NCRSA 2000:
UNC - Chapel Hill


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North Carolina Religious Studies Association Meeting

Friday, October 27, 2000

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Session One: University Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, beneath the sanctuary on Franklin Street

9:00-9:30 Registration, Coffee, informal greetings
9:30-9:35 Yaakov Ariel, UNC-CH Host, "Welcome and Instructions"
9:35-10:00 P. Eddy Wilson, "Sullen Concerns of the Theistic Objectivist"
10:00-10:25 Karen Ruffle, "Occidentosis and a Return to Shi'i Iranianness"
10:25-10:50 Samuel Murrell, "Creole Yoruba in Trinidad and Grenada: Case Studies and Anecdotes on African Religions"
10:50-11:15 Steven Ramey, "Which Hinduism? The Development of Hindu Traditions in the Southeastern United States"
11:15-11:40 Theron Corse, "Bad Timing: The Fate of Three 1950s-era Missionary Programs in Castro's Cuba"
11:40-12:00 Scott McGinnis, "Expiring Pigs and Inspiring Puritans: George Gifford on Witchcraft"
   
12:00-1:00 Lunch

Session Two: Gardner Hall, Room 211, on the quadrangle of the UNC campus

1:00-1:25 Fred Horton, "A Resource for the Short Hand"
1:25-1:50 John I Brooks, III, "Durkheimian Sociology and Religious Studies in France: The Education of Marcel Mauss"
1:50-2:15 Jim Megivern, "Religious Grounds for a Moratorium on the Death Penalty"
2:15-3:00 Panel: Rama Datta, "The Concept of the Mother Goddess and the Monotheistic Conspiracy Theory," and Jane Tar, "Representations of the Virgin Mary in the Religious Writings of Hispanic Nuns"
3:00-3:25 Lynn Neal, "Crossing Over"
3:25-3:50 Richard Musselwhite, "A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding the Brahma Kumari Institution"
3:50-4:30 NCRSA Business Meeting, President John Collins presiding
 
The North Carolina Religious Studies Association wishes to express its appreciation to the Religious Studies Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and to Professor Yaahov Ariel in particular, for graciously hosting this meeting.

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