NCRSA 2006:

October 6, 2006

All events will be held on the campus of UNC-Charlotte in the Cone Center unless otherwise indicated.

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Session 1A: Jewish Tradition
  • “Playing a Fitting Role: Theater Language and the Ethical Vision of 4 Maccabees,” Hans Arneson, Duke University
  • “Archaeological Discoveries and Midrash,” Alan Todd, Duke University
  • “Yeshu ben Pandera: The State of the Matter,” Chad Day, UNC-Charlotte
  • Chair, Mark Roncace, Wingate University
Cone Center 210
  Session 1B: Philosophy and Religion
  • “Apocalyptic Madness: Strategies for Reading Ecce Homo,” John F. Whitmire, Jr., Western Carolina University
  • “Dante’s Inferno and the Buddhist Conception of Hell, Dialogues of Philosophical Amateurs,” Greg Casaletto and Ian Brockett, UNC-Wilmington
  • “Media and Irreligious Culture: Lessons in the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein,” Christopher Hoyt, Western Carolina University
  • Chair, Edwin Bagley, Wingate University
Cone Center 208
10:45-11:45 Session 2A: Ethics
  • “Christian Theology and Ethics as Foundation for Development Ethics,” Joseph Osei, Fayetteville State University
  • “Public Education: Institutionalized Secularism or School for the Virtues?,” Edwin Bagley, Wingate University
  • Chair, P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University
Cone Center 210


Session 2B: African Religious Traditions

  • “Traditional Worship in Eastern Nigeria: The Case of Okija Shrine,” Ngozi Caleb Kamalu, Fayetteville State University
  • “Juju: African Way of God,” Kofi Johnson and Raphael Oyinade, Fayetteville State University
  • Chair, Greg Rich, Fayetteville State University

Cone Center 208

12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:30 NCRSA Business Meeting and Awards Presentation
Cone Center 210
1:30-3:30 Session 3A: Religion in America
  • “‘The Faithful Daughters’ as a Small Faith Community in Today’s Catholic Church,” Sister Jane Russell, Belmont Abbey College
  • “Violent Faith: Construction of the Mormon Fundamentalist,” Ginger Stickney, UNC-Charlotte
  • “Armorbearers in the Triad and Southside Virginia,” Mark Nickens, Wingate University and Carolina Evangelical Divinity School
  • “Pop Culture in American Spirituality,” Whitney Fauntleroy, UNC-Wilmington
  • Chair, Sean McCloud, UNC-Charlotte
Cone Center 210
  Session 3B: Christian Tradition
  • “Translating Galatians 4:4 in Light of Paul’s Christology,” Trey Gilliam, UNC-Charlotte
  • “Jesus as an Apocalyptic Prophet: A Case Study in Current Historical Jesus Research,” Sarah Rollens, UNC-Wilmington
  • “The Emperor Constantine’s Conversion to Christianity: An Analysis of His Motivations,” Christopher Moreland, UNC-Wilmington
  • "How Sexy is Chastity and Poverty? The Wisdom of St. Francis," Everett Charles Fulmer, UNC-Wilmington
  • Chair, James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
Cone Center 208
3:45-4:45 Session 4A: Philosophy and Religion
  • “Rabindranath Tagore and the Problem of Evil,” Greg Rich, Fayetteville State University
  • “Satyagraha and Ahisma in Ghandi and Christ: Light from the East on Truth in the West,” Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, UNC-Wilmington
  • Chair, Joseph Osei, Fayetteville State University
Cone Center 210
  Session 4B: Theology
  • “The Hiddenness of God as a Cluster Problem,” P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University
  • “Open Readings of Genesis: Jacob Boehme’s Mysterium Magnum and Joseph Smith’s Books of Moses, Abraham, and The Book of Mormon,” James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
  • Chair, John Brooks, Fayetteville State University
Cone Center 208

Program Chair Mark Roncace
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
Box 3075
Wingate University
Wingate, N.C. 28174
Phone: (704) 233-8069
Local Arrangements J. Daniel White, Ph.D.
Professor of South Asian Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Religious Studies
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: (704) 687-4601

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