NCRSA 2015:
Fayetteville State
University


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November 7, 2015
Program

All sessions will be held in the School of Business and Economics Bldg. on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

8:15 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 10:30 Session 1A – Religion in a Secular Age (SBE 140)
  • “Charles Taylor, Church and God”
    Christopher Hoyt, Western Carolina University
  • “An Unholy Partnership: Dissociating Paul’s Socio-Economic Vision with American Capitalism”
    Anthony Beall, East Carolina University
  • “Buddhism in a Secular Setting, A Student of Religion’s Perspective”
    Jacqueline Columba Stevens, University North Carolina at Wilmington

    Chair: Adegoke Ademiluyi, Fayetteville State University

Session 1B - The Ethics of Belief (SBE 145)

  • “Contextual and Evolutionary Hermeneutics as Weapons against ISIS and Other Religious Extremists: Textual Examples from the Bible and the Quran informed by Popper’s Theory of Evolutionary Epistemology.”
    Joseph Osei, Fayetteville State University
  • “The Clifford/James Debate”
    Richard Hall, Fayetteville State University
  • “Searching for Individual Justice in Heaven and Hell”
    P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University

    Chair: Phil Senter, Fayetteville State University
10:45 - 12:00

Session 2A – Spiritual Healing (SBE 140)

  • “Deliberation and Spontaneity in Religious Pilgrimage”
    Michelle Sorensen, Western Carolina University
  • “Beyond Words: A comparative Analysis of the Symbolic Role of Silence”
    Rukmini Deva, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • “Babalawo: Yoruba Traditional Healers”
    Kofi Johnson, Fayetteville State University

    Chair: Toni Whiteman, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

 Session 2B – Gender, Sexuality and Religion (SBE 145)

  • “Patterns of Female Leadership in the Massachusetts Shaker Communities, 1770-1820”
    Walter H. Conser, Jr., University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • “Eve, the Tree, and the Serpent: Vessels for Demons or the Divine Spirit?"
    Julie Bruce, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • “Queering Identities in Jewish Law”
    Zannah Kimbrel, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Chair: Samuel Murrell, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch and Business Meeting - Student Center Dining Hall, Chancellor's Dining Room
 
1:30-3:00 PM

Session 3A – The Quest for Authenticity and Well-Being (SBE 140)

  • “Hos(-ti-)[pitality and self-sacrifice in The Lord of the Rings”
    John F. Whitmire, Jr., Western Carolina University
  • “Reciprocity and Confucian Relation-Self”
    Han Lheem, Fayetteville State University
  • “Analysis and Critique of Nietzsche’s Origin of Bad Conscience”
    Andrea Simone Mayo, University of North Carolina Wilmington

    Chair: P. Eddy Wilson, Shaw University

Session 3B – Conflicts between Religion and Science (SBE 145)

  • “Should Creation Science and Evolutionary Theory be Taught in the Public Schools?"
    Paul Boaheng, Fayetteville State University
  • “Evolution and Christianity”
    Greg Rich, Fayetteville State University
  • “Christianity’s Earliest Recorded Heresy and its Relevance to Christian Acceptance of Scientific Findings”
    Philip Senter, Fayetteville State University

    Chair: John Brooks, Fayetteville State University
3:15-5:00 PM

Session 4A – Panel Discussion: Responses to Flaming and Blaming
 (SBE 140)

  • “Which God Cursed the Haitians in the January 2010 Cataclysmic Seismic Disaster”
    Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • “African Untouchables: The “Osu” Caste System in the Igbo Community in Southeastern Nigeria”
    Ngozi Caleb Kamalu, Fayetteville State University
  • “Partial Protective Policy: An Inquiry into the Dept. of Homeland Security’s countering Violent Extremism . . .”
    Steven Nunez, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • “Justifying Religious Violence”
    Chelsea Carskaddon, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Chair: Patty Turrisi, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
   

Program Chair Patty Turrisi
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
E-mail: turrisip@uncw.edu

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