NCRSA 2005:
Wingate University

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October 22, 2005

All events will be held in the Batte Fine Arts Center unless otherwise indicated.

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Paper Session AI: Philosophy and Religion
  • “Atheism, Evil, and the Rejection of Paradox,” Wilburforce O. Mundia, Shaw University
  • “The Divine Desired: Durkheim and Utopian Feminist Devotion,” C. Roberts, UNC Chapel Hill
  • "Neitzsche's Critique of State Universities," Edwin Bagley, Wingate University
  • Chair, Diana Pasulka, UNC Wilmington
Conference Room I
  Paper Session AII: Politics and Religion
  • “Exporting Democracy: Iraq, George W., and Religious Fanaticism,” Alan Hauser, Appalachian State University
  • “The Religious Dimensions of the Conflict in Dafur Region of Sudan,” Ngozi C. Kamalu, Fayetteville State University
  • Chair, James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
Conference Room II
10:45-12:15 Panel Session BI: Religion and Popular Culture
  • "Even Kansas Might Be Better the Second Time Around: Movies and Romantic Eschatology," James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
  • "Motorcyle as American Icon and Symbol of Sacred Power and Journey," Conrad Ostwalt, Appalachian State University, and
  • "Cowboys and Christians," Diana Pasulka, UNC Wilmington
  • Chair, John I. Brooks III, Fayetteville State University
Conference Room I


Paper Session BII: Philosophy of Religion II

  • “The Life Review in Death and Dying,” P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University

  • “Wittgenstein and Christian Dogma,” Christopher Hoyt, Western Carolina University

  • "Intersubjective Evidence and Religious Experience," Tom Smythe, North Carolina Central University

  • Chair, Wilberforce Mundia, Shaw University

Conference Room II

12:15-1:30 Lunch, Presidential Address, and Business Meeting
James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
Wingate Cafeteria
1:45-3:15 Paper Session CI: The Christian Tradition
  • "Christmas with Salome," George Zervos, UNC Wilmington
  • “The Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John: Complimentary Christological Compositions,”
    Trey Gilliam, UNC Charlotte
  • "Contentless Revelation? A Response to Jonathan Z. Smith," Chad Day, UNC Charlotte
  • Chair, Robert Prevost, Wingate University
Conference Room I
  Paper Session CII: New American Traditions
  • “Jai Jhule Lal! A Sindhi Cultural Savior Finds a New Home in North Carolina,” Jimi Wilson, UNC Pembroke
  • “Cherokee Political and Religious Organizations,”
    Carrie McLachlan, Western Carolina University
  • Chair, Samuel Murrell, UNC Wilmington
Conference Room II
3:30-5:00 Paper Session D: Traditions Forged from Strife
  • "Aladura: Afro-Christian Religion," Kofi Johnson, Fayetteville State University
  • “The Women and Religion in Hitler's Germany,” Sam Murrell and Michelle Clark, UNC Wilmington
  • “The Hazards of Harmonization: Bakhtin and Children's Bibles,” Mark Roncace, Wingate University
  • Chair, P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University
Conference Room I

Program Chair Diana Pasulka
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
UNC Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C. 28403-3297
Phone: (828) 227-3940
Local Arrangements Edwin Bagley and Robert Prevost
Dept. of Religion and Philosophy
Wingate University
Wingate, North Carolina 28174
Phone: (704) 233-8085

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