NCRSA 2004:
Western Carolina University

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Madison Hall
October 29-30, 2004

October 29

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Paper Session I: Theology Philosophy of Religion I
  • “Religion, Reason, and Reticence: Kant on Academic Freedom,” Daryl Hale, Western Carolina University
  • “Evil, Finitude and Protest II: Ignorance and the Antecedents of Volition,” Wilberforce O. Mundia, Shaw University
Conference Room I
  Paper Session II: Literature and Religion
  • “Satan’s Parody of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in Milton’s Paradise Lost,” Mimi Fenton, Western Carolina University
  • “Ambiguity and Choice in Middlesex,” Edwin Bagley, Wingate University
Conference Room II
10:45-12:15 Panel Session I: Religion and Film--The Passion of the Christ
  • Conrad Ostwalt, Appalachian State University
  • James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
  • Alan Hauser, Appalachian State University
Conference Room I


Paper Session II: Philosophy of Religion and Theology II

  • “Appraising the Risks of Having Simple Foreknowledge” P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University

  • “Wittgenstein and Faith” Christopher Hoyt, Western Carolina University

Conference Room II

12:15-1:30 Lunch, Presidential Address, and Business Meeting
John Brooks, Fayetteville State University
1:45-3:15 Paper Session I: Natural Law and Nature
  • "Natural Law in MacIntyre: A Cumulative Case Mediation" Robert Prevost, Wingate University
  • “Varieties of Wilderness Experience” Dane Scott, WCU
Conference Room I
  Paper Session II: Death
  • “Bumpy Transition: The Child-Soul in the Nineteenth Century” Diana Walsh Pasulka, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • “Making the Dead Undead: Defining the Phenomenon of Death as a Distant Fancy” Patricia Turrisi, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Conference Room II
3:30-5:00 Paper Session I: Issues Within Denominations
  • “Why Are There So Many Gay Mormon Websites?” John Charles Duffy (UNC-CH grad student)
  • “Face of unity or mask of difference?: the United Methodist Social Principles in the Central Conferences of the United Methodist Church” Darryl Stephens, Emory University
Conference Room I
  Paper Session II: Reading Love
  • "Why do we Need a New Perspective on the History of Biblical Interpretation?" Alan Hauser Appalachian State
  • “To Abelard, the philosopher, Heloise, Lover of Wisdom” Wesley Barker, Emory University
Conference Room II
5:15-9:00 Hot night in Sylva--Good Luck! Chat, or, turn in early  

October 30

9:30 AM Hike in Panthertown for anyone who wants to stay  


Program Chair and Local Arrangements James McLachlan
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28273


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