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The Program of the RRA/SSSR 2000 Meeting

View the Index of the 2000 program

A1 - SSSR
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Making Sense of UFO Abductions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Convener: Alan G. Hill, Delta College, aghill@alpha.delta.edu
Possible Psychological Explanations. Robert Arndt, Delta College, University Center, MI
48710
Transformative Aspects of Alien Abductions. Brenda Denzler, Duke University,
bdenzler@mindspring.com
UFO Abductions as Anomalous Reality. Ron Westrum, Eastern Michigan University,
ronwestrum@aol.com
Media Reports of UFO Abductions and the Construction of Social Problems. Paul Kooistra,
Furman University, kooistra@furman.edu

A2 - RRA
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Gender, Ideology and the Sacred
Convener: Nancy Eiesland, Candler School of Theology, Emory University,
neiesla@emory.edu
"Tell Eve About Serpent!" A Qualitative Study of the Effects of Temple Participation in the
Lives of Young Adult Mormons. Janet M. Kincaid, Graduate Theological Union,
jkincaid@mfi.com
Religious Evolution and the Delimitation of Gender Ideals for Mormon Women: Content
Analysis of the Improvement Era and the Ensign. Laura Vance, Georgia Southwestern State
University, llv@canes.gsw.peachnet.edu
The Ideology of "Feminism" in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Elizabeth Beall, Drew
University, elizbeall@juno.com

A3 - RRA
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Pastoral Leadership in the New Millennium--Perspectives from the Duke Pastoral
Leadership Project
Organizer: Jackson W. Carroll, Duke Divinity School, jack@acpub.duke.edu
Convener: Adair T. Lummis, Hartford Seminary, alummis@hartsem.edu
Pastors and their Problems: Leadership Literature since 1960. Matthew Price, Duke
Divinity School, pricema@duke.edu
The Social and Cultural Context of Ministry at the Beginning of the New Millennium.
Jackson W. Carroll, Duke Divinity School, jack@acpub.duke.edu
Increasing Pressures on Recently Ordained Catholic Priests. Dean R. Hoge, Catholic
University of America, hoge@cua.edu
The Media Diary of an American Priest: Christian Ministry in Popular and News Media.
Joyce Smith, Faith and the Media, joyce.smith@utoronto.ca

A4 - SSSR
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Religion and Transnationalism among New Immigrants
Convener: Helen Rose Ebaugh, University of Houston, ebaugh@uh.edu
The Impact of the Second Generation on the Maintenance of Transnational Ties: New and
Old Second Generation Argentine Immigrants. David Cook, UCLA, dcook@ucla.edu
Religious Festivities in Reinforcing the Houston-Guadalajara Connection in a
Transnational Mexican Church. Patricia Fortuny, CIESAS/OCCIDENTE,
gfortuny@prodigy.net.mx
Religious Ties Among Vietnamese Immigrants in Houston and Saigon. Thao Ha, University
of Houston, thao_ha@hotmail.com
Transpacific Chinese Christianity. Fenggang Yang, University of Southern Maine,
fyang@usm.maine.edu

A5 - SSSR
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Religious Influences on Well-Being
Convener: Darren E. Sherkat, Vanderbilt University, sherkade@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu 
Spiritual Growth as Predictors of Change in Health Status and Compliance: A
Quasi-Experimental Interventionist Study. Mealine Adair, mtnbrk@aol.com, Joe Adair,
mtnbrk@aol.com, Ralph W. Hood, Jr., ralph-hood@utc.edu, and Ron Morris,
ron-morris@utc.edu, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Stability and Change in Religious Beliefs and Practices Among Patients Recovering from
Depression. George Fitchett, Patricia E. Murphy, and Laurel A. Burton, Rush-Presbyterian-St.
Luke's Medical Center, pemurphy@msn.com
Exploring Forgiveness, Religious Commitment and Well-Being in Young to Middle-aged
Life Course Stages. H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart and William Smith Colleges,
perkins@hws.edu
A Meta-Analysis of Religious Involvement and Symptoms of Depression. Timothy B. Smith,
Brigham Young University, tim_smith@byu.edu

A6 - SSSR
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Psychological Investigations of Religion
Convener: Michael Nielsen, Georgia South University, mnielsen@gasou.edu
Reactions of Psychotherapists in Training to Religious Inquiries. Geoffrey Hutchinson,
University of North Texas, gth0002@unt.edu
Validating Measures of Spirituality. Craig Nagoshi, Arizona State University,
craig.nagoshi@asu.edu
Psychological Structure of Anti-Cult Attitudes in Polish Society. Halina
Grzymala-Moszczynska, Jagiellonian University, uzgrzyma@cyf-kr.edu.pl
Discussant: Michael J. Donahue, Azusa Pacific University, mdonahue@apu.edu

A7 - SSSR
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Eastern Orthodoxy I: National and Transnational Expressions
Organizer/Convener: Jerry G. Pankhurst, Wittenberg University, jpankhurst@wittenberg.edu
A Transnational Religious Community Gathers around an Icon: The Return of Tsar. Nina
Schmit, American Theological Library Assoc., nschmit@atla.com
The Social Transformation of Greek Orthodoxy: From Universal Church to National
Religion. Victor Roudometof, University of Pittsburgh, roudomet@telerama.com
Fashioning an American Orthodox Identity: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Andrew Walsh, Trinity College, andrew.walsh@trincoll.edu
The Russian Orthodox Church and the Politics of Tolerance: The Case of St. Petersburg.
Vyacheslav Karpov, Western Michigan University, v.karpov@wmich.edu

A8 - SSSR
Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm
Religious Conflict and Harmony between Majority and Minority Cultures
Convener: D. Paul Johnson, Texas Tech University, d.paul.johnson@ttu.edu
Being Jewish and Doing Zar: Religious Observance, Convergence and Contest among
Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Monika D. Edelstein, Tulane University, monedel@yahoo.com
Hutterite Perception and Use of Extinct Colonies. Caroline Hartse, University of North
Dakota, caroline_hartse@und.nodak.edu
A Durkheimian Analysis of the Partition of Ireland: Religious Revival and International
Trade. James Cook Dingley, University of Ulster, jc.dingley@ulst.ac.uk

B1 - SSSR
Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Y2K and Religion: Looking Backward at the Great Non-Event
Convener: Karla Poewe, University of Calgary, kpoewe@ucalgary.ca
Didn't Carry the Two!: Christian Eschatology in the Light of the Passed Millennium.
Douglas E. Cowan, University of Missouri-Kansas City, dcowan@cadvision.com
The Role of Prophecy among the amaNazarites of South Africa. Irving R. Hexham,
University of Calgary, hexham@ucalgary.ca
Anthropological Perspectives on Memory and Prophecy: "Israel" in the Religio-political
Imagination of New Societies and Religions in the 20th Century and Beyond. William Taft
Stuart, University of Maryland, wstuart@anth.umd.edu
Core/Neo-Shamans, Neopagans, and New Agers: The Individualist New Religious
Movements' Future Hopes and Fears. Joan Townsend, University of Manitoba,
townsnd@cc.umanitoba.ca

B2 - RRA
Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Community Organizing and Outreach Ministries
Convener/Discussant: D. Paul Johnson, Texas Tech University, d.paul.johnson@ttu.edu
Who Participates in Church-Based Outreach: A Report from Congregational Surveys.
Heidi Rolland Unruh, Congregations, Communities and Leadership Development Project,
ccldp@erols.com, and Paul Light, Light Consultants, Inc., light@unidial.com
Rise Up and Build the Cities: Faith-based Community Organizing. Ram A. Cnaan,
University of Pennsylvania, cnaan@ssw.upenn.edu, Stephanie C. Boddie, University of
Pennsylvania, boddie@ssw.upenn.edu, and Gaynor I. Yancey, Baylor University,
gaynor_yancey@baylor.edu

B3 - RRA
Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Show Me the Data! The Web as a Publishing Medium for Denominational Research
Findings
Organizer/Convener: Scott Thumma, Hartford Seminary, sthumma@hartsem.edu
Panelists:
Scott Thumma, Hartford Seminary, sthumma@hartsem.edu
Craig This, Office of Research, United Methodist Church, cthis@gcom-umc.org
Martin Smith, Research and Evaluation, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,
msmith@elca.org
Deborah Bruce, Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), deborah_bruce@pcusa.org

B4 - SSSR
Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Transnational Religion
Organizer: Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University, plevitt@wellesley.edu
Convener/Discussant: Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, pbeyer@uottawa.ca
Religious Transnationalism among a Maya Community. Jacqueline Hagan, University of
Houston, jhagan@uh.edu
Comparative Perspectives on Transnational Religious Life. Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College
and Harvard University, plevitt@wellesley.edu
Negotiating Arranged Marriages as a Mode of Cultural Preservation through
Swaminarayan Hindu Religion. Sujatha Ramesh, University of Southern California,
sramesh@usc.edu

B5 - SSSR
Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Teaching Alternative Religions: Problems and Strategies
Convener: Tanice G. Foltz, Indiana University North West, tfoltz2473@aol.com
Teaching about Feminist Witchcraft and Paganism in a Black Baptist/Fundamentalist
Region: Challenges and Strategies. Tanice G. Foltz, Indiana University North West,
tfoltz2473@aol.com
"Deconstructing Cults" Strategies for Teaching about NRMs. Stuart Wright, Lamar
University, wrightsa@hal.lamar.edu
Cults Course and the Ongoing Debate on Waco 1994-1999. Susan Palmer, Dawson College,
spalmer@runt.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Problems Encountered in Teaching Religions Which Accept the Self as Decisive Authority.
Michael York, Bath Spa University College, UK, m.york@bathspa.ac.uk

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B6 - RRA

Thursday, 14:45-!6:15
Richmond
Teens, Religious Identity and Gender: Ethnographic Research
Organizer/Convener: Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Colorado,
lynn.clark@colorado.edu
The Structuring of Self-Identity in Relation to the Christian Tradition. Carol Lytch,
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, carol.lytch@mindspring.com
Teen Girls, Beliefs in the Supernatural, and Delegitimized Popular Culture. Lynn Schofield
Clark, University of Colorado, lynn.clark@colorado.edu
Brave New Girls? Gender, Religious Context and the Use of CMC. Mia Lovheim, Uppsala
University, mia.lovheim@teol.uu.se
College Students and Religion: Changing Meanings and Organizational Attachments

Rhys Williams, Southern Illinois University, willrhys@siu.edu, Janet Armitage, Southern
Illinois University, janetarmitage@midwest.net, Timothy J. Kubal, Southern Illinois
University, byke2@siu.edu.
B7 - SSSR

Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Woodway
The Scientific Study of Religion: Contributions and Effects
Convener: Jim Spickard, University of Redlands, spickard@uor.edu
The Gift, the Sacred, and Violence: The Significance of the Thought of Georges Bataille for
Religious Studies. Peter J. Albano, St. John's University, albanop@stjohns.edu
Public School Virtues: The Religious Grounding of Ernest L. Boyer's Civic Faith. Douglas
Jacobsen, Messiah College, djacobse@messiah.edu
Toward a Non-western Sociology of Religion. James Mahon, William Paterson University,
jhmahon@worldnet.att.net
B8 - NAASR

Thursday, 2:45-4:15pm
Boardroom
Authors meet Critics:
Guide to the Study of Religion, Willi Braun and Russell T. McCutcheon, eds. (London:
Cassell, 2000).
Convener: Lorne L. Dawson, University of Waterloo, ldawson@watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Panelists:
David Seljak, University of Waterloo, dseljak@uwaterloo.ca
Julie Ingersoll, Southwest Missouri State University, jui895f@mail.smsu.edu
Phillip Lucas, Stetson University, plucas@stetson.edu
Respondents: Russell T. McCutcheon, Southwest Missouri State University,
rum628f@smsu.edu, and Willi Braun, University of Alberta, willi.braun@ualberta.ca
C1 - PARAL

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Ballroom B
Syncretism in Small Doses: Analysis of a Religious Process
Organizer: Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Brooklyn College, CUNY,
astevens@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Earth Religions and Book Religions: The Role of Theology in Opening and Closing
Religion to Syncretism. Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Brooklyn College, CUNY,
astevens@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Texts, Pilgrimages, Processions and the Choreography of Difference. Gustavo Benavides,
Villanova University, gustavo.benavides@villanova.edu
The Festival of a Romani ("Gypsy") Saint: Syncretism and Race in the Cult of Black Sara
(Sara la Kali). Andras Tapolcai, Brooklyn College, CUNY, atapolcai@hotmail.com
The Feast of Corpus Christi and of the Lord of the Snow Star: Syncretism in the Qoyullur
Rit'I Festival in Cuzco, Peru. Vicente Revilla, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Library, vrevilla@hotmail.com
Discussant: Andrés Pérez y Mena, Long Island University, nuestraamerica@sprintmail.com
C2 - SSSR

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Quorum
Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Religion
Convener/Discussnat: Lutz Kaelber, University of Vermont, lkaelber@zoo.uvm.edu
Knowledge, Power, and the Self: The Significance of the Thought of Michel Foucault for
Religion in a Postmodern World. Peter J. Albano, St. John's University, albanop@stjohns.edu
The Role of Feelings in Understanding Religious Narratives. Przemyslaw Jablonski,
Catholic University of Leuven, jablonski@psych.kun.nl
The Sociology of Religion of W.E.B. Du Bois. Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College,
phil_zuckerman@pitzer.edu
C3 - RRA

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Forum
Gender, Family and Institutional Innovation in Religious Movements, Past and Present
Co-organizers: Larry Iannaccone, Santa Clara University, liannaccone@scu.edu and Carrie
Miles, Santa Clara University, c.miles@bigfoot.com
Convener/Discussant: Marion S. Goldman, University of Oregon,
mgoldman@oregon.uoregon.edu
Bringing White Guys to their Knees: How Promise Keepers Faked Right, Ran Left, and
Scored Big. Larry Iannaccone, Santa Clara University, liannaccone@scu.edu
Earthly Sex, Celestial Economics, and Doctrinal Innovation: The Logic and History of
Mormon Polygamy. Carrie Miles, Civil Society Institute, Santa Clara University,
c.miles@bigfoot.com
Evangelical Attitudes toward Gender and the Family: A Comparative Analysis. Sean
Everton, Stanford University, everton@pacbell.net
C4 - SSSR

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Ballroom C
Comparative Studies on Religion
Convener: Ulf Sjödin, Umeå University, Sweden, ulf.sjodin@religion.umu.se
Religion and Social Capital in Contemporary Europe. Loek Halman, Tilburg University,
loek.halman@kub.nl, and Thorleif Pettersson, Uppsala University,
thorleif.pettersson@teol.uu.se
Transnational Evangelical Politics: Understanding Evangelical Exceptionalism in the
United States and Canada. Dennis R. Hoover, Trinity College, dennis.hoover@trincoll.edu,
Kenneth D. Wald, University of Florida, kenwald@polisci.ufl.edu, Samuel Reimer, Atlantic
Baptist University, sreimer@abu.nb.ca, and Michael Martinez, University of Florida
Religion as a Factor in National Identity: Evidence from an International Survey. Leslie S.
Laczko, University of Ottawa, laczko@uottawa.ca
C5 - SSSR

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
San Felipe B
Globalization, Transnationalism, Diaspora: Theoretical Reflections
Organizer: William R. Garrett, St. Michael's College, Vermont, wgarrett@smcvt.edu
Convener: Theodore E. Long, Elizabethtown College, longte@acad.etown.edu
Panelists:
Roland Robertson, University of Aberdeen, kwhite1998@aol.com
John H. Simpson, University of Toronto, simpson@chass.utoronto.ca
William R. Garrett, St. Michael's College, Vermont, wgarrett@smcvt.edu
Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, pbeyer@uottawa.ca
C6 - RRA

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Richmond
Regional Judicatories: New Challenges and Directions
Organizer: Adair T. Lummis, Hartford Seminary, alummis@hartsem.edu
Convener/Discussant: Carl Dudley, Hartford Seminary, cdudley@hartsem.edu
Regional Futures: The Perspectives of an American Baptist Executive Minister. Lowell
Fewster, American Baptist Churches of America, lfewster@abcconn.org
Institution Building as a Model of Diocesan Development: An Action Research Project in
the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. Carl Milofsky, Bucknell University,
milofsky@bucknell.edu and John Hoover, Congregational Development, Diocese of Central
Pennsylvania, jhoover@penn.com.
Serving Autonomous Congregations: A Cross-Denominational Judicatory Challenge. Adair
T. Lummis, Hartford Seminary, alummis@hartsem.edu
Judicatory Leaders: Assistance from Beyond the Denominational Gates. Ian Evison, Alban
Institute, ievison@alban.org
C7 - RRA

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Woodway
Gender, Identity and Religiosity
Convener/Discussant: Janet L. Jacobs, University of Colorado,
jacobsjl@stripe.colorado.edu
Jewish Identity and Catholic Identity: Findings and Analogies. Dean R. Hoge, Catholic
University of America, hoge@cua.edu
The World of Zionist Religious Girls in Israel: Charisma and Rationalism. Zehavit Gross,
Bar-Ilan University, Israel, grossz@mail.biu.ac.il
Men in Text--Women in Context: Comparing the Life Stories of Men and Women that Leave
the Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel. Sarit Barzilai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Israel, mssbar@mscc.huji.ac.il
C8 - SSSR

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Boardroom
Preliminary Findings from the Project on the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism
Organizer: John H. Evans, UCLA, jhevans@ucla.edu
Convener: Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, wuthnow@princeton.edu
The Mainline and the Family: Inclusive Discourse, Familistic Practice. W. Bradford
Wilcox, Princeton University, wbwilcox@phoenix.princeton.edu
Asking the Questions: Mainline Advocacy and Social Welfare. Brian Steensland, Princeton
University, stenslnd@princeton.edu
Mainline Protestant Washington Lobbies: Making a Difference or Generating
Indifference? Laura Olson, Clemson University, laurao@clemson.edu
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Conclusions about the Public Role of Mainline
Protestantism, John H. Evans, UCLA, jhevans@ucla.edu
D1 - SSSR Plenary I-A

Thursday, 6:15-7:45pm
Ballroom B
Convener: Fenggang Yang, University of Southern Maine, fyang@usm.maine.edu
Transnationalism and the Philosophical Dialogue between Religions. Guanghu He, Institute
of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China,
hegh@iwr.cass.net.cn
Buddhism and Christianity as Transnational and Multi-Ethnic Religious Movements. Mark
R. Mullins, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan, mullins101@aol.com
Respondent: Helen Rose Ebaugh, University of Houston, ebaugh@uh.edu
D2 - SSSR Plenary I-B

Thursday, 6:15-7:45pm
Ballroom B
Convener: Milagros Pena, University of Florida, mpena@soc.ufl.edu
An Analysis of Gender in Afro-Brazilian Religions. Rita Laura Segato, University of Brasilia,
Brasilia, Brazil, rsegato@zaz.com.br
Globecalisation: The Pentecostal Model in Contemporary Africa. Ogbu Uke Kalu,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, misunn@aol.com
Respondent: Stephen D. Glazier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, sglaz1234@aol.com
Reception

Thursday, 8:30-10:00pm
Post Oak & Lounge






Friday, October 20, 2000
Room
Lutheran Researchers Breakfast

Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Galleria C
Book Exhibit

Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Concord A/B/C
E1 - SSSR

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
Ballroom B
Gateway Cities Project on Religion and the New Immigrants
Organizer/Convener: José Casanova, New School for Social Research,
casanova@newschool.edu
Panelists:
New York: José Casanova, New School for Social Research, casanova@newschool.edu
Miami: Alex Stepick, Florida International University, stepick@fiu.edu
Chicago: Fred Kniss, Loyola University, Chicago, fkniss@luc.edu
Washington: Dean R. Hoge, Catholic University of America,
hoge@cua.edu
San Francisco: Lois Ann Lorentzen, University of San Francisco, lorentzen@usfca.edu
E2 - SSSR

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
Ballroom C
Psychological Factors and Cross-Cultural Comparison
Convener: Jim Gollnick, University of Waterloo, jgollnic@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca
The Seekers of the Immediate Enlightenment: The Three Dimensions of Conversion.
Hsing-Kuang Chao, Soochow University, wade0429@mail.scu.edu.tw
Belief, Social, Political, and Psychological Change in Kuwait: An Aftermath of the Gulf
War, Yousef Ali, Kuwait University, yali@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw, and Katherine Meyer, Ohio
State University
Cross-Cultural Comparison of Self-Reported Mystical Experience in Iran and the United
States, Nima Ghorbani, Tarbiate Modarres University, Iran, nima-cps@iol.co.ir , P. J.
Watson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Ahad Framarz Ghramaleki, University of
Tehran, Ronald J. Morris, ron-morris@utc.edu, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and
Ralph W. Hood, Jr., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, ralph-hood@utc.edu.
E3 - SSSR/PARAL

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
Forum
Latino/Pentecostalism: A Report from the Field
Joint SSSR/PARAL/Newark Project
Convener: Mary Curry, University of Houston, mcurry@jetson.uh.edu
Diversity of Gender Relations among Luz del Mundo Women. Patricia Fortuny,
CIESAS/OCCIDENTE, gfortuny@prodigy.net.mx
Pentecostal Latina/o Congregations as Leaders' Schools. Samuel Cruz, cscruz@juno.com
Latina Women's Empowerment in Pentecostal Congregations? Ricardo Ramos, Drew
University, rramos@drew.edu
Discussant: Meredith McGuire, Trinity University, mmcguire@trinity.edu
E4 - SSSR

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
Quorum
Religious and Historical Transitions
Convener: John H. Evans, UCLA, jhevans@ucla.edu
Beijing Religions in the Modernizing Process: Investigation and Analysis. Dedong Wei,
Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing,
weidedong@hotmail.com
Catholic Clergy and Religious Turning to Sociology: Status Strains in an Era of Change.
Anthony J. Blasi, Tennessee State University, blasi3610@cs.com
Islam and Tensions in the Gulf States. Yagoub Al-Kandari, Kuwait University,
yabdullah@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw
E5 - RRA

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
Aesops
Models, Methods and Measures: New Perspectives on Church Attendance
Organizers: Larry Iannaccone, Santa Clara University, liannaccone@scu.edu, and Sean
Everton, Stanford University, everton@pacbell.net
Convener/Discussant: Darren E. Sherkat, Vanderbilt University,
sherkade@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
"Weekly Attendance" and other "Full-Time" Fictions: How Methods Minus Models Make
for Misconstrued Measures. Larry Iannaccone, Santa Clara University, liannaccone@scu.edu
Never on Sun(ny) days? Lessons from Congregational Attendance Counts. Sean Everton,
Stanford University, everton@pacbell.net
Same Time Next Year: Annual "Secularization" and the Appearance of Declining Church
Attendance on Surveys. Robert Woodberry, University of North Carolina,
bobwood@email.unc.edu, and David Sikkink, University of Notre Dame,
david.sikkink.1@nd.edu
E6 - SSSR

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
San Felipe A
Race and Religion in the Americas: Toward a Critical Sociology
Organizers: Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Colby College and Yale University,
ctgilkes@colby.edu, and Janet L. Jacobs, University of Colorado,
jacobsjl@stripe.colorado.edu
Convener: Larry Mamiya, Vasser College, mamiya@vassar.edu
Power Centers at the Margins: Religion, Race, Contested Humanities, and African
American Christianity. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Colby College and Yale University,
ctgilkes@colby.edu
Memory and Sufferance: Crypto-Jewish Ancestry and the Social Construction of
Religious/Ethnic Identity. Janet L. Jacobs, University of Colorado,
jacobsjl@stripe.colorado.edu
Latina Political Articulation and the Religious Connection on the U.S./Mexico Border.
Milagros Pena, University of Florida, mpena@soc.ufl.edu
Discussant: Ruth Wallace, George Washington University, ruth@gwu.edu
E7 - SSSR

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
San Felipe B
Questions of Motivation in NRM Research
Convener: Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, University of Haifa, Israel, benny@psy.haifa.ac.il
Participants:
Jean-François Mayer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, jfm@mcnet.ch
Brigitte Schoen, University of Bonn, uzs7t6@uni-bonn.de
Mark Silk, Trinity College, mark.silk@trincoll.edu
Benjamin Zablocki, Rutgers University, zablocki@durkheim.rutgers.edu
Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, University of Haifa, Israel, benny@psy.haifa.ac.il
E8 - RRA

Friday, 8:30-10:00am
Richmond
Gender and Religious Organization
Convener/Discussant: Nancy Nason-Clark, University of New Brunswick, nasoncla@unb.ca
A Delegate Situation: Women and Men at the 2000 General Conference of the UMC. Craig
This, Office of Research, United Methodist Church, cthis@gcom-umc.org
Women and The Church: Their Attitudes, Needs and Expectations. Heather Wraight,
Christian Research Association, England, admin@christian-research.org.uk
Gender, Culture, and Power: Through the Looking Glass of the 1998 Lambeth Conference.
Paula Nesbitt, University of Denver, pnesbitt@du.edu
F1 - SSSR Plenary II-A

Friday, 10:15-11:45am
Ballroom B
Convener: Karen Chai, Rice University, chai@post.harvard.edu
Japanese Christian Immigrants in the United States. Ryo Yoshida, Doshisha University,
Kyoto, Japan, ryoshida@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
The Encounter between Japanese Religions and Catholicism in Brazil. Peter B. Clarke,
University of London, Great Britain, peter.clarke@kcl.ac.uk
Respondent: Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University,
plevitt@wellesley.edu
F2 - SSSR Plenary II-B

Friday, 10:15-11:45am
Ballroom C
Convener: Eileen Barker, London School of Economics,
e.barker@lse.ac.uk
Transnational Issues in the Management of Religious Diversity: Gender, Ethnicity and
Class in the Construction of Cooperation and Conflict. Gary D. Bouma, Monash University,
Clayton, Vic., Australia, gary.bouma@arts.monash.edu.au
Ethnic and Gender Perspectives on the Role of Religion during Political and Economic
Transformation. Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland,
uzgrzyma@cyf-kr.edu.pl
Respondent: Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Colby College and Yale University,
ctgilkes@colby.edu
Women's Caucus Luncheon

Friday, 12:00noon-1:00pm
Aesops
G1 - SSSR

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Ballroom B
Searching for the Truth about Waco: Legal Judgments and the Danforth Report
Convener: Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University, New Orleans, wessing@loyno.edu
Panelists:
Stuart Wright, Lamar University, wrightsa@hal.lamar.edu
Michael Caddell, Attorney, Caddell & Chapman, caddell1331@aol.com
James T. Richardson, University of Nevada, Reno, jtr@scs.unr.edu
J. Phillip Arnold, Reunion Institute, Houston, reunion@blkbox.com
Jayne Seminare Docherty, Columbia College, Columbia, SC, jdocherty@colacoll.edu
G2 - PARAL

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Ballroom C
Roundtable First Report on the National Survey of Leadership in Latino Parishes and
Congregations (NSLLPC)
Presenters:
Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Brooklyn College, CUNY, astevens@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Anneris Goris, Brooklyn College, CUNY, agoris@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Ariela Keysar, Brooklyn College, CUNY, akeysar@aol.com
María Pérez y González, Brooklyn College, CUNY, mariapg@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Discussant: Segundo Pantoja, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY,
spantoja@bmcc.cuny.edu
G3 - Women's Roundtable Discussions

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Aesops
G4 - RRA

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Quorum
Church Vitality: Growth and Decline
Convener/Discussant: Cynthia Woolever, Research Services,
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), woolever@ctr.pcusa.org
Are (Strictly) Conservative Churches Growing? C. Kirk Hadaway, United Church of Christ,
hadawayk@ucc.org and Penny Long Marler, Samford University, plmarler@samford.edu
Few in the Pews No More? Changes in Worship Attendance in the 1990s. Anthony E. Healy,
Visions-Decisions, aeh@visions-decisions.com
Exploring a Goldmine? American Church Lists as a Research Source. Scott Thumma,
Hartford Seminary, sthumma@hartsem.edu
Characteristics of Healthy Congregations: A First Look at Adventist Faith Community
Today Data. Roger L. Dudley, Andrews University, dudley@andrews.edu
G5 - SSSR

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Forum
Religion and Political Participation in Transnational Perspective
Convener/Discussant: Russell T. McCutcheon, Southwest Missouri State University,
rum628f@smsu.edu
The Impact of Religious Traditions on Colonial Policy and Post-Colonial Democratization.
Robert Woodberry, University of North Carolina, bobwood@email.unc.edu
Religiosity and Opinion on the European Union among Individuals in Sweden. Magnus
Hagevi, University of Florida, hagevi@ufl.edu
From Political Subservience to Political Power and Influence: Seventh-day Adventists in
Papua-New Guinea. Ronald Lawson, Queens College, CUNY, ronald_lawson@qc.edu
G6 - SSSR

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
San Felipe A
Religious Liberty
Convener: Fred Kniss, Loyola University Chicago, fkniss@luc.edu
The Political Origins of Religious Liberty. Anthony Gill, University of Washington,
tgill@washington.edu
Religion and Public Policy in Russia in the 1990s. Kimmo Kääriäinen, The Research
Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, kimmo.kaariainen@evl.fi
G7 - SSSR

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
San Felipe B
God Images I
Organizer: Pierre Hegy, Adelphi University, hegy@panther.adelphi.edu
Convener/Discussant: Peter C. Hill, Grove City College, phill@gcc.edu
Research in God Images: A Theoretical Approach. Pierre Hegy, Adelphi University,
hegy@panther.adelphi.edu
The Role of Marian Imagery in the Lives of Ordinary Catholic Women. Michelle
Spencer-Arsenault, University of New Brunswick, spencerarsenault@sympatico.ca, and
Nancy Nason-Clark, University of New Brunswick, nasoncla@unb.ca
Images of God, Psychological Resources, and Mental Health. Chris Ellison, University of
Texas-Austin, cellison@mail.la.utexas.edu, and Kristen Taylor Curtis, University of
Texas-Austin, skcurtis@mindspring.com
Between Light and Darkness - God Images in Islam, Judaism and Christian Tradition.
Elizabeth Wnuk-Lisowska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, uzlisows@cyf-kr.edu.pl
G8 - RRA

Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Richmond
Positions of Authority in the Roman Catholic Church: Roles and Voices of Women and
Minorities
Organizer: Michael Cieslak, Rockford Catholic Diocese, mcieslak@ix.netcom.com
Convener: Robert J. Miller, Office of Research and Planning, Archdiocese of Philadelphia,
drmiller@adphila.org.
Diversity and Diocesan Employment. William P. Daly, National Association of Church
Personnel Administrators, dbdaly@gvtc.com
New Patterns in Parish Staffing. Mary L. Gautier, Center for Applied Research in the
Apostolate, Georgetown University, gautierm@gunet.georgetown.edu
The Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia: The Findings of the
Catholic Church Life Survey. Robert Dixon, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference,
bdixon@survey.catholic.org.au
Which Elements of Parish Life are Important to Women and Minorities? Michael Cieslak,
Rockford Catholic Diocese, mcieslak@ix.netcom.com
Immigrant Religion Tour

Friday, 1:30-5:30pm
H1 - SSSR

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
Ballroom B
Religion and Immigration
Organizer: Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University, plevitt@wellesley.edu
Convener/Discussant: R. Stephen Warner, University of Illinois, Chicago, rswarner@uic.edu
Religion in the Lives of New Immigrants to Southern California: Historical Context and
Present Realities. Jon Miller, University of Southern California, jonmill@usc.edu; Donald E.
Miller, University of Southern California, demiller@usc.edu
Religion, Ethnicity and Generation in an Indian Christian Church. Prema A. Kurien,
University of Southern California, kurien@rcf-fs.usc.edu
Universalism on the Fringe: The Footings of Diversity at a Los Angeles Mosque. Timothy
N. Fisher, University of Southern California, tnf@usc.edu
The Role of Religion in Identity Maintenance and Change. Greg Stanczak, University of
Southern California, gstancza@usc.edu
H2 - SSSR

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
Ballroom C
Author Meets Critics:
The Other Side of Joy: Religious Melancholy among the Bruderhof,
by Julius Rubin (New York: Oxford, 2000).
Convener: Benjamin Zablocki, Rutgers University, zablocki@durkheim.rutgers.edu
Panelists:
Janja Lalich, Center for Research on Influence and Control, janja@atdial.net
Benjamin Zablocki, Rutgers University, zablocki@durkheim.rutgers.edu
Marion S. Goldman, University of Oregon, mgoldman@oregon.uoregon.edu
Respondent: Julius Rubin, St. Joseph's College, rubinj@aol.com
H3 - Roundtable Discussions

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
Aesops
H4 - SSSR

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
Quorum
Eastern Orthodoxy II: Religion and Society after Communism
Organizer/Convener: Jerry G. Pankhurst, Wittenberg University, jpankhurst@wittenberg.edu
Religion and Civil Society in the Post-Soviet Space: The Cases of Russia and Byelorussia.
Alexei D. Krindatch, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,
alkrin@glasnet.ru
The Challenge of Pluralism: The Russian Religious Marketplace at the Turn of the
Century. Alex Agadjanian, Arizona State University, alexagad@mainex1.asu.edu
The Politics of Heresy: The Influence of the Orthodox Church's National Ideology on the
Public Regulation of Proselytism. Alexandru Gurau, Université Laval, roxalex@hotmail.com
The Russian Orthodox Church a Decade after the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Nathaniel
Davis, Harvey Mudd College
Discussant: Dmitro Volkov, Loyola University, Chicago, dvolkov@luc.edu
H5 - RRA

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
Forum
Congregations and a Sense of Place
Organizer: Thomas E. Frank, Candler School of Theology, Emory University,
tfrank@emory.edu
Convener/Discussant: Helen Rose Ebaugh, University of Houston, ebaugh@uh.edu
Panelists:
Nancy Eiesland, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, neiesla@emory.edu
Thomas E. Frank, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, tfrank@emory.edu
Paula Pipes, University of Houston, pipes@hal-pc.org
Gaynor Yancey, Baylor University, gaynor_yancey@baylor.edu
H6 - SSSR

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
San Felipe A
Individual and Group Factors Affecting Church Growth
Convener: Michael Wilkinson, Nazarene University College, michael.wilkinson@cnaz.ab.ca
A Dynamic Model of Church Growth and Global Revival. John Hayward, University of
Glamorgan, jhayward@glam.ac.uk
Congregational Strictness and Congregational Growth. Joseph B. Tamney, Ball State
University, jtamney@gw.bsu.edu, and Stephen D. Johnson, Ball State University,
sjohnso4@gw.bsu.edu
Desperately Seeking a Pastor: Marks of the Ideal Candidate. Roger L. Dudley, Andrews
University, dudley@andrews.edu
H7 - SSSR

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
San Felipe B
(Sub)Consciousness and Religious Experience
Convener: Michael Nielsen, Georgia South University, mnielsen@gasou.edu
Dissociation, Religiosity and Denominational Change in Northern Ireland: Is There a
Link? Christopher Alan Lewis, University of Ulster, ca.lewis@ulst.ac.uk, and Martin Dorahy,
University of New England, Australia, mdorahy@metz.une.edu.au
Religious Ideation and the Validation of Classical Psychoanalysis. Benjamin
Beit-Hallahmi, University of Haifa, benny@psy.haifa.ac.il
Religious Experience using ACID: Altered States of Consciousness Induction Device.
Michael Nielsen, Georgia South University, mnielsen@gasou.edu and Edward Smith, Georgia
South University, esmith@gasou.edu
H8 - RRA

Friday, 2:45-4:15pm
Richmond
Gender and the Ministry
Convener/Discussant: Joy Charlton, Swarthmore College, jcharlt1@swarthmore.edu
Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women Seminarians' Career Plans. Barbara Finlay,
Texas A&M University, finlay@tamvm1.tamu.edu
At the Eye of the Storm: The Continuing Conflict Concerning the Ordination of Women
within the International Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ronald Lawson, Queens College,
CUNY, ronald_lawson@qc.edu
Gender and Allocation of Time among Protestant Pastors. Paul Perl, Trinity College,
Washington, DC, perldino@mindspring.com
I - RRA Presidential Plenary

Friday, 4:30-6:00pm
Ballroom B
Convener: D. Paul Johnson, Texas Tech University, d.paul.johnson@ttu.edu
Clergywomen's World: Musings of a Fox. Edward C. Lehman, Jr., SUNY Brockport,
edlehman@frontiernet.net
Reception

Friday, 6:00-6:30pm
Post Oak & Lounge
J - Slide Presentation

Friday, 8:00-10:00pm
Forum
Convener: Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University, New Orleans, wessing@loyno.edu
After Prophesy: Religious Movements on the Cusp of The Millennium.
Victor Balaban, Harvard University, vibalaban@mail.com

Saturday, October 21, 2000
Room
RRX Breakfast

Saturday, 7:00-8:00am
Galleria
Renaissance Festival Tour

Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm
NASA Tour - TBA

Saturday, 9:00am-
Book Exhibit

Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Concord A/B/C
K1 - SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Ballroom B
"Career" meets Critics: The Work of Phillip Hammond
Convener: Jay Demerath, University of Massachusetts, demerath@soc.umass.edu
Panelists:
Eileen Barker, London School of Economics, e.barker@lse.ac.uk
David Roozen, Hartford Seminary, roozen@hartsem.edu
Rodney Stark, 170 Camino Rayo Del Sol, Corrrales, NM, 87048
Jay Demerath, University of Massachusetts, demerath@soc.umass.edu
Respondent: Phillip Hammond, University of California at Santa Barbara,
hammond@humanitas.ucsb.edu
K2 - SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Ballroom C
Author Meets Critics:
Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe,
and Japan, by John R. Hall, with Philip Schuyler and Sylvaine Trinh (London & New York:
Routledge, 2000)
Convener: Thomas Robbins, petersonts@aol.com
Panelists:
Benjamin Zablocki, Rutgers University, zablocki@durkheim.rutgers.edu
Susan Palmer, Dawson College, spalmer@runt.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Thomas Robbins, petersonts@aol.com
Respondent: John R. Hall, University of California, Davis, jrhall@ucdavis.edu
K3 - SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Woodway
Consciousness, Cognition, and Perception in the Understanding of Religion
Convener: John P. Bartkowski, Mississippi State University, bartkowski@soc.msstate.edu
Relational Schemas in Processing One's Image of God and Self. Peter C. Hill, Grove City
College, phill@gcc.edu, and Todd W. Hall, Biola University
Mystical Consciousness and the Perception of Paradox: An Empirical Investigation of the
Relationship between Mystical Experience and Reason. Douglas A. Hocker,
douglashocker@hotmail.com, and Ralph W. Hood, Jr., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga,
ralph-hood@utc.edu
Belief in God as Causal Agent and Counter-Attitudinal Information: A Test of Cognitive
Dissonance Theory Predictions. Scott Veenvliet, Wilfrid Laurier University,
veenvlie@hotmail.com, and Bruce E. Hunsberger, Wilfrid Laurier University,
bhunsber@wlu.ca
K4 - RRA/SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Forum
Homosexuality and Religion
Organizer/Convener/Discussant: Ronald Lawson, Queens College, CUNY,
ronald_lawson@qc.edu
Sexuality and Religiosity in the United States: An Empirical Examination. Darren E.
Sherkat, Vanderbilt University, sherkade@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
Talking about Homosexuality: The Views of Mainline Protestant Clergy. Laura R. Olson,
Clemson University, laurao@clemson.edu, and Wendy Cadge, Princeton University,
gacadge@princeton.edu
Gay and Lesbian Activism and Denominational Polity. Daryl White, Spelman College,
dwhite@spelman.edu and O. Kendall White, Jr., Washington and Lee University,
white.k@wlu.edu.
When Sheila's a Lesbian: Religious Individualism among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Christians. Melissa M. Wilcox, University of California, Santa Barbara,
mmwo@umail.ucsb.edu
K5 - SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
San Felipe A
New Religious Movements, Cults, and Anti-Cults
Convener: Phillip Lucas, Stetson University, plucas@stetson.edu
CAN, We Hardly Knew Ye: Sex, Drugs, Deprogrammers' Kickbacks, and Corporate Crime
in the (Old) Cult Awareness Network. Anson Shupe, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne,
Kendrick Moxon, and Susan E. Darnell, shupe@ipfw.edu
Personality and Religiousness in Youth Members of "The Family": A New Religious
Movement. Douglas M. Sell, University of Nebraska Medical Center, dsell@unmc.edu
Correlates of Adolescent Sexual Activity in "The Family". Nancy R. Vogt and H. Newton
Malony, Fuller Theological Seminary, malony@fuller.edu
K6 - SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
San Felipe B
God Images II
Organizer/Convener/Discussant: Pierre Hegy, Adelphi University,
hegy@panther.adelphi.edu
God Images: Broadening Psychological Perspectives and Research. Bernard Spilka,
University of Denver, bspilka@nova.psy.du.edu
Images of God in the Japanese New Religions. Robert Kisala, Nanzan University, Nagoya,
Japan, kisala@ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp
God's Images in Prayer Intention's Books. Gerhard Schmied, Johannes Guttenberg
University, Mainz, Germany, gerhard.schmied@uni-mainz.de
Divine Imagery as an Emancipatory Resource. Michele Dillon, Yale University,
michele.dillon@yale.edu
K7 - SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Richmond
Exploring Current Issues in Church-State Relations
Convener: Lori G. Beaman, University of Lethbridge, beamlg@uleth.ca
Political Culture, Political Structure and Political Conflict: The Persistence of
Church-State Conflict in the United States. Ted G. Jelen, University of Nevada at Las Vegas,
jelent@nevada.edu
A Marriage of Convenience: The Sacred, the Secular and the State. Nancy Nason-Clark,
University. of New Brunswick, nasoncla@unb.ca
Wicked Witches of the West: Examining the Court's Treatment of Wicca as a Religion in the
United States and Canada. Lori G. Beaman, University of Lethbridge, beamlg@uleth.ca
"Promised Land" or "God's Dominion": Denominational Religion and Partisan Politics in
the United States and Canada. Kevin J. Christiano, University of Notre Dame,
kevin.j.christiano.1@nd.edu
K8 - RRA

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Aesops
RRX: Measuring and Describing Congregational Change
Organizer: Cynthia Woolever, Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
woolever@ctr.pcusa.org
Churches Interacting with the Wider Community - Some Results from Australian Surveys of
Church Attenders. Robert Dixon, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference,
bdixon@survey.catholic.org.au
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Perry Cunningham, Research Information
Division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, cunninghamph@ldschurch.org
Carl Dudley, Hartford Institute for Religious Research, Hartford Seminary,
cdudley@hartsem.edu
K9 - RRA/SSSR

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am
Quorum
Religion, Cyberspace and Web Research
Convener/Discussant: Marcus H. Martins, Brigham Young University-Hawaii,
martinsm@byuh.edu
Doing Religion in Cyberspace: The Promise and the Perils. Lorne L. Dawson, University of
Waterloo, ldawson@watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Religion in the Ukrainian Internet. Lyudmila Filipovych, National Academy of Science,
Ukraine, filip@alfacom.net
L1 - RRA Plenary

Saturday, 10:15-11:45am
Ballroom B
Gender, Sexualities and Religious Research
Convener/Respondent: Bill McKinney, Pacific School of Religion, mckinney@psr.edu
Panelists:
Ronald Lawson, Queens College, CUNY, ronald_lawson@qc.edu
Edward Gray, American Academy of Religion, egray@aarweb.org
Scott Thumma, Hartford Institute for Religious Research, Hartford Seminary,
sthumma@hartsem.edu
Susan Palmer, Dawson College, spalmer@runt.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
RRA Business Meeting

Saturday, 12:00-12:45pm
Ballroom B
SSSR Business Meeting

Saturday, 12:30-1:15pm
Ballroom C
M1 - MSSA

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
Ballroom B
The Glenn M. Vernon Lecture
Convener: Michael Nielsen, Georgia South University, mnielsen@gasou.edu
Socioeconomic Attainment of Mormons, Tim B. Heaton, Brigham Young University,
tim_heaton@byu.edu
M2 - SSSR

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
Ballroom C
Author Meets Critics:
Religion and the New Immigrants: Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant
Congregations, Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz, eds. (Walnut Creek, CA:
AltaMira, 2000).
Convener: Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, wuthnow@princeton.edu
Panelists:
Wade Clark Roof, University of California at Santa Barbara, wcroof@humanitas.ucsb.edu
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University, plevitt@wellesley.edu
Jon Miller, University of Southern California, jonmill@usc.edu
Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Brooklyn College, CUNY, astevens@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Respondents: Helen Rose Ebaugh, University of Houston, ebaugh@uh.edu, and Janet Chafetz,
University of Houston, jschafetz@uh.edu
M3 - RRA

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
Quorum
The Ethics and Research Standards of On-line Self-Publishing
Organizer: Craig This, Office of Research, United Methodist Church, cthis@gcom-umc.org
Panelists:
Darren E. Sherkat, Vanderbilt University, sherkade@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
Scott Thumma, Hartford Institute for Social Research, Hartford Seminary,
sthumma@hartsem.edu
D. Paul Johnson, Texas Tech University, d.paul.johnson@ttu.edu
Ken Bedell, The Research Forum, kbedell@dnaco.net
M4 - RRA

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
Forum
Things are Not What They Seem: Women's Self-Empowerment in "Conservative"
Congregations
Organizer: Otto Maduro, Drew University, omaduro@drew.edu
Convener: Edward C. Lehman, Jr., SUNY Brockport, edlehman@frontiernet.net
Allah and Cultural Difference: Some Thoughts on American Muslim Women. Aryana Bates,
Drew University, abates@drew.edu
Long Hair and Dresses Not Always Patriarchal Tradition. Patricia Fortuny,
CIESAS/OCCIDENTE, gfortuny@prodigy.net.mx
Power is in the Eyes of the Beholder: Contested Definitions of Power among Conservative
Christian and Orthodox Jewish Women and Researchers. Christel Manning, Sacred Heart
University, manningc@sacredheart.edu, and Ailene Cohen Nusbacher, Kingsborough/CUNY,
annusbacher@aol.com
Discussant: Nancy Nason-Clark, University of New Brunswick, nasoncla@unb.ca
M5 - SSSR

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
San Felipe A
Religion and the Role of Government
Convener: Ted G. Jelen, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, jelent@nevada.edu
Spiritual Alloy: Belief about God and the Perceived Role of Government in Society. Santa
Falcone, University of New Mexico, falcone@unm.edu
The Role of Religious Group Advocacy in Contemporary Social Welfare Policy Formation.
Nancy T. Kinney, University of Colorado, Denver, ntkinney@ouray.cudenver.edu
Getting Framed: A Case Study of How Organizations, Media, and Individuals Create a
Culture War. Lynn D. Robinson, Princeton University, lynnr@princeton.edu
M6 - SSSR

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
San Felipe B
Global Dimension of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity
Organizer: Michael Wilkinson, Nazarene University College, michael.wilkinson@cnaz.ab.ca
Convener: Douglas Jacobsen, Messiah College, djacobse@messiah.edu
Global and Local Dimensions of Japanese Pentecostalism. Mark R. Mullins, Meiji Gakuin
University, Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan, mullins101@aol.com
Let the River Flow: The "Toronto Blessing" in Global Pentecostal Context. Margaret M.
Poloma, University of Akron, mpoloma@uakron.edu
Constructing Global Religion: The Pentecostal/Charismatic Tradition. Michael Wilkinson,
Nazarene University College, michael.wilkinson@cnaz.ab.ca
The Shamanic Vision of God in Some Prophetic and Messianic Churches in Korea: A
Modern Vision with International Potential. Nathalie Luca, EHESS, Paris,
nathalie.luca@ehess.fr
M7 - SSSR

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
Richmond
Author Meets Critics
A Particular Place: Urban Restructuring and Religious Ecology in a Southern Exurb, by
Nancy L. Eiesland (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000).
Convener: Penny Edgell Becker, Cornell University, peb4@cornell.edu
Panelists:
Ram A. Cnaan, University of Pennsylvania, cnaan@ssw.upenn.edu
Mary Jo Neitz, University of Missouri at Columbia, neitzm@missouri.edu
Elfriede Wedam, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, ewedam@iupui.edu
Respondent: Nancy Eiesland, Candler School of Theology, Emory University,
neiesla@emory.edu
M8 - SSSR

Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
Aesops
Falun Gong
Organizer: Susan Palmer, Dawson College, spalmer@runt.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Convener/Discussant: Thomas Robbins, petersonts@aol.com
Conversion Patterns and Missionary Strategies of the Falun Gong in Canada. Susan
Palmer, Dawson College, spalmer@runt.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Falun Gong and Chinese Popular Religion. David Ownby, University of Montreal,
ownbyd@cetase.umontreal.ca
Falun Gong and the Freedom of Religion. James T. Richardson, University of Nevada, Reno,
jtr@scs.unr.edu, and Bryan Edleman, University of Nevada, Reno
Chinese and International Contexts for the Rise of Falun Gong. Scott Lowe, University of
North Dakota, slowe@badlands.nodak.edu
M9 - NAASR

Saturday, 13:30-15:00
Woodway
Cognitive Approaches to Religion: A Continuing Inquiry
Convener: E. Thomas Lawson, Western Michigan University, lawson@wmich.edu
A Dynamical Systems Account of Religious Ritual Patterns. Robert N. McCauley, Emory
University, philrnm@emory.edu
Is Superman More than God? A Cognitive Examination of Petitionary Prayer. Justin
Barrett, Calvin College, jbarrett@calvin.edu
Cognitive and Evolutionary Aspects of Religious Morality. Pascal Boyer, CNRS, University
of Lyon, pboyer@isber.ucsb.edu
The Work of "Scripture" among American Evangelicals. Brian Malley, University of
Michigan, bmalley@umich.edu
N1 - SSSR Plenary III-A

Saturday, 3:15-4:45pm
Ballroom B
Convener: Kathryn Poethig, St. Lawrence University, kpoethig@stlawu.edu
Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Indonesia: A New Threatening Factor to National
Disintegration? Theodorus Sumartana, Institute of Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia and State
University Gaja Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, profide@yogya.wasantara.net.id
Testing "Delocalized Transnational Diasporic and Post-Colonial Hybridity" of
Hindus/Hinduism in the Oceanic-Australian Context. Purushottama Bilimoria, Deakin
University, Australia, pbilmo@deakin.edu.au
Respondent: Jay Demerath, University of Massachusetts, demerath@soc.umass.edu
N2 - SSSR Plenary III-B

Saturday, 3:15-4:45pm
Ballroom C
Convener: Jean-François Mayer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, jfm@mcnet.ch
Ethno-Religious Diversity and Corporate Representation of Organised Religions. Tariq
Modood, University of Bristol, Bristol, Great Britain, t.modood@bristol.ac.uk
Secular Globalization and Historic Existentiality of Religious Traditions: A Comparative
Analysis of National and Transnational Self-Perceptions. Ahmet Davutoglu, Beykent
University, Istanbul, Turkey, ahmetd@beyu.edu.tr
Respondent: Roland Robertson, University of Aberdeen, kwhite1998@aol.com
O1 - RRA

Saturday, 5:00-6:30pm
Quorum
Recent Research on Presbyterians
Organizer/Convener: Jack Marcum, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), jackm@ctr.pcusa.org
Caesar's Palace or Rendering Unto Caesar What is Caesar's and to God What is God's?:
Presbyterian Views on Gambling. Jim Guinn, Research Office, United Church of Christ.
Involvement in Evangelism: Views from Racial-Ethnic Presbyterians. Deborah Bruce,
Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), deborahb@ctr.pcusa.org
Stewardship among Racial-Ethnic Presbyterians. Keith M. Wulff, Research Services,
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), keithw@ctr.pcusa.org
Does Theology Really Matter? Lay Liberals in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Jack
Marcum, Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), jackm@ctr.pcusa.org
O2 - RRA

Saturday, 5:00-6:30pm
Forum
Physiology, Gender and Faith
Chair: John H. Simpson, University of Toronto, simpson@chass.utoronto.ca
Presenter: Rodney Stark, 170 Camino Rayo Del Sol, Corrrales, NM, 87048. Physiology and
Faith: Addressing the Universal Gender Difference in Religious Commitment
Respondents:
Paula Nesbitt, University of Denver, pnesbitt@du.edu
Marion S. Goldman, University of Oregon, mgoldman@oregon.uoregon.edu
Eileen Barker, London School of Economics, e.barker@lse.ac.uk
O3 - SSSR

Saturday, 5:00-6:30pm
San Felipe A
Defining Religion: Cultural and Political Domains
Organizers: David Bromley, Virginia Commonwealth University, dbromley@saturn.vcu.edu,
and Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University, fgreil@alfred.edu
Convener: Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University, fgreil@alfred.edu
Defining Religion: Domains of Discourse. Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University,
fgreil@alfred.edu
Defining Paganism: Conflicting Viewpoints between the Pagan Federation, the British
Charity Commission, and an Academic Perspective. Michael York, Bath Spa University,
m.york@bathspa.ac.uk
The Courts and the Definition of Religion. Lori G. Beaman, University of Lethbridge,
beamlg@uleth.ca
The Relationship between Religion and Spirituality. Ralph W. Hood, Jr., University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga, ralph-hood@utc.edu
O4 - SSSR

Saturday, 5:00-6:30pm
San Felipe B
Religious Diversity and Transnational Links
Convener: Anthony J. Blasi, Tennessee State University., blasi3610@cs.com
A Comparative Study of the Management of Religious Diversity: Melbourne and Hong
Kong. Gary D. Bouma and Andrew Singleton, Monash University,
gary.bouma@arts.monash.edu.au
The Transnational Impacts of an Ethno-Religious Movement: Towards a Global
Brotherhood: The Case of the Nation of Islam in Britain. Nuri Tinaz, Wolfson College,
Cambridge gb222@hermes.cam.ac.uk
The Jubilee as a Global Event: A Research on Roman Pilgrims, Roberto Cipriani, University
of Rome, rciprian@uniroma3.it
O5 - SSSR

Saturday, 5:00-6:30pm
Richmond
Issues of Gender
Convener: Inger Furseth, Centre for Church Research, Oslo and University of Oslo,
furseth@kifo.no
Ideology as a Resource Kit During Times of Change: A Case Study of One Apostolic
Congregation of Women Religious in the United States. Mary Charlotte Chandler, Graduate
Theological Union, mcchandler@rscj.org
Migration, Religion, and Gender: A Study of the Organization of Gender Relations and
Gender Experiences among Muslim Women and Men in Oslo. Line Nyhagen Predelli,
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Oslo, line.n.predelli@nibr.no
Veiled Submission: Conservative Evangelical and Islamic Gender Relations in
Comparative Perspective. John P. Bartkowski, Mississippi State University,
bartkowski@soc.msstate.edu, and Jen'nan Ghazal Read, University of Texas, Austin,
jennan@mail.la.utexas.edu
O6 - SSSR

Saturday, 17:00-18:30
Ballroom C
Multiracial Congregations
Organizer: Michael O. Emerson, Rice University, moe@rice.edu
Convener: Kevin J. Christiano, University of Notre Dame, kevin.j.christiano.1@nd.edu
Beyond Ethnic Composition: Are Multiracial Congregations Unique? Michael O. Emerson,
Rice University, moe@rice.edu
Who Joins Multiracial Congregations? Robert E. Groux, University of North Texas,
rgroux@scs.cmm.unt.edu
Multiracial Congregation Attendees and Social Status. Karen Chai, Rice University,
chai@post.harvard.edu
Racial Attitudes: A Comparison of People Attending Multiracial and Uniracial
Congregations. George Yancey, University of North Texas, yancey@scs.cmm.unt.edu
O7 - SSSR

Saturday, 5:00-6:30pm
Woodway
Issues in the Psychology of Religion
Convener: Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska, Jagiellonian University, uzgrzyma@cyf-kr.edu.pl
Reviving the Psychology of Religion Internationally: A Critical New Opportunity. J.A.
Belzen, University of Amsterdam, jabelzen@t-online.de
Psychology, History and Religion: A Methodological Sketch Based on the Project "Religion
as Universal Values 'Carrier' in Totalitarian Isolationism: A Case Study of the Archdiocese
of Warsaw, 1945-1956". Tomasz Ochinowski, B. Janski Graduate School of Management and
Enterprise, Warsaw, ochinto@janski.edu.pl
On the Centrality of Paranormal Beliefs. Ulf Sjödin, Umeå University, Sweden,
ulf.sjodin@religion.umu.se
Cash Bar & Reception
Ballroom AB
Banquet & Awards Presentation
(Ballroom AB)






Sunday, October 22, 2000
Room
MSSA Business Meeting

Sunday, 7:00-8:00am
Aesops
Convener: Michael Nielsen, MSSA, mnielsen@gasou.edu
P1 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
Concord A
Charisma in Religious Groups and Organizations
Convener: Rhys Williams, Southern Illinois University, willrhys@siu.edu
Folk-Saint Prophetic Tradition and the Construction of a Charismatic Vita: A Mexican
Millenarian Case. Miguel C. Leatham, Texas Christian University, m.leatham@tcu.edu
Locating the Charismatics: A Demographic Profile and Analysis of Social Attitudes Among
Protestant Charismatics. Jerry Z. Park, University of Notre Dame, jpark@nd.edu
The Dilemma of Interpretation. Don Swenson, Mount Royal College,
dswenson@mtroyal.ab.ca
P2 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
Aesops
Post-Colonial, Diaspora, and Transnational Religion
Convener: Frank Lechner, Emory University, flechn@emory.edu
"After the Falls": Pilgrimage and Healing in Post Colonial Trinidad. Stephen D. Glazier,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sglaz1234@aol.com
Migration, Religion, and Transnationalism: A Case Study of Countervailing Pressures in
the Dallas Mission of a Mexico-based Church. Bobby C. Alexander, University of Texas,
Dallas, bcalex@utdallas.edu
P3 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
Concord C
Religious Vitality and Participation
Convener/Discussant: Roger L. Dudley, Andrews University, dudley@andrews.edu
The Relative Influence of Youth and Adult Experience on Spirituality and Church
Participation. Thomas P. O'Connor, Center for Social Research, Salem, OR,
oconnortom@aol.com, Estrelda Alexander, Wesley Theological Seminary, estrelda@aol.com,
and Dean R. Hoge, Catholic University of America, hoge@cua.edu
Subcultural Identity and Religious Vitality: The Christian Reformed Church in North
America. Corwin Smidt, Calvin College, smid@calvin.edu, and James M. Penning, Calvin
College, penn@calvin.edu
Community Service as Vitality Indicator: Comparisons across Anglo and Racial-Ethnic
Congregations. Cynthia A. Woolever, Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
woolever@ctr.pcusa.org
P4 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
Quorum
Religious Symbols, Objects, Beliefs and Myths
Convener: Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak, Allegheny College, eozorak@alleg.edu
A Very Present Help: Sacred Objects as Means of Comfort. Christian Antkowiak, Allegheny
College, cantkowiak@aol.com, and Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak, Allegheny College,
eozorak@alleg.edu
Finding the Sacred in Long-term Care Facilities: Emergent Themes from a Qualitative
Study. Susan A. Eisenhandler, University of Connecticut, susan.a.eisenhandler@uconn.edu
Religious Beliefs: Their Importance for Understanding Religions. Richard L. Gorsuch,
Fuller Theological Seminary, rgorsuch@fuller.edu
Myth as Medium for Conflict Resolution and Communal Healing: Reading the Ugaritic
Baal Cycle as Therapeutic Narrative. Hugh R. Page, University of Notre Dame,
bard4@aol.com
P5 - RRA

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
Forum
Gender and Religious Leadership: Global Perspectives
Convener/Discussant: Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University, New Orleans,
wessing@loyno.edu
Gender and Religious Leadership: Some Critical Remarks from a West-European
Viewpoint. Veerle Draulans, Faculty of Theology, Tilburg University, Netherlands, and
Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium,
veerle.draulans@soc.kuleuven.ac.be
Gender, Office, Profession--the Dynamics of Play in Religious Leadership. Reinard Nauta,
Tilburg Faculty of Theology, The Netherlands, rnautal@compuserve.com
Resource Development and Women in Leadership Positions in Zimbabwe. H. Jurgens
Hendriks, Practical Theology and Missiology, South Africa, hjh@maties.sun.ac.za
P6 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
San Felipe A
Religion, Media and Technology
Convener: John H. Simpson, University of Toronto, simpson@chass.utoronto.ca
Explanations of School Shootings as Expressed in Three High Circulation Newspapers:
Another Case of Secular versus Sacred. Brendan Maguire, Western Illinois University,
b_maguire@wiu.edu, Georgie Ann Weatherby, Gonzaga University, weatherb@gonzaga.edu,
and Kevin Runkle, Western Illinois University
Religion Symbols in The Simpson's World. John Heeren, California State University,
jheeren@surfside.net
Technology and Religion in the 21st Century: Some Things to Think About. Marcus H.
Martins, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, martinsm@byuh.edu
P7 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
San Felipe B
Religion and Political/Civic Participation
Convener: Ram A. Cnaan, University of Pennsylvania, cnaan@ssw.upenn.edu
Determinants of Congregational-Based Political Participation. Kraig Beyerlein, University
of North Carolina, kkbeyerl@imap.unc.edu, and Mark Chaves, University of Arizona,
mchaves@u.arizona.edu
Race, Religion, and Political Beliefs. Tracey Kyckelhahn, University of Texas at Austin,
kyckel@mail.la.utexas.edu
P8 - SSSR

Sunday, 8:00-9:30am
Richmond
Author meets Critics
Sociology of Religion: An Historical Introduction, by Roberto Cipriani (New York: Aldine
de Gruyter, 2000)
Convener: Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, pbeyer@uottawa.ca
Panelists:
Theodore E. Long, Elizabethtown College, longte@acad.etown.edu
Jay Demerath, University of Massachusetts, demerath@soc.umass.edu
Wade Clark Roof, University of California, Santa Barbara, wcroof@humanitas.ucsb.edu
José Casanova, New School for Social Research, casanova@newschool.edu
Respondent: Roberto Cipriani, University of Rome, rciprian@uniroma3.it
Q1- SSSR

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
Concord A/B
Recent Research on Faith and Families
Organizer/Convener: Carol Lytch, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary,
carol.lytch@mindspring.com
Studying Faith as a Systemic Characteristic of Families Active in Congregational Life.
Diana Garland, Baylor University, diana_garland@baylor.edu
How Parents Factor into Faith Transmission to Teens. Carol Lytch, Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary, carol.lytch@mindspring.com
Growing Up as the Pastor's Kid: Psychosocial Factors Contributing to the Faith and
Lifestyle of Adolescents in Clergy and Non-Clergy Families. Kelly Schwartz, Nazarene
University College and University of Calgary, kelly.schwartz@cnaz.ab.ca
Discussant: Penny Edgell Becker, Cornell University, peb4@cornell.edu
Q2 - SSSR

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
Aesops
Defining Religion: The Social Scientific Domain
Organizers: David Bromley, Virginia Commonwealth University, dbromley@saturn.vcu.edu,
and Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University, fgreil@alfred.edu
Convener: Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University, fgreil@alfred.edu
The Implicit Religiosity of the Secular. Edward Bailey, Middlesex University,
eibailey@csircs.freeserve.co.uk
Differentiating: The Virtues of Substantive Definitions of Religion. William H. Swatos, Jr.,
ASR/RRA Executive Office, William_Swatos@baylor.edu
Analyzing the Socio-Political Consequences of Religious Action: Discursive vs. Doctrinal
Definitions of Religion. Ezra Kopelowitz, Ruppin Institute, debbieandezra@yahoo.com
Defining Religion: A Pluralistic Approach for the Global Age. Frank Lechner, Emory
University, flechn@emory.edu
Q3 - RRA

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
Quorum
Church Vitality: Leadership, Stewardship and Organization
Convener/Discussant: Roger L. Dudley, Andrews University, dudley@andrews.edu
Leadership and Local Church Vitality. Michael Mason, Institute for Advanced Research,
Australian Catholic University, m.mason@patrick.acu.edu.au
The Impact of Stewardship Programs on Religious Giving: An Empirical Analysis of
Catholic Parishes. Robert J. Miller, Office of Research and Planning, Archdiocese of
Philadelphia, drmiller@adphila.org, Robert A. Parfet, Office of Research and Planning,
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, rparfet@adphila.org, and Charles Zech, Villanova University,
charles.zech@villanova.edu
The Decline of the Church in England: Conceptualizing Local Membership Organizations.
Helen Cameron, Westminster College, Oxford, h.cameron@ox-west.ac.uk
The Role of Religious Coping and Church-Based Social Support in Mental Health
Outcomes. Jennifer G. Nooney, North Carolina State University,
jenooney@server.sasw.ncsu.edu, and Eric Woodrum, North Carolina State University,
eric_woodrum@ncsu.edu
Q4 - RRA

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
Concord C
Women and Diverse Ministries
Convener/Discussant: Mary Johnson, Sociology, Emmanuel College,
johnsmb@emmanuel.edu
Pathways to Leadership: Progress and Constraints for Women Leading in Local Catholic
Congregations. Elaine M. Howard, Cornell University, emh5@cornell.edu
Being Called: Women's Paths to Social Ministry. Catherine A. Faver, University of
Tennessee, cfaver@utk.edu
Religious Service Organizations and their Sponsors: Implications for Church Women.
Patricia Wittberg, Sociology, Indiana University at Indianapolis, pwittber@iupui.edu
Theology of Lived Experiences: The Influence of Missionary Work on the Hispanic
Ministry of Catholic Sisters in the Midwest. Anne C. Woodrick, University of Northern
Iowa, anne.woodrick@uni.edu, and Carole N. Edginton-Flack, University of Northern Iowa.
Q5 - SSSR

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
Forum
What is Authentic? Negotiating and Appropriating Traditional Religious Identity and
Practice
Convener: Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, pbeyer@uottawa.ca
Who is Indian? Religion, Globalization and Chiapas. Lois Ann Lorentzen, University of San
Francisco, lorentzen@usfca.edu
Visa Trouble: Cambodian American Christians as Multiple Citizens in Phnom Penh.
Kathryn Poethig, St. Lawrence University, kpoethig@stlawu.edu
Representing Bali: Balinese Museums and the Preservation of Culture. Clare Fischer, Starr
King School of the Ministry, cbfis@aol.com
Q6 - SSSR

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
San Felipe A
Author Meets Critics:
The Book of Jerry Falwell: Fundamentalist Language and Politics, by Susan F. Harding
(Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000).
Convener: J. Shawn Landres, University of California, Santa Barbara, shawn@landres.com
Panelists:
Wade Clark Roof, University of California, Santa Barbara, wcroof@humanitas.ucsb.edu
Julie Ingersoll, Southwest Missouri State University, jui895f@mail.smsu.edu
Melinda Wagner, Radford University, mwagner@runet.edu
J. Shawn Landres, University of California, Santa Barbara, shawn@landres.com
Respondent: Susan F. Harding, University of California, Santa Cruz, hard@cats.ucsc.edu
Q7 - SSSR

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
San Felipe B
Secularism, Spiritualism and Religiosity
Convener: Leslie S. Laczko, University of Ottawa, laczko@uottawa.ca
Distinguishing the Sociological Implications of Religiosity from Spirituality. Michele
Dillon, Yale University, michele.dillon@yale.edu
Typological Trends in the Changing Definition of Secularism and Religiosity in the New
Millennium. Zehavit Gross, Bar-Ilan University, grossz@mail.biu.ac.il
Being Spiritual or Religious in America: A Zero-Sum Proposition? Penny Long Marler,
Samford University, plmarler@samford.edu and C. Kirk Hadaway, United Church of Christ,
hadawayk@ucc.org
Q8 - SSSR

Sunday, 9:45-11:15am
Richmond
Studying Religion: Projects and Surveys
Convener: Robert Woodberry, University of North Carolina, bobwood@email.unc.edu
The Sommervogel Archive: Current Status, Current Needs. Michael J. Donahue, Azusa
Pacific University, mdonahue@apu.edu
Evaluating Alternative Survey Techniques for Estimating Church Attendance. Jack Marcum,
Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), jackm@ctr.pcusa.org
R1 - SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Concord A/B
Religion and Political Attitudes and Opinions
Convener: J. Shawn Landres, University of California, Santa Barbara, shawn@landres.com
The Transnational Nexus of Religion and Politics: Jewish Religiosity and Political
Behavior in the United States and Israel. Kenneth D. Wald, University of Florida,
kenwald@polisci.ufl.edu
Agenda-Setting by Religious Organizations in the 2000 Presidential Election Campaign:
Six Middletown Congregations Revisited. Judith M. Buddenbaum, Colorado State University,
jbuddenbaum@vines.colostate.edu
Political Attitude Formation: A Reconsideration of the Religious Factor. Paul A. Djupe,
Denison University, djupe@denison.edu, and Christopher P. Gilbert, Gustavus Adolphus
College, cgilbert@gustavus.edu
R2 - SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Aesops
The Church in the Rural Context: NGOs by Default?
Organizer: Lynne M. Isaacson, University of Missouri at Columbia,
rusocli@showme.missouri.edu
Convener: Mary Jo Neitz, University of Missouri at Columbia, neitzm@missouri.edu
Panelists:
Karen Bradley, Central State Missouri University, kbradley@cmsu1.cmsu.edu
Ann Detweiler-Breidenbach, University of Missouri, amd5ae@mizzou.edu
Bryan Swearngin, Colorado State University, byrons@lamar.colostate.edu
Lynne M. Isaacson, University of Missouri at Columbia, rusocli@showme.missouri.edu
Discussant: Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, pbeyer@uottawa.ca
R3 - RRA/SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Concord C
Religion and Sexuality
Convener: Adair T. Lummis, Hartford Seminary, alummis@hartsem.edu
Religion and Marital Infidelity. Darren E. Sherkat, Vanderbilt University,
sherkade@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu, and Christopher G. Ellison, University of Texas-Austin,
cellison@mail.la.utexas.edu
Behavioral and Attitudinal Consequences of Religious Commitment: Reassessing the
"Contextual Theory" of Religiosity Effects. Robin D. Perrin, Sociology, Pepperdine
University, robin.perrin@pepperdine.edu
Determinants of Fertility Expectations in Kuwait. Yahya A. Abdal, Kuwait University,
yahya@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw
R4 - SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Forum
What Psychoanalytic Theory Says to the Sociology of Religion
Convener: Janet L. Jacobs, University of Colorado, jacobsjl@stripe.colorado.edu
Death to the Carnal Self: Theological, Sociological, and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on
Religious Conversion. Julius Rubin, St. Joseph's College, rubinj@aol.com
Lacanian Perspectives on Voodoo. Niame, University of Oregon, niame@oregon.uoregon.edu
Sons and Seekers: Masculinities and the Human Potential Movement. Marion S. Goldman,
University of Oregon, mgoldman@oregon.uoregon.edu
Couched Symbols: A Response to Current Psychoanalytic Thinking in the Sociology of
Religion. Jim Spickard, University of Redlands, spickard@uor.edu
R5 - SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
San Felipe A
God Images III
Organizer/Convener/Discussant: Pierre Hegy, Adelphi University,
hegy@panther.adelphi.edu
The Development of the God-image in Jung's Psychology and Spirituality. Jim Gollnick,
University of Waterloo, jgollnic@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca
Accepting Female God Images: Exposure to Facilitate an Expanded God-Schema
Hierarchy. Mark Krejci, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, krejci@cord.edu
The Meaning of Presence: Women's Images of God. Catherine A. Faver, University of
Tennessee, cfaver@utk.edu
R6 - SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
San Felipe B
Religious Conservatism and Evangelicalism
Convener: Nancy Eiesland, Candler School of Theology, Emory University,
neiesla@emory.edu
God in the Marketplace: Structure and Ideology in Christian Retailing. Charles M. Brown,
Ohio University, Athens, brownc4@ohio.edu
In the World But Not of It: Conservative Christian Students in Public Schools. Joanne M.
Marshall, Harvard University, marshajo@post.harvard.edu.
How Religious Variables Relate to Social Conservatism and Economic Conservatism.
Stephen D. Johnson, Ball State University, sjohnso4@gw.bsu.edu, and Joseph B. Tamney,
jtamney@gw.bsu.edu, Ball State University
Social Ties and Theological Influence between Catholics and Conservative Protestants.
Paul Perl, Trinity College, Washington, DC, perldino@mindspring.com and Jerry Z. Park,
University of Notre Dame, jpark@nd.edu
R7 - SSSR

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Richmond
Organizational Issues in Religious Institutions
Convener: Mark Chaves, University of Arizona, mchaves@u.arizona.edu
Participation and Growth in Southern Baptist Congregations. Kevin D. Dougherty, Purdue
University, doughertyk@sri.soc.purdue.edu
Decisions, Democracy, and the Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., 1950-1999. Nathan R. Kollar, St.
John Fisher College, kollar@prodigy.net
Regulation Versus Resourcing in Denominational Structures: Churches as Franchise
Organizations. Charles Zech, Villanova University, charles.zech@villanova.edu
A Comparative Study of Church World Service and Catholic Relief Services. Fred Kniss,
Loyola University, Chicago, fkniss@luc.edu, Dmitro Volkov, Loyola University, Chicago,
dvolkov@luc.edu

 


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