printing and distribution 35,360 57,379
 Postage and supplies 6,142 12,275
 Editorial services 16,274 26,234
 Refunds and cancellations 45 150
 Secretarial services 4,375 7,500
 Executive Secretary stipend 7,000 12,000
 Prizes and awards 1,250 2,250
 Legal and professional services 2,100 2,000
 Telephone 855 815
 Travel 4,743 1,749
 Depreciation expense 106 239
 Meals & entertainment 2,079 177
 Meeting expense 6,269 4,370
 Payroll taxes 1,940 3,623
 Equipment maintenance 182 692

 Total Expenses 88,720 131,453


NET ASSETS, beginning of period 244,421 238,782

NET ASSETS, end of period 256,254 244,421



 Amboy Bank - asset management # 3279 94,705
 Amboy Bank - asset management # 3244 98,725
 Amboy Bank - checking # 151 00367 30,143
 Amboy Bank - asset management # 4992 32,927
 Total Current Assets 256,500

 Office equipment, net of accumulated
 depreciation of $8,205 78


 Payroll tax liability 324



Grant Wacker presented the following report of the editors of Church History:

Volume 69 of Church History (2000) comprised the third volume edited at Duke University by Elizabeth A. Clark, Richard Heitzenrater, Hans J. Hillerbrand, and Grant Wacker. This volume contained 953 pages, or 163 pages fewer than the previous year, and 108 pages more than the annual average for Church History volumes in the 1990s.

During 2000 the journal published twenty-three articles -- four on ancient Christianity, six on medieval topics, four on Reformation and early modern topics, one on modern Europe, six on North American topics, and one on modern Asia. One of these articles contained four maps, twenty-nine black and white photographs, and one drawing. The June 2000 issue was a partial theme issue, entitled Biblical Interpretation and the Construction of Christian Sexualities, with an introduction by senior editor Elizabeth A. Clark. During the calendar year, Church History received 595 books from publishers and printed 228 book reviews and notes, as well as one review essay and one book review forum. Further, the journal printed twenty-four full-page and five half-page advertisements.

Church History received ninety-three manuscripts during 2000 (including both new manuscripts and revised ones originally submitted in 1999). Of these, nine addressed topics in ancient Christianity, eleven focused on the medieval period, twelve examined Reformation and early modern topics, twenty discussed Europe after 1700, thirty-six dealt with some aspect of North American history, three explored non-Western topics, and two were introductions to theme issues. Of these ninety-three manuscripts, the editors have made decisions on sixty-five, while twenty-eight are still under consideration.

The editors made a total of eighty-three manuscript decisions in 2000 (this figure includes manuscripts submitted in 2000, leftovers from 1999, and occasionally more than one version of the same manuscript.) Of these, the editors accepted nineteen, provisionally accepted six, gave six the "revise-and-resubmit" judgment, rejected twelve with the opportunity to resubmit, and rejected forty outright. In addition, one author withdrew a submitted manuscript.

Currently, five manuscripts, a Perspectives essay, and thirty-five book reviews and notes, along with an annual list of primary sources and texts in translation, are in press for the March 2001 issue. In addition, four more manuscripts have been accepted, and 130 books are out for review.

The future for the journal presents challenges as well as exciting opportunities. As before, we continue to seek more article submissions in the ancient and non-Western fields. We also hope to encourage better representation of women and minority authors. Hoping to add more opportunities for scholarly discussion, with the March 2001 issue Church History will inaugurate a regular feature to be called "Perspectives." The aim is to offer authors an opportunity to address significant questions in a format that is somewhat shorter, less formal, and more flexible than the customary scholarly article. Among other possibilities, the editors envision essays that stake out a position on emerging issues, or offer seasoned reflections on enduring themes in the field, or summarize and critique recent scholarship in definable sub-fields. We welcome contributions that analyze new methods, as well as ones that illumine established methods and their application to college, seminary, or university teaching.

The editors would like to acknowledge the hard work of the second cohort of graduate assistants, Caroline Schroeder, Tina Shepardson, and Edwin Tait. The present graduate assistants include Tina Shepardson (senior assistant), Garry Crites (book reviews), and Sujin Pak (copy editing). The editors thank them all for a job well done. In addition, they wish to thank the associate editors--William Adler, David Aers, Laurie Maffly-Kipp, David Steinmetz, and Thomas Tweed--for their valuable contributions. The editors gratefully adknowledge the assistance of the advisory editors--Jon Butler, Caroline Walker Bynum, Averil Cameron, Robert Frykenberg, Nathan Hatch, Christine Heyerman, Brooks Holifield, Hartmut Lehmann, Patricia Cox Miller, Heiko Oberman, Robert Orsi, Andrew Porter, John Van Engen, and Merry Wiesner-Hanks. Finally, the editors especially wish to thank Russell E. Richey, who served as a senior editor until June 30, 2000, when he left Duke to become dean of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Respectfully submitted

Elizabeth A. Clark Richard P. Heitzenrater Hans J. Hillerbrand Grant Wacker Editors

Ronald Numbers reported for the Committee on Nominations and Personnel. The following positions were filled: President-Elect, E. Brooks Holifield; Council, Class of 2003: Randall Balmer, Margaret Lamberts Bendroth, R. Marie Griffith, Robert A. Orsi, and Randi Jones Walker.

After a general discussion of changes for professional expansion and financial growth, constituents voted to approve a change in the constitution, the text of which is as follows:

Article IV. Officers and Management

Section 1. The officers of the Society shall be a President, a President-Elect, an Executive Secretary, and an Editor representing Church History. Together with the immediate past President, these officers shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Society. The President and President Elect shall be elected annually for a term of one year and shall not be eligible for re-election.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. The following program was presented for those attending:


One Hundred Sixty-Eighth Meeting January 4-7, 2001 Boston, Massachusetts Sheraton Boston Hotel

All events are scheduled in the Liberty Complex on the Sheraton Boston's plaza level unless otherwise indicated. Registration is obligatory. Pre-Registration is advised.

The ASCH registration desk will be located by the plaza level escalator near the Liberty Complex.


12:00-1:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room A

Executive Committee Meeting

2:00-4:00 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room A

Church History Editorial Board Meeting

4:15--6:15 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room A

ASCH Council Meeting


7:30-9:00 A.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

Breakfast for Women in Theology and Church History

All women are welcome; no reservations necessary; cost approximately $15.00

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

The Bible in the Early Church: Senses of Scripture

Chair: D. Jeffrey Bingham, Dallas Theological Seminary

"History and Spirit through the Eyes of Irenaeus of Lyons," Susan L. Graham, Mount Holyoke College

"Traditions Concerning Baptism in the Odes of Solomon," Angela Y. Kim, University of Notre Dame

"Origen's Homiletic Explications of the Psychic and Pneumatic Senses," Elizabeth A. Dively Lauro, University of Notre Dame

Comment: D. Jeffrey Bingham

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room C

Recovering Sacred Meaning

Chair: Barbara Brown Zikmund, Hartford Seminary

"Recovering the African Father: Towards an Inclusive Reading of Augustine," Mark Ellingsen, Interdenominational Theological Center

"Bishop Jewel, Pope Gregory, and the Propaganda of England's `Pure Church,'" Kathryn L. Mapstone, Boston College

"Seventy Times Seven: Preaching Forgiveness in the Lutheran Reformation," Mark Tranvik, Augsburg College

Comment: Gerald R. McDermott, Roanoke College

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Conference Room 3

Late Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life (Joint Session with the American Catholic Historical Association)

Chair: Katherine L. French, SUNY at New Paltz

"The English Parish at the Center and Periphery: Comparisons of Mid-Tudor Parish Life," Gary G. Gibbs, Roanoke College

"Devilish Concubines" and "Whorish Wives": Clergy Between Margraval Policy and Local Resistance in the Parish of Feuchtwangen, 1525-45, Marjorie E. Plummer, University of Maryland University College of Schwabisch Gmund

"The Parish as Urban Nexus in Sixteenth-Century Cologne," Janis M. Gibbs, Hope College

Comment: Katherine L. French

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 4

The Foreign Missionary in the American Popular Imagination

Chair: William R. Hutchison, Harvard University

"Missionary Hymns as Prisms of Popular Imagination: May Agnew Stephen's Missionary Messages in Songs," Gary McGee, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

"Women Missionaries as Martyrs, Heroes, and Saints," Dana Robert, Boston University

"Making Doctors and Nurses for Jesus: Evangelical Children and the Mythic Mission Lands," Rennie Schoepflin, La Sierra University

Comment: Robert A. Schneider, Temple University

12:00-2:00 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

Walking Tour of Boston Religious Sites

Leaders: Jeanne Halgren Kilde, Macalester College; Peter W. Williams, Miami University

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

Mennonites and Calvinists in Dutch Church History

Chair: Keith L. Sprunger, Bethel College

"Private Friends, Public Enemies: How Did People of Different Churches Live Together in the Dutch Golden Age?" Wiebe Bergsma, Fryske Academy, Leeuwarden

"The Research Program on Mennonite Elites in the Dutch Republic: The Case of Mennonites of the Zaan River Region," Piet Visser, University of Amsterdam

"Maintaining Respectability: Mennonites and Reformed Church Discipline in Golden Age Amsterdam," Mary S. Sprunger, Eastern Mennonite University

"Calvinist and Mennonite Lay Preaching in the Netherlands, Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries," Fred van Lieburg, Free University, Amsterdam

Comment: Jake Spaans, University of Amsterdam

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

Terminological Problems in the Literature of American Puritanism

Chair: Mark Valeri, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

"The Precisionist Strain in Puritanism," T. Dwight Bozeman, University of Iowa

"The Vocabulary of Early American Puritan Eschatology," Richard W. Cogley, Southern Methodist University

"The Terms `Eternity' and `Death' in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson," Linda Munk, University of Toronto

Comment: Reiner Smolinski, Georgia State University

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 3

M. Madeline Southard: From the Kansas Plains to International Pulpit

Chair: Carolyn DeSwarte Gifford, Northwestern University

"M. Madeline Southard: A Biographical Sketch," Cynthia Cornell Novak, Pepperdine University

"M. Madeline Southard: WCTU Smasher, Evangelist, and Missionary," Fran Grace, University of Redlands

"M. Madeline Southard: Activist and Pastor from the Plains," Kendra Weddle Irons, Baylor University

Comment: David G. Hackett, University of Florida

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 4

American Catholic Culture in the 1960s (Joint Session with the American Catholic Historical Association)

Chair: Colleen Doody, DePaul University

"Catholicism in American Culture: The Impact of the Second Vatican Council," Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame

"Sexual Politics: Contraception and Authority in the Catholic 1960s," Leslie Tentler, Catholic University of America

"Catholic Children in the 1960s," Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University

Comment: Peter D'Agostino, Stonehill College

5:00-6:45 P.M.

Sheraton, Hampton Room

Theory and Church History

Chair: Leigh Eric Schmidt, Princeton University

Panel: Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University Amy Hollywood, Dartmouth College Susan C. Karant-Nunn, University of Arizona Robert A. Orsi, Indiana University


9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

Ethnicity and Religious Authority in the Late Empire

Chair: Amy G. Oden, Oklahoma City University

"Whither Jewish Fortunes in the Post-Constantinian Period?" Lisa Unterseher, Columbia College

"`They Lived as Brigands, Died as Circumcellions, and Were Honored as Martyrs': Ethnicity and Holy Warriors in Roman North Africa," Nancy Weatherwax, Vanderbilt University

"Domesticating Violence: Bringing `Outsiders' into the Church, by Force if Necessary," Kenneth D. Snyder, University of St. Thomas

Comment: Amy G. Oden

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 2

Early Modern European Spirituality and Church Relations

Chair: Jeannine Olson, Rhode Island College

"Nicolas Des Gallars: Theologian and Friend of Calvin," Jeannine Olson

"A Community of Saints? Lay-Clerical Friendships in Early Seventeenth-Century London," Paul Seaver, Stanford University

"Exemplary Lives: Pious Women and their Biographers," Barbara B. Diefendorf, Boston University

Comment: Richard L. Greaves, Florida State University

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 3

The Languages of Holiness

Chair: Garth Rosell, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"Mystical Perfection: George D. Watson and the Poetics of Faith," Roger G. Robins, Westmont College

"The Language of Sense and Science in Hannah Whitall Smith's Every-Day Religion," Anne Blue Wills, Duke University

"Victorian Holiness Testimony and the Language of the Romantic Self," Chris R. Armstrong, Duke University

Comment: Steven D. Cooley, Urbana University

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room A

Transitions in U.S. Catholics' Cultural and Religious Identity (Joint Session with the American Catholic Historical Association)

Chair: Una Cadegan, University of Dayton

"Interfaith Families in America on the Eve of Vatican Council II," Anne C. Rose, Penn State University

"Bishop Fulton Sheen's `Peace of Soul' vs. Rabbi Joshua Liebman's `Peace of Mind': The Response to Psychoanalysis in Catholic and Jewish Interpretations of Religion and Psychology after World War II," Mary C. Miles, Cornell University

"Mary McCarthy's Catholic Girlhood: A Usable Past For American Catholics?" Debra Campbell, Colby College

Comment: Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University

9:30-11:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Hampton Room

Historical Christianity in Contemporary Film

Chair: Grant A. Wacker, Duke University

Panel: Paul V. M. Flesher, University of Wyoming Jeremy Adams, Southern Methodist University Hans J. Hillerbrand, Duke University Paula M. Kane, University of Pittsburgh

12:00-2:00 P.M.

Sheraton, Commonwealth Room

Luncheon-Reservations Necessary The Career of Martin E. Marty: An Appraisal

Chair: Stephen A. Marini, Wellesley College

Panel: Catherine L. Albanese, University of California at Santa Barbara; R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame; Wade Clark Roof, University of California at Santa Barbara

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Liberty Room C

Julian of Norwich and the Medieval Anchorite Tradition (Joint Session with the American Catholic Historical Association)

Chair: Mark Burrows, Andover Newton Theological School

"`God is the techyng of the holy chyrch': Julian of Norwich and the Lollards," Sarah Castricum, Boston College

"`Lest They Sin Through Your Negligence': Anchoresses and Their Maidservants in Ancrene Wisse," Elise A. Feyerherm, Boston College and Andover Newton Theological School

"The Mystery of Divine Indwelling: Julian of Norwich and Gregory Palamas in Dialogue," Brendon Pelphrey, College of the Holy Cross

Comment: Katherine Gill, Boston College

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 2

Pietism in Cross-Cultural Context (Joint Session with the Pietism Studies Group)

Chair: J. Steven O'Malley, Asbury Theological Seminary

"Philadelphian Ecumenism: Zinzendorf's Vision for Christian Unity in Pennsylvania, 1742," Peter Vogt, Boston University School of Theology

"The Persistence of Pietism in Swedish-America: The Evangelical Covenant Church Confronts Fundamentalism," Kurt Peterson, Judson College

"Christian Dislodgings: Relocating Pietism within the History of the World Christian Movement," Dale Irvin, New York Theological Seminary

Comment: Beverly Smaby, Clarion University

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 3

Social Contours of Nineteenth-Century European Christianity

Chair: Wesley W. Smith, Princeton Theological Seminary

"Hallowed Ground, Contagious Corpses, and the Moral Economy of the Graveyard in Prussia," Robert Alvis, University of Chicago

"Contemplative Revival in Imperial Russia: The Formation of New Monastic Communities," Scott M. Kentworthy, Brandeis University

Comment: Wesley W. Smith

2:30-4:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Conference Room 4

Gender and the Social Gospel in the United States

Chair: Susan Hill Lindley, St. Olaf College

"The Bible and Gender in The Gospel of the Kingdom, 1908-16," Wendy Deichmann Edwards, United Theological Seminary at Buffalo

"`Children Misread their Parents': Gender, the Social Gospel, and the Family Ties of Walter and Winifred Rauschenbusch," Christopher H. Evans, Colgate Rochester Divinity School

"Methodist Episcopal Deaconesses and the Social Gospel," Laceye Warner, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Comment: Susan Hill Lindley

4:30-5:30 P.M.

Sheraton, Gardner Room

Business Meeting

5:45-6:45 P.M.

Sheraton, Gardner Room

Presidential Address

Chair: Amanda Porterfield, University of Wyoming

"Church History as Vocation and Moral Discipline," Hans J. Hillerbrand, Duke University, President, ASCH

6:45-7:45 P.M.

Sheraton, Fairfax Room



8:30-10:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Berkeley Room

What Does "Establishment" Mean? Changing Views of the Church of England

Chair: Peter W. Williams, Miami University

"`Too Hot to Hold': Responses to Catholic Missionaries," Lisa Clark Diller, University of Chicago

"The Perils of Unintended Consequences: The Church of England and the Clandestine Marriage Act of 1753," Keith A. Francis, Pacific Union College

"Wales and the End of Establishment," Frances Knight, University of Wales, Lampeter

Comment: Henry Warner Bowden, Rutgers University

8:30-10:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Clarendon Room

Gender and Family Life in Modern Christian Religions

Chair: Anne C. Rose, Penn State University

"Establishing the Kingdom of God on Earth: A Comparison of Family-Centered Beliefs and Practices in the LDS and Unification Churches," Ji-il Tark, University of Toronto " Southwestern Evangelicals, Gender, and the Authority to Speak: A Case Study from the Gilded Age," Rosalie Beck, Baylor University

"The Women's Department of the Church of God in Christ," Anthea Butler, Vanderbilt University

Comment: Robert H. Abzug, University of Texas at Austin

8:30-10:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Dalton Room

Reimagining Secularization in Twentieth-Century American Culture

Chair: Jon H. Roberts, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point

"Making Religion Secular: The Reorientation of the Academic Study of Religion," D. G. Hart, Westminster Theological Seminary

"The Concept of Time in the Secularization of the Academy," Kathleen A. Mahoney, Boston College

"The Secular Revolution: The Demise of the New England Watch and Ward Society in the Late 1920s," Paul C. Kemeny, Grove City College

Comment: Jon H. Roberts

8:30-10:30 A.M.

Sheraton, Exeter Room

Twentieth-Century American Catholicism and the Media (Joint Session with the American Catholic Historical Association)

Chair: David O'Brien, College of the Holy Cross

"Family Theater on the Air: The Radio Ministry of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., 1945-52," Richard Gribble, C.S.C., Stonehill College

"Like a Sailor in a Storm: Fulton Sheen's Pioneering Performance in the American Catholic Forum, 1925-79," Kathleen L. Riley, Ohio Dominican College

"Telling Catholic and Evangelical Stories in American Journalism: The Intersection of Professional and Religious Narratives," John Schmalzbauer, College of the Holy Cross

Comment: David O'Brien

Respectfully submitted,

Henry W. Bowden Executive Secretary
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